Bullseye Glass Company offers two types of residencies:
- Resource Center Residencies at Bullseye Resource Centers in Santa Fe New Mexico, the Bay Area California, Los Angeles California, and Mamaroneck New York are open to artists and artist groups and provide extended (up to three months) access to facilities as well as a materials budget. Artists are responsible for food, travel, housing and other expenses. Resource Center Residencies are available to current residents of the region; applications are accepted biannually for Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall openings.
- Bullseye Studio residencies at our Portland factory are open to regional, national, and international artists and artist groups. Factory residencies are for concentrated investigation and typically range from 2-6 weeks depending on the scope of exploration. Bullseye will provide access to facilities, a materials budget, and, if required, housing. Residents are responsible for food, travel, and other expenses. Established and emerging artists from all disciplines are eligible for a residency at Bullseye Studio. Artists with little to no experience with kiln-glass are encouraged to apply, but may be asked to attend a workshop in advance of the residency to familiarize themselves with the studio and kiln-glass methods. Applications are accepted biannually for Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall openings.
Summer/Fall residencies (taking place between July 1 and December 31)
March 1 – Applications due – apply now (Applications close at 11:59 pm – Mountain Time)
early April – Selections are announced
Artists are not required to finish a project during their residency, but will share their work, developments, and research with the Bullseye community through notes, blog posts, images, public lectures, studio visits, and various events throughout and closely following the residency. Artists are encouraged to invite their friends, peers, and the local community to visit while they are in residence.
A panel comprised of Bullseye staff, fellow artists, and art professionals chooses 8 artists or artist groups for residencies each year. Awards of residencies are at the discretion of Bullseye Glass Co. In some instances, artists are invited to participate without submitting an application.
Proposals must be compatible with the available studio tools, space and must accommodate the multi-use nature of Bullseye Resource Centers as well as Bullseye’s mission. Established as well as emerging artists are encouraged to apply.
Accommodations are not available for artists at our Resource Centers. Accommodations are available, based on need, at our Portland facility. Residents are not allowed to sleep overnight in the studios.
Collaborations / Artist Teams
Proposals for Artist Teams or Collaborations must be clearly identified and each artist must submit images and indicate their level of experience. Preference is given to artist teams that contain at least one person with extensive training in kiln-glass practices.