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Medalta Residency Award

Award eligibility: 
3rd and 4th year Ceramics majors
Award source: 
Medalta & AUArts
Award criteria: 
Merit of work and merit of proposal for research and work
Award value: 
$1 000
Award details: 
Medalta will cover the studio and accommodation. Award recipient is responsible for materials and living expenses. This is a one month residency at Medalta that runs May 1 to May 31.
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Award selection: 
Ceramics Faculty
Application process: 
  1. Upload all supporting documentation (images, statement, etc.) to Slideroom
  2. Application Deadline: Feb 1 (*applications will be accepted on the following working day, if the deadline falls on a weekend)
Submit/Submission : 
  • Five (5) images of work
  • Image list indicating number, title, size, medium and date of completion of work
  • Proposal for research/work (including goals and anticipated benefits from the work you will complete at this residency)

Medalta is set against the dramatic cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The 150-acre Historic Clay District was once home to some of Canada’s most important clay factories, including Medalta Potteries, Hycroft China, National Porcelain and Alberta Clay Products. Today, this history is being preserved with the unique Medalta Potteries site providing the setting for a living, working museum, vibrant education centre, a Reception Gallery, and a 12,000 square foot contemporary ceramics studio - The Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics.

Operating out of the Shaw Centre, the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program is designed to serve artists at all stages of their careers. Students, emerging, and established artists are able to work together in our open, spacious, semi-private studios. The studio experience is one of cooperation and creativity. Artists come from all over the world and bring different experiences, techniques and ideas to our unique studios here in the Historic Clay District. Our studios are full of vibrant energy with resident ceramic artists, community education classes, workshops, and children’s classes all combining to make this a vital working museum, education centre and studio complex.

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