Artist Opportunities

opportunities for artists

At Pittsburgh Glass Center we share our passion for glass locally and globally to advance a more diverse, vibrant, and accessible glass art community.

An important part of our mission is to cultivate, nurture and support diverse and passionate glass artists and expand opportunities for them to make and exhibit their work in Pittsburgh and beyond. 

If you have an artist opportunity that you would like to list here, contact us. Artists can also join our Facebook group for Pittsburgh Area Glass Artists.

Elizabeth R. Raphael

2021 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize

Contemporary Craft announces the call for entries for the 2021 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, a $5,000 cash prize plus award.  Presented in conjunction with a juried exhibition at Contemporary Craft (CC), a corresponding catalogue and a feature video on the winning artist, the biennial prize is funded by the daughters of Elizabeth R. Raphael, the founder of CC and a nationally known figure in the contemporary art scene for several decades. This year’s prize will be awarded in the category of glass, on the basis of an entry that addresses the theme of “transformation.” 

The Prize is open to exceptionally talented artists who are in the early, mid or late stages of their career and reside in the United States or abroad. DEADLINE TO APPLY:  October 22, 2021


Contemporary Craft LEAP Award


The 2022 Lydon Emerging Artist Program at Contemporary Craft is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must work in craft media: ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber, or a combination of these materials. The yearlong retail program features, markets, and sells the work of one winner, who also receives a $1000 prize, and four finalists. DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 30, 2021


PCA&M Winter Artists Market

PCA&M Winter Artists Market

Indoor and outdoor spaces are available for vendors at Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media's annual holiday market, being held Saturday, December 11. DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 14.


AAP Artist Opportunities Blog

AAP Artist Opportunities Blog

Operated by Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, this blog is updated weekly with calls for art, exhibition opportunities, residencies, grants, and more.


Associated Glass and Pottery Manufacturers

internships with simon pearce, blenko and more

Internships are available with glass and ceramic manufacturers such as Simon Pearce, Blenko, and other similar organizations.


Spring Board for the arts logo

Art-Train, a program by Springboard for the Arts

Free training opportunities for artists