Jerome Project Grants2013 marks the 23rd year of the Ceramic Artists Project Grant Program. The intent of the program is to support Minnesota ceramic artists at relatively early stages in their careers, as they accomplish short-term, specific objectives.
The program will provide three grants of $6,000 each in 2012 for projects to take place between April 1 and December 31, 2013.
Projects may include, but are not limited to: experimenting with new techniques and materials, working or studying with a mentor, purchasing equipment to facilitate an aesthetic or technical investigation, providing studio time, studio rental, supplies, technical support, collaborations between ceramic artists and artists working in other media, education or exhibition opportunities, and travel.
Artists must submit a final report at the end of the grant period. An exhibition of work produced during the grant period will take place at Northern Clay Center at the conclusion of the grant. We request that recipients provide a brief slide lecture on their work in conjunction with the exhibition.
EligibilityEligibility is restricted to clay artists who have completed all formal academic training by the start of the grant period (April 1, 2013), who are not enrolled either full- or part-time in degree-granting institutions (including BA, MFA, and teaching certification programs), who are not employed full-time as ceramics teachers at the college level, and who meet residency requirements. The project grants require at least six months of residency in Minnesota prior to the application deadline.
Artists who have previously received a Jerome NCC Artist Project Grant cannot apply again until three years after the date of their award. (A 2012 award recipient cannot apply again until the 2015 Project Grant cycle.)
2013 Jerome Fellowship ArtistsNORTHERN CLAY CENTER ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE 2013 JEROME CERAMIC ARTISTS PROJECT GRANTS
Northern Clay Center announced today the names of three Minnesota artists who each received 2013 Jerome Ceramic Artists Project Grants. $6,000 was awarded to each of the following artists: Michael Arnold (Minneapolis), Karen McPherson (Minneapolis), and Ginny Sims (Minneapolis)
The primary medium for each of these artists is clay. However, their individual explorations range from locally-excavated, slip-cast forms to “living” sculptures that incorporate plants onto ceramic surfaces to modern-day majolica designs.
This grant program, sponsored by the Jerome Foundation, Saint Paul, MN, reflects the Foundation’s mission in seeking to contribute to a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists.
This year’s selection panel included NCC’s 2012 winter McKnight Artist-in-Residence, ceramic sculptor, and associate professor of ceramics at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Pattie Chalmers; assistant professor of art at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and participating artist in NCC’s spring exhibition, Elemental, Del Harrow; and Taylors Falls-based studio potter and artist host on the Upper St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, Jeffrey Oestreich.
Future grant rounds will depend on continued Jerome Foundation funding. Information about future grants should be available from Northern Clay Center by Fall 2013.