Business | 29-07-2023

Apply to be glass artist in residence at UCA

The ceramics, glass and jewellery departments at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), in Farnham, Surrey, deliver an Artist in Residence (AiR) programme each year and glass artists are invited to apply to be the Glass AiR for the academic year 2023/24.

The residency position offers the time, space and facilities for you to develop your glass making practice or realise a specific project. The successful applicant will be given access to UCA’s specialist ceramics and glass facilities in the workshops for the duration of the residency, for which there would be no charge. In exchange, the AiR would be expected to support curriculum delivery on the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This may include, but is not limited to, technical workshops, masterclasses, tutorials and professional skills. They would also contribute to the wider craft community at UCA by engaging with students, sharing knowledge and skills, plus supporting staff teams where necessary.

The position should be viewed as an opportunity for you to develop your own work and technical skills in a creative environment, without the constraints of set course work or timetable. It also allows you to positively extend your CV. This opportunity is open to early and mid-career artists alike, and you would be expected to hold degree-level qualifications or have relevant professional experience within glass making.

The AiR programme runs from mid-September 2023 to the end of August 2024, but the department could accommodate two shorter residencies within this timeframe. The length and start dates of residencies can be negotiated based on availability. Please indicate your preference in your application.

Workshop access at UCA is between 9.30am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional Saturday access at university open days.

The AiR would normally be expected to attend for a minimum of three days per week, for the full duration of the residency programme. The residency will normally terminate at the end of session, unless by special arrangement with the Programme Director.


UCA has some of the most extensive glass making facilities of any UK university, accommodating glass blowing, lamp working, coldworking, mould-making and kiln glass processes. The workshops are supported by three specialist technical tutors in the areas of hot and cold glass, plaster and kiln glass, plus ceramics.

Deadline for applications is 18 August 2023 and artists will be notified by 25 August 2023.

More information and details of how to apply via this link.

UCA Farnham is at: Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS, UK.

Image: Glass art made at UCA.

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