Artist Residencies

NCC directly supports the creative work of clay artists through individual grants and studio residencies. The Center provides individual support through three ARTIST RESIDENCY programs. 

McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists

For mid-career ceramic artists outside of Minnesota (two to four residencies awarded annually, through application); the deadline to apply for the 2018 McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program is Friday, May 25, 2018 by 5 pm (this is NOT a postmark deadline). Awards will be made for residencies to take place in calendar year 2019.  More information is available here.

Emerging Artist Residencies

The Emerging Artist Residency (EAR) program encompasses two unique Fellowships, the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship and the Anonymous Artist Studio Fellowship. The Fellowships provide up to four ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for one year at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists. The deadline to apply for the 2018 Emerging Artist Residency program is Friday, April 13, 2018, by 5 pm (this is NOT a postmark deadline).​ More information is available here.


View a table showing the eligibility requirements for each of our grant programs.