Canberra Glassworks is a dynamic, professional working glassworks providing local, national and international contemporary glass artists with access to state-of-the-art equipment and a unique context to explore, develop and realise new Australian work. It is the only arts institution of its type in Australia, completely dedicated to contemporary glass, one of few like it internationally. It is valued by nationally and internationally renowned artists for its sophisticated equipment and facilities which allow them to work collaboratively and to a large scale. Its annual program includes exhibitions, artist access programs and community engagement programs and it provides contemporary glass for sale. Operating since 2007, it was established as a special initiative of the ACT Government through artsACT. It is a tourist attraction and approximately 50,000 people visit each year to see and engage with artists working throughout the building. It is housed in the historic Kingston Power House in the developing and visionary Kingston Arts Precinct.