Ceramics Opportunities | Residencies | Employment | Awards

Artist in Residence: 2019-2020
Midwestern State University (MSU Texas) – Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts
Art Department (Ceramics)
Dates of Residency: August 15, 2019 through August 15, 2020 (one year minimum, with the possibility
of one year renewal)
Application Deadline: Applications received by April 1, 2019, will be given full consideration. The
position will be open until filled.
Description: This self-directed, part-time residency is designed to provide a ceramic artist with university
based studio access, as they make the transition from or between academic settings. Furthermore, the
program is intended to allow a resident the time and space to pursue a body of work in a creative and
energetic environment, while enhancing the art program at MSU Texas. The accepted artist will participate
within the ceramics area as an adjunct professor, an informal collaborator and mentor for students, while
working in the common studio space. To see images of the ceramic studio at MSU Texas, please go to:
stevenhilton.com or MSU Ceramics
Minimum qualifications: An MFA in ceramics (or related discipline) is required. All applicant reviews
will be based on portfolio review, qualifications, and individual artistic and professional merit.
Duties and Expectations for the Resident Artist: This is a part-time position. Work will include a
combination of the below duties and activities up to a limit of 19 hours per week (final combination of
duties may vary, and will be determined in consultation with the ceramics professor):
• Assistance with studio management and maintenance, including but not limited to loading and unloading
kilns, materials inventory, mixing clay, mixing glaze, firing kilns, equipment repairs and cleaning, etc.
• Facilitate the making of 1,000 bowls for the Wichita Falls Empty Bowls event
• Teach one non-for-credit continuing education wheel-throwing course per semester, with the possibility
of one additional art foundations or general education (adjunct) class per semester (*)
• Attend opening receptions and special events
• Help set up and work the Mother’s Day Ceramic Sale
• Help fire the wood kiln once per semester
• Give one public lecture on her/his work
• Donate one piece of artwork for MSU’s permanent collection
• Other duties may be assigned by Ceramics professor or Chair of the department
Midwestern provides:
• A small-furnished apartment located at a private residence with all utilities paid including Wi-Fi (details
to be discussed during the interview process)
• Reasonable supply of materials and firing privileges
• A small office with internet access and storage space
• 24-hour/7 days per week access
• Studio space in the common 4000 square foot studio area
• Access to adjunct faculty privileges (library access, wellness center, etc.)
• Compensation of $6,000 per year, divided throughout the year and paid on hourly rate basis. This is not a
stipend. The resident is paid by the hours worked, which are approximately 12 hours per week. A timeclock
must be used.
• An exhibition (details to be discussed during the interview process)
* Optional and possible additional compensation of $2,500 for each art foundations or general education
course taught as an adjunct professor (combination of all teaching and non-teaching duties to be determined
each semester, and will not exceed 19 hours per week or its equivalency for both teaching and non-teaching
duties. Up to one adjunct course per semester may be allowed).
Application: For consideration, please use a PDF compression software such as SMALLPDF to compress
your document, and email it to Steve Hilton atsteve.hilton@msutexas.edu. I will not receive your
document if you do not compress it to less than 5MB
Please put your documentation in A SINGLE PDF, in the following order:
• Letter of interest including a short paragraph on what you would like to accomplish while at MSU
• CV
• Artist’s statement
• Teaching philosophy/statement (include a paragraph on how you would teach a continuing education
(adult education) course
• 20 jpegs of recent work (please note your website URL (web address) if possible) If you list your
website address, you do not need to include images in your PDF
• If available, a minimum of 10 jpegs of student work. These can be on your website as well.
• Contact information (email and cell phone) for 3 references . . . Please make one reference a graduate
ceramic professor and one an undergraduate ceramic professor. A reference from a current employer is
preferred for your third reference.
I will be at NCECA in Minneapolis and will be available to discuss the residency and answer questions.
Questions or request for a meeting at NCECA may be sent to Steve Hilton at:
Midwestern State University is AN EEO/ADAAA COMPLIANCE EMPLOYER
This position is designated as security sensitive and requires the finalist to complete a criminal background

Chinese ClayArt Newsletter:
Deadline: April 30th, 2019. “Blanc de Chine” International Ceramic Art Award Rules and Regulations. Grand Prize 50,000EUROwww.blancdechineicaa.com

The Second “Blanc de Chine” International Ceramic Art Award (2019) English abbreviation: ICAA 2. The aim of the “Blanc de Chine” International Ceramic Art Award (hereinafter referred to as “ICAA”) is to promote international communication in the field of contemporary ceramic art, as well as the integrated and innovative development of ceramic and contemporary art.


