Call to Ceramic Artist for Expressions of Interest (EOIs)
CALL SUMMARY The London Arts Council (LAC) invites emerging or early-career Clay/Ceramic Artists who are 18 years of age or older and reside in London, Ontario, and three surrounding First Nations (the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation; the Oneida Nation of the Thames; and the Munsee-Delaware Nation) to submit expressions of interest (EOIs) to be considered for a mentorship opportunity as a Mentee Artist. The selected artist will be involved with a mosaic design and installation on the entry wall features of Lorne Avenue Park in Old East Village, with mentorship-based development and growth opportunities provided by Clayworx: Ceramic Arts Learning Centre. The project is a collaboration between Clayworx, the Lorne Avenue Park Steering Committee (LAPSC), the City of London, and the London Arts Council. Mentorship funding is provided through the City of London Public Art and Monument Program with resource and materials funding provided by the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative Program. Submissions are now closed.
[Photos of Lorne Avenue Park] Project Timeline Project planning begins in Fall 2023 and ends with installation in Spring 2024. Hours per week will vary greatly; the heaviest time-commitment will be Winter/Spring 2024, when public mosaic-tile-making workshops take place.
Budget for the Mentee (Up to $7,700)
Eligibility and Qualifications Emerging or early-career Clay/Ceramic Artists who are 18 years of age or older and reside in London and three surrounding First Nations (the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation; the Oneida Nation of the Thames; and the Munsee-Delaware Nation) are invited to apply. · Previous work (creation/presentation) experience in clay medium (tile making experience is preferred) · Previous experience in collaborative art projects · Previous experience in art workshop facilitation and/or community consultations is an asset. · Able to work outdoors and lift 50 lbs. Emerging Artists or Early-Career Artists LAC defines emerging or early-career Artists as those who are in the early stages of a professional art-related career. They are developing their artistic skills, styles, and methods through active training or practice. They have public presentation/exhibition experiences and seek payments for their work. They are in the process of establishing a foothold in the professional arena. Clay/Ceramic Artists LAC defines Clay/Ceramic Artists as Artists who use clay as a medium to conceive and create functional or artistic articles by moulding clay, glass, and other fusible materials using hand-building and wheel techniques. Application Requirements Artists wishing to be considered must complete all application requirements. Please complete all required fields of the online application form. · Artist biography (maximum 500 words) · Artist statement (maximum 500 words) · An Expression of Interest (maximum 750 words) outlining your artistic experience, desire for growth and development through this opportunity, and if applicable, connection to London/Old East Village · A detailed Artist CV that provides information regarding your past work/volunteer experience · Two references · A minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) previous work examples · A maximum of three (3) other supporting materials that best demonstrate your artistic style and creative process. Note: Artwork examples must be the true representation of your work, original artwork, and the sole intellectual property of the Artist, with no copyright infringements. Please refer to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website link for clarification on copyright: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr02281.html All applicants MUST read the full information package to apply. To download the information package for the Lorne Avenue Park Mosaic Wall Community Public Art Project and this mentorship opportunity, please click:
Online Submission Artists/Creators wishing to be considered must complete all application requirements. Please complete all required fields of the online application form and submit the required application documents. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted. Applications submitted through other means, such as fax, mail, and email will not be accepted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the application is submitted by the deadline.