2016 FUSE Glass Prize Details
The winner of the FUSE Glass Prize will receive:
- AU$20,000 cash
The winner of the FUSE Emerging Artist Prize will receive:
- AU$2,500 cash
- A residency within the JamFactory Furniture Studio (including travel and accommodation) to the value of AU$2,500
Finalists work will be exhibited at JamFactory’s GalleryOne, Adelaide in May 2016 and will tour at JamFactory at Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley in June 2016.
2016 FUSE Glass Prize Entry Requirements
Entry is free and can be submitted through the www.fuseglassprize website between the entry open and entry close dates, 09:00am AEST, 1 February 2016 and 11:59pm AEST, 11 March 2016. Only one entry will be accepted per artist. Submissions must include all artwork details and professional standard photography of the work. The entry must be predominantly glass but may incorporate other materials, functional or non-functional, free-standing, wall-mounted or suspended (with a weight limit for any work requiring suspension of 8kg). It will be the responsibility of the artist, if selected as a finalist, to ship the work at their own cost to Adelaide, South Australia by 18 April 2016 for the exhibition. The entered work must have been made in the 24 months prior to entering it into the prize, it must have been in continuous ownership of the artist, and must not have been entered in any other prize or competition. Upon submission, the artist warrants that the design is their original and individual work.
Short listing of Finalists will occur in March 2016. From entries submitted online, ten finalists in the established artist category and five finalists in the emerging artist category will be chosen by a high profile international judging panel. The FUSE Glass Prize will be selected from the group of 10 established artist finalists. The FUSE Emerging Artist Prize will be selected from the group of 5 emerging artist finalists. Finalists will be notified and invited to the Opening Night of the FUSE Exhibition on 12 May 2016 in Adelaide, South Australia; where the winners will be announced. Judging of the winning work in the establish and emerging categories will occur in May 2016 in Adelaide, South Australia. The winner will be announced at a high profile industry event in Adelaide on 12 May 2016. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
All finalists and winners will have their work exhibited at JamFactory in Adelaide and in JamFactory’s gallery space at Seppeltsfield in the Barossa. Works will be available for sale to the public and if unsold will be returned to the artist in October 2016.
To be eligible, an artist must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or resident of any kind, including temporary resident; must be over 18, and must not be an immediate family member of the prize judges or donors. Artists who are employed by or affiliated with sponsors of the JamFactory are not excluded, and are encouraged to enter. The definition of an emerging artist for this prize is an artist who has completed tertiary study or formal training within the last five years; every other applicant will be considered an established artist. Entrants acknowledge their submissions, including images, may be used for publicity purposes, and that they may be contacted for comment by authorised representatives of the awards or the general media. The Judging Panel reserves the right to refuse an entry that does not comply with all applicable entry criteria.
Each entry needs to be a representative example of the excellence of the artist’s personal body of work. The work will be judged on innovation, both in idea and use of medium; how it displays excellence in glass craft; and execution of the work as contemporary practice. Judges will focus on the following criteria in priority order:
- Level of innovation
- Originality of idea
- Quality and use of medium
The Judging Panel will assess all entries against the stated criteria. Each judge has been selected for their knowledge and experience, and for their willingness to volunteer and commit time to a non-paid role as judge. Judges for 2016 are listed on www.fuseglassprize.com