Call for Submissions (Deadline Extended)

The AX National Emerging Artists Ceramics Exhibition 2023


AX is seeking applications for the AX National Emerging Artists Ceramics Exhibition 2023.

Please submit your application by April 21, 2023This exhibition is for emerging artists working in clay/ceramics. Works can be functional or sculptural.

Emerging ceramists around the country are invited to make a submission to a jury of respected professional ceramic artists who will select 20 artists to take part in the exhibition. The exhibition will offer up-and-coming artists an opportunity to have their work recognized and promoted in a national, juried exhibition. In addition, three cash prizes of $5000, $3000, and $1000 will be awarded to three outstanding submissions.

In selecting the 20 pieces, the jurors will choose exceptional work which demonstrates skill, conveys a clear concept, and creates conversation. Works can be functional or sculptural.

We will notify successful artists by May 22, 2023, and artists must deliver work to AX no later than June 15, 2023. Artists are responsible for the shipping arrangements (both ways), with AX reimbursing the costs up to $600. The exhibition will take place from December 2023 to February 2024.

AX will pay artist fees to the 20 selected artists. Fees will be based on national Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) standards.

Deadline for applications: April 21, 2023

All artists interested in submitting an application should also refer to the AX National Emerging Artists Ceramics Exhibition 2023 artist agreement before submitting; it clarifies the requirements associated with exhibiting your work at AX.

Eligibility criteria

Artists must submit applications through the online form HERE.

If you have any questions about the submission process, contact:


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.