Call for Applications – Winifred Shantz Award
The 2019 Call for Applicants is Open to Emerging Canadian Ceramic Artists The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery...

The 2019 Call for Applicants is Open to Emerging Canadian Ceramic Artists

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2019 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. In order to be considered, applications for the award must be received electronically by Friday, May 24, 2019.

This prestigious national award allows practising emerging ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of the Award will receive $10,000. The selection is made by a jury comprised of respected contemporary ceramic artists and other arts professionals.

The winner and up to five finalists will have their work featured in a group exhibition at the Gallery from September 21st to November 17th, 2019.  The exhibiting finalists will receive an artist fee commensurate with the current CARFAC Fee Schedule. The Award will be presented at the opening reception, held at the Gallery in Waterloo on Sunday, September 29th at 2:00pm. Transportation and accommodation will be provided to the winner, as required. In order to be eligible for the Award, applicants must be available to attend the reception on September 29th and be prepared to make a brief artist talk. The winner and finalists will be notified on June 17th.

To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. Applicants must have maintained a professional practice for fewer than 7 years prior to the date of application and developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and have a body of work that incorporates a public presence and peer recognition. Successful candidates seek payment for their work and actively practice their art.

Application Guidelines:

Click here to download the 2019 Application Guidelines.

About the Awards:

The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.

Past recipients of the award truly represent the best of the emerging ceramic artists in Canada. Lindsay Montgomery of Toronto, Ontario was the winner of the 2018 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. Click here to learn more about winners of the award in past years.

About Winifred Shantz: The late Winifred Shantz was a driving force for the arts in Waterloo Region for more than 40 years. A successful ceramist, entrepreneur and visionary philanthropist, she was committed to finding ways to enable artists to reach their full potential.

About Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation: Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) enables people, companies and organizations to do more good by making it easy for fundholders to give and for charities to receive money. When you make a donation to KWCF, they invest that gift into a permanent endowment fund which generates income that is then distributed through grants to support a wide range of charitable causes within our community. As a leading community-building organization in Waterloo Region, KWCF is focused on collaborating with partners to identify and meet current and future needs of our community, by enabling social capital and developing creative forward-thinking innovative solutions for place-based philanthropy.

Contact Information:

For additional information, contact Executive Director Denis Longchamps: 519.746.1882 x231 or