PILCHUCK GLASS SCHOOL
Promoting the training of artists who work with glass is one of the main goals of Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung’s funding activities. Since 2018, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung makes it possible for artists domiciled and permanently residing in Germany to take part in one of the renown Pilchuck Glass School programs by providing financial support. The high course fees and travel costs make these courses inaccessible to most artists from Germany. In the past two years the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung has respectively granted up to 12 scholarships per year of up to 6,000 euros.
The workshops of the world’s leading Pilchuck Glass School (founded in 1971) near Seattle (USA) are taught by internationally renowned artists working with glass. This scholarship program addresses artists who work with glass and want to continue their training. Meeting and partaking in an intense exchange with the lecturers as well as with the other participants not only cultivates new skills but also develops the artists’ own creative work.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION (as at July 2020)
The scholarship is directed at artists who work with glass and who have their domicile and permanent residence in Germany at the time of application and for the duration of the funding. There is no age restriction.
The applications have to be sent by post to the following address:
Scholarships for Pilchuck Glass School
Only complete applications will be accepted.
The following documents have to be submitted:
- Contact details: First and last name, postal address, email address, telephone number, website (if available) and bank account details.
- Proof of domicile and permanent residence in Germany at the time of application and for the duration of the funding (prerequisite).
- Short biography including artistic training and/or previous experience in working with the material glass, as well as publications and exhibitions (1-2 pages in an A4 format).
- Statement outlining the reasons and goals for the trip as well as the resulting expectations (at most 1-2 pages in an A4 format).
- Illustrations of 4-5 previous works.
- Filled out GDPR consent
Applicants for a scholarship do not need to have been accepted to a course at Pilchuck Glass School in the first step.
4. Deadline and other terms
The deadline for applications for participating in the 2021 Summer or Fall Program is 4 December 2020. The complete application with all documents has to be sent to Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung by this date (as per postmark).
The applicants will be informed until 15 January 2020 if they will receive a scholarship. If the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung has granted a scholarship, the monies will be paid only after the applicant has received confirmation of participation with notice to pay from Pilchuck Glass School. Please send a copy of the confirmation with notice to pay to the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung immediately.
Interested participants must apply for courses directly at Pilchuck Glass School by 1 February 2021. The summer and fall program 2020 will be published under http://www.pilchuck.com/ in late November/early December 2020.
In 2021 the foundation will be granting up to five scholarships of respectively up to 6,000 euros. The board of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung appraises the applications submitted by the deadline and decides about the allocation of the scholarships. Applicants will subsequently be informed by letter.
6. Final Report
Scholarship recipients must submit a two to three page report documenting their experience and the resulting works with photographs. This must be submitted to the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung no later than two months after the end of their stay at Pilchuck.
7. Image Copyright
Applicants provide the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung with high-resolution photographs of the works they made at Pilchuck (jpeg, 300dpi, max. A4 format). They agree to allow the foundation to use the photos for publication as well as press releases and public relations (including website and social media) free of charge.
The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung reserves the right to possibly exhibit the works made in Pilchuck in total or in part.
In submitting an application, applicants accept the procedures and conditions as described in this call. The decisions of the foundation board are final and not subject to legal recourse.
With their application, candidates accept the data protection declaration of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung and consent to the storage and use of their contact data as well as their bank details for the purposes of processing the scholarship as well as maintaining contact in future.
(The English translation above is provided for information purposes only. The German text remains the only official and legally binding version.)
Preview photo: Exterior View of Pilchuck Glass School (detail) © Alec Miller