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Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2022 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. In order to be considered, applications for the award must be received electronically by Sunday, May 15, 2022.

This prestigious national award allows practising emerging ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activitiesthat advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of the award will receive $10,000. Up to 5 finalists will also each receive a prize of $1,000 to help further their careers. 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 alongside the winner and finalists of the RBC Award for Glass at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery from September 2022 to January 2023.

Each of these awards, alongside our exhibitions and programs demonstrate the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery’s commitment to supporting emerging artists at this pivotal point in their career. Nurturing young talent is critical to a healthy and inventive ceramic and glass arts in Canada, and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is continually working to ensure this support is available.

About the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics

The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation. This prestigious $10,000 award allows practising early career ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner and up to five finalists are also included in a group exhibition at the Gallery.

Past recipients of the award truly represent the best of the emerging ceramic artists in Canada. Joon Hee Kim of Oakville, Ontario was the winner of the 2020 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. Click here to learn more about the 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) is focused on Granting, Impact Investing and Convening to make measurable and sustainable impacts in Waterloo Region. We collaborate with partners to develop forward-thinking innovative solutions and seize opportunities to meet current and future needs of our community. We enable people, companies and organizations to do more good by making it easy for Fundholders and Donors to give and invest, and for charities to receive money. Gifts are directed to KWCF’s endowed funds that drive positive change in two ways: through grants and impact investments that deliver both financial returns as well as positive social and environmental outcomes. We work with our Fundholders to distribute the income generated through grants to support a wide range of charitable causes within our community. As a leading community-building organization we also work to amplify voices and issues of importance by convening conversations and sharing information, while approaching our work with an equity mindset. www.kwcf.ca

Contact:

For additional information, contact Peter Flannery, Curator: 519.746.1882 x235 or awards@theclayandglass.ca.