Canberra Glassworks offers a variety of residencies for both emerging and established artists to support them in their practice.

Toyama Glass Studio Residency

In 2023 this program has been expanded to include an exciting opportunity for experienced glass making at the Toyama Glass Studio in Japan. Toyama is known for its glasswork, and Toyama Glass Studio is a hub for Toyama’s glass working scene. The studio is located at the foot of Mt. Kureha.

A partnership was developed with Toyama Glass Studio through the AsiaLink Reciprocal Residency Program in 2016-18. Canberra Glassworks is delighted to re-establish this exchange program which offers the opportunity for a skilled Australian glass maker to travel to Toyama and work at the Toyama Glass Studio for one month.

This program is open to all Australian glass artists and craftspeople. Please see application form for full eligibility details.

23 June 2023 – Applications must be submitted via email to Tegan Garnett, Artistic Programs Coordinator at Canberra Glassworks no later than 5pm.

24 September to 23 October 2023 – Residency period at Toyama

Applications are closed for 2023 Mentorships and Artist Residencies.

Applications for the 2024 residency program will open late 2023. You can stay up to date with opportunities by signing up to our newsletter, following us on social media, or checking back in here.


Previous Residents
2022 Residencies 
Art Group Creative FellowMel Douglas
Ngunnawal country (Canberra, ACT)1st February 2021 - March 2022
Flux Mentorship ProgramAnnette BlairNSW1st December 2020 - March 2022
Thomas Foundation Mentorship (TFMEN)Karena KeysNgunnawal country (Canberra, ACT)2021 - 22
Artists in Residence (AiR)Jacqueline BradleyNgunnawal country (Canberra, ACT)2021 - February 2022
Consuelo Cavaniglia
Gadigal land, Barani (Sydney, NSW)17th January - 6th February 2022
Liam FlemingTarntanya, Kuarna country (Adelaide, SA)1 February - 1 March 2022
Robyn CampbellNgunnawal country (Canberra, ACT)31st May - 17th July 2022 (Part-time)
Alex SetonNSWTBC
Jonathan JonesNSWTBC
Noah Hartley
Supported by JamFactory
Kuarna country (Adelaide, SA)6th April - 22nd May 2022
Writer in Residence (WiR)Clare MillarWurundjeri country (VIC)9th February - 8th March 2022
Graduate in Residence (GiR) Jianzhen Wu (Shirley)Kuarna country (Adelaide, SA)1st - 30th April 2022
Access ResidencyCam MichaelACT
7th June - December 2022 (Part-time)
EASSBronwyn SargesonACT25th July - 22nd August 2022


Special Project Opportunities

If you have project or program you would like to propose for consideration, please contact the Artistic Director.