Graduates in Residence (GiRs)

The Canberra Glassworks Graduates in Residence (GiR) Program is provided each year in collaboration with tertiary institutions, including the UniSA, ANU and Sydney College of the Arts, to give a significant opportunity to an outstanding recent graduate from their respective glass programs.

This residency provides 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, and connecting with other recent graduates from around Australia.

Residents will be provided with a designated work space and will have access to: kilns, flameworking area, cold shop, hot shop and mould room (up to a value of $550 per week). Accommodation in The Chapel will be provided for interstate artists.

This program will host one Graduate in Residence (GiR) from each tertiary institutions at the same time to encourage and foster creative and technical exchange and create links across Australia. Each GiR will be required to participate full time for 4 weeks and will be expected to engage with the artists’ community in the centre as well as with the public through a public talk, demonstration or similar. At the end of the residency, each GiR will be required to submit a one page report to Canberra Glassworks and their supporting University on the value of the experience. They will also give a presentation to the student body of their supporting University.

Materials, assistants, hand tools, travel costs are the responsibility of the artist.

We encourage interested graduates to discuss this opportunity with their Head of School.

Dates of residency in 2015: 23 Feb – 21 Mar 2015

11 December 2014: Deadline for submitting applications to Head of Studio

18 December 2014: Deadline for Head of Studio to submit applications to Canberra Glassworks

23 December 2014: Canberra Glassworks advises all shortlisted applicants of outcomes.


Please download and then complete and return this form to your Head of Studio.

GiR Info & Application 2015



Emerging Artist Support Scheme Residency

In addition to the Graduates in Residence, a single residency is awarded by Canberra Glassworks to an ANU graduate through the Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS). Canberra Glassworks is a patron of EASS established and run through the ANU School of Art to support and encourage emerging artists as they begin to establish an independent practice.

To learn more about the ANU EASS click here.

Congratulations to Nick Doran-Adams who was recently named as the Canberra Glassworks Emerging Arts Support Scheme (EASS) artist 2015.  Thanks to the ANU School of Art for initiating this important program.

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