Glass Art Association of Canada

Institutions

This page lists institutions, including Canadian schools that offer glass programs, craft councils and other professional organizations of support. Both Canadian and international institutions are included. If there is an institution missing from this list, that you would like to see added, please email us at gaacanada@gmail.com.

Canadian Schools with Glass Programs

Alberta College of Art & Design

www.acad.ca Calgary, AB Canada

Since 1926, Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) has inspired thousands of students to pursue their dreams and is the only dedicated art, craft and design institution in Alberta.

Espace VERRE

www.espaceverre.qc.ca Montréal, Québec

Espace VERRE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop the glass-making arts of Quebec

Red Deer College

www.rdc.ab.ca Red Deer, AB

A sense of community is fostered within the College. We offer rich social, cultural, intellectual and recreational environments. We collaborate effectively with partners and we involve ourselves in our local, regional, and global communities.

Sheridan College

www.sheridancollege.ca Oakville, ON

In Sheridan's Craft and Design degree programs, you'll turn ideas into products, knowledge into substance, and your passion into a career.

Sir Sandford Fleming College

www.haliburtonschoolofthearts.ca Haliburton, ON

We're known for providing unique and flexible programs taught by professionals who have shaped art, craft, design, media and heritage studies in Canada. No other college offers students this breadth of creative programming.

Canadian Organizations

Alberta Craft Council Office

www.albertacraft.ab.ca Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1H4

Supporting Craft in Alberta since 1980 through exhibitions, memberships, and programming. Visit our Galleries & Shops | Edmonton & Calgary

Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba Inc.

www.creativemanitoba.ca Winnipeg,  MB 

Creative Manitoba strengthens, represents and connects Manitoba’s arts and creative industries.

Canada Council for the Arts / Counseil des arts du Canada

www.canadacouncil.ca Ottawa, Ontario 

The Canada Council is Canada’s public arts funder. Learn more about our grants, services, prizes and payments

Canada Crafts Federation / Féderation canadienne des métiersd'art

www.canadiancraftsfederation.ca Fredericton, New Brunswick

As a Federation of organizations, the Canadian Crafts Federation / Fédération canadienne des métiers d’art works with the Provincial and Territorial Craft Councils and affiliate organizations to unite, enrich, empower and celebrate the professional contemporary craft sector through collaborative action, networking, and community development.

Cape Breton Centre for Arts and Design

capebretoncraft.com Capebreton, Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design (the Centre), a non-profit charitable organization, is an integral and leading force in the educational, promotional and economic development of the craft sector on Cape Breton Island with a membership of over 300 individuals and organizations throughout Cape Breton Island, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people of Unama’ki.

Craft and Design at Harbourfront Centre

www.harbourfrontcentre.com Toronto, ON

The Craft & Design Studio is a unique Canadian career-oriented program and facility. It is an artist-in-residency, incubator and training centre that uses a self-directed learning approach, which is open to post-graduates demonstrating a thorough and comprehensive understanding, conceptually as well as technically, in one of five areas: Textiles, Glass, Ceramics, Design or Jewellery.

Craft Council of British Columbia

www.craftcouncilbc.ca Vancouver, BC

Craft Council of British Columbia is a charitable arts service organization which supports all stages of artistic practice in the craft sector.

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

www.craftcouncil.nl.ca St. John’s, NL

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is a member-based organization that works to maximize the potential of the craft community of the province.

Craft Ontario 

www.craftontario.com Toronto, ON

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.

FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association

www.clayandglass.on.ca Toronto, Ontario

The mission of the association shall be to encourage and promote excellence and quality in clay and glass, provide opportunities for fellowship and a sense of community involvement, provide continuing education resources for members and people interested in clay and glass and to reach out, demonstrating tolerance, caring, and acceptance for the diverse aspects of expression in clay and glass.

Living Arts Centre

www.livingartscentre.ca Mississauga, ON

The Living Arts Centre resides in the heart of Mississauga's City Centre. It has been here for over 20 years and has been promoting the arts, and supporting local artists and artists from around the world. The LAC is a not-for-profit organization which provides the community with art courses, camps for kids, and performing arts for a night out of entertainment.

Manitoba Crafts Council

c2centreforcraft.ca

The C2 Centre for Craft is dedicated to presenting the best of contemporary and traditional craft in Manitoba. Located in an historic building in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, C2 features an exhibition gallery, shop, library, museum collection, and more. C2 is a shared initiative of the Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library and the Manitoba Craft Council.

New Brunswick Craft Council

www.nbcraftscouncil.ca Fredericton, NB

The New Brunswick Crafts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in crafts, maintaining standards of craftsmanship and expanding markets for fine crafts.

