Int’l Call for Pilchuck Glass School Artist Residency/Fellowship, Washington

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Pilchuck Glass School / Emerging Artist in Residence / Call for ArtistsPilchuck School of Glass Artist Residencies

Pilchuck offers two residence programs that are open to yearly applications: The Emerging-Artist-in-Residence Program as well as the John H. Hauberg Fellowship, a collaborative residency.

Emerging Artist in Residence: January 9, 2019
John Hauberg Fellowship: October 26, 2018


The Emerging-Artist-in-Residence (EAiR) Program serves promising younger artists who have had previous experience working with glass. Six artists are selected from applicants worldwide. They receive a $1,000 stipend, lodging, and access to studios for two months each fall. Participants are self-motivated and eager for the chance to focus on their work and exchange ideas with one another. Emerging artists in residence use their residencies to create a body of work or to pursue new projects or methods, often pushing the medium of glass. Many younger artists recently introduced to collectors at SOFA have participated in this valued residency, and include Sean Albert, Sean O’Neill, Ethan Stern, and April Surgent, to name only a few. Click here for more information.

The EAiR Program supports artists who are making a transition in their professional lives. Whether moving from academia to a professional studio practice, taking up a new medium, or beginning a new body of work, artists find this independent residency ideal for contemplation, research, and experimentation. The program provides artists with a place and the time to develop an idea or project in glass, with the potential for realizing a new body of work.

The residency requires a project proposal and supports kilnworking, coldworking, printmaking, and use of mixed media but not hot glassworking. The EAiR program is an independent artist’s residency, so no instruction is available and some glassmaking experience is required.

Residents have access to many Pilchuck studios, including the glass-plate printmaking (vitreography) studio; plaster studio; fusing, slumping, and casting kilns; flameworking torch; and coldworking equipment. No hot glassworking is available.

The residency requires full-time participation by six artists. Residents should expect to partake in communal studio clean-ups and be available to visitors, among other activities.

Included in the residency award is a stipend of US$1,000 per artist, open studio space, shared cooking facilities, and a private room in a cottage with shared bath. Materials, instruction, food, and travel reimbursement are not provided.

Applications for the 2018 EAiR program are closed. The deadline for 2019 EAiR applications is January 9, 2019.

For more information, please contact the registrar, at or 360.445.3111 ext.29



Named for Pilchuck co-founder John H. Hauberg (1916–2002)—philanthropist, art collector, and important patron of artists—the fellowship was established to encourage collaboration among a group of outstanding artists.

Groups of up to six members are invited to submit an application to utilize the Pilchuck studios and campus environment for research and development of artwork based on a common theme or a collaborative project.

Group members provide technical support for each other in the exploration of new working methods and engage in critical dialogue. Visual artists in all media as well as writers, poets, art critics, and curators are encouraged to apply; however, if proposing to use glassmaking equipment, some members of the group must have previous experience with Pilchuck’s facilities, as limited technical assistance is available.

Open studio space and access to Pilchuck’s Mold & Kiln Shop, Cold Shop, Print Shop, and Wood & Metals Shop is provided. During this time, Pilchuck’s hot glass facilities are being used for production, and therefore no hot glassworking is available. Hauberg Fellows are provided living accommodations, meals, and limited supplies. Reimbursement for travel costs and honorarium are not provided.

2019 Hauberg Fellow application deadline is October 26, 2018. Residency dates will be May 15 – May 27, 2019.

For more information, please contact the registrar, at or 360.445.3111 ext.29.


For both residencies: Although a general orientation is given, no formal instruction is provided by Pilchuck. The wood and metal shops are open on a limited basis. The library and Internet access are available.

For more information, please contact the registrar, at or 360-445-3111 ext. 29



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