The Agnes Varis Visiting Artist Fellowship @UrbanGlass will provide a woman artist the opportunity to develop a new body of work exploring ideas and techniques using the medium of glass. Varis Fellowships will be provided for one artist per year for five years, beginning in 2013. Fellowships are eight weeks in length, and include access to all areas of UrbanGlass’ 17,000-square-foot glass working studio in Brooklyn, NY. Support for this fellowship is provided in honor of Dr. Agnes Varis, a successful woman entrepreneur, supporter of the arts and advocate for affordable generic drugs.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5 pm, Friday, May 31, 2013
A private work space within the UrbanGlass Studio.
Scheduled access to all UrbanGlass studios, technical support and instruction.
Budget to cover materials and studio fees for the length of fellowship (to be outlined in the fellowship agreement, prior to the start of term).
An honorarium of $1,500 for artist’s discretionary use.
Fellowship does not include room and board.
DEADLINES AND DATES
Application due by 5 pm, Friday, May 31, 2013.
Recipient will be notified by Monday, July 15, 2013.
Fellowship must begin between October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
UrbanGlass' newly renovated 17,000-square-foot facility contains a complete glassworking studio with a hot shop, cold shop, lampworking studio, neon shop and kiln shop. The fellow may make use of any or all of these areas of the studio.
JUDGING CRITERIA AND NOTIFICATION
The Agnes Varis Visiting Artist Fellowship is designed to provide a woman artist with the opportunity to develop a body of work and explore new techniques using the medium of glass. Artists will be chosen on the basis of past work and specific plans for utilizing UrbanGlass’ facilities as described in their proposal. Artists working both within and outside the glass field art encouraged to apply. A selection committee of artists, glass professionals, critics and UrbanGlass Staff will review applications. Notification of selection will be made no later than Monday, July 15, 2013.
Applicants must be over 21 years of age when fellowship commences.
Applicants must be female.
Applicants must have basic English language skills.
Glass experience is not required.
Applicant should be available in New York for the public announcement of fellowship in October 2013. (Availability will not affect selection process.)
The following are NOT eligible to apply
Current UrbanGlass employees.
Current UrbanGlass board members.
Artists who have received a grant from UrbanGlass in the last two fiscal years.