Northwest Territories Arts Council

www.nwtartscouncil.ca

The NWT Arts Council provides creative development funding to support the personal growth and development of NWT artists.

Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council

www.nsdcc.ns.ca Halifax, Nova Scotia

Craft Nova Scotia, formerly the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, is a non-profit, charitable service organization that works to encourage and promote both the craft movement in Nova Scotia and the public awareness and appreciation of craft products and activities.

Nunavut Arts And Crafts Council

www.nacaarts.org

Welcome to the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association's official website.

PEI Crafts Council Inc

www.peicraftscouncil.com Charlottetown, PE

The mission of the PEI Crafts Council is to promote the making and acceptance of quality handcrafted items through the provision of programs and services; to encourage and assist those who are creating and producing the future heirlooms of Prince Edward Island.

Saskatchewan Craft Council

www.saskcraftcouncil.org Saskatoon, SK

The Saskatchewan Craft Council (SCC) is a non-profit organization representing professional Craft Artists, Craft organizations, and patrons of Fine Craft in the province of Saskatchewan. Its mandate is to promote excellence in Craft.

Saskatoon Glass Workers Guild

www.saskatoonglassworkersguild.org Saskatoon, SK

Saskatoon Glassworkers' Guild workshops are led by local and visiting artists to educate both novice and experienced members.

International Resources

American Craft Council

www.craftcouncil.org

The American Craft Council is the leading arts nonprofit cultivating a culture of making. Come join us!

American Glass Guild

www.americanglassguild.org

Stained Glass organization is dedicated to encouraging and promoting the creation, conservation, and history of stained, leaded and decorative glass.

Arrowmont School of Craft

www.arrowmont.org

Visual arts complex offering one and two-week sessions. (Gatlinburg, Tennessee USA)

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass

contempglass.org

The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass.

Art Glass Association

www.artglassassociation.info

The Art Glass Association is the largest association in the world dedicated to the business of art glass and related supplies. Founded in 1986, AGA is an international non-profit organization. Our mission statement:

Bullseye Resource Center

www.bullseyeglass.com

Interested in taking a kilnforming class? Or maybe just learning on your own at home? Browse a list of classes happening soon in your area, as well as our archive of educational articles and videos.

Chrysler Museum of Glass

chrysler.org

The Perry Glass Studio brings our internationally-acclaimed glass collection to life by showing how these masterpieces were created.

Corning Museum of Glass

www.cmog.org

Established in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

cerfplus.org

CERF+ is the leading nonprofit organization focused on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. CERF+ is readiness, relief and resilience for studio artists.

Glass Art Society

www.glassart.org

The Glass Art Society is a 501c3, non-profit, international organization whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass.

Glazenhius

www.hetglazenhuis.be

SE GLASS brings a colorful mix of modern factory design and contemporary art that covers more than half a century. Sweden Based on the glass work of 22 Swedish artists and designers, we try to characterize the characteristic techniques, form language, color and expression of Swedish glass.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

www.haystack-mtn.org

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine.

Penland School of Crafts

www.penland.org

Pendland School of Craft is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books, paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, letterpress, textiles, and wood.

Pilchuck Glass School & Gallery Space

www.pilchuck.com

Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington, is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade mountains on a former tree farm.

Pittsburg Glass Centre

www.pittsburghglasscenter.org

Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) is a nonprofit, public-access education center; an art gallery; a state-of-the-art glass studio; a community builder; and a hub for innovation and creativity.

Snowfarm

www.snowfarm.org

Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program is a nonprofit residential craft school in Williamsburg, MA, located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. The surrounding area of the Pioneer Valley is rich with artists, master crafters, pottery tours, open studios, the beauty of the New England landscape in all seasons, and the five-college communities of Northampton and Amherst.

The Society of Arts and Crafts

www.societyofcrafts.org

In a world of sameness, craft illuminates difference Incorporated in 1897, the Society of Arts and Crafts has been at the forefront of the American craft movement, fostering the development, sales, recognition, and education of crafts for over one hundred years.

UrbanGlass

urbanglass.org

Established in New York City in 1977, UrbanGlass fosters experimentation and advances the use and critical understanding of glass as a creative medium.

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

www.wheatonarts.org

On 45 wooded acres in southern NJ, WheatonArts is home to the Museum of American Glass, the International Creative Glass Fellowship Program, a relevant Folklife program, a Hot Glass Studio, a Pottery Studio as well as traditional craft studios, 3 Museum Stores and a 10,000 square foot event center.