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Guest Artist in Residence

Applications for 2017 have now closed

Northcote Pottery Supplies would like to invite emerging and established ceramic artists to apply for a three month residency in 2017. Selected artists will be allocated a private studio space, rent free, at our Brunswick East location. This is an opportunity for artists to develop and produce work, experiment, tackle a new project or more.

Residency dates for 2017

  • 6 March - 26 May (12 weeks)
  • 13 June - 1 September (12 weeks)
  • 18 September - 8 December (12 weeks)

Aims of the residency program

  • To support and encourage an emerging or established artist in their ceramics practice
  • To strengthen and add diversity to our Resident Artists Program
  • To offer a unique workshop and Meet The Artist opportunities to our students and local community

Residency features

  • The opportunity to work in an active ceramics centre, alongside other practicing artists
  • 3 months private studio space (3.5m x 3.4m) at Northcote Pottery Supplies, rent free
  • Studio space, equipped with wheel, work desk and shelving
  • 24 hour studio access
  • 10% retail discount on selected materials sold at Northcote Pottery Supplies

Responsibilities for the resident

  • A commitment to work regularly in the studio
  • To develop and run a one-day workshop in consultation with NPS staff (time volunteered)
  • Be available for a Meet the Artist Day, where the public can view the Guest Artist in Residence at work (time volunteered)
  • Present a floor talk about their work and practice (time volunteered)
  • If the residency period falls on Open Day (late August) to open their studio to the public, alongside other resident artists
  • Donate a piece of artwork to the Northcote Pottery Supplies Collection at the conclusion of the residency period

Selection criteria

  • Clarity and planning of proposed project and outcomes
  • Commitment to work regularly in the studio
  • Clear outline of proposed workshop, including materials and equipment required
  • Quality images of artwork
  • Overall professionalism of application
  • Ability to work positively within a group environment

Important information

  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome by January 2017, with shortlisted applicants invited for interview
  • Our Guest Artist in Residence program is for studio space only, we are unable to provide accommodation
  • We are not taking applications from full-time students
  • For more information email