Campus Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, USA


Promoting the training of artists who work with glass is one of the main goals of Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung’s funding activities. With its support program “Scholarships for Pilchuck Glass School”, which will initially run for three years, the foundation grants up to five scholarships per year to artists domiciled and permanently residing in Germany at the time of application and for the duration of the funding. These are to allow the sponsored artists to take part in a course at the world-renowned Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle, USA.

Posted 1 September 2018

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The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung grants up to five scholarships per year of up to 6,000 euros since 2018. The project will run until 2020. The workshops of the world’s leading Pilchuck Glass School (founded in 1971) are taught by internationally renowned artists working with glass. Meeting and partaking in an intense exchange with the lecturers as well as with the other participants from all around the world not only cultivates new skills but also develops the artists’ own creative work. The high course fees and travel costs make these courses inaccessible to most artists living in Germany.
One of the goals of the support is to allow scholarship recipients to concentrate on working with glass with a clearly defined goal, to develop their technical know-how, and to acquire new skills. In addition, the artists are to have the opportunity to be inspired by the intense professional exchange and the special atmosphere of the place and to allow their creativity to unfold.
Die Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung
The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, founded in 2000, is dedicated to supporting art and science and thus consciously backs the particular and that which is neglected and overlooked. Its commitment to art focuses on sculpture made of the material glass as well as on contemporary international photography. In its exhibition and collecting activities the nonprofit, predominantly operating foundation concentrates on these two areas. Supporting young talents by improving educational opportunities, for example, is a top priority of Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung’s commitment. Promoting institutions is another core area of the foundation’s activities. In this the focus is on art projects and art museums with out-of-the-ordinary projects. Thus the foundation is partner and major supporter of Haus der Kunst in Munich since 2016. It also funds exhibition projects and the acquisition of art, for example, photographs for the collection of Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.
You can download the detailed Conditions of Participation to apply for a scholarship for Pilchuck Glass School on the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung website under: http://www.atutsek-stiftung.de/engagement-project/stipendien-fuer-die-pilchuck-glass-school/?lang=en
Alexander Tutsek - Stiftung
Karl-Theodor-Straße 27, 80803 München, Germany
+49 (0)89-343856
Pilchuck Glass School
7190, 1201 316th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292, USA
+1 (360) 445-3111
Pilchuck Glass School Administration and Exhibition Space
240 2nd Ave S #100, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
+1 (206) 621-8422


Conditions of Participation

1. Eligibility
The scholarship is directed at artists who work with glass and who have their domicile and permanent residence in Germany at the time of application and for the duration of the funding.
There is no age restriction.
2. Application
The applications have to be sent by post to the following address:
Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung
Scholarships for Pilchuck Glass School
Karl-Theodor-Str. 27
D-80803 Munich
Only complete applications will be accepted.
3. Documents
The following documents have to be submitted:
-       Contact details: First and last name, postal address, email address, telephone number, website (if available) and bank account details.
-       Proof of domicile and permanent residence in Germany at the time of application and for the duration of the funding (prerequisite).
-       Short biography including artistic training and/or previous experience in working with the material glass, as well as publications and exhibitions (1-2 pages in an A4 format).
-       Statement outlining the reasons and goals for the trip as well as the resulting expectations (at most 1-2 pages in an A4 format).
-       Illustrations of 4-5 previous works.

Applicants for a scholarship do not need to have been accepted to a course at Pilchuck Glass School in the first step.
4. Deadline and other terms
The deadline for applications for participating in the 2019 Summer or Fall Program is 8 December 2019. The complete application with all documents has to be sent to Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung by this date (as per postmark).
The applicants will be informed until 15 January 2019 if they will receive a scholarship. If the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung has granted a scholarship, the monies will be paid only after the applicant has received confirmation of participation with notice to pay from Pilchuck Glass School. Please send a copy of the confirmation with notice to pay to the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung immediately.
Interested participants must apply for courses directly at Pilchuck Glass School by 1 February 2019. The summer and fall program 2019 will be published under http://www.pilchuck.com/ in late November/early December 2018.
5. Scholarship
In 2019 the foundation will be granting up to five scholarships of up to 6,000 euros. The board of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung appraises the applications submitted by the deadline and decides about the allocation of the scholarships. Applicants will subsequently be informed by letter.
6. Final Report
Scholarship recipients must submit a two to three page report documenting their experience and the resulting works with photographs. This must be submitted to the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung no later than two months after the end of their stay at Pilchuck.
7. Image Copyright
Applicants provide the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung with high-resolution photographs of the works they made at Pilchuck (jpeg, 300dpi, max. A4 format). They agree to allow the foundation to use the photos for publication as well as press releases and public relations (including website and social media) free of charge.
8. Exhibition
The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung reserves the right to possibly exhibit the works made in Pilchuck in total or in part.
9. Legalities
In submitting an application, applicants accept the procedures and conditions as described in this call. The decisions of the foundation board are final and not subject to legal recourse.
With their application, candidates accept the data protection declaration of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung and consent to the storage and use of their contact data as well as their bank details for the purposes of processing the scholarship as well as maintaining contact in future.
(The English translation above is provided for information purposes only. The German text remains the only official and legally binding version.)

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