call for entry: This Moment of Rupture

VisArts invites artists working in the expanded field of ceramics to apply for “This Moment of Rupture”.
“This Moment of Rupture” is a juried national survey of contemporary ceramics today. We seek a broad spectrum of works that both celebrate traditional forms and that challenge the conventional definitions of craft. During “this moment of rupture” with the related crises of the pandemic, racial uprisings, climate change, and economic decline, how are ceramic artists responding? Is there a renewed sense of emotional purpose? Is activism playing a role in contemporary ceramic practice? We are seeking artists who work in an expansive variety of media but that all incorporate ceramics in some way, be it with traditional methods, or with processes such as 3d printing, or as a part of performance art, mixed media and more. Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration.

This exhibition will be juried by the founder and director of Red Dirt Studio, Margaret Boozer.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 7, 2021 before midnight*

Full details HERE.

Craft ACT’s annual exhibition call out is now open

Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre invites craftspeople, designers, makers and curators at all levels of experience and across a variety of mediums to propose new exhibitions for the 2022 artistic program.

“As a 50-year-old membership organisation, we love to collaborate with artists to curate an extraordinary artistic program which embeds contemporary craft, making and design at the centre of everyday life in Australia’s capital, a global city of design,” said Rachael Coghlan, CEO + Artistic Director.

Craft ACT’s exhibition program is highly regarded and has received multiple awards. Artists whose work is featured in the Craft ACT artistic program place their work in view of collecting institutions, business and industry, individual collectors and audiences. It is a valued opportunity to foster innovation and excellence, and to help artists make a living from their practice. Experimental and traditional exhibitions, as well as regional, national and international projects, can be supported.

Recently, the high-quality exhibition program has expanded its reach and legacy by moving to deeper digital engagement. “Expanded digital engagement was a pivot during the Covid-19 lockdown but has turned into a deeply meaningful and valuable dimension of our core programming. In addition to showcasing new work, building artist’s CVs and commissioning critical essays, exhibitions selected for the Craft ACT artistic program will be supported by online videos, catalogues, interviews and professional photography,” said Coghlan.

About the exhibition program

The annual artistic program showcases and supports recent graduates and early career artists, high-calibre and iconic practitioners, as well as craft and design researchers. Every proposal is assessed by a panel of respected artists across the craft mediums of ceramics, textiles, glass, jewellery and furniture, as well as design. This rigorous ‘peer review’ approach is considered the gold standard in the arts sector, helping to promote excellence, represent diversity and remain at the cutting edge in contemporary craft and design. Selection is highly competitive every year. Craft ACT receives more applications than can be accommodated.

About Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre

Since 1971, Craft ACT has played a vital role in sustaining Australia’s high-quality studio practice and supporting craftspeople, designers and audiences. We are proudly one of Australia’s longest continuous-running membership organisations in the visual arts and we have much to celebrate. Craft ACT is recognised as a leading centre in Australian craft and design, with a vision to strengthen the dynamic link between the arts – as encompassed in the craft sector – and the broad creative industries and design sector.

Submissions due

Proposals must be received by 11.59 pm (AEST) Sunday 21 March 2021.

Late proposals will not be accepted.

Need further information?


Rachael Coghlan
CEO/Artistic Director, Craft ACT: [email protected] or 02 6262 9333


Madisyn Zabel
Gallery Manager, Craft ACT: [email protected] or 62629333

Submit 2022 Craft ACT exhibition application

Image: Surface Vector exhibition by Dan Lorrimer, 2020. Photo: 5 Foot Photography

call for entry: 2021 NCECA Annual – Social Recession

Curated by Shannon Rae Stratton

Hosted by:
Weston Art Gallery
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Oh 45202
513-977- 4166

ENTRY DEADLINE:  Wednesday, October 7, 2020   (11:59pm MDT)

EXHIBITION DATES: February 5 – March 28, 2021

The NCECA Annual blends impactful attributes of invitational and open juried models of exhibition development. Exhibition curator Shannon Rae Stratton’s organizing concept is brought to life through the work of three invited artists. The curator will select additional works and artists for the exhibition through an open call for submissions.

