GAS General Emergency Relief Fund – NOW OPEN

The Glass Art Society is dedicated to lending a helping hand to our members to offset the negative effects brought about by the spread of and resulting quarantine situations of COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

If you are an independent artist, freelance glassworker, or small business that is experiencing the negative effects of this international disaster, you may be eligible for a GAS emergency assistance grant. Applicants MUST be current GAS members and cannot be students, large businesses, institutions, or non-profit organizations. Applicants DO NOT need to be from the United States to apply; this is an international grant open to GAS members in any country. Funds are given as emergency assistance grants.

Examples of what the GAS Emergency Relief Fund can help to cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Income loss
  • Canceled orders
  • Medical costs
  • Shop closures
  • Canceled events
  • Canceled teaching contracts


To receive an emergency assistance grant from any one of the Glass Art Society Emergency Relief Funds, please fill out the following application and select the fund that applies to you and your location. 

To learn more about the GAS Emergency Relief Funds, please see our resources page for more information. Members in Northern California and New York state are encouraged to apply as funds made possible by the Glass Alliance of Northern California and the Corning Incorporated Foundation are available specifically for these regions.