The Jerry Raphael MCGG Fellowship is funded
through the generosity of the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group and
hosted by UrbanGlass. The Fellowship award varies year to year based on
MCGG member contributions; the minimum award is $2,000. The funds must
be used to develop new art work and may be applied to studio fees for
glassblowing, casting, kiln working, neon, lampworking, stained glass,
coldworking and sandblasting. Acid etching, technical assistance and
materials are not eligible expenses. Glass experience is a requirement.
In 2012, while to the studio at UrbanGlass is under renovation, MCGG
fellowship recipient artists are permitted to complete their fellowship
in a glassworking studio of their choice. Artists are required to
submit receipts to document all expenditures related to the fellowship
work. The fellowship must be completed by April 2013.
The Jerry Raphael MCGG Fellow must give a slide presentation, a
demonstration or a gallery talk for the members of the Metropolitan
Contemporary Glass Group. In addition, the Fellow is required to submit
photo documentation of work accomplished at the end of the Fellowship
period, and to credit both the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group and
UrbanGlass when the work is exhibited. The Fellow must stay in contact
with UrbanGlass and the MCGG for three years following the Fellowship by
completing an annual questionnaire.
Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to UrbanGlass by
5:00 PM, Friday, August 31, 2012. UrbanGlass will not accept
applications via email.