AWARD 2015 - Call for applications at Fourth British Ceramics Biennial

Louisa Taylor, Award Winner 2009

Louisa Taylor, Award Winner 2009

The celebrated AWARD exhibition will sit at the centre of the fourth British Ceramics Biennial taking place in Stoke-on-Trent from 26 September to 8 November 2015. 

In 2015 AWARD will develop, with an emphasis on new work, work with little previous exposure, work which projects ceramic practice forward to match the ambition of BCB as a national showcase.

Artists are invited to apply for the BCB AWARD 2015 – a prestigious exhibition that celebrates the vitality and standing of contemporary British ceramics, in the context of its long history in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Deadline for applications is Monday 30 March 2015

Building on the success and growing reputation of the AWARD exhibition by siting the show at the centre of the programme of exhibitions on the Spode site, a new selection panel chaired by Alun Graves (Curator of Ceramics & Glass at the V&A) will choose ten artists, giving each exhibitor more space, providing a platform and more focused opportunity for critical appraisal. 

A single cash prize of £5,000 will be made together with an offer to the winner to be involved in both the selection process for AWARD 2017 and the subsequent BCB 2017 exhibition programme.

Artists are asked to submit proposals, outlining what work they would seek to present if selected. It is a condition that all work proposed will be current (no more than three years old). It is anticipated that many of the artists will propose to make new work for the 2015 exhibition.

For more information and to apply, visit: