GAS members experiencing the negative effects of a natural disaster, international pandemic, or other hardship may be eligible for a GAS emergency assistance grant when funds are available.

GENERAL ERF

This fund is made possible by many generous Glass Art Society members and donors. Applicants MUST be current GAS members and restrictions may apply based on the type of funding you are seeking. General Emergency Relief Fund applications are open to GAS members in any country. Funds are given as emergency assistance grants.

ERF: New York

This fund, made possible by the Corning Incorporated Foundation, is open to current GAS members located in New York state who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualified applicants may be independent artists, small business owners, or freelance glassworkers; they cannot be students, large businesses, institutions, or non-profit organizations. Funds are distributed as $500 emergency assistance grants. 

ERF: Northern California

This fund, made possible by the Glass Alliance of Northern California, is open to current GAS members located in any of the 48 counties of Northern California who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualified applicants may be independent artists, small business owners, or freelance glassworkers; they cannot be students, large businesses, institutions, or non-profit organizations. Funds are distributed as $500 emergency assistance grants.

Not eligible but still need relief? Visit our Emergency Relief Page.