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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.

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The Bead Project

The Bead Project is a unique scholarship program designed for economically disadvantaged women, femmes, and gender non-conforming individuals in New York City to learn the art of glass beadmaking while gaining an education in entrepreneurship. Over 10 weeks, scholarship recipients take part in both studio and classroom coursework where they develop skills in a variety of glass bead techniques, jewelry fabrication and design, product marketing, and practical strategies for launching a successful small business. 

Apply by January 15th for the Spring 2023 Semester 

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MFA Open Call

UrbanGlass’ biannual MFA exhibition, will feature the work of 3-5 recent graduates of 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.

Deadline December 23rd, 2022.

Winter 2023 Scholarship Deadline

Scholarships

UrbanGlass offers scholarships to support merit and need based access to our classes.

Apply for our Winter 2023 classes by December 1st for the best chance at receiving partial aid to take a workshop.

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Art Center Associates (flexible)

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 seeking individuals with flexibility to help cover shifts. 

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Studio Futures: The UrbanGlass Scholarship Fund

Studio Futures: The UrbanGlass Scholarship Fund aims to foster diverse voices in the field of glass art. The fund supports full scholarships for BIPOC identifying students ages 15-24 who want to learn glassmaking processes and build skills to use in their art practice moving forward. Recipients will explore glass techniques of their choice through classes and individual studio time. The scholarship program will run from September 2022 - August 2023.

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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.

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Computronium, James Corporan, 2019. 

Images by Blaine Davis.

Open Call: 2023 Window Gallery

The Window Gallery space consists of the western-facing windows in the Agnes Varis Art Center-- the triangular window space on the corner of Rockwell and Fulton and the large windows that are parallel to Rockwell Place. 

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Product Open Call To The UrbanGlass Store

Present your designs to sell at the UrbanGlass Store during our Open Call for New Products! 

We are seeking handmade products that reflect the creative, glass community of Brooklyn and beyond. Each submission will be reviewed by a panel of art, design and retail professionals.

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Studio Residencies

Exemplifying the spirit of UrbanGlass' mission, the residency fosters experimentation and advances the critical understanding of glass as a creative medium.

Deadline: Tuesday, September 6th by 11:59pm est