Not all ceramic artists have the means to pursue this art. Most of them rely on getting grants to continue their craftsmanship. With grants for ceramic artists, they can focus more on their skills and talents, which is to create wonderful ad masterpiece ceramics. Below are some of the grants that are intended for artists who are seeking financial aid in their mastery:
- One of the known grant provider is the Virginia A. Groot Foundation. This foundation gives grants on yearly basis. The grants are $5,000, $10,000 and $35,000 and will be awarded to three artists specializing in ceramics. To become eligible, you must be 21 years old and currently in any level in your career. The deadline for the submission of your application is always at the first day of March every year. For more details, you can use the internet and look in the foundation’s website at www.virginiaagrootfoundation.org. You can send mail to the office of the Foundation address to Virginia A. Groot Foundation, P.O. Box 1050, Evanston, Illinois 60204-1050.
- Another foundation is the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation. This foundation gives monetary grants amounting to $1,500 to the craftsmen as the recipients if they have a project that they wished to do. The deadline for this grant is on 15th of July this year. For more detailed information, visit the foundation’s website at firstname.lastname@example.org or the chenvenfoundation.org. You can go to their office personally and the address is 7505 Jackson Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912.
- Another grant provider is seeking particular applicants in their program. This is the Women’s Studio Workshop that offers the so-called “studio residency grant” to qualified female artist that works in the following arts: paper making, printmaking, book arts, photography or ceramics. In this grant, recipient will receive a stipend amounting to $2,000 up to $3,000; aside from that there is also $700 for the expenses of the materials to be use. Recipients can also stay in the Women’s Studio Workshop together with the full support as well as guidance from the resident artists of the foundation. There are also grants for housing stipend, travel stipend and limitless use of the studio for one a half month to two months in order to make and create new innovation in her field of expertise. Interested female artists can contact the Women’s Studio Workshop at 845-658-9133 or visit its website (www.wsworkshop.org) for more details.