What is it?: The Emerging Makers Award is an opportunity for new potters and artists working with clay who have graduated from college within the past five years, to present a Powerpoint slideshow about their practice at the 2011 International Ceramics Festival. Six makers will be selected to make presentations on their work each lasting 15 minutes (including a Q7A session) at the Festival. The presentations will take place in the lecture rooms. From the six selected, one will be chosen by festival audience to receive an award kindly donated by Potclays. Each of the six makers will receive a ticket to the Festival weekend.
What to do next: Applicants are asked to submit a simple 10 minute PowerPoint presentation of images on a CD along with one side of A4 information about themselves, their practice to date and plans for the future, as well as 3 reasons why they should be selected. Send applications to: Sophie Bennett, ICF2011, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth Ceredigion SY23 3DE.
The Potclays Emerging Makers presentations will be selected based on the following criteria: 1) Design element of slides (out of 5), 2) Delivery element (out of 5), 3) Visual element (out of 5) , 4) Time element (out of 5)
The Potclays Emerging Makers Award will be selected during the weekend by the festival customers and will be presented during the closing Ceremony of the Festival.
All six selected applicants will received free entry to the festival (excluding accommodation and subsistence). Successful applicants will be notified prior to the event by email.
The deadline for applications is April 29th, 2011.
For more information: http://www.internationalceramicsfestival.org/history/emerging_makers_award/