The artist-in-residence program provides experienced as well as emerging artists with a place and time for research and development, creating a new body of work, developing a particular idea or continuing along a theme. The program encourages mentorship and focuses on specific outcomes to help develop the creative culture that drives the Canberra Glassworks.The program works in conjunction with the exhibition and education programs to provide extended opportunities to participants and benefits to Glassworks’ visitors.

Canberra Glassworks offers a variety of residencies for both emerging and established artists.


Artist In Residence (AiR)

This residency is for artists who have achieved significant recognition for their technical and artistic work.


Thomas Foundation Artists in Residence (TFAiR)

These residencies are an initiative of David and Barbara Thomas to work with Canberra Glassworks to support emerging and mid career Australian glass artists.


Graduates in Residence (GiR)

Created with support from UniSA, ANU, SCA and Monash University, to give a significant opportunity to an outstanding recent graduate from their respective glass programs.


Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS)

Canberra Glassworks is a patron of the Emerging Artist Support Scheme which encourages emerging artists/graduates from the ANU School of Art to begin to establish an independent art practice.


International Artists in Residence (IAiR)

Canberra Glassworks regularly hosts residencies for internationally renowned artists with support from funding, sponsorship and philanthropy.


Special Project Opportunities

If you have project or program you would like to propose for consideration, please send a one-page description, along with a copy of your CV and 3 images (where relevant) to

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