Open Call for Glass Artists
Posted: Nov 27, 2023
Belger Arts is pleased to announce a collaboration involving the Belger Glass Annex and the Kansas City Museum. The Belger Glass Annex has been invited to design and fabricate a glass installation that will be on permanent display at the Museum, Kansas City’s leading institution on local and regional history. A design has been presented and approved by the Museum.
Now Belger Arts is seeking nine glass artists for the fabrication and installation of the design’s glass facets and forms. The nine-person team will consist of three gaffers and six assistants. The nine artists will work in the Belger Glass Annex hotshop and will also participate in cold working, transit, assembly, and installation.
Who is eligible?
Early to established glass artists based in the United States.
Images (jpeg format, no larger than 300 dpi) of three different works, not to exceed six images.
Images should be labeled with first initial, period, and last name, followed by the corresponding number on the accompanying images list (example: J.Smith01.jpeg).
An accompanying image list providing dimensions (inches), weight, materials used, date completed, and any additional relevant information;
Résumé with name and contact information;
Email the above items to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Belger Glass Assembly Application” by January 15, 2024, 11:59PM (CST).
Completion of the General Application Form. (Digital application form can be found at: belgerarts.org/kansas-city-museum-project)
Application deadline: January 15, 2024 11:59PM (CST)
Notification of artists: Week of February 5, 2024
Project dates: May 3 through May 10, 2024
Installation date: May 10
Selected artists will be provided with the following:
Shared living accommodations;
Breakfasts and lunches;
At the conclusion of the installation, gaffers will receive a $1,000 stipend. Assistants will receive $500.
Opportunities to participate in public glassblowing demonstrations; Optional planned evening activities.
To assemble a diverse group of glass artists and provide them with a creative, educational environment, in which they will learn, thrive, and build upon existing skills;
To create a glass installation reflective of the mission and vision of the Kansas City Museum.
Belger Arts is an arts organization with three locations in Kansas City, Missouri’s urban core. The Belger Arts Center exhibits contemporary art from the Belger Collection, and by a rich variety of local, national, and international artists. Belger Crane Yard Studios is an arts complex that provides studio and exhibition space for artists, plus a range of programming in ceramics education. The Belger Glass Annex is a state-of-the-art glass blowing studio that hosts artist demos, hosts visiting artists, and where classes are taught.
The Kansas City Museum is a city museum. This means it is a museum that tells the stories of Kansas City and its people. The Museum tells these stories through exhibits, programs, and events that focus on history and the humanities. The Kansas City Museum cultivates awareness and knowledge about the City’s past, present, and future to connect people, places, and perspectives with the goal of fostering learning, encouraging conversations, promoting health and well-being, and illuminating a shared humanity.
For questions or additional information, please contact Tyler Kimball at email@example.com .