Ray Grimm Memorial Award Funds Available to Ceramic Teachers

Deadline April 01, 2019

The Ray Grimm Memorial Fund is seeking applications for a $1500 cash award available to Ceramic Art Instructors in Oregon and SW Washington. The cash award can be used for equipment and supplies, field trips, or to bring in outside instructors, but is not limited to these uses. The application is due on April 1st, 2019 and the process to apply is easy! Past awardees have applied for assistance to pay for such things as: clay and stains/glazes, matching funds for a new electric kiln, a spray booth, and bringing in an expert on mask- making to enhance a course. The purpose of the Ray Grimm Memorial fund is to support ceramic educators by providing instructional resources that enhance students’ experience in the ceramic arts.
The 2018 Ray Grimm Memorial award recipient, Susan Russell–a ceramics teacher at Madison High School in Portland, Oregon (pictured with one of her advanced ceramics students), was able to pay for a new potter’s wheel, and a spray booth with a compressor, for her students.
To apply for the award please describe how you plan to use the funds in a one page proposal (11pt font) that includes your name, address, and the institution where the funds will be used. Applications are due on April 1, 2019 and should be emailed to Michael Simmons at seldomsceneartworks@gmail.com or see the link to the electronic application in the call for proposals below.
Call for proposals: 2019 Ray Grimm Memorial Award – ($1500) For Clay Educators. Deadline April 1, 2019
The Oregon Potters Association is celebrating the life and work of Ray Grimm, offering a $1500 award to a clay arts educator to use in their classroom to enhance the program for students.
Eligibility: Applicants must be educators anywhere within Oregon and SW Washington area, and be instructing students in Ceramic Arts. Your institution may be in private or public schools – Elementary, Middle or High Schools, College, community based classes or adult education. Privately teaching in your own studio does not qualify.
OPA members who only instruct through OPA’s Clay In Education do not qualify because they may be approved for Clay in Education funds.
Click the link for details and to apply! https://oregonpotters.wildapricot.org/event-3159721.

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