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EMERGING ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

The Emerging-Artist-in-Residence (EAiR) Program serves the next generation of innovative artists working with glass. The 2023 cohort will be artists from around the world in the program's thirty-one year history. Several new artists selected by the jury from this applicant pool will join two previously selected International artists unable to join us during the pandemic.
 
We will offer a designated residency spot for a promising BIPOC artist selected by our jury. We will also host the winner of this year’s Venice Glass Prize, through a unique partnership with Autonoma and the Venice Glass Week and an exceptional emergent Norwegian artist selected by the Norwegian Crafts Association in an exchange funded by the American Scandinavian Foundation and a Ukrainian Young Artist Prize Awardee.
 
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 space and the time to develop an idea, project or new body of work in glass.
 
The residency requires a specific project proposal that tells the jury how you will use your time on campus. Our studios for kilnworking, coldworking, printmaking, flameworking and use of mixed media are available for residents but hot glass working is not included. Although supported by a studio coordinator, the EAiR program is an independent artist’s residency, so no instruction is available and some glassmaking experience is required. Similarly, the school has a Bot Lab for machine assisted fabrication available for independent use for those trained and orientated. Neon is available on a limited basis, please do not submit a proposal based on neon alone.

The residency requires full-time participation by all of the artists. Visiting Curators and the Artistic Director will provide technical and critical feedback as desired and fieldtrips will expose the group to local artists, exhibitions, events etc. Residents are expected to partake in communal studio clean-ups and be responsible and courteous studio citizens.

PILCHUCK GLASS SCHOOL FOSTERS AND EDUCATES A DIVERSE WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY THAT EXPLORES THE CREATIVE USE OF GLASS IN ART AND DESIGN.
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 amidst a working tree farm.

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