Visiting Artist Fellowships
UrbanGlass offers three Visiting Artist Fellowships to international artists wishing to work in glass. Two fellowships are offered to Emerging Artists and one fellowship to an Established Artist. Fellowships are for an eight week period and include access to all areas of the Studio on a scheduled basis, technical support and materials as stipulated in the Fellowship Agreement. The Fellowship does not include room and board. In addition, each Visiting Artist will receive an honorarium up to a maximum of $2,500 for his/her discretionary use.

The Emerging Artist Fellowship is designed to provide recent graduates with a bridge between the academic and professional world. The Established Artist Fellowship is offered to working artists with established careers. Both fellowships afford artists the opportunity to develop a new body of work and explore new techniques. Artists will be chosen on the basis of past work and plans for utilizing UrbanGlass facilities. A selection committee of artists, staff and critics will review applications and notification of selection will be made no later than January 31, 2003.

Artists who are interested in this program should complete the Visiting Artist application form and submit it with required materials in the format described to:
Visiting Artists Program
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1112
Inquiries: 718.625.3685 or info [at] urbanglass [dot] org

The deadline for submission of materials is December 31, 2002.


UrbanGlass is a not-for-profit international center for the creation and appreciation of new art made from glass, including design, craft, and architecture. Founded in 1977 as the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, UrbanGlass was the first artist access glass center in the United States and is now the largest. Previously those interested in working in glass could only do so at art schools, in factories or by building their own studios. When UrbanGlass opened its doors, glass as an art medium became available for the first time to a wide range of artists at an affordable price. Soon after its debut, a gallery, classes, artist residencies and GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly were added to the mix, making UrbanGlass the most important East Coast center and resource for artists wishing to experiment with glass. UrbanGlass is located at 647 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn within easy access of the cultural riches of New York City.


UrbanGlass’ 17,000 square foot facility contains a complete glassworking studio including: three hot glass furnaces (that melt 1600 pounds of glass daily), eight glory holes, 13 annealers, a mold shop, cold shop, lampworking and neon shop, a flat glass area for slumping and fusing, mosaics and stained glass, and a sandblaster. All areas of the studio are available to artists for rental at a subsidized hourly rate.