THE AUSTRALIAN CERAMICS ASSOCIATION 

Expressions of Interest are due 1 July 2020.

The Board of The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA) is seeking Expressions of Interest from groups and/or organisations to host the Australian Ceramics Triennale (ACT) in 2025.

Expressions of Interest are accepted from ceramic artists, makers, organisations and communities that form a planning group, or from organisations, educational institutions, museums and/or galleries. Groups or organisations can be state or region-based.

Background:
TACA supports the holding of the Australian Ceramics Triennale, a national conference held every three years in a different location around Australia. To help organisations and groups run the Triennale, TACA has set up a not-for-profit company to provide support and an ongoing legal entity under which to run the event. TACA manages a seed fund to assist the successful applicants to begin planning the Triennale. This fund was passed to TACA after the success of the NSW Triennale in 2009.

Board and Committees:
ACT Ltd was set up in 2016 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee as a legal entity in which to manage the Australian Ceramics Triennale. The ACT Ltd Board consists of 3 Directors from the TACA Board and 2 Directors from the successful organisation or its representatives. The Director’s positions are voluntary and the role of the ACT Ltd Board is to oversee the fiscal management of the Triennale and to offer support and advice to the Triennale Committee.

The successful Group or Organisation establishes the Triennale Committee (consisting of representatives from local partners and stakeholders) to help plan, implement and manage the Triennale.

Aims:
The aims of the Australian Ceramics Triennale are to:
• advance culture in the area of ceramics;
• foster a lively, engaged ceramics community throughout Australia;
• bring together ceramic artists, educators, theorists and collectors from around Australia and the world;
• interrogate the field of contemporary ceramic practice;
• advocate for excellence in ceramics education and training; and
• provide opportunities for members of the Australian community to recognise, experience and value ceramics in their daily lives.

Benefits:
The benefits to the planning group or organisation, and to the state or region:
• a focus on the ceramic scene in that state/region;
• empowerment of local ce