Honouring diversity, equity and inclusion, FUSION’s Awards and Scholarships program encourages applications from people of all cultures, regions across Ontario, racialized communities, abilities and diverse identities. The Awards program is a benefit of FUSION membership. Scholarships are open to all clay and glass artists.
This year, FUSION launched new awards to recognize Indigenous clay and glass artists as well as Arts Educators and Administrators who contribute to the clay and glass community through teaching and arts management.
This year also marks the first time an award to honour the life of Mary Lou Gilchrist was presented to celebrate her commitment to clay and glass and her support of craft as a long-time volunteer and collector.
2022 FUSION Awards and Scholarships
The Mary Lou Gilchrist Award for Clay and Glass Artists: $2000 JANE GARCIA
FUSION Award for Clay or Glass New Generation Artists: $1000 -$500 to SAMI TSANG and $500 to ZIHAO XIONG
FUSION Award for Clay or Glass Artists: $1000 - HEIDI MCKENZIE
FUSION Award for Arts Educators and Administrators: $500 - PAUL STEWART
FUSION Volunteer of the Year Award: $250 - BARB BANFIELD
FUSION Scholarships for Continuing Education: 2 scholarships at $500 each - AMY BELL AND STEFANIE SMITH
FUSION’s Student Awards administered through the Craft and Design program at Sheridan College
The Awards and Scholarships are juried by a peer assessment committee.
Many thanks to this year's Awards Jury
HOW ARE FUSION'S AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED?
If you would like to create an award or contribute to an award for 2023, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org