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KC Adams is an Indigenous artist’s artist. With deep roots in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba, she has, for decades, been activating Indigenous communities in the arts and beyond. Adams’s ongoing photography series Cyborg Hybrids was a viral sensation before memes. But at the core, her work engages Indigenous and settler communities in complex conversations about how colonialism and race affect our relations. Perception, another buzz-worthy photo series from Adams first seen in bus shelters, on billboards and in public spaces across Winnipeg, will be published in book form by Portage & Main Press in May 2019.
In this video shot on location at the La Maison des artistes visuels francophones in Winnipeg, Adams reflects on her her journey as an artist, and her new work with clay pottery. —Lindsay Nixon, editor-at-large.
Northern Clay Center has been an innovative cornerstone of the ceramic arts. Renowned for visionary leadership, compassionate teamwork, and unsurpassed hospitality, NCC is now seeking new executive leadership.
The executive director is responsible for leading all facets of Northern Clay Center (NCC) operations that address the Center’s mission of advancing the ceramic arts for artists, learners, and the community through education, exhibitions, and artist services. This includes, but is not limited to, providing artistic vision, strategic planning, and organizational management. The executive director provides oversight and leadership for the Center’s three primary program areas (education, exhibitions, and artist services) within the overall policies established by the Board of Directors. The executive director works closely with senior staff members to realize the goals and objectives of NCC’s Strategic Framework designed and implemented in 2017.
Embolden is an annual Festival challenging ageism and building respect for Elders. It provides unique opportunities for all community members, service providers and Elders to learn from each other about making cultural change happen. It recognises the capacity of Elders to co-design, co-produce and co-lead innovations. Other innovative features of Embolden include:
Learning from each other – cross cultural respect
Engaging approaches to learning eg: Market of Great Ideas, Fashion Parade
Building momentum for real cultural change (nudge theory)
Capacity building – resourcing community leaders
Recognising Geriactivism – the role of Elders in creating social change
Working towards a Gerontocracy – increased governance by Elders.
Embolden will leave you feeling inspired AND with the resources for change. Check out our Embolden2018 page by clicking the link here.
Embolden2019 will be hosted on 1-3 September, 2019. Times will be announced shortly. The event will be held at the St Kilda Town Hall, Carlise Street St Kilda Melbourne. The following links provide more information and will be activated soon:
Celebrated LGBTQ artists from around the U.S. will teach each workshop to help empower and inspire 70 Maine young LGBTQ people to see themselves in their fullest capacity and model an open and out life in the arts. Youth participants will work and learn alongside one another in the studios in a safe and supportive community. Students, faculty and chaperones will live on campus for three days and participate in evening presentations and discussion groups facilitated by teaching artists. Fee for the weekend is $25 and scholarships are available if needed. For more information, contact OUT Maine program director, Sue Campbell at email@example.com
Completed nominations, permission forms and registration fees are due at Haystack by May 31st.
Ceramics with Joshua Paul Hebbert: Clay vessels: Storytelling and identity
Joshua Paul Hebbert has worked for a variety of cultural craft institutions, including Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. He received his MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his BFA from Creighton University in Ceramics. He is currently an artist in residence at the Clay Studio, in Philadelphia, PA. www.joshuahebbert.com
Mail to: Haystack, PO Box 518, Deer Isle, ME 04627
The Ceramic League of Miami (CLM) is a nonprofit, ceramics arts organization founded in 1950. CLM is seeking a ceramic artist with program coordination and teaching experience to be its School Director. The School Director provides leadership, management and coordination for CLM’s School which offers its members and the public varied classes in the area of ceramic arts. The Director is responsible for overall class offerings and administration of the School. The Director works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to ensure smooth operation of the School, develop classes that reflect the interests of the members and execute other School related initiatives and duties as designated by the Board of Directors that fulfill the mission of the organization.
Duties and responsibilities include:
• Recruit and hire skilled and capable teachers.
• Perform supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Bylaws and Board policies.
• Conduct new teacher orientations on the procedures and policies, safety of students, and maintenance of equipment.
• Manage and track class registration, enrollment rosters, and payments
• Work collaboratively with appropriate personnel to ensure the facility, clay-related equipment and tools necessary for the proper functioning of the school are in good operating condition and clay and glaze inventory are maintained.
• Assist the Publicity Committee Chair to publicize classes and other School-related activities.
• Prepare a financial report at the close of each session and cumulative year-end report and at the end of the fiscal year.
• Develop and monitor annual school budget. Manage school budget and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
• Foster positive, collaborative, and harmonious working relationships.
• See Job Description for a full and detailed list of duties
• BFA in ceramics or equivalent experience
• Minimum of two (2) years teaching experience
• Program management or coordination experience
• Extensive knowledge of and experience in ceramics
• Excellent organizational skills and high level of attention to detail
• Strong supervisorial and interpersonal communications skills
• Commitment to maintaining positive, respectful relationships with a variety of people.
• Possess a natural curiosity and desire to build upon the past.
• See Job Description for a full and detailed list of desired qualifications
Reports to: Executive Board of Directors and Chair of the School Committee
Terms of Employment: Part-time (10-15hrs/wk). Salary: $10K plus bonus. Salary, bonus, and work reviewed annually by the Executive Board of Directors
Interested candidates should submit the following materials: cover letter and current CV
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2019
For more information on the Ceramic League of Miami visit our website at www.ceramicleaguemiami.org