Path to Glass: ACT School Residency

Canberra Glassworks, in conjunction with Capital Chemists, is offering one student the opportunity to expand their artistic horizons with a two week artist residency at the Canberra Glassworks in Kingston.

The Path to Glass – ACT School Residency will be offered to one Year 11 or 12 student, currently enrolled at an ACT or greater region college or senior school. The successful applicant will receive a comprehensive introduction to one or two disciplines of glass practice of choice, which can include glass blowing, flameworking, engraving/coldworking, kiln forming and casting techniques.* The successful applicant will be supported and encouraged by staff, artists and the Canberra Glassworks Creative Fellow. An accomplished Canberra Glassworks artist/s will demonstrate glass processes and mentor the resident to ensure the safe handling of all materials and equipment.

*Subject to teaching artist availability.

The Path to Glass residency includes:

  • a Glassworks’ voucher towards materials, facility equipment, mentoring and classes to the value of $500.00
  • studio space for a two-week period
  • introduction to glass techniques, equipment and processes with support from staff, artists and the Canberra Glassworks Creative Fellow

application form


    • Applicants must be current students studying in year 11 or 12 in a collage or senior school in the ACT or greater region.
    • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents

You are not eligible to apply if:

    • You are a not currently a student in year 11 or 12
    • You attend a college or senior school outside of the ACT or greater region
    • You have received a residency at CGW in the last 2 years
    • You have any unresolved issues relating to a breach of Canberra Glassworks’ Code of Conduct.

In completing your application, please submit the following via email:

  • Completed application form
  • A 500 word proposal (word doc or pdf) or multimedia recording, outlining your work and what you aim to achieve during the ACT School Residency
  • Listed your preferences from 1 to 5 of the glass skills you wish to learn during your residency
  • 3 images of recent artwork. Please ensure that images are saved as jpegs and that no image is larger than 1.5MB
  • Image details list (with completed credits: Artists name, Title, date, materials, dimensions, photo credit)

1 May 2021 Applications open
20 July 2021 Applications must be received via the form below by no later than 5pm
6 August 2021 Applicants advised of outcomes
28 September to 1 October 2021 Week one of residency
5 October to 8 October 2021 Week two of residency

The ACT School 20% Discount, Glass Outreach Program and the ACT School Residency is supported by Community Partner Capital Chemist.