a public access hot glass studio in Berlin

In 2013 Berlin Glas e.V. teamed up with the Glass workshop of the Australian National University to support three graduates in applying for the Australian Government Endeavour Scholarships. One of the three applicants was successful in receiving support and will undertake a four-month residency at Berlin Glas e.V. from July until the end of October 2014. The Endeavour Scholarships are about to open again for funding support in 2015 and we would like to identify and support three graduates or current post graduates from the Glass workshop to apply.

Our mutual goal is to create opportunities for graduates or current postgraduates from the Glass Workshop at the ANU to undertake a residency at the studio in Berlin. The residency will be centered equally on creative and professional development. By sending graduates to Berlin, we hope to foster professional development opportunities, offer dedicated research time and to offer a cultural exchange to an emergent high profile venue in Germany´s capital city.

The Scholarship is seen as a mutual exchange and both Berlin Glas e.V. and the Glass Workshop will assist the three selected candidates making application for this award. We will also work with the candidates to identify research, professional development and teaching opportunities as part of their residency. The residency at Berlin Glas e.V. can be between 2 – 4 months. On completion of the residency the candidates will be invited to be an artist in resident at the ANU Glass Workshop. The residency at the ANU school of Art can be 2-6 weeks.

It is expected that successful candidates will make a contribution to the teaching or research culture of Berlin Glas e.V by offering demonstrations, classes or other opportunities for cultural exchange.

Last year we identified this opportunity with only two weeks before the deadline and still managed to secure one successful award. This year we have more time to put out a call for entries and develop stronger proposals. Below is a timeline for interested candidates.

Timeline and process:

08 April:  Open call for entries.

30 April: Expression of interest to be received to Nadania Idriss, Director Berlin Glass e.V Email: AiR@berlinglas.org

Expression of interest should include: One paragraph on what you would like to undertake during your time in Berlin, 10 slides, CV and artists statement.

15 May:  Panel identifies 3 Candidates (Panel Members: Nadania Idriss, Director Berlin Glas e.V; Jeff Ballard, Gaffer + Board Member, Berlin Glas e.V; Nadege Desgenetez, ANU & Richard Whiteley ANU).

16 May to mid June: successful applicants need to be available to write and assist prepare applications for Endeavour Awards.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships:  The Endeavour awards are supported through the department of education and offer support to Australians to undertake study, research or professional development in a participating country. Further details can on this program can be found at: Endeavour Scholarships

Questions concerning the application process may be addressed to:

Berlin Glas e.V
Contact Nadania Idriss: info@berlinglas.org

The Glass Workshop
Contact Richard Whiteley: Richard.whiteley@anu.eu.au