The Studio’s Artist-in-Residence program brings artists from around the world to Corning. The artists spend a month at The Studio, exploring new directions in glass art, or expanding on their current bodies of work, while using the immense resources of the world’s leading glass museum. At the end of the residency, each artist gives a presentation about his or her work. This is a free event held in The Studio Lecture Room and open to the public.
To apply for a residency:
Proposals with all supporting materials included must be received at The Studio by August 31 annually. No late submissions will be considered.
Transportation, as well as room and board, will be arranged for those invited to participate in these month-long programs. All basic supplies will be provided, and the facility will be made available whenever classes are not in session. Residents will have access to the Rakow Research Library and the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. Residents are expected to make their own work during a residency.
Residencies will be held in March, April, May, October, and November. One or two individuals will be selected for each month.
If you are interested in being considered, please submit your application including 10 digital images of your work, two letters of recommendation, a written proposal (including detailed information on your residency plans; necessary supplies, equipment, and assistants), the best months for you to participate, and a resumé.
In support of artists interested in working in a variety of mediums including glass, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass is partnering with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center for a joint Artist-in-Residence program. Artists will spend one month at The Studio in Corning and two to six months in Kohler Co.’s foundry (casting iron or brass) or pottery (slip casting clay) in Sheboygan, WI.
Artists are required to have experience working with glass, but do not need experience working with clay or metal. Travel, accommodation, supplies, equipment, technical assistance, and a food stipend are all provided.
Specialty Glass Residency (By invitation only)
The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated are inaugurating a new artist residency program, which enables artists to explore the adaptation of specialty glass materials for the creation of new work. Corning Incorporated, which has developed and patented more than 150 specialty glass formulations, will provide the resident artist with access to specialty glass, as well as access to staff with technical expertise in glass formulation, melting, and forming. The Corning Museum of Glass will provide access to its extensive resources, including its glassmaking facilities and collection. The resident artist will work closely with the Museum’s glassmakers, curators, and other staff to better understand glass and its historical and artistic contexts.