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GlassRoots Is Accepting Applications For The 2021 GlassRoots-Peters Valley Fellowship

GlassRoots Is Accepting Applications For The 2021 GlassRoots-Peters Valley Fellowship

(NEWARK, NJ) -- GlassRoots, a Newark-based, non-profit arts-education organization, and Peters Valley School of Craft, a renowned craft school located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area in Layton, NJ, join together to offer this unique full-scholarship, arts-education Fellowship where students can explore the arts in depth! 

GlassRoots seeks a total of twelve candidates to participate in one of two cohorts, comprised of six students each. Both programs require full-time attendance.  

The program is open to students ages 18-24 from the greater Newark area, with a high school diploma or equivalent. Students must be 18 years old by April 1, 2021 to apply.

Students will train at GlassRoots' studios in Newark for five weeks, then live on campus at Peters Valley for seven weeks of instruction.  Program dates are:  Cohort One: April 5 to June 29, 2021 | Cohort Two: May 31 to August 24, 2021

All costs for the program, including tuition, transportation, meals and living expenses will be covered. Additionally, students will receive a weekly stipend during the program. 

All applicants MUST attend an information session in order to be considered for the program. Parents and guardians are encouraged to join us at one of these upcoming, one-hour information sessions, held on Zoom. (Link to follow registration.) Choose from these dates: Monday, March 1 / 4:30pm or 6:30pm or Friday, March 5 / 6:30pm only 


To register for an information session, please email info@glassroots.org to indicate your preferred session, and please include FELLOWSHIP in the subject line.

GlassRoots ignites and builds the creative and economic vitality of greater Newark, with a focus on underserved youth and young adults, through the transformative power of the glass art experience. Through involvement with GlassRoots’ arts, NJ residents of all ages are empowered to think creatively and realize new visions of their futures through the art of glassmaking. Widely renowned for excellence in collaborative programming, GlassRoots presents high quality, rigorous, innovative, relevant, and diverse programing that both reflects and expands the community’s interests.

Peters Valley School of Craft champions the unifying power of art, craft, and creativity; celebrates the diversity of our shared humanity; and condemns racism and violence in all forms. Peters Valley enriches lives through the learning, practice, and appreciation of fine crafts. The making of fine crafts is a kind of exploration, which relies on an integration of heart, head, and hands. Peters Valley encourages and facilitates this exploration in everything we do. We are a vibrant community, bringing together established and emerging artists from around the globe. coming together to make things makes us better artists, able to learn from each other, and to evaluate our own efforts in a wider context.

originally published: 02/26/2021

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