Call for Submissions: 2023 RBC Award for Glass / Prix du verre RBC 2023

2023 RBC Award for Glass
Call for Submissions

Deadline: Received electronically by Sunday, January 15th, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

The RBC Award for Glass is a national award for emerging glass artists working in blown, fused, or stained glass. Thanks to the ongoing partnership between RBC and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, this award is presented annually to a practising emerging glass artist who works professionally and is in the early stages of their career. The Award is intended to allow the artist to undertake a period of independent research or other activities with the goal of advancing their artistic and professional practice.

The winner of the RBC Award for Glass will receive $10,000. The winner and up to five finalists will have their work featured in a group exhibition at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery from May 2023 to September 2023. The exhibiting finalists will each receive a prize of $1,000 to assist the development of their practices. The Award will be presented at the opening reception, held at the Gallery in Waterloo on Sunday, June 4th at 2:00pm. Transportation and accommodation will be provided to the winner, as required. In order to be eligible for the Award, applicants must be available to attend the reception on June 4th and be prepared to make a brief artist talk. All details related to the exhibition and reception are subject to change according to relevant COVID-19 restrictions including dates, attendance, location, and possible online formats. The winner and finalists will be notified in early March.

For our full application guidelines and to submit your application, click here.

Jared Last, 2022 RBC Award for Glass Winner, Colour Shift Vase (pink/blue and red/gold), 2022. Glass. Collection of the Artist. Photo Courtesy of the Artist.

All of the RBC Award for Glass winners to date have contributed to the uniquely Canadian contemporary glass art scene: Jared Last (2022), Montserrat Duran Muntadas (2017), Aaron Oussoren (2016), Laila Le Francois (2015), Cheryl Wilson Smith (2014), Brad Turner (2013), Benjamin Kikkert (2012), Sally McCubbin (2011), Rachael Wong (2010), Cali Bales (2009), and Julie Reimer (2008).

For additional information, contact Peter Flannery, Curator, at 519.746.1882 x235 or

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