When catastrophe strikes in a craftspersons's life - whether it be illness, fire or accident - the Craft Emergency Relief Fund is available to lend a helping hand. GAS has contributed to the "GAS in CERF" fund, making it possible for GAS members to benefit from two sources of funding within the CERF organization. Not only have individual members earmarked part of their contributions for the CERF fund but a portion of the proceeds from the annual Goblet Grab have been contributed as well. For an application to receive funds, please contact the GAS office at (206)382-1305 .
A newly created fund in the fall of 2012. Since the “GAS in CERF” fund is not available to international members. Under this fund all members outside of the U.S. are eligible to apply. For an application to receive funds, please contact the GAS office at (206) 382-1305.
GAS Special Project Community Partnership Fund
Another newly created fund in the fall of 2012. Each year, GAS will fund a special arts-related project or program for under-served populations (i.e. at-risk youth, developmentally disabled, minorities, veterans, etc.) in the conference host city. Guidelines for the fund are currently being developed. We will keep you posted!
Hilbert Sosin Fund for Professionalism in the Glass Arts
In 1995, GAS established the Hilbert Sosin Fund for Professionalism in the Arts. As a fitting tribute to the passion, commitment and friendship which Hilbert showed in his many long years as a friend and volunteer financial advisor to the Glass Art Society, the Hilbert Sosin Fund is dedicated to educational endeavors within the membership of GAS to benefit the organization as a whole.
Dominick Labino Fund
Established in 1993, the Dominick Labino Fund celebrates the contributions, dedication and service of Dominick Labino to the world of glass and to the Glass Art Society. This fund's primary purpose is to sponsor an outstanding technical lecture at each annual conference.
Littleton Lecture Fund
Each year, a lecture will be given at the annual GAS conference by an artist working in glass who pushes the envelope to innovate within the ever-evolving medium and whose individual, artistic voice is evident in their work. Chosen artists should epitomize self-expression using glass to realize their potential as an artist, and will use their creativity, knowledge and influence to educate others in the field of glass.
Robert Willson Fund
The Robert Willson Fund sponsors a lecture on sculpture at each annual conference.
Saxe Emerging Artists Lecture Fund
The Saxe Emerging Artists Lecture Fund sponsors a lecture that gives three artists with promising talent the opportunity to introduce their work to a large audience of established artists, educators, peers, collectors, art historians, and critics.
Sy Kamens Educational Fund
The Sy Kamens Educational Fund was established to honor the memory of Sy Kamens, an ardent collector and supporter of contemporary glass and contemporary glass artists. Proceeds from the Fund help keep students membership and conference registration fees low.
Wayne Strattman Critical Dialogue Lecture Fund
Established in 2004, the Wayne Strattman Critical Dialogue Lecture Fund sponsors a lecture at the annual GAS conference that brings new and stimulating information to the contemporary forum of art glass from other disciplines including, but not limited to, the greater art world.
Takako Sano International Student Scholarship Fund
GAS honors Takako Sano, Co-Chair of the 1998 Eastern Reflections Conference and long-time supporter of the Glass Art Society, by creating an ongoing scholarship in her name to be used to send one non-American student to each annual GAS conference.
Technology Advancing Glass (TAG) Grant
Technology Advancing Glass (TAG) is an initiative geared to assist the advancement of the glass arts by providing an annual research grant to an artist or group of artists to fund research into new materials, techniques, making methods, or applications of technology that will generally advance the field of art made with glass.
General Student Scholarship Fund
Provides support for student members who could not otherwise afford to attend the annual conference.
Becky Winship Flameworking Scholarship Fund
Supports attendance for students whose work includes flameworking techniques. Sponsored by David Winship and Lisa Bieber of Glasscraft Inc.
General Donation to the Glass Art Society
General donations will help support the organization wherever it is needed most at that time.
Thank you to everyone who supports these funds and GAS!
The Glass Art Society is a not-for-profit 501c3 tax-exempt organization. Donations are 100% tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.
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