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.

Yart Sale August 27

Yart Sale Applications Open

Half yard sale, half art show, yART is a market for artists to sell their seconds or other close to perfect work, and any materials they’ve outgrown. They are accepting applications until June 29th. Accepted vendors will be notified by July 5th. The event will be held August 27 at Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media.


Allegheny Arts Revival Grant

Allegheny Arts Revival Grant

The Allegheny Arts Revival Grant program supports the recovery of Allegheny County’s arts and culture community by providing $10,000 general operating grants to organizations and $5,000 to individual artists for the creation of new work. One-on-one assistance in completing the grant application is available. Application Deadline: Friday, July 1


The Heinz Endowments Creative Development Awards

The Heinz Endowments Creative Development Awards

The Heinz Endowments Creative Development Awards grantmaking program shines a light on our region’s professional artists, with a particular focus on those whose artistic achievements show great promise. Two types of awards will be part of the 2022 Creative Development Awards:  

Creative Development Grants: Professional artists in any discipline/media and at any career stage may apply directly for grants up to $20,000 to further artistic and career goals. 

Residencies at Arts Organizations: Arts organizations may apply for grants up to $35,000 to host a residency with local, national or international artists or arts administrators. Artists working in all media are welcome.

A Zoom information session about the program will be held on July 7 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.


Handmade Arcade Applications Open

Handmade Arcade Holiday Market

Applications for the 2022 Handmade Arcade Holiday Market are NOW OPEN. Don't miss your chance to sell your products at the region’s largest handmade market. Consistently drawing about 10,000 shoppers each year, this two-day in-person market features a wide range of makers from Western Pennsylvania and beyond. The Holiday Market will take place on December 2-3 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. Applications close on August 21, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EST)


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