Terms & Conditions

2020 FUSE Glass Prize Details

The winner of the FUSE Glass Prize will receive:

  • AU$20,000 cash

The winner of the David Henshall Emerging Artist Prize will receive:

  • AU$2,500 cash
  • A professional development residency at JamFactory to the value of AU$2,500. The residency enables the winner studio hire/access to JamFactory’s Glass Studio and staff in Adelaide  to the value of $2,500 upon negotiation regarding the winner’s requirements and schedule.

Finalists work will be exhibited at JamFactory’s GalleryOne, Adelaide from 15 May – 4 July 2020 and will tour to JamFactory at Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley from 11 July – 27 September 2020 as well as the Australian Design Centre in Sydney from 9 October – 18 November 2020.

2020 FUSE Glass Prize Entry Requirements

Entry is free and can be submitted through the website between the entry open and entry close dates, 12:00pm AEST, 20 January 2020 and 11:59pm AEST, 20 March 2020. 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 from the ceiling 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 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.


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.

Judging 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 2020 are listed on www.fuseglassprize.com
The Judging Panel reserves the right to refuse an entry that does not comply with all applicable entry criteria.


Short listing of Finalists will occur in March 2020. From entries submitted online, twelve finalists in the established artist category and six 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 12 established artist finalists. The FUSE Emerging Artist Prize will be selected from the group of 6 emerging artist finalists. Finalists will be notified and invited to the Opening Night of the FUSE Exhibition on 14 May 2020 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 2020 in Adelaide, South Australia. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Prize money will be paid to the winners within 14 days of the announcement of the winner on 14 May 2020.

The Exhibitions – details for Finalists 

All finalists will have their work exhibited at JamFactory in Adelaide, at JamFactory at Seppeltsfield in the Barossa and at the Australian Design Centre in Sydney. Works will be available for sale to the public and if unsold will be returned to the artist in November 2020. It will be the responsibility of the artist, if selected as a finalist, to freight the work at their own cost to Adelaide, South Australia for the exhibition and the artists responsibility to insure the work during transport. 

Delivery of work
The Work should be delivered to JamFactory, 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide.

Period of Loan
The Work will be consigned to JamFactory from date of delivery until its return to or collection by the Artist unless the work is sold.

The Work will be delivered to JamFactory by the Artist, at the Artist’s expense. Following the end of the exhibition, for Artists based outside of South Australia, if the work remains unsold at the end of the exhibition period it will be returned to the Artist at JamFactory’s expense and covered in transit by JamFactory’s insurance. For artists based in Adelaide the work will, if unsold, be available for collection from JamFactory Adelaide.

For any New Zealand entrants that are selected as finalists, JamFactory will pay the GST required by the Australian Government on the import of the work.

Tour Freight / Transit Insurance
JamFactory will be responsible for arranging and paying for the cost of safe packing and transport between the exhibition venues, as well as any transit insurance required.

Installation, packing and handling
The Gallery will ensure that installation, packing and handling of the Work is carried out as per any instructions provided by the Artists. All Artworks must be received in Adelaide packaged suitably for freight between exhibition venues.

Exhibition Costs
JamFactory is responsible for all exhibition costs including:

  • design and production of exhibition including display, labelling and signage
  • design and production of catalogue
  • freight and transit insurance between touring venues

Sales, Commission and GST
The Artist must specify the Artist’s price (including the GST component if The Artist is registered for the GST). 

JamFactory calculates a retail price by including commission of 33.3% on all works offered for sale. (i.e. if the selling price exclusive of GST was $6,000 the artist would receive $4,000)

JamFactory reserves the right to adjust prices slightly to allow for sensible rounding of retail price

In accordance with Federal law, JamFactory must also calculate and add 10% GST of the sale price to the price of all work offered for sale. When a work is sold, 10% GST is payable by JamFactory to the Australian Tax Office – whether or not The Artist is registered for GST.

Once an Artist’s item is sold the artist will supply JamFactory with an invoice (tax invoice where appropriate) with the Artist price including GST (where applicable).

 JamFactory shall pay the Artist the stated Artist Price as per the invoice within 60 days after the end of the month by direct debit to the bank account specified on the invoice.

Payment and Australian Business Number (ABN)
All work sold will be held by JamFactory until full payment has been made by the purchaser, except in the case of work sold to public collections.

Extended payment may be negotiated between JamFactory and purchaser, provided a deposit of at least 30% has been received by JamFactory.

The Artist will be paid for all work sold from the exhibition within 60 days of the end of the exhibition.

JamFactory’s Duty of Care for Work
JamFactory acknowledges that the Work loaned always remains the property of the Artist and that JamFactory will handle the Work with special care at all times to prevent damage and deterioration to the Work which is not a characteristic of the Work;

Insurance and Indemnity

  • will maintain adequate insurance cover against fire loss, damage, theft and destruction of the Work for the period of the loan;
  • will ensure that such insurance is for a sum not less than the Agreed Insurance Value of the Work – the Artist Price;
  • will ensure the Artist is paid the Insurance Value of the Work, when insurance settlement is received, if the Work is lost, stolen or irreparably damaged; and
  • will pay the Artist the reasonable costs of repairs to the Work if it is repairable up to the Insurance value.

Integrity of the Work
JamFactory will not alter, modify or destroy the Work, nor do anything which might compromise the integrity of the Work.

Display of the Work
JamFactory shall consult with the Artist and shall use its best endeavours to ensure that the Work is displayed in a manner that is fair, accessible to the public and sympathetic to the Work’s context, however JamFactory retains ultimate curatorial control at all times of the display of all exhibitions.

Winners and/or Finalists grant JamFactory a non-exclusive and non-commercial licence to reproduce images for the purpose of promoting the prize and exhibition for up to two years. The Artist warrants that he/she is the owner of all copyright in the Work or has obtained all necessary permission to permit the uses of the Work contemplated by this clause. All entrants retain copyright of their work. JamFactory may sub-licence to the touring venues on the condition that JamFactory is responsible that any sub-licensee complies with the terms of this licence.

JamFactory, unless otherwise instructed by the Artist, will allow the taking of photographs of the Work, or any part of it, by any member of the public.

JamFactory will acknowledge the Artist in all publicity of the Exhibition and whenever the Work is displayed or used. JamFactory will not make any changes to the artist’s work without first seeking written permission from the artist.

Withdrawal of the Work
The Artist may, without liability, withdraw the Work from the Exhibition during the Exhibition, provided that 30 days notice is given in writing. In this instance the collection of the Work would be the responsibility of the Artist.

JamFactory may withdraw any Work from the Exhibition. If it does so, JamFactory must provide reasons for the withdrawal.