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January 31, 2022

2022 RBC Award for Glass – Prix du verre RBC 2022

The RBC Award for Glass is a national award for emerging glass artists. Thanks to the ongoing partnership between RBC and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, this award is presented annually to a practising emerging glass artist who works professionally and is in the early stages of their career. The Award is intended to allow the artist to undertake a period of independent research or other activities with the goal of advancing their artistic and professional practice.

The winner of the RBC Award for Glass will receive $10,000. The winner and up to five finalists will have their work featured in a group exhibition at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery from September 2022 to January 2023. The exhibiting finalists will each receive a prize of $1,000 to assist the development of their practices. The Award will be presented at the opening reception, held at the Gallery in Waterloo on Sunday, September 26th at 2:00pm.

Transportation and accommodation will be provided to the winner, as required. In order to be eligible for the Award, applicants must be available to attend the reception on September 26th and be prepared to make a brief artist talk. All details related to the exhibition and reception are subject to change according to relevant COVID-19 restrictions including dates, attendance, location, and possible online formats. The winner and finalists will be notified in February 2022.

Submission Deadline: Received electronically by Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT


The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery accepts applications for the RBC Award for Glass in English or French. The Gallery is committed to equity and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of our audience, including from artists of colour, Indigenous artists, deaf artists, artists with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ artists.