MN NICE Application Form

There is no fee to apply to MN NICE. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The following materials must be submitted online:

  • A completed application form
  • 10–20 images of work made within the last 3 years
  • An image list that includes artist’s name, date of work, dimensions of work, and medium
  • A current resume
  • An artist statement
  • An essay (500 words) answering the question, “How is this program valuable to you at this stage of your ceramic career?”

The priority deadline for MN NICE applications is June 1. We will continue to review applications after the deadline and encourage applicants to submit at any time. All application forms and materials must be submitted through northernclaycenter.org. Application materials submitted by June 1 will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by early July. Deposits for the September start date are due by August 1.

For all questions and inquiries, please contact Jill Foote-Hutton at 612.339.8007 x314 or jillfootehutton@northernclaycenter.org

You CANNOT save and return to this application form once you've started. All fields must be filled in and resume, artist statement, and essay uploaded before uploading images to the application.
Maximum of three pages in pdf format. Include your name at the top of each page. File size must be smaller than 2 MB.
Maximum of one page in pdf format. Include your name at the top of the page. File size must be smaller than 2 MB.
Maximum of 500 words in pdf format. Include your name at the top of the page. File size must be smaller than 2 MB.
Maximum of three pages in pdf format. File size must be smaller than 2 MB.
Please include an image list in pdf format. Please see NCC's Digital Image Submission page for formatting and labeling information. Click the "Choose File" button to add each individual image and image list. All above fields must be entered before selecting images. A compressed Zip file including all images and image description list can be submitted instead of individually including each image. Each image file size MUST BE SMALLER than 2 MB.