Opportunities for Artists

interior Glass Studio at WheatonArts

Creative Glass Fellowship Applications are available online.

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2019 Three-Month Fellowship Application
2019 Project-Based Fellowship Application

2019 Three-Month Fellowship Application

In 2019, WheatonArts will offer 3-month fellowships from April 18 – July 18. The three-month, Spring Fellowships are no longer available to former CGCA Fellows. Only artists who have never been through the program may apply for three-month sessions. All artists can apply for a short-term, project-based Fellowship to take place during scheduled times within the months of September – DecemberHowever, we request new artists choose one or the other. 

During their Fellowships, artists have the use of private studios and excellent facilities within a respectful sanctuary of concentrated time.

This is an exceptional opportunity for artists to utilize one of the finest facilities of the glass medium, known internationally. Not only do artists get exceptional access to these facilities and various process mediums, but they also receive stipends, the use of private studios, technical assistance, comfortable housing and institutional support. In addition, they are embraced by a dedicated and warm staff, all on a beautiful 45+ acre campus that is truly a creative sanctuary.

2019 Three-Month Fellowship Application

2019 Project-Based Fellowship Application

In 2019, WheatonArts will offer short-term, project-based residencies within the months of September – December. These residencies were developed in response to the changing needs of artists due to continued economic uncertainty and the increasing difficulty of leaving jobs, families, and studios. This shift also responds, in part, to the strategic goal of WheatonArts to better serve artists while more fully integrating their activity with the visitor experience.

Artists are encouraged to submit proposals ranging from six-week residencies to intermittent residencies (scheduled repeat visits), to short-term project support. Applicants are also encouraged to submit projects that include performance-based work, short-term exhibits/installations and use of the Museum of American Glass resources.

Fellowships will be offered within the months of September – December 2019. Due to the anticipated range of proposals, exact session dates will not be determined until after the peer-review jury concludes and projects/residencies are carefully aligned with studio and housing capacity. Short-term, project-based residencies will be selected with preference for self-sufficient artists/teams and the public benefit offered.

Applicants will be asked to define the general residency length desired on the application form. We also ask that you clearly state in the artist statement, any information or desired schedules for your proposed residency.

2019 Project-Based Fellowship Application

Deadline for all applications: December 2, 2018

Visitors take a stroll in a row of vendor tents at the Festival of Fine Craft.

Festival of Fine Craft, October 6 & 7, 2018

Held annually during the first full weekend of October

The Festival of Fine Craft is our premier annual event and one of the most highly rated shows in the Mid-Atlantic region. It was named to American Style Magazine’s Top 10 Fairs and Festivals for 2011 and one of Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best in 2016.

Approximately 150 exhibitors are carefully selected by a jury of WheatonArts professionals, including experienced staff artists. We take pride in maintaining an artist-friendly show with a high standard of quality, and are continually working toward a balance of mediums and styles.

Our comprehensive marketing plan includes extensive print and electronic media campaigns, full color publicity and year-long promotion through our other events and outreach programs.

WheatonArts provides convenient set-up and breakdown, overnight security, booth sitters, and unequaled hospitality throughout the show.  Booth options include both indoor and outdoor options, ranging from $300.00 to $425.00 depending on location and electric selections.  Lodging at reduced rates is offered to exhibitors at some nearby hotels.

Click here to visit Festival of Fine Craft page

Click here for the 2018 Artist Application for the Festival of Fine Craft

Interested in Renting the Glass Studio?


  • Rentals where glass volume is an issue will be priced on an individual basis. Special projects will be considered and priced individually as well.
  • Gloryhole rental includes approximately 10 lbs of glass per hour.  $2.00 charge for each additional pound per hour, including moyle and scrap glass3 hour minimum for gloryhole rental and all usage takes place between 9 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Pipes/punties, handtools, & gloves are not provided to renters.
  • Prices Subject to Change without notice. All rentals are per hour or per day. Rentals will be scheduled during the hours of 9 am – 5 pm. No half hour portions. All renters must be qualified glassblowers who are of an intermediate ability or better.
  • Please check the Glass Studio Equipment and Facilities for specific dimensions, etc.

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