Officine Saffi (IT), International Call for Entries: Open to Art, Ceramic Art and Design Award

Officine Saffi (IT), International Call for Entries: Open to Art, Ceramic Art and Design Award

Deadline: September 21st, 2018

From their call: The 3rd Edition of the Open to Art Award is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary ceramics. Launched in 2014 to promote the use of ceramics in contemporary art and design, the competition – open to artists of all nationalities, single or associated, without age limits or thematic constraints.

Open to Art is open to all contemporary artists of any nationality, individuals or groups. There are no age limitations and no thematic constraint. Works can be made in any ceramic technique. Works that include other materials are accepted as long as clay is the principal material used. The competition is divided in two sections: Art and Design.

The third edition confirms the first two Cash Prizes, worth € 5,000 each for the Art section and the Design section.

In addition to these, numerous collateral prizes:
-Artist residence at Sundaymorning@ekwc,The Netherlands
-Artist residence during the International Ceramic Art Festival in Sasama, Japan
-Artist residence at Amfora in Seinäjoki, Finland
-Artist residency at Guldagergaard – International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark
-Artist residency at Carlo Zauli Museum, Italy
-Cover Award, Fragile magazine
-Focus Award, Fragile magazine

Works of all finalist artists will be exhibited at Officine Saffi gallery.

The jury will evaluate the participants according to the principles of originality, research, technical quality and will be composed of leading figures from the world of art and design.

Entry fee.

Website link for jurors, more detailed information, and link to apply:

About: Officine Saffi is a center dedicated to contemporary ceramics. The project includes the Gallery specializing in ceramic art, with exhibitions of work by contemporary artists and master ceramists of the past; the Workshop, used for courses and practical work, as well as for production by artists and designers and during Artists’ Residencies; and the Publishing House, which produces the specialist quarterly magazine La Ceramica in Italia e nel mondo ( and art catalogues.

They are based in Milan, Italy.


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