Call for Curatorial Proposals

UrbanGlass seeks curatorial proposals for exhibitions that explore the various uses of glass as a creative medium. Our 1,500 foot gallery is the only non-profit space in New York City devoted to the various uses of glass in contemporary art and design and seeks to present varied perspectives and viewpoints on the material.

Proposals should be no longer than 400 words and should feature a cohesive exhibition idea. In addition, proposals may include an unconfirmed artist list. Exhibitions should incorporate glass in some way or be responsive to the material but can also feature other materials that relate to the show’s central idea. The winning curator will receive a budget ($3,000) and an honorarium ($1,000) for their work organizing the show and contributing a 1,500 word essay, along with administrative support from the UrbanGlass staff. For examples of past shows, you may look at our past exhibitions page.

How to submit an application: Send an email to with subject line "UrbanGlass Exhibition Proposal 2020." In the body of the email please include your name, email address, and phone number and please attach the following (any proposals written in the body of the email will not be accepted): 

  • Exhibition Proposal, max 400 words (PDF)
  • Example images (.jpeg)
  • Curator CV (PDF

Please note solo exhibitions organized by the exhibiting artist will not be considered.


Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of artists, curators, and UrbanGlass staff and the selected exhibition will be presented at UrbanGlass March-May 2019.

Questions? Please call 718-625-3685 or email