Apply for a Grant

The Craft Pottery Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 by the CPA to provide small grants to studio ceramic artists, and to support a variety of professional and educational activities. Income comes from grants, personal donations, bequests and other fundraising activities. The Charity’s Trustees are: Felicity Aylieff, Kyra Cane, Viscount Eccles, Chris Keenan, Nigel Lambert, Louise Taylor and Clare Twomey.

 

Trustee Grant Assessors

Please email membership@craftpotters.com for information on how to apply.

Equal Opportunities Form

 

Program Description
The Ceramic Art: Grants to Artists program supports studio-based ceramic practices and curatorial research in contemporary studio ceramics. Grants cover direct expenses for a period of independent research, creation, production of artworks for public exhibitions or development of prototypes and promotional material.

Deadline(s)
15 January

If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.

Grant Amount
The maximum grant amount that you can receive from this program is £1,000.

Grants can be used for a period of independent research and creation of a body of work; the development of prototypes; participation in artists’ residencies and specialised professional development activities (such as workshops or specialised training); as well as production of work for confirmed public exhibitions in the UK and/or abroad.

Eligibility
Note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive a grant.

To apply you must be a British citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.

You must also meet the definition of a professional artist, which is an artist who:

  • has specialised training in the artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions)
  • is recognized as a professional by his or her peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition)
  • is committed to devoting time to artistic activity

To meet the definition of a professional ceramic artist or a contemporary studio ceramics curator, you must also have:

  • maintained a professional practice for at least two years after or during specialised training
  • produced an independent body of work
  • for an artist: had at least two public presentations of your work in a professional context over a two-year period
  • for a curator: curated at least two exhibitions or public presentations of contemporary studio ceramics in a professional context over a two-year period.

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