The EKWC is currently inviting artists and designers, of all variety and from all backgrounds, to apply for one of our twelve-week residencies.
A residency at EKWC offers creative professionals an opportunity to explore the possibilities of ceramics and to expand their technical and material knowledge. What we need from applicants is an imaginative workplan, an experimental attitude, and/or a strong concept — something that you would like to achieve in twelve weeks’ time which would not be possible without the facilities or advice of the EKWC.
It is important that applicants consider the twelve-week timeline of our residencies when planning their projects. Time for experimentation and play should not be undervalued, and processes such as drying-time and firing should not be underestimated.
Remember that the EKWC is not a production facility and it is not always advisable to add the pressures of an upcoming exhibition or the execution of a large work to your time in residence. Every dream is welcomed and will be given its due consideration, but keep in mind that the material and its processes sometimes have a mind of their own.
Admission to the residency
Academic training and at least two years of independent, professional work experience is required for admission to the EKWC.
The EKWC is open to accepting returning residents but only after sufficient time has elapsed since their last residency. Creative professionals who would like to attend a second (or subsequent) residency at EKWC should provide good grounds for how a next residency will effectively contribute to their practice and why the timing is important.
Please note that creative professionals who work in duos or collaboratively, and who would like to be in residence together, must submit two (or more) separate applications, and, if accepted, will pay two (or more) separate fees. In such cases, the resident-duos/collaborators will have individual bedrooms and individual studios.
Please also note that residents are responsible for arranging their own visa applications.
Our selections are made on the basis of the submitted application form, work plan, motivation letter, CV and the provided documentation of recent work. With a revolving selection committee, the EKWC assesses all of the submitted applications. The selection takes place, and applicants are notified of the results, well before the start of a given work period so that forthcoming residents may apply for funding, organize their finances, and make the appropriate preparations.
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