Partner Residencies

The deadline to apply for scholarships and partner residency opportunities is February 1, 2021. 

Pilchuck is excited to now offer scholarship applicants the unique opportunity to be considered for a range of exciting new Partner Residencies with organizations around the world. Once enrolled in their Pilchuck classes, the top-scoring applicants who express interest in each opportunity will be passed on to our partner organizations for final selection. 

Details for each residency experience varies, but thanks to the generosity of our partners, each residency represents a free opportunity to expand your work in a world-class studio in the most inspiring settings around the globe.

In order to apply for a partner residency opportunity, all applicants must complete the scholarship application before the February 1 deadline. All applicants need to be applying for a 2021 Pilchuck Summer or Fall course and submit their Pilchuck course confirmation form with deposit before being confirmed as a residency recipient. Residency notifications will be sent in late spring, 2021.

Residency Dates: November 1 - December 15, 2021

Two top-scoring glassblowing scholarship recipients will receive a six-week glassblowing residency at the DMG Complex in St Petersburg, Florida!

DMG School Project is looking for a balance between pushing your skill level, giving you the opportunity to try your craziest hot-shop dreams and create a cohesive body of work that aligns with your artist statement.

This residency will include:

  • Shared housing.
  • 24-hour access to the hot shop and cold shop (up to 20 hours of glory hole usage per resident/per week for the first month).
  • Up to 125 lbs. of furnace glass per resident, per week, during the first month.
  • $1000 USD stipend.
  • A month-long exhibition featuring new residency work at the Duncan McClellan Gallery.
  • Mentorship by Duncan McClellan on the business aspects of being a successful artist, how to effectively market your work, making gallery contacts, and cultivating collectors.

Resident responsibilities include assisting the other resident artist, helping with charging furnaces, and shop cleanup. Residents will need a minimum of five (5) works ready to install in the Duncan McClellan Gallery, and are expected to share the studio and work with the DMG team, staff, and volunteers (this includes demonstrating glassblowing for events, talking and interacting with the public, and narrating demonstrations). Residents are responsible for travel expenses, additional expenses including extra assistants, color, etc., and packing and shipping costs.

dmglass.com

Residency Dates: June 1 - July 15, 2021

A top-scoring kiln-forming and coldworking scholarship recipient will receive a six-week kiln-forming residency at the DMG Complex in St Petersburg, Florida!

DMG School Project is looking for a balance between pushing your skill level, giving you the opportunity to try your craziest hot-shop dreams and create a cohesive body of work that aligns with your artist statement.

This residency will include:

  • Shared housing.
  • 24-hour access to the kiln shop and cold shop.
  • $1400 USD worth of Bullseye glass.
  • $1000 USD stipend.
  • A month-long exhibition featuring new residency work at the Duncan McClellan Gallery.
  • Mentorship by Duncan McClellan on the business aspects of being a successful artist, how to effectively market your work, making gallery contacts, and cultivating collectors.

Resident responsibilities include weekly shop cleanup. Residents will need a minimum of five (5) works ready to install in the Duncan McClellan Gallery, and are expected to share the studio and work with the DMG team, staff, and volunteers (this includes demonstrating for events, and talking and interacting with the public). Residents are responsible for travel expenses, meals, additional expenses including extra assistants, incidentals, etc., and packing and shipping costs.

dmglass.com

Residency Dates: Mid-October - end of November, 2021

Length of residency to be determined.

Gent Glas offers glass artists the opportunity to focus on sculptural and in depth studio projects with full access to their hot shop. Experience the historic city of Ghent, enjoy some Belgian beers, and make glass in their unique public studio. The artist will have the opportunity to work during two public events on Thursday and Friday night and work together with the entire Gent Glas team for FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE.

This residency will include:

  • Transportation from and to the Brussels International airport to Ghent
  • Accommodations near the studio
  • Access to the hot shop and cold shop
  • Clear furnace glass
  • Access to basic tools and equipment and oxygen propane torch
  • Assistance in the hot shop during the week
  • Featured in two public events – Thirsty Thursday and FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
  • Assistance by the entire Gent Glas team during Friday night event
  • A video that can be used for promotion after the FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

Resident responsibilities include daily studio preparation and cleanup. Residents are responsible for travel expenses, meals, packing and shipping costs, specialized tools or equipment, color, and incidentals. Gent Glas asks to leave one (or more if you wish) works for the permanent collection. 

gentglas.com

Residency Dates: TBA

A top-scoring glassblowing scholarship recipient will receive a one-week glassblowing residency at PIERINI Glass Art Center in Biot, France!

PIERINI Glass Art Center invites a glassblower to participate in a live-work cultural experience in Biot on the French Riviera for a week. The artist will share time with local glass masters and artisans from other local disciplines to create an artistic glass installation.

This residency will include:

  • Transportation from the airport to their housing, and lunches.
  • Access to the hot shop and cold shop.
  • Clear furnace glass.
  • Access to basic tools and equipment.
  • Two glassmakers provided by Antoine Pierini to assist in the hot shop.

Resident responsibilities include shop cleanup. Residents are responsible for travel expenses, packing and shipping costs, bringing their own specialized tools or equipment, color, and incidentals. PIERINI Glass Art Center is entitled to one or more works chosen in consultation with the artist for its permanent collection.

pierini-glassstudio.com

Residency dates: TBA

A top-scoring scholarship recipient working in glass will receive a six-week residency at S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery in Bergen, Norway!

S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery supports artists experimenting with glass in all its diversity, and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration between glass and other art forms.

This residency will include:

  • Basic equipment as is and access to basic materials.
  • Access to the S12 Studio’s hot shop, kilns, cold shop, plaster room, and to other standard tools.
  • An opportunity to present your work during an open house event or to exhibit work made in the project room (exhibit will be limited time only, depending on the requirements of the work and the S12 exhibition and teaching schedule).

Resident responsibilities include shop cleanup. Residents are responsible for travel expenses (assistance towards travel may be available upon request), providing their own health insurance, meals, arranging and paying for the shipping and/or transport of all work created, bringing their own specialized tools or equipment, color, and incidentals.

s12.no

Residency dates: TBA

A top-scoring scholarship recipient working in kiln forming will receive a two-week residency at Yucca Valley Material Lab in Yucca Valley, California!

Yucca Valley Material Lab offers residencies to designers, artists, and craftspeople to explore thinking through material exploration, with an emphasis on kiln-formed glass. 

This residency will include:

  • Full access to the Material Lab, including kilns, sandblaster, plaster working area, wax steamer, work tables, and an open area cold-working area.
  • Technical assistance.
  • Opportunities for intellectual exchange through symposiums, studio visits, and workshops.

Resident responsibilities include shop cleanup. Residents are responsible for travel expenses, meals, arranging and paying for the shipping and/or transport of all work created, bringing their own specialized tools or equipment, color, and incidentals.

yvml.org