STUDIO POTTER – GRANTS FOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM:
Five teams of mentors and apprentices will receive $10,000 to support a year long studio pottery apprenticeship.
GRANT PROGRAM MISSION
Studio Potter’s Grants for Apprenticeships Program supports emerging artists who want to become full-time studio potters and mentor-potters who wish to take on apprentices. It fosters individual careers in studio pottery, contributing to the life and future of ceramics, ensuring the continuity of a centuries-old tradition in non-academic education.
STUDIO APPRENTICESHIP DEFINED
Studio-based apprenticeship is a form of person-to-person training that places work above theory and emphasizes intimacy and immersion. It is a means of passing down knowledge from generation to generation and provides a way for aspiring artisans to build professional communities and prepare for careers as studio artists.
Apprenticeships offer an alternative to academic educational structures through one-on-one relationships in an established studio. Apprentices learn by participating in the daily lives of their mentor, learning their skills, and being exposed to their values and they contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage and the professional advancement of studio potters.
Studio Potter strongly reaffirms its commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusiveness. The Grants for Apprenticeships Program is committed to supporting the development of BIPOC artists and increasing their presence in studio pottery.
HOW TO APPLY
- Applications open on October 1st. Learn more at: https://studiopotter.org/apprenticeship-grants
- Applications will be accepted via slideroom. Copy and paste this url to go to the slideroom application: https://studiopotter.slideroom.com/#/login/program/57642
- Applications due on November 1st
*NOTE: Studio Potter offers reviews of applications
Reviews of draft applications are available to those interested. Submit your application in Slideroom by October 10th to receive feedback by Oct 20th, with a chance to revise your application before the Nov 1st deadline.
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