Artist residency at Europe’s most celebrated centre for ceramics


Are you a contemporary artist working with clay in exciting and innovative ways? Are you interested in undertaking an artist residency at Europe’s most celebrated centre for ceramics and then researching and teaching at one of the UK’s best art schools? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

The Norma Lipman Fellowship for Artists in Clay is a one-year fixed-term research and teaching fellowship from 29th June 2023 to 30th June 2024.

This exciting opportunity is for artists who explore clay in their practice and who use the material in innovative ways. UK and international artists at all career stages are welcome to apply. We encourage applications from visual artists whose work draws on and reflects the full range of backgrounds, perspectives and diversity of our modern world, and welcome applications from underrepresented groups for this opportunity.

The fellowship begins with a three-month artist residency at EKWC, offering access to the world-class expertise and resources of the EKWC and the community of artists working there. After completing the residency, the fellow will relocate to the Fine Art Department at Newcastle University for a further 9 months.

The fellowship is funded by the Norma Lipman Memorial Trust. Salary will be paid throughout. In addition, the cost of the work placement is covered with a grant of up to £2000 for clay and firings at the EKWC. The fellow will need to meet their travel costs as well as material/firing costs at the EKWC that exceed the grant of £2000. The Fellow will receive an allowance of £1200 for materials at Newcastle University and firing and studio costs are included.

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