Ceramic Calendar

TRESOR exhibition Basel. Artist Paul March. Photo credit: Guillaume Mausset.

 Posts on this page will be limited to renowned ceramic events and opportunities. We encourage our collective members and other institutional partners to send us their programmes so that we can publish them on the IAC website. The events of the individual members: artists, curators, …  are posted on the IAC Facebook page. Follow their activities!


Ceramic Art London 2024

Applications are now open for Ceramic Art London 2024, which will take place from 19 to 21 April 2024. The deadline for applications is set to 30 September 2023.


>> Apply here


Fahrenheit 2024

Applications are now open for the juried exhibition Fahrenheit 2024, organised by the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA). **Participation in this event is open to artists residing in the United States only. The deadline for applications is set to 15 October 2023.


>> Preview of application form
>> Apply here


5th Officine Saffi Award

Submissions are now open for the 5th Officine Saffi Award, the international prize exploring contemporary ceramics. Deadline for submissions is 9 November 2023.


>> Apply here


42° Concurs de Ceràmica de l’Alcora 2024

Applications are now open for the 42nd edition of the International Ceramics Competition of Alcora, CICA. The deadline for applications is set to 30 November 2023.


>> Apply here




2024 International Ceramics Exhibition Mino, Japan

The Internationl Ceramics Exhibition – one of the main events of the International Ceramics Festival Mino, Japan – is open for applications  until 31 January 2024.

>> Presentation
>> Apply here


Jingdezhen International Ceramic Art Biennale 2023

The call for submission for the 2023 CJICB exhibition “The Journey of Ceramics” is currently closed. The exhibition will take place from 15 December 2023 to 15 June 2024.




C-14 Paris, Contemporary Ceramics Salon

Applications are currently closed. The event will take place from 5  to 8 October 2023.




2024 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

The 2024 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale is now closed for applications. The exhibition will take place from 4 October 2024 to 5 April 2025.



Indian Ceramics Triennale 2024

The second edition of the Indian Ceramics Triennale will take place in 2024 on the theme “Common Ground”. The event will take place from 19 January to 31 March 2024.


>> Presentation


Ateliers d’Art de France competition

Since 2012, more than 120 prize winners have been nominated and supported by the Ateliers d’Art de France competition. Highlighting the artistic vitality and the excellence of the craftsmanship in France, the competition rewards exceptional pieces created by highly talented professionals in our regions.

The call for entries is now closed.



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XVI International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics of Aveiro 2023

2023 marks the 16th edition of the International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics of Aveiro. The call for entries is now closed.



62° Faenza Prize 2023

The international competition Faenza Prize is one of the most important competitions in the world in the field of contemporary ceramic art. The announcement of the winner will take place on June 30th, 2023



AWARD 2023 – British Ceramics Biennial

AWARD is the headline exhibition of the British Ceramics Biennial. It is formed from an open submission that celebrates the vitality of contemporary ceramics practices in the UK.

Open to UK based individual practitioners, collaborators or collectives who use clay as their primary creative material.

The next Biennial will take place from Sept 23 to Nov 5 2023



Officine Saffi Award

2020 marked the 4th edition of this prestigious ceramics award which offers both a cash prize of 10,000 Euros and 8 residencies at renowned ceramic centers. 


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Ceramic&Colours Award

For the 3rd edition of this award by the Faenza Art Ceramic Centre, the “crystalline glaze” effect was chosen.

>> full details


International Ceramics Festival Mino ’21

The event was held between September 17 to October 17, 2021.

>> further information

2019 China Jingdezhen “Taoxichuan” Public Sculpture International Exhibition

With the theme “New Image of the Era”, this event was held in Jingdezhen from December 20th, 2019, until February 20th, 2020.

>> full details 


2019 Cluj International Ceramics Biennale

The fourth edition of this biennale took place from October 2nd, 2019, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

>> website of the biennale


2020 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

The fifth edition of this biennale took place at the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum in October 2020.

>> website of the biennale


C14 – Paris Fair

The annual C14-Paris ceramics fair was held in Paris from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th October 2019. The fair offers exceptional visibility to thirty artists, two art schools and one collector. At the end of the fair two prizes – a Jury prize and a Residency prize were awarded.

>> website of the fair


2019 Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art Award 

2019 marked the second edition of this prestigious ceramics award which awards 11 artists cash prizes totaling 165,000 Euros. 

 >> website of the award

‘Remains of mountain and river’ by IAC member Yanze Jiang which was awarded first prize in the 2017 Blanc de Chine ICAA.


Revelations Fair 

The 4th edition of the international biannual fine arts and crafts fair ‘Revelations’ was held in the Grand Palais in Paris from May 23rd to 26th 2019.

The fair featured 400 exhibitors from 16 countries, with Luxembourg as this edition’s featured country.

 >> website of the fair


Triennale Breaking Ground 2018

The first Indian Ceramics Triennale, Breaking Ground 2018  opened on the 31st of August 2018 and ran until 18th November 2018, at the magnificent Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur.

>> Triennale website  


Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 

>> Biennale website



Geneva 2022 IAC Congress

Registration is closed! The 2022 IAC Congress was held in Geneva in September 2022.

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2020 IAC New Members' Exhibition and Seminar

The 2020 IAC New Members Exhibition was held in November and December 2020 at the Beijing Guozhong Ceramic Art Museum in China. 

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