The European Ceramic Work Centre (.ekwc) in \’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, invites visual artists, designers and architects to apply for a residency in 2011 and offers plenty of opportunities for creating new ceramic art, design and architecture. Ceramics is a medium in which new possibilities are continually being discovered. The .ekwc, directed by Mr. Ranti Tjan, is an international workshop where international artists, designers, architects and staff members explore the artistic and technical possibilities of ceramics as a medium. Experiments are being conducted to find new ways of presenting ceramics. The acquired knowledge and experience is being spread nationally as well as internationally. The goal is to encourage the development of ceramic art, design and architecture. The .ekwc offers participants excellent workspace and living space to enable them to work for three months continuously. A team of specialised employees is ready to guide the participants in their work. Applicants can register for one of the available places in 2011 up until the 15th of April 2010. Residencies that can be applied for: – the individual residency. Conditions for entry are an academic education and 2 years\’ professional work experience. – the residency for young participants. Conditions for entry are an academic education, a graduation no more than two years ago and under the age of 30 years old. For all residencies goes that a participant must also be able to get away for 3 months. All applications will be assessed by an independent committee. The application form and guidelines for artists and designers can be found at http://www.ekwc.nl.