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2012 GAAC Project Grants - Deadline: March 15, 2012

posted: February 9, 2012

2012 GAAC Project Grants - Deadline: March 15, 2012

2012 GAAC Project Grants

Deadline: March 15, 2012

The Glass Art Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 2012 GAAC Project Grants. One grant of $1500 and one grant of $1000 will be awarded to support the development of a project that benefits the artist's studio practice and promotes excellence in Canadian Glass. One grant of $1500 will be awarded to a professional artist and one grant of $1000 will be awarded to a student currently enrolled in a glass program. All members of GAAC may be eligible to apply.

Program Description

The GAAC Project Grant provides $1500 to a professional and $1000 to a student in support of a project proposal that benefits his/her artistic studio practice and promotes excellence in Canadian Glass. Projects may include, but are not limited to, classes or workshops, exhibition opportunities, travel, apprenticeships, residencies, research, creation, or equipment purchases that will benefit the artist’s practice. Eligible expenses may include course fees, travel expenses, materials, and equipment or other ancillary costs related to the project proposal. The project must be completed by May 2013. Recipients are required to submit a report outlining the use of the grant and its impact on their artistic practice, copies of receipts, and images of work completed (if applicable) by June 2013. Recipients are also required to acknowledge GAAC in any promotional materials associated with the project.

Eligibility

• Current GAAC Membership

• Students: currently enrolled in a glass program in Canada or abroad

• Practicing Professionals: not currently attending college or university

NOTE: Previous recipients of a GAAC Project Grant or Scholarship are not eligible to apply for 2 years and must have submitted their report to the Project Grant Co-ordinator.

 

Submissions

The GAAC Project Grant is juried digitally. Please email the project proposal to Rachael Wong at gaac.submissions@gmail.com along with your contact information, indicating whether you are a student or a professional. Please upload the curriculum vitae, digital images with corresponding information, and biography to the GAAC Artist Directory at http://www.glassartcanada.ca/gaacadmin as indicated by March 15, 2012.

Project Proposal: 1-2 page detailed description of your project and its benefit to your studio practice including a budget outlining expenses as a Word document as a .doc file, labeled lastname_firstname_proposal.doc emailed to Rachael Wong at gaac.submissions@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae: Word document as a .doc file uploaded to your profile on the GAAC Artist Directory

8 Digital Images with corresponding information (title, description, and year): jpg format, RGB, 72 dpi, no smaller than 710 pixels wide uploaded to your profile on the GAAC Artist Directory

Biography: Paste a Word document as a .doc file or type in the text box in your profile on the GAAC Artist Directory.

 

Please include in your email your contact information, including email, and specify whether you are applying as a student or as a professional.

All texts should be Word documents as .doc files and all images should be jpgs, RGB at 72 dpi, no smaller than 710 pixels wide. A tutorial on completing your profile on the GAAC Artist Directory can be found through Contemporary Canadian Glass through the GAAC website at http://mag.glassartcanada.ca/category/comp_tutorials. If you have any problems completing your profile on the GAAC Artist Directory, please contact Christy Haldane at gaacanada@gmail.com

You will be notified by email that your submission was received. If you have not received notification by March 22, 2012 and you submitted your application by the deadline, please contact Rachael Wong at gaac.submissions@gmail.com

Assessment

The GAAC Project grant is juried via a peer-review process by a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Jurors assess the merit and feasibility of the proposed project in relation to the merit of the applicant's previous work and experience, the potential value of the grant to the applicant's studio practice, and how the project promotes excellence in Canadian Glass.

Further Information

Please direct any questions or comments about the GAAC Project Grant to Rachael Wong at gaac.submissions@gmail.com

See attached PDF for printable version of the Grant Application

GAAC Conference 2013 - Mark Your Calendars! May 22 -26 2013

posted: February 24, 2012

Mark Your Calendars! May 22 -26 2013

Beyond Boundaries: 30 Smashing Years!

Come celebrate 30 years of the Glass Art Association of Canada next year in Calgary at the Alberta College of Art + Design where we are pleased to host the most exciting conference in GAAC history.

The theme this year... Innovation! We can’t wait to share this experience with you. Stay tuned for registration information and event details.

The GAAC Members’ Exhibition’s Call for Entry is now closed.

posted: February 11, 2012

The GAAC Members’ Exhibition’s Call for Entry is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who applied. We received entries from across the country and a diverse selection of work - the jury has their work cut out for them. We are in the process of organizing the entries. We will confirm your entry by March 1st. If you have not received confirmation by then please contact gaac.submissions@gmail.com. Good luck everyone.

Call for 2013 GAAC Conference Presentation Proposals

posted: February 24, 2012

The Glass Art Association of Canada (GAAC) requests your proposals for lecture presentations for the 2013 GAAC 30th Anniversary conference to be held 22-26 May, 2013, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Please note that nonmembers of GAAC are also encouraged to submit proposals.

Conference Theme:  Breaking Boundaries: 30 Smashing Years

This is a call to come celebrate the pioneering spirit that drives us as artists, makers, and innovators.  Innovation in our art, process, and thought sustains us as a society and as artists.  Bring us your stories, your histories, your ideas concerning innovation.  Share your thoughts, technologies, and processes with fellow artists.

All types of glass art media subject matter are encouraged: blown glass, kiln formed, lampwork, stained glass, coldwork, architectural, public, etc.

Types of Presentations Requested:

  • Lectures: 1 hour presentation
  • Demonstration: varying lengths of demonstration dependent on processes and techniques
  • Panel discussion: a moderator and 1 to 3 panelists to discuss a topic

Each presentation will receive an honorarium of a single full conference pass.  If there are multiple presenters for a presentation, it is up to the presenters to determine how to allocate the single pass.

Presentation materials will be published in Contemporary Canadian Glass – Magazine of the Glass Art Association of Canada, and presenters retain all other copyright.  Presentations may be recorded, and the recordings made available to GAAC members at a later date.

Proposal requirements:

For each presentation proposal, please submit a single electronic document (Word .doc or .docx format preferred, with the proposal submitter’s name in the file name) that contains:

  • Presentation Title
  • Topic (one to two paragraph summary of content)
  • Name, website, business name (all that may be appropriate) for each presenter/panelist
  • Contact information including email address(es)
  • Brief resume, for each presenter/panelist, that demonstrates credentials or experience for the proposed presentation.
  • Supporting images (if applicable) included in the document

Submissions:

Email your proposal, with a subject heading of “Conference Presentation Proposal”, to gaacpresident@gmail.com no later than May 1, 2012.  Proposals will be reviewed by GAAC conference chairs by June 1, 2012, and accepted presenters will be contacted by June 30, 2012.

GAAC reserves the right to deny presentation proposals from any individual for any reason.

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