Wednesday April 15, 2015 | by Justyna Turek

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Kanik Chung Memorial Fellowship debuts at Mass Art for Fall 2015

The Kanik Chung Legacy Fellowship sponsored by The MassArt Foundation and hosted by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Massachusetts will debut this fall 2015. Aimed at recent graduates, the four-week residency and grant program is open to any artist who graduated from an accredited institution with a focus on glass within two years of the September 2015 fellowship start date. The deadline for applications is May, 15th 2015. The fellowship is dedicated to the memory of Kanik Chung (1968 - 2013), the glass designer, artist, and educator with a long association with UrbanGlass, the nonprofit that publishes the GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet.

Glass artist and designer Kanik Chung died two years ago from complications due to cancer. Born in Texas, Kanik studied at San Francisco State University and Ohio State University with a main focus on glass. Chung was also a noted educator at UrbanGlass, in Brooklyn, New York, where he led the New York University glass courses.

The main goal of the Kanik Chung Legacy Fellowship is to support emerging artists through their first post-graduate artist residency as they develop skills and explore new techniques using the medium of glass. The program was created by The MassArt Foundation to support the education and creativity of young artists in honor legacy of Kanik Chung. Applications will be judged by Einar and James de la Torre, and successful applicants will receive $3,000 USD with travel expenses and accommodations for 3-4 weeks covered by MassArt. The fellowship also includes studio space in the MassArt glass department with access to cold-shop, hot-shop, kilns, flame-working, mold-making, silk-screening and enamel studios. Access to the college's 3D facilities and equipment, as well as its library. Fellows will be expected to deliver a public lecture and provide students with feedback on their work through studio visits and critiques. On a special note is chance of post-residency exhibition or lecture in New York City.

Applications must include:

  • 5 images of current artwork
  • Corresponding list and description of images in the following format: name, date, dimensions, medium, description (optional)
  • One page statement of purpose outlining your goals for the residency
  • Biography/ CV
  • Name and email address of 2 references

Submissions: email complete submissions to

Get more information on the fellowship at MassArt website

or contact the Chair of the Glass Department, Professor James McLeod for questions regarding the fellowship.

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.