Emerging Artist in Residence Program

Scholarship and residency at Pilchuck Glass School for a Norwegian artist. Deadline: 8 January 2019

Norwegian Crafts offers one scholarship to a Norwegian artist to attend the Emerging Artist in Residence (EAiR) program 30 September - 20 November 2019.

The deadline for 2019 EAiR applications is January 8, 2019. 

Applications should be made directly to Pilchuck, who is in charge of the selection process. For more information on the program, and how to apply, click here.

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.

For more information, please contact the registrar, at registrar@pilchuck.com

All applicants must submit one completed 2019 Emerging Artist in Residence Application Form along with a non-refundable US $50 application fee to Pilchuck through their website.

If you are selected for the EAiR program you are also eligible for a travel grant of 5000 NOK from the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (Norske Kunsthåndverkere)

About Pilchuck

(from Pilchuck's website) 

Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington, is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade mountains on a former tree farm.

From May through September every year, Pilchuck's summer program offers a series of courses as well as residencies for established artists in all media. Summer sessions vary in length and offer five concurrent courses in a variety of glassworking processes for artists of all skill levels. Small classes taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual initiative and expression.

Pilchuck also offers residencies for both emerging and established artists during the Fall and Spring.

New and experienced artists alike often make tremendous conceptual and artistic progress in their short time at Pilchuck. Combining a deep focus on glass, access to a variety of resources, a picturesque Pacific Northwest setting, and an ever-expanding international community of artists, Pilchuck has become the most comprehensive educational center in the world for glass artists.