Stratton shares the following about her vision for the exhibition:

According to physician’s Vivek H. Murthy and Alice Chen’s March article for the Atlantic, the corona virus could cause what is being called a “social recession.” They speak about how the longer we go without personal contact, the more social bonds fray and unravel, leading to harmful effects on mood, health, our ability to learn and work, and our overall sense of community. Their concern stems from an already growing body of national and global research on the epidemic of loneliness that reports, at the lowest 22% of American adults, and at the highest 50%, are struggling with loneliness. That is more adults than smoke or have diabetes. 

Many artists working in craft value the field for its history of peer-to-peer exchange, mentorship, functionality and proximity to the body. It’s a field that identifies itself with connection and touch, with craft objects – whether functional design or conceptual art – often serving social functions. 

While Murthy and Chen were concerned with fraying social bonds based on enforced separation, the legacy of settler colonialism and white suprematism that has shaped capitalism, Western culture and specifically the United States, has long disrupted social bonds, destroying communities, histories and traditions in its wake. 

This call for artwork for the NCECA Annual invites artists to consider the tension between together and apart, interdependence, belonging, hospitality and modes of support that allow people to extend themselves with mindfulness and compassion towards each other and to the non-human world. As the list of untenable and ailing structures that have caused harm begin to crumble, what change can be supported through connection, compassion and empathy?

Living in a culture that places a high value on individuality has obscured the reality of interdependence – the fact that nobody thinks or creates in a vacuum. If anything, people are all vectors for one thing or another, transmitting ideas that have coalesced in and around us at any given time. Empathy is the nourishment required to sustain a tender “us” now and in the future. 

Interested artists are encouraged to submit works that draw on their personal and cultural experience to explore themes of the social and how social connection, as a renewable resource, is a means for addressing the challenges we face both individually and as a society. We encourage submissions that deal with collective grief and mourning, rage, empowerment, joy, care and compassion – but all through work grounded in connection, interdependence and the social.

Full Details HERE.


Call for Proposals: SOLO ARTIST EXHIBITION @ The Clay Center of New Orleans







February 26 – March 27, 2021
Juried by CCNO Committee
Entries due September 15, 2020

The Clay Center of New Orleans seeks proposals for a solo artist exhibition to be on display February 26 – March 27, 2021 in the Clay Center’s gallery space in the heart of New Orleans.

This call is open to proposals for all forms of contemporary ceramic artwork, including functional studio pottery, sculptures and sculptural vessels, and installation work. Mixed media proposals are acceptable but clay must the primary material.

Apply online via EntryThingy
Download prospectus (PDF)

Ceramics for Charity – get involved!


Brand-New Worldwide Ceramics Organization Raises Money for Charity

Launching on 1st August 2020, Ceramics for Charity is striving to use the perfect mix of art, technology, and community, to organize three online fundraising events per year, with each focusing on helping a different cause.

This brand new format brings together three different experts into one platform with one aim:

From the organizers of The Ceramics Congress, the first virtual ceramic event which has had over 100,000 people, from 195 countries attended in the past 2 years and has raised over $50,000 for their selected speakers. Joshua Collinson will be running a similar virtual conference with all proceeds going to charity.

From the organizers of “Clay for ….” fundraisers series that have provided a platform for clay workers from around the world to support worthwhile charitable causes. The Clay for… series include Clay for Nepal, Clay for Queensland, Clay for Clay Community and Clay for Australia which had 477 artists from 30 countries donate their work for sale in support of the Australian Bushfire relief. Vipoo Srivilasa will be organizing a Global Fundraising Raffle, with all proceeds going to charity.

From the Curator of the First Central China International Ceramics Biennale and the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, which were viewed by almost a million people, Wendy Ger will be organizing a curated online exhibition, with all works for sale, and with 50% or 100% of the proceeds going to charity.

By combining our skills, we hope this first event will raise $100,000 for charities that support Black Lives Matter, Anti-Racism, Human Rights, and Dignity for All.

If you would like to find out how you can help contribute to the cause, you can read more here:

Joshua Collins : [email protected]