News : Grants and Awards

Pilchuck Scholarship 2017

posted: December 18, 2016

2017 GAAC Pilchuck Scholarship

The Glass Art Association of Canada will award one GAAC member a half tuition scholarship to attend a Pilchuck workshop of the recipient’s choosing in the summer of 2017.  GAAC's Pilchuck scholarship funds will cover half of the total fees (program fee + utility fee) for the selected artist, which covers everything except travel and any extra supplies needed. Winning the GAAC Pilchuck award does not exclude the recipient from applying for other Pilchuck scholarships. A preview is available Pilchuck's website. The full catalog will be posted later in December.   

How to apply

We will only be accepting electronic submissions. Please send the following items as attachments, in one email to with the subject line reading "2017 Pilchuck Scholarship"
Submissions are due by 11:59pm on December30th, 2016

New extended deadline! January 6th, 2017 by 11:59pm

Submission Requirements:

In one PDF document with the following four (4) pieces of information: 
1)    Your name and contact information (email address, mailing address and telephone number). 
2)    A short explanation (max. 500 words) of why you want to take the class and how you think it will help you and your work. 
3)    An image list including the Image #, Title, Date, Materials and Dimensions for each image in your application. 
4)    The name of the class you want to take (session #, course name and instructor name)

Attach to your email: Three to five images of your recent work (save images as 72 dpi jpegs and 640 pixels in the widest dimension). File names should be as follows: Image_ and #, example Image_1.jpeg 

Submissions are due before 11:59pm on December30th, 2016

2016 GAAC Project Grants

posted: April 19, 2016


2016 GAAC Project Grants

Deadline: May 9, 2016


The Glass Art Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 2016 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 2017. 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 2017.  The report must be prepared for publication in Contemporary Canadian Glass.  Recipients are also required to acknowledge GAAC in any promotional materials associated with the project.


• 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.


The GAAC Project Grant is juried digitally. Please email the project proposal to Gabby Wilson at 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 as indicated by May 9, 2016.

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

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. If you have any problems completing your profile on the GAAC Artist Directory, please contact Gabby Wilson at

You will be notified by email that your submission was received. If you have not received notification by May 16, 2016 and you submitted your application by the deadline, please contact Gabby Wilson at


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 Gabby Wilson at