​2022 Visiting Artist and Designer Fellowship

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2022 Visiting Artist and Designer Fellowship

The UrbanGlass Visiting Artist and Designer Fellowship provides four artists or designers the opportunity to develop a new body of work using the medium of glass. To explore the use and appreciation of glass as a creative medium, fellows will have access to the UrbanGlass studios, technical support and instruction, as well as a budget to cover material costs. UrbanGlass’ 17,000-square-foot state-of-the-art glass studio offers a complete glassworking studio with a hot shop, cold shop, flameworking studio, neon shop, mold shop, and kiln shop. 

Previous fellows include Carly Mandel, Dean Erdmann, Doug Johnston, Aki Sasamoto,  and Tauba Auerbach, among many others

As part of our continued mission to amplify underheard voices and perspectives in the field, we strongly encourage individuals that have not been historically represented in the arts to apply.

Fellowship Includes

  • Scheduled access to all UrbanGlass studios
  • Project guidance and technical support
  • Pairing assistance with glass artists and fabricators
  • Option to enroll in classes or schedule private lessons through our education department
  • Up to $15,000 USD in combined support for the proposed project [fabrication, studio rentals, materials, optional class enrollment, etc.]

Note: room and board, or travel is not included.  While applicants living outside the region may apply, please consider the logistics of travel or visa requirements ahead of applying. 

Judging Criteria and Notification

The Visiting Artist and Designer Fellowship is designed to provide artists and designers the opportunity to introduce glass into their practice and develop a new body of work. Artists will be chosen on the basis of past work and a new project as described in their proposal. The jury of experts in the field, curators, and UrbanGlass Staff will convene to consider candidates.


  • Professional artists or designers not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program or its equivalent
  • Artists or designers who work independently or as a collaborative pair (no more than two)
  • Glass experience is not required
  • Availability to complete the proposal anytime between March 2022 to November 2022

Note: Current UrbanGlass employees, UrbanGlass board members, artists who have participated in the UrbanGlass residency or fellowship programs in the last two years are not eligible to apply at this time.  

How to Apply

Please submit a completed application though our online platform:

  • Collaborative applicants should submit one application along with a joint biography and resume that demonstrate a history of collaboration.

Deadline: Sunday, January 16, 2022 by 11:59PM [UTC -5]

Required Materials

Prepare the following for submission through Zealous to complete your application

  • Current resume or CV
  • Current bio [150 words]
  • A one to two page proposal including the nature of the work you would like to create and how your time at UrbanGlass will benefit your career and artistic development 
  • An image or concept sketch of your proposed work
  • Five images of previously made work

For further questions, please email Abram Deslauriers at