Offering talented high-school-student artists from under-served communities the opportunity to experience glass art at a new level, the Expanding Horizons program will return in 2018. Applications will now be accepted through April 15th, 2018, for the expenses-paid week-long program designed to give high-school-aged students in after-school glass-art programs around the U.S. a chance to experience the wide world of glass art in greater depth. The project is a partnership between the Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass and the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. (Disclosure: Glass Hot Sheet editor Andrew Page is also the Minkoff Foundation director)
Taking place on the Corning campus from August 6 to August 11, 2018, the program blends instruction at the state-of-the-art studio facilities with curator-led tours of the world's leading glass collections, meetings with head researchers at the Rakow Library, an informational session with the chief buyer from The Corning Museum store, a presentation on applying to colleges with a focus on glassblowing, and much more.
Designed to provide opportunities for students with financial need, the program covers students and their mentors' travel and lodging expenses, and is offered free of charge to the selected applicants.
For more information, or to apply, please visit www.atriskglass.org/outreach.
The deadline for applications has been extended to April 15th, 2018.