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2017 GAAC Project Grant

posted: May 10, 2017

2017 GAAC Project Grants

Deadline: June 11, 2017

 

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The Glass Art Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 2017 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 June 2018. 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 2018. 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.

 

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 Gabby Wilson 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://glassartcanada.ca/public/user/login as indicated by June 11, 2017.

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

You will be notified by email that your submission was received. If you have not received notification by June 12, 2017 and you submitted your application by the deadline, please contact Gabby Wilson 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 Gabby Wilson at gaac.submissions@gmail.com