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The Toledo Museum’s Glass Pavilion opened in 2006 and uniquely combines gallery spaces that display one of the world’s great glass collections alongside a dynamic working glass studio born from Toledo roots as the birthplace of the American Studio Glass Movement.

Residency Features and Requirements

Selected artists will have access to all of the studio facilities and resources but should be primarily focused on hotshop studio work. Artists are required to work in view of the public for portions of the residency and should be prepared to discuss their work and process in the studio on occasion.

Artists are required to give a public lecture on the Friday evening of their residency, those artists working in the hotshop will be invited to give a public demo that evening after their lecture.

Both glass and non-glass artists will be provided with technical assistance from Glass Studio staff to realize their residency project.

Residency Provides

  • Artists chosen for this residency will keep all work that they make.
    • Donations of work to the Glass Studio are accepted
    • Work left after 30 days of residency become the property of the Toledo Museum of Art
  • A $1500 honorarium to help with residency related expenses.
  • A $500 lecture honorarium
  • Hotel stay will be provided for the course of the residency.
  • Materials for residency up to $500.

Note: Artists MUST pay for their own travel costs to and from the Toledo Museum of Art

How to Apply

The Glass Studio at the Toledo Museum of Art has an open call for GAPP Residency submissions. Interested artists should submit a full proposal including artist bio, detailed scope of intended residency project, estimated cost of project, and sample images of your work. Please also include a compelling title and description of the lecture you will be giving during your residency. Send as an email attachment with the subject line GAPP PROPOSAL/LAST NAME to Alan Iwamura, Glass Studio Manager (aiwamura@toledomuseum.org). Artists will be contacted whether they receive a residency or not.