Call for submission for the Endeavour Award!

Open call for entries: students and graduates from the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University School of Art & Design!

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; and since 2014, Berlin Glas hosted five successful applicants for a Visting Artist in Residency!

The Endeavour Scholarships are about to open again for funding support in 2018, and we would like to identify and support three graduates from the Glass workshop to apply.

Our mutual goal is to create opportunities for graduates from the Glass Workshop at the ANU School of Art & Design 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. There will be a small exhibition at the Berlin Glas Studio of completed works, and works in progress, at the end of the residency.

The residency at Berlin Glas e.V. can be between 3 – 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 & Design can be 2-6 weeks.

Applications will be accepted from students in their last year of Honours, or not more than 5 years since completion of their degree. Applications are open to non-Australians; however, you must be a resident to apply.

Please include:

  • Description of your proposed project, max 1 A4 page, including techniques you plan to use.
  • Current CV or resume
  • Artist statement
  • 10 images and separate image description sheet with dimensions, material, technique, year.

Applicants must be aware that it is not guaranteed that each Visiting Artist will be offered a teaching position, or expected to make any contributions during events at Berlin Glas. Successful candidates who receive the Endeavour Award will be invited to submit a proposal for consideration.

Artists with focus on glassblowing will have a chance to spend two weeks at the Glashütte Gernheim in Petershagen, near Hanover. This exciting opportunity will offer an experience in an historical glassmaking facility, shadowing the Gernheim Team. As well, resident artists will be able to make their own work, which will be displayed in the Glashütte Gernheim gift shop!

Below is a timeline for interested candidates:

Timeline and process:

07 April:  Open call for entries.

01 May: Expression of interest to be received to Nadania Idriss, Managing Director Berlin Glas e.V Email:

4-10 May: Skype interviews with each applicant

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

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:

Questions concerning the application process may be addressed to:
Berlin Glas e.V.
Contact Nadania Idriss:

The Glass Workshop
Contact Richard Whiteley