The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2013 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and RBC Award for Glass.
These prestigious national awards allow practicing early career ceramic and glass artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice at a key moment in their careers. Award winners receive $10,000 and a second prize of $1,000 is also granted. The Selection Committee is comprised of highly respected contemporary glass and ceramic artists (both sculptural and functional) and other arts professionals. Winners will be announced and the awards presented at a gala event on November 9, 2013.
To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics or the RBC Award for Glass, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. They must have developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and be recognized by other artists working in the same artistic tradition. Successful candidates have a history of professional public presentations and publications, seek payment for their work, and actively practice their art. All applicants have maintained an independent professional practice for at least two to a maximum of ten years prior to their application.
In order to be considered, applications for either award must be received electronically or postmarked by Friday, September 20, 2013.
For additional information about these awards, please contact Christian Bernard Singer, Curator at 519.746.1882 ext. 230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information and the applications forms, visit: http://www.theclayandglass.ca/events/awards/