Future Lights in Ceramics competition 2020


The theme for Future Lights 2020 is: The spirit of Bauhaus.


"What was the Bauhaus spirit about? Was it just the functional aspect, combining the idea of the handcrafted with a new demand: the authentic, the non-ornamental, the timeless. The philosophy of the Bauhaus was even more than this. It combined the power of the craftsmanship with the strong will to create the modern, the ability to work in a kind of experimental space and reflection leading to true goods and convincing industrial series.

The Future Lights of Ceramics Award is referring to the 100 year anniversary of the Bauhaus, to its tradition, its philosophy and its today´s power. We are looking for young talents from ceramics art and design, whose work is inspired through the Bauhaus and the ideas of Walter Gropius, Marguerite Friedlaender and Gerhard Marcks. We ask those, to apply, who refer to this world changing spirit. And we want to ask those to apply, who reflect in their work the environmental today´s needs, and those, finding new ways of expression using the Bauhaus spirit as a source for innovative solutions in ceramics art and design." Wilhelm Siemen, Director, Porzellanikon

What are the judges looking for?

The Future Lights competition invites applications from early career ceramics:
- From art, crafts and design disciplines, who are actively creating items – conceptual as well as design oriented.
The "Future Lights" chosen by the jury must demonstrate their "Bauhaus" vision by concrete examples.
Who can apply?
We are looking for people in the early stages of a career in ceramics. Applicants must be residents in EU or associated states at the time of applying. Please note that the main focus will be on applicants living in the programme region of INTERREG VB Central Europe (https://www.interreg-central.eu), which will co-finance the actions of the Future Lights.
The Applicants should have completed their main full time studies within the last 5 years. Applicants should have expertise, experience or innovative ideas that respond to the theme, as described above.
The organisers of the Future Lights competition wish to be as inclusive as possible. If you have any access or support needs, please get in touch with Jana Göbel from Porzellanikon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | phone: +49 9287 91800 411).
Further information as well as all requested documents can be find here: https://www.porzellanikon.org/museum/projekte/cerdee/

Deadline: 15 July 2019

We are looking forward receiving your application!