The Toyama Institute of Glass Art (TIGA) has opened up applications for its “Artist in Residence” program for 2022, open this year only to artists who already live in Japan due to the country's strict COVID-19 restrictions. The TIGA artist residency has been on the forefront of glass art and cultural development since it launched in 2010. Founded with the mission of enriching the city’s cultural scene, the selected artist will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with Toyama’s community and education resources alongside producing their own original work. If chosen, the artist will be invited to stay at the Toyama Studio guesthouse for the duration of the residency and be given access to the Toyama Glass Studio facilities, including the hot shop, kiln shop, and cold shop as well as studio assistants upon request.
The theme of the 2022 program is “Glass Art City Toyama”, encouraging the artist to learn and incorporate the age-old traditions and techniques of the glass producing city into their work. The 6-week residency culminates with the chosen artist showcasing their work at a solo exhibition at the prestigious Toyama Glass Museum, presenting to an international audience. Previous residencies at TIGA have been awarded to artists like Matthew Szosz (2016), Eva Novakova (2017), and Karlyn Sutherland (2018).
The application deadline for the program is June 15, 2022 and the selected artist will be notified by July 28, 2022.
Program period: October 21, 2022 to December 1, 2022
Application deadline: June 15, 2022 (Japan time)
The online application can be found here.
More information on the program and application guides can be found here.