Christine and Stephen Procter Fellowship 2024

Stephen Procter, ‘Seeds of Light’ 1992, cast and sandblasted glass. 9 cm each.
Stephen Procter, ‘Seeds of Light’ 1992, cast and sandblasted glass. 9 cm each.

Christine and Stephen Procter Fellowship 2024 

The Christine and Stephen Procter Fellowship 2024 is now open for proposals. In 2024 we are offering two Fellowships, one will be awarded to an artist based outside of Australia and one will be awarded to a domestic artist. The Procter Fellow 2024 will receive $6000 AUD towards travel, and a four to eight-week residency at The Australian National University in the Glass Workshop at the School of Art and Design.  

Closing date: 11:59 pm 11 October 2023 AEST 


The Procter Fellowship was established in 2001 in memory of Stephen Procter, Head of the Glass Workshop at The Australian National University from 1993 until 2000. The Fellowship also honours Stephen’s partner, Christine Procter Nicholson, who was a founder of the Fellowship and member of the annual selection panel. The aim of the Fellowship is to assist Australian and international artists to work with and study glass abroad. Travel and the experience of other cultures were very important to Stephen, and this Fellowship is intended to be a significant and exciting link between glass communities around the world. The opportunity alternates annually between international and Australian-based artists. The Fellowship aims to support artists with working or educational opportunities significant to their artistic practice. The fellowship will be completed the same year unless otherwise agreed to.


To date, 18 fellowships have been awarded: 

2003 Blanche Tilden travelled to Seattle, USA to work with James Minson and study at Pilchuck Glass School.  
2004 Harumi Yukutake from Toyama, Japan was the first international Procter Fellow to travel to Australia. Harumi completed a permanent installation on the ANU campus. 
2005 Alexandra Chambers travelled to Pilchuck Glass School, USA to work and study with artist Scott Benefield. 
2006 Mark Zirpel from Seattle, USA completed a two-month residency in Canberra and travelled to other educational venues in Australia.  
2007 Brenden Scott French was an artist in residence at Northlands Creative Glass in Scotland. He returned to Canberra for a residency and solo exhibition at the newly opened Canberra Glassworks.  
2008 Rebecca Chernow travelled to Canberra from Seattle, USA for a two-month residency. While in Australia, she also visited Sydney College of the Arts and the Jam Factory in Adelaide.  
2009 Deirdre Feeney travelled to Paris to conduct research based on early 20th Century cinemas. After her travels Feeney was artist in residence in the Glass Workshop at the ANU.  
2010 Matthew Szosz came from Providence, USA to spend eight weeks in the Glass Workshop interacting with students and developing new work.  He also travelled to Sydney College of the Arts, UniSA and the Jam Factory.  
2011 Mel George travelled to Istanbul, Venice and Ravenna to research mosaic masterworks. On her return, she was artist in residence in the Glass Workshop at ANU. 
2012 Amber Cowan from the USA undertook a two-month residency in the Glass Workshop. Cowan utilized and reformed factory-produced decorative glass by recycling and recontextualizing objects. 
2013 Patricia Roan spent time in the remote landscapes to Lybster, Scotland, and Skagafjordur, Iceland, to and develop ideas for time-based installations. On her return Roan was a resident in the Glass Workshop. 
2014 American-born, Scottish artist Jeff Zimmer used his Glass Workshop residency to explore concepts of ambiguity, disconnect between actions and consequence and notions of borders and separation.  
2015  Kristel Britcher, based in Adelaide, researched sacred spaces and mineral collections in Scotland and returned as Artist in Residence at the Glass Workshop. 
2016 London-based Scottish artist Annie Cattrell undertook research around the culture of mining minerals and gold in Australia at the National Museum of Australia. This research was developed into a series of narrative cast and cut drawings. 
2017  Emma Varga travelled to Norway to sail the Svalbard Archipelago with a group of international artists in waters above the Arctic Circle, as research for a new body of work. 
2018 Niko Dimitrijevic​, from the USA, developed and presented a site-specific work responding to the iconic architecture of the School of Art and Design.   
2019  Harriet Schwarzrock​ participated in an immersive neon and plasma class in the USA. On her return to Australia, she shared her experiences with students and staff as Artist in Residence. 
2023 Alex Rosenberg will travel to Australia and undertake a residency in the ANU SOAD Glass Workshop in Canberra. 


The International Fellow’s residency will take place between 26 February - 19 April 2024. 
The domestic Fellow's residency will take place between 29 July - 20 September 2024.

  • Applicant should be a practising artist seeking time to develop their work, undertake research and/or technical experimentation in glass around a specific project as highlighted in their fellowship application proposal. 
  • The Fellowship proposal should outline the nature of the intended travel. It should communicate the connections between the overseas activities, the artist’s ongoing practice and the residency project.  
  • The successful applicant will be selected based on artistic merit and the relevance of the fellowship proposal. 
  • International travel for Australian artists can commence anytime from the end of January in the year of their Fellowship. 
  • The residency in the Glass Workshop must take place in the year in which the Fellowship is offered. The duration of the residency is four to eight weeks and must partly take place during the academic teaching period. The dates of the residency will be negotiated with ANU staff according to the successful project’s time frame.  
  • The Fellow will be provided with on-campus accommodation, studio space and scheduled use of equipment to carry out their work. Limited supplies will be provided. 
  • The Fellow will be expected to have direct interaction with students through workshops, seminars, critiques, tutorials and presentations. 
  • Closing date for applications for the 2024 Fellowship: 11 October 2023 

For enquiries, please email Dr Jeffrey Sarmiento, Head of Glass:  

Application instructions 

Please submit the following information: 

1. An application which includes;
• Current CV 
• Artist statement 
• Proposal describing what you intend to accomplish during the residency period and how the Fellowship will benefit your artistic development. Please indicate the primary techniques you would employ during the residency.  
• Contact details of two referees including email addresses and phone numbers. We will contact the referees of the successful applicant for letters of support. 

2. Portfolio PDF (max 20 pages) which includes; 
• Full images of 10 works, one image per page. If your work involves video/media, provide a still image.  
• Detail images of the 10 works (optional) 
•Image credits for each work: title, date, dimensions and a brief description. If your work involves video/media, please include links. 



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