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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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Image of UrbanGlass|ware by Gabriel Cosma.

Open Call for New Products made by Bead Project Alumni

UrbanGlass is accepting submissions from Bead Project Alumni who are interested in selling their designs in UrbanGlass|ware. Deadline Extended: the deadline for this opportunity is October 30th, 2020.

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MFA Open Call

UrbanGlass’ exhibition New Work, 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. Submission deadline: October 21st, 2020

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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. 

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

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Anna Riley - 2018 Studio Resident

Studio Residencies

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


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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.


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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. 


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Computronium, James Corporan, 2019. 

Images by Blaine Davis.

Open Call: Window Gallery

The next open call deadline for the 2022 Window Gallery opportunity is forthcoming.