Fellowship & Opportunities

We offer many ways to become involved with UrbanGlass through fellowships, scholarships, internships, employment and volunteer opportunities, and open calls for artwork for exhibition and display in our store.  Please visit this page often for current opportunities, or subscribe to our email newsletter at the bottom of the page.

Agnes Varis Art Center Assistant

We're Hiring! The UrbanGlass Art Center Assistant assists in the operation and organization of the store and exhibition space. They have retail and design experience, strong customer service skills, work with the public and assist in the daily operational functions of the Art Center. 

Part-Time Agnes Varis Art Center Associates

UrbanGlass is seeking a part time assistant in the Agnes Varis Art Center (AVAC) to help maintain and support our programming in this storefront and gallery space. AVAC is open 7 days a week, and is seeking individuals with flexibility to help cover shifts. 

Anna Riley - 2018 Studio Resident

2020 Studio Residencies

UrbanGlass 2020 Studio Residencies will provide four artists working in glass with the opportunity to create a new body of work in our studio. 

Submission deadline: SundaySeptember 15, 2019

Monica Cook - 2018 Visiting Artist

Visiting Artist Fellowships

The UrbanGlass Visiting Artist Fellowships will provide artists the opportunity to develop a new body of work exploring ideas and techniques using the medium of glass. 

Submission deadline: SundaySeptember 15, 2019

Doug Johnston, Visiting Designer 2018

Visiting Designer Fellowship

The UrbanGlass Visiting Designer Fellowships will provide one individual with access to our 17,000 foot glass studio over the course of approximately 6 months.


Submission deadline: SundaySeptember 15, 2019

Burnt Asphalt in the studio

Call for Performance Proposals

UrbanGlass seeks proposals from artists and artist collectives for performance works to be presented in the studio in 2020. 

Submission deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Material Location. Curated by Susie Silbert

Call for Curatorial Proposals

UrbanGlass seeks curatorial proposals for exhibitions that explore the various uses of glass as a creative medium. 

Submission deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

UrbanGlass Internships

UrbanGlass offers internships in the areas of Education, Development, and Journalism.

The Bead Project

The Bead Project is a scholarship program designed for creatively inclined, economically disadvantaged women. Over the course of ten classes at the UrbanGlass studios, students learn the art of glass beadmaking, simple jewelry fabrication techniques, and the entrepreneurial skills to develop a business plan. 

Application deadline for Spring 2020: February 15, 2020

Scholarships

UrbanGlass offers scholarships to support merit and need based access to our classes. Applications are accepted four times a year. 

December 2019:  Deadline for applications for Winter scholarships 

Computronium, James Corporan, 2019. 

Images by Blaine Davis.

Open Call: Window Gallery

An open call for emerging artists to present exhibitions, performances and other community-engagement programs in our ground-level Rockwell Street windows. 

Submission deadline: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

MFA Call

UrbanGlass’ MFA Exhibition NEW WORK will feature the work of 3-5 recent graduates of North American MFA programs whose work features glass. The exhibition provides an international showcase for new and noteworthy talent in the field and is an important platform for the presentation of new work. Each of the finalists will be represented by up to 3 artworks in the exhibition, chosen with UrbanGlass staff. Exhibiting artists will receive an honorarium for their participation and the exhibition will also be documented in GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly. 

Submission deadline: The deadline for this opportunity has passed.