STARworks is an arts-centered work community that promotes community and economic development by providing outstanding artistic educational programs and business ventures. They strive to engage the community with artwork and artists of the highest caliber.
Glass Resident Artists: Three artist residencies will be offered per year, each for a period of three months. Glass artists, or professional artists in other mediums who are interested in experimenting with, transitioning to, or incorporating glass into their work are eligible for this program. An MFA is recommended but not required. The Resident Artist program provides resources to develop new work or expand current work while experimenting with both traditional and innovative processes using glass as a medium.
Glass Interns: The glass studio internship is an opportunity for students who have completed initial courses of glass study (B.A./B.F.A or multiple workshops). Candidates should be seeking professional, practical studio experience. Studio interns will learn day-to-day operations, classes and workshops, assisting artists and production glassblowing. Studio Internships are available each year for a period of three months each, which coincides with the Resident Artists program. Interns have the possibility of an extension upon review.
Glass Intern Responsibilities: The standard work week for interns is Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, with one hour for lunch, which adds up to approximately 35 hours per week. Interns may be required to rotate and work some Saturdays during this time. Attendance and volunteering at STARworks events is not compulsory, but greatly encouraged and appreciated. Interns will help with daily operations, classes, workshops, assisting other interns, events, demonstrations and production glassblowing. Interns are expected to assist the studio coordinator with programs, help with maintenance of hot shop, including charging and clean up, present public demonstrations and/or assist with presentations by visiting and resident artists.
Glass Resident Artist Responsibilities: Residents are expected to assist with maintenance of hot shop, clean up, public demonstrations and/or assist in presentations by visiting artists.
STARworks Glass Studio has state-of-the-art glass equipment built by Wet Dog Glass, one of the top glass equipment fabricators in the country. The shop is equipped with a 250 lb. furnace, 740 lb. furnace, 18", 15", 12" & 9" glory holes, five front loading annealing ovens and two casting ovens. Residents/interns also have access to basic woodworking and metalworking equipment.
STARworks offers subsidized housing that can be rented by residents and interns for $250/month per person. Utilities are included in rent. STARworks housing is shared co-ed, pet free and smoke free.
Glass residents and interns receive personal studio space and glass studio access. Tools (blow pipes, hand tools, cold shop equipment, etc.) and blowing glass are provided. Resident artists are given approximately 24 hours per week of personal hot shop time. Interns receive approximately 10 hours per week of personal hot stop time to use outside of work hours (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).