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.

Call for artists: Sensational

Call for Neurodiverse Artists — Sensational

Atithi Studios is teaming up with Evolve Coaching for an upcoming exhibition! Sensational will explore sensation and perception through a neurodivergent lens. They are looking for artwork from artists that identify as neurodiverse and/or developmentally disabled. Work in amy medium that is relevant to the topics of sensation and perception will be considered for the exhibition. Assistance is available with the application. Apply by March 10, 2023.


Handmade Arcade Spring Market

Handmade Arcade Spring Market

The annual Handmade Arcade Spring Market, taking place Saturday, April 29 at Construction Junction, is a block-party-style event featuring 30 talented emerging makers. Whether you’re just starting out as a new maker or have been crafting and creating on the side for years but have yet to take your hobby to the next level, the Handmade Arcade Spring Market is for you! Apply by February 20.


Westmoreland Art Nationals Call for Artists

Westmoreland Art Nationals

Every year, the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival holds the Westmoreland Art Nationals, a juried art and photography competition, featuring art from all around the country. Artists are permitted to enter as many pieces as they’d like to be considered in both of our exhibits.  The first exhibit will open on May 20, 2023, at the Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, PA. This exhibit will run through June 7, 2023. The second exhibit will be held during the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival at Twin Lakes Park, in Greensburg, PA, from June 29 through July 2, 2023. A total of $4,800 in prize money will be awarded in 10 categories. There is a $40 entry fee. 


Crafting the Future x Pilchuck

Crafting the Future x Pilchuck Craft Workshop Scholarships

Crafting the Future is happy to announce three (3) available Craft Workshop Scholarships for BIPOC artists to participate in 2023 Summer or Fall workshops at Pilchuck Glass School. CTF’s Craft Workshop Scholarships remove all financial barriers associated with participating in Craft Workshop opportunities at partnering Art Institutions around the country, working together to make these spaces more accessible to historically underrepresented communities. Applications are encouraged by Wednesday, January 11th to meet priority registration deadlines and will be accepted through the end of January as long as funds remain available.


Three Rivers Arts Festival

Apply for the 2023 Three Rivers Arts Festival

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a 10-day celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. This world-class, multi-disciplinary festival is free to attend and open to the public, attracting nearly a half-million visitors annually. They are now accepting applications for the Artist Market, Juried Visual Art Exhibition, Performing Arts, Special Projects and Collaborations, and Emerging Artist Scholarship Program.


Art Display at Pittsburgh International Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport Call for Artists

The Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) accepts applications on an ongoing basis from individual artists or artist collaboratives for Rotating Art Installations at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Respondents are encouraged to submit work samples of 2Dimensional, 3Dimensional, Video and Installation work for display in various locations around the airport. There is a $1,500 honorarium for selected projects.

This initiative is part of the PIT Art in the Airport program, which aims to enhance the airport experience for visitors and staff, by presenting dynamic visual art, performing art, and public art produced by local, regional, national, and international artists.


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