The FUSE Glass Prize is set for exciting developments in 2020 and beyond with increased philanthropic support boosting the breadth of the award.
The prize originated from discussions between JamFactory and passionate glass art collectors Jim and Helen Carreker who were among the founding donors in 2016. Their visionary support has been ongoing and JamFactory is thrilled to announce that the Carrekers have generously agreed to support the evolution of the prize over the course of the next five years, enabling with other donors, the development of a new FUSE Residency Award in the alternate year of the prize, expansion of the FUSE Publication and plans to tour the finalists’ exhibition to New Zealand from 2022.
Other private supporters of the prize in 2020 include Susan Armitage, the Hon Diana Laidlaw AM, Sonia Laidlaw, David McKee AM, Pam McKee, Trina Ross, and additional anonymous donors.
The David & Dulcie Henshall Foundation have also generously pledged their support of the emerging artist category of FUSE through the David Henshall Emerging Artist Prize. This prize, named in honour of the late David Henshall, recognises the Henshall’s interest in glass and supporting young talent. The emerging category prize is valued at $5,000 consisting of $2,500 cash and a professional development residency at JamFactory.