UrbanGlass' studios and offices are closed Monday, February 18, 2019.
 The Agnes Varis Art Center and UrbanGlass|ware are open regular hours.

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.

UrbanGlass Internships

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

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. 

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. 


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

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.  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.  

Submission deadline: Friday, February 15th, 2019 at Midnight EST.

Doug Johnston, Visiting Designer 2018

Visiting Designer Fellowships

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. We will work with the selected participant to determine how he or she will best utilize the budget for the fellowship to experiment and create, and will pair them with talented teaching artists to guide them through their project. In addition, the participant may chose to spend some of their time taking courses in our extensive workshop program. At the end of the Fellowship, we ask that the designer gives some sort of public lecture about their time in the studio-- beyond that there are no expectations, it is truly aimed to be a time for experimentation.

Submission deadline: Friday, February 22th, 2019 at Midnight EST.

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.

why did you look up to me? i only ever looked across at you, 2018

Victoria Ahmadizedeh in the Window Gallery

Photo: Gabriel Cosma

Window Installations/ Community Activation Project

The Agnes Varis Art Center (AVAC) is accepting proposals, to showcase artwork in the Window Gallery during 2020-2021. Deadline: September 1st, 2019 at midnight, EST.  

MFA Call

UrbanGlass’ annual 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. 

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: The deadline for this opportunity has passed. 

Guests enjoying the silent auction and cocktail party at the 2018 UrbanGlass Gala & Auction.

2019 UrbanGlass Gala & Auction Artwork Donation Agreement

Help UrbanGlass continue to provide unparalleled access to the creative possibilities of glass with your donation of artwork to the 2019 UrbanGlass Gala & Auction! 

2019 UrbanGlass Gala & Auction
Thursday, May 16, 2018 from 6:00 to 11PM
at UrbanGlass, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217