WheatonArts (NJ), Call for Applicants: Creative Glass Fellowship Program, Spring 2019
Deadline: December 2nd, 2018
The Creative Glass Fellowship Program is a professional level program providing focused and self-directed artists working in glass with a concentrated period of time to work alongside their peers. The Creative Glass Fellowship Program takes place at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, New Jersey, an East Coast center dedicated to the continuum of glassmaking in America. The Center is located in an area rich in glassmaking history and is within driving distance to New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
The Studio: The WheatonArts Glass Studio is a 3000 sq. ft. building designed to accommodate a wide variety of glass making techniques. The studio contains a plaster mold-making area and individual studio spaces for Fellows. The facility includes a large number of annealing ovens; each is built specifically for blowing, casting or kiln forming.
The program is outstanding and unparalleled. During their Fellowships, artists have the use of private studios and excellent facilities within a respectful sanctuary of concentrated time. This is an exceptional opportunity for artists to utilize one of the finest facilities of the glass medium, known internationally. Not only do artists get exceptional access to these facilities and various process mediums, but they also receive stipends, the use of private studios, technical assistance, comfortable housing and institutional support. In addition, they are embraced by a dedicated and warm staff, all on a beautiful 50+ acre campus that is truly a creative sanctuary.
The application is simple and the peer-review jury process exceedingly sensitive and fair. Ten Fellowships are awarded per year and the there is no charge for the application fee.
For over 30 years, the Creative Glass Center of America at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center has awarded fellowships to artists, providing resources for them to develop and refine their work, while experimenting with both traditional and innovative processes involving glass as a medium.
In response to the changing needs of artists due to continued economic uncertainty and the increasing difficulty of leaving jobs, families and studios, two Fellowship formats are offered. Up to four traditional three-month fellowships will be awarded for the Spring. During the remainder of the year, we will work to accommodate artists’ needs with custom fellowships of various lengths and flexible schedules. Artists interested in this project-based structure are encouraged to submit proposals ranging from standard six-week residencies (up to three to be awarded), to intermittent residencies (scheduled repeat visits), to short-term project support. Applicants are also encouraged to submit projects that include performance based work, short-term exhibits/ installations and use of the Museum of American Glass resources.
Due to the anticipated range of proposals, other than the Spring session, exact session dates will not be determined until after the peer-review jury concludes and projects/residencies are carefully aligned with studio and housing capacity. Short-term project-based residencies will be selected with preference for self-sufficient artists/teams and the public benefit offered.
Website link for more information and to apply: https://www.tfaforms.com/4689451
For a full listing of studio equipment visit http://www.wheatonarts.org/artiststudios/glassstudio/facilities