Creative Glass Fellowship Program

Fellows Carmichael Jones and Alexandra Lozier

Welcome to the Creative Glass Fellowship Program at WheatonArts!

The Creative Glass Fellowship Program at WheatonArts offers fellowships to artists working in glass and has serviced glass artists and the arts community for over thirty years. Over 350 professional and emerging artists have been recipients of a Creative Glass Fellowship, from the U.S. and over 26 foreign countries. Artists are encouraged to use their fellowships to develop and refine their work, while experimenting with both traditional and innovative glassmaking processes.

This Fellowship Program provides 24-hour studio facilities, technical resources, housing and a stipend; allowing artists the opportunity to spend a concentrated period of time devoted exclusively to their work. Many emerging artists have used the Fellowships as a stepping-stone to a successful career. For mid-career artists, it offers an opportunity to redefine direction and renew creative energy. The collaboration and exchange of ideas among the Fellows enhances a productive climate, supporting the discovery of new vision and resources for each.

Important information about 2020 Fellowship Opportunities:

In 2020, WheatonArts will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. We will be awarding 4 three-month Fellowships to be scheduled in the Fall of 2020. Only artists who have never been through the program may apply for three-month sessions.  The rest of the year we will be celebrating our 50th with an invitational visiting artist program, which will include former Creative Glass Fellows.

Click Here for more information about the Fellowship Program or contact Pamela Weichmann, Director of Education and Artist Services, at 856.825.6800, ext. 106 or email pweichmann@wheatonarts.org

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Creative Glass Fellowship Program Mission

The mission of the Creative Glass Fellowship Program (known previously as the Creative Glass Center of America) is to offer direct support to emerging and mid-career artists who work with glass. Over the past 35 years, more than 365 fellowship residencies have been awarded to emerging and mid-career artists, from the US and 26 foreign countries.

WheatonArts advances its mission through the Creative Glass Fellowship Program, offering fellowships each year to an international community of individual artists. Through other special educational events and public studio access provided on a daily basis, WheatonArts also promotes the development of art works made with glass, to an audience of artists, scholars, collectors and the general public. This Fellowship Program continues to be one of the only means of “unrestricted” support for artists using glass.

History

In 1982, a group of artists, curators, educators and others collaborated on a mission that would promote the use of glass as a contemporary art medium, and to provide a facility in which an artist could work with glass at a reasonable cost. The Creative Glass Fellowship Program (formerly known as the Creative Glass Center of America) was established in 1983, when WheatonArts (formerly Wheaton Village) offered the use of its fully equipped glass studio, anchored by the support of the Museum of American Glass.

The Creative Glass Fellowship Program continues to award fellowships each year, and artists are encouraged to use this opportunity to develop and refine their work while experimenting with glassmaking processes. The collaboration and exchange of ideas among the Fellows enhances a productive climate, supporting the discovery of new vision and resources for each.

Benefits for artists include: housing, a stipend, most materials, and 24-hour access to hot and cold glass studio facilities. Each artist designs their own working process, and is assisted by their co-fellows and the studio staff. Fellowship artists are chosen through a competitive peer review selection process. The Selection Committee consists of a rotating peer panel of respected professional artists and educators.

Many former fellows have acknowledged that the Fellowship Program has made a significant impact on the development of their careers as educators and/or exhibiting artists. The majority remain active as artists, exhibiting in major galleries and shows. Many have been awarded honors, and others are teaching in colleges and universities worldwide.

Fellowship Program Contact Information

Phone: 800.998.4552 / 856.825.6800, ext. 106

Mail:
Creative Glass Fellowship Program at WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Rd.
Millville, NJ 08332-1566

E-Mail:
pweichmann
@wheatonarts.org

Fax: 856.825.2410

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