WheatonArts CREATIVE GLASS Fellowships Application

In 2019 WheatonArts will offer short term, project-based residencies within the months of September – December. These residencies were developed in response to the changing needs of artists due to continued economic

uncertainty and the increasing difficulty of leaving jobs, families and studios. This shift also responds, in part, to the strategic goal of WheatonArts to better serve artists while more fully integrating their activity with the visitor experience.

Artists are encouraged to submit proposals ranging from six-week residencies, to intermittent residencies (scheduled repeat visits), to short-term project support. Applicants are also encouraged to submit projects that include performance based work, short-term exhibits/installations and use of the Museum of American Glass resources. It is most common that project based residencies take place within a 6-week block of time.

Fellowships will be offered within the months of September – December, 2019. Due to the anticipated range of proposals, exact session dates will not be determined until after the peer-review jury concludes and projects/residencies are carefully aligned with studio and housing capacity. Short-term, project-based residencies will be selected with preference for self sufficient artists/teams and the public benefit offered.

Applicants will be asked to define the general residency length desired on the

application form. We also ask that you clearly state in the artist statement, any

information or desired schedules for your proposed residency.

Please CLICK HERE to apply for a 3-month Spring Fellowship. If applying for a short term, project based session, stay on this page and follow the instructions below.


The short-term, project-based Fellowships are available within the months of September – December, 2019. 

Applicant Requirements

All applicants must fulfill the following requirements.

  •    Over 21 years of age when Fellowship commences.
  •    Proficient in the English language.
  • Work in view of visitors for a portion of their residency.
  • Submit one work made during the Fellowship to the acquisitions committee for review. If accepted,the work will be included in the collection of the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts.
  • Capable of assisting other residents when mutually beneficial.
  • Commit to one interaction with our education program that connects to your creative vision.

Applicants for short term, project-based Fellowships must submit all of the following items as specified by the deadline

of December 2, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Materials Checklist:

  • Two References

Within the application you must register two references who can best speak to your ability to carry out the project being proposed.  Applicants for the short-term, project-based Fellowship are not required to submit reference letters.  

  • Ten images of the applicants work:

        Specifications for images:

Resolution of 300 dpi, saved in a JPEG file format

6 inches in the largest dimension

Title/save each image with applicant last name and number of work to indicate order (i.e., Smith01, Smith02, etc…)

Image No. 1 should represent the work you feel is of the best quality

Image No. 10 should represent what you would pursue as a Fellow

PLEASE DO NOT format the images into a presentation!

PLEASE DO NOT submit more than 10 images!

Special Note about Videos: Only submit videos if relevant to your project. Submit no more than two videos. This will take the place of two digital images. Each video should not exceed three minutes in length. Please do not send videos that are autobiographical or promotional in nature.

If you upload a video directly, please make sure your video is in one of the following formats: .avi, .mpg, mpeg, .wmv, .mp4, .mov, or .qt. Your video sample must be in one of these acceptable file types in order to be viewed by the panelists. In order to be uploaded, videos must meet the following minimum requirements:

Resolution: At least 480 x 360

Frames per second (fps): At least 12

Submitting your video in the mp4 (H.264) format at 640 x 480 with mp3 audio will allow for efficient uploading while showing your clips to best advantage.

  • Image information sheet

Title of Piece


Date of Completion

  • One paragraph biography
  • Statement of Intent

Explain how you would use a Fellowship to benefit your artistic and career development. Please describe your goals, vision and anticipated outcomes. Please indicate the primary disciplines/mediums/glass techniques you will employ during your residency. Include any other relevant information or special needs concerning your residency and/or project. If you are applying to the 3-month Spring season as well, please note which fellowship is your first choice. You will only receive one Fellowship.

  • Current Resume/C.V.
  • Language Proficiency Documentation

Applicants with a native language other than English must present proof of English language proficiency via a foreign language assessment form. Within the online application you will be asked to register someone who can provide testament to your language proficiency. We will contact this individual and ask them to complete the Foreign Language Assessment Form on your behalf. It is imperative that you possess the language skills required in order to successfully communicate your project goals and needs while carrying out your Fellowship. Submission of this form is mandatory for all those whose native language is not English, even if you have advanced skills or native-speaker ability. 

It is preferred that the entire application, including images and supporting documents, be submitted online. If an online submission isn’t possible, please still fill out the application form, and print it to include in a hard copy application. Letters of recommendation can be uploaded online, sent through the postal service or by email. Materials will become the property of WheatonArts and will not be returned. If awarded a fellowship, your application images may be used for publication. All mailed materials should be addressed to:

Pamela Weichmann
Creative Glass Fellowship Program at WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332-1566


Deadline for all applications: December 2, 2018

Click Here To Apply Today

Selection Notification: January 2019

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