Fellowships & 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.

Visiting artist Jarrod Beck working with UrbanGlass artists in the hotshop.

2018 Studio Residencies

UrbanGlass 2017 Studio Residencies will provide 4 artists working in glass with the opportunity to create a new body of work in our studio. Application deadline: Friday, November 30th at midnight EST.

Window Gallery Open Call

The Agnes Varis Art Center (AVAC) is accepting proposals to showcase artwork in select storefront windows during 2018-19. AVAC will feature a total of 6 exhibitions, from April 2018 - February 2019. Deadline: September 1st, 2017 at midnight EST.

Tauba Auerbach A Flexible Fabric of Inflexible Parts, detail, 2015 borosilicate glass on table of aluminum, wood and paint 11 helical components each approximately 3 x 3 x 31 1/2 inches (7.6 x 7.6 x 80 cm). Overall dimensions: 3 x 78 x 25 inches (7

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.  Fellowships must be completed within the calendar year. The fellowship includes access to all areas of UrbanGlass' 17,000-square-foot glass working studio.  In 2018, UrbanGlass will offer 3 Visiting Artist Fellowships, all of whom will be chosen through this application.  

Material Location. Curated by Susie Silbert

Call for Exhibition Proposals

UrbanGlass seeks proposals for exhibitions that explore the various uses of glass as a creative medium. Submission deadline: Friday, October 20, 2017 at midnight EST

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 2018. Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at midnight EST

UrbanGlass Internships

UrbanGlass offers internships in the areas of Education, Studio, 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 and simple jewelry fabrication techniques. The Bead Project offers students a transformative experience, new tools for self-expression, and the skills to turn glass bead making into a viable form of income, while becoming a part of a dynamic creative community.