Thursday February 8, 2024 | by Jana Elsayed

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: RIT Glass Studio Residency offers 24-hour access to glass facilities during Fall 2024 - Spring 25 academic year

There's still time to apply for a unique opportunity to advance glass-related research while actively participating in the vibrant creative community of RIT's Glass program within the university's College of Art and Design. The RIT Glass Studio Residency comes with a dedicated personal studio space and round-the-clock access to all glass facilities, including a hot shop, flame shop, mold-making studio, various kilns, and a coldworking studio. Essential studio materials, such as hot glass, plaster, silica, wax, etc., are provided. 

RIT has emphasized the importance of collaboration across campus entities, fostering connections with the School of Art, the School for American Crafts, and the university. The Glass Studio Resident artist receives an invitation to engage in various facets of the program's academic initiatives, which includes involvement in presentations, and studio visits.

The recipient of the 2024-2025 Glass Studio Residency will receive an honorarium of $3,000, disbursed in two installments – half in August and half in January. Additional teaching opportunities may be available each semester, at an adjunct-level position. While the Studio Resident is responsible for their housing and any specialized materials, this residency promises an enriching experience within a dynamic artistic environment. There will also be an opportunity to work on the glass pumpkin fundraiser.

The February 15th deadline to apply is approaching! Applications should include a cover letter, two references, ten examples of work, a letter of interest, and an image list. The decision will be announced March 15th, 2024. 

Interested in applying? More information is available via this link!

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