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

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C-14 Paris, Contemporary Ceramics Salon

The call for applications for the C-14 Paris Contemporary Ceramics Salon is open until Monday 13 February 2023!


>> Apply here



2024 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

The 2024 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale is open for applications from 1 March 2023 to 31 August 2023.



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 from now until 31 January 2024.

>> Presentation
>> Apply here


Indian Ceramics Triennale 2024

The second edition of the Indian Ceramics Triennale will take place in 2024 on the theme “Common Ground”. The call for proposals is extended until 20 February 2023.


>> Presentation
>> Apply here


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 open until midnight on Friday 17 February 2023.


>> Rules


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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 open from 2 January 2023 to 10 February 2023.


>> Presentation
>> Registration form

>> Rules for participation


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 call for entries for the 62nd edition is open until 19 December 2022.


>> Submit your proposal here.


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. The call for submission is open until 12 October 2022.

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


>> Poster
>> Guidelines


Officine Saffi Award

This year marks 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. 

The deadline for applications is November 30th, 2020.

>> full details and application form


Ceramic&Colours Award

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

The deadline for applications is September 30th, 2020.

>> full details and application form


International Ceramics Festival Mino ’21

The new dates of the festival have been announced as follows:  September 17 to October 17, 2021.

>> further information on the postponement 

2019 China Jingdezhen “Taoxichuan” Public Sculpture International Exhibition

With the theme “New Image of the Era”, applications are now open for China’s international public sculpture exhibition taking place in Jingdezhen from December 20th, 2019, until February 20th, 2020.

The deadline for applications is September 30th, 2019.

>> full details and forms required for application 


2019 Cluj International Ceramics Biennale

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

The deadline for applications is June 4th, 2019.

>> website of the biennale


2020 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

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

The deadline for applications is May 5th, 2019.

>> website of the biennale


C14 – Paris Fair

The annual C14-Paris ceramics fair will be 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 will be awarded.

The deadline for applications is February 28th 2019.

>> website of the fair


2019 Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art Award 

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

The deadline for applications is April 30th 2019.

 >> 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’ will be held in the Grand Palais in Paris from May 23rd to 26th 2019.

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

 >> website of the fair


Triennale Breaking Ground 2018

Members of the International Academy Of Ceramics are cordially invited to visit the first Indian Ceramics Triennale, Breaking Ground 2018 which opens on the 31st of August 2018 and runs until 18th November 2018, at the magnificent Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur.

>> Download invitation

>> 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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