Monday April 15, 2024 | by Andrew Page

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Fall 2024 Toyama Institute of Glass Art Residency

The Toyama Institute of Glass Art, better known as "TIGA,"  is seeking applications for its 2024 artist residency. This program has been bringing international artists to Toyama City since 2020 as a way to promote glass art and the development of this center for glass in Japan known as "Glass Art City." The six-week residency offers a studio space for the duration of the residency, as well as opportunities to interact with art students and local citizens through artist lectures and demonstrations. It culminates in a solo exhibition at the Toyama Glass Museum.

2023 Visiting Artist Vendulka Prchalova

Running from October 15 to November 25, 2024, the successful applicant will be chosen based on their potential to "stimulate the glass art scene in Toyama," according to the call for applications. Requirements include staying in Toyama throughout the residency, active participation in educational activities, good motivation and communication with the staff and administration of TIGA.

Lodgings will be provided, which will take the form of a stay at the guesthouse of Toyama Glass Studio. The studio facilities can be accessed up to 5 days per week for making one's own work, and if the artist is a glassblower, a single assistant can be provided from the studio staff. In addition to work with TIGA students, the artist resident will also visit the local elementary school.

The museum exhibition will run from November 13 - November 19, 2024, and will showcase new work created during the residency.

To apply, fill out the form found here by the Wednesday, June 12, 2024 deadline for consideration. Among the application materials is a recent headshot, 10 images of work or videos under two minutes in length. (Files are to be sent via WeTransfer to the email

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