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The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is pleased to share that the RBC Award for Glass will be returning in 2022! From 2008-2017 the award was presented annually to an early career glass artist, enabling them to undertake a period of independent research or other activities that advanced their artistic and professional practice. Thanks to the generosity of the RBC Foundation, this prestigious award will return in 2022, allowing us to continue supporting the best of emerging glass artists in Canada. Stay tuned for details about the call for submissions this fall!

About the RBC Award for Glass:

The RBC Award for Glass is presented annually by the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery and is supported by the RBC Foundation. This prestigious $10,000 award allows practising early career glass artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. Up to 5 finalists will each receive a $1,000 award to support the development of their practice. Each year, the winners and finalists of the RBC Award for Glass and Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics will have their work presented alongside the winner’s in an awards exhibition held at the Gallery each fall.

Recipients of the award represent some of the best emerging glass artists in Canada. To learn more about the previous winners, click here.

About the RBC Emerging Artists Project:

At RBC, we care about investing in the places where we live and work. Our support of the arts has been a long-standing priority as we recognize that the arts play an important role in building vibrant communities and strong economies.
In 2013, the RBC Foundation committed $6.7 million to arts and cultural organizations, supporting local, national, and international initiatives. The RBC Emerging Artists Project helps artists bridge the gap from emerging to established, and supports organizations that provide the best opportunity to advance their career trajectory.


For additional information, contact Peter Flannery, Curator, at 519.746.1882 x235 or