The Chinese ClayArt Newsletter: Deadline: April 30th, 2019. The First Lianhuashan Cup Ceramic Art Competition, Grand Prize 14,900USD Contact Email: laddercherry321@163.com

Perspective and Innovation. To gather an international group of ceramic artists to create works on-site, share their diverse styles and cultural backgrounds, and exchange their creativity to promote development of a world ceramic art and culture.


The Chinese ClayArt Newsletter:
Deadline: May 5, 2019. Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Grand Prize 32,300USD

24°56′ 57.04″ N 121°21′ 07.00″ E is our location; this is Yingge, with its Ceramics Museum, studios, factories, and galleries-a place with abundant resources.
Taiwan is our name. It is surrounded by ocean, has fertile soil, a warm climate, and 200 years of ceramics-making history.
The world is our friend. Through sister institutions, international invitational exhibitions, and international artist villages, our reach extends around the globe.
Ceramics makes up our precious collection. Classical, contemporary, avant-garde-our holdings are incomparable.
The 2020 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale: Seeking the Passionate Spirits!


Pocosin Arts Resident Artist ProgramYear-Long Resident Artist
Deadline: April 8, 2019
Fee (USD): $30.00
Application submitted through SlideRoom
Resident Artists at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft are full-time, early-career artists who come for studio space, time and a supportive environment to pursue their work. In addition to studio space and housing, Residents are paid to teach and receive a $300/ month stipend. Residents are passionate about sharing their knowledge with others and teach weekly youth and adult classes. Residents also serve as the studio coordinator for their primary studio area. While Resident Artists work independently and set their own goals, they are expected to be present at Pocosin Arts from 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. five- days per week. During this time, Residents are either in their studios or fulfilling various tasks for Pocosin Arts (i.e. teaching, welcoming visitors into the gallery, event participation, outreach, etc.)
Resident Artists are selected through a competitive process. Selection is based on the quality of the work, a desire to teach and on clearly articulated goals.
Info: https://pocosinarts.slideroom.com/#/login/program/47374


Job Opportunity:

TITLE: Director of Development
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
LIAISON TO: Board of Directors
LOCATION: Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence Street, Helena, MT 59601
HOURS: Exempt

The Director of Development is charged with primary responsibility for initiating, managing and implementing the Holter Museum of Art’s fundraising plan under the direction of the Executive Director. The position is responsible for planning, execution, control, and evaluation of fundraising for the Holter. The Holter fundraising plan includes the annual fund drive, special events including the annual Holter Gala, planned giving, capital campaigns, and major donor solicitation. The Director of Development will oversee the design and production of fundraising-related materials in a variety of media, gift processing, acknowledgements, coordination of events, meetings, programs and other activities designed to enhance positive relations with all donors and the public. The primary objective of this position is to provide fundraising leadership and staff support to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to ensure that donated revenue goals as defined in the Holter Annual or Campaign Budgets are met or exceeded.


A minimum of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of 5 years experience in a nonprofit organization in a fundraising or executive position.
A “Team Player” work history, positive attitude, and sense of humor is strongly preferred.
A current Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE) credential is strongly preferred.
Experience with a Capital Campaign is preferred.
Education in nonprofit management or philanthropy is preferred.
Art museum, gallery, or cultural institution experience is preferred. 

COMPENSATION: Competitive based on experience and qualifications



The Red Lodge Clay Center is currently seeking candidates for two positions;
Programs Coordinator and Facilities Coordinator . . . We are looking for qualified individuals to come join our team in scenic Red Lodge, MT!!! Application reviews will begin April 30th . . . Visit the link below for details!

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