Tuesday June 21, 2016 | by Sarah Canny

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Still time to apply for 6-week artist residency in Toyama, Japan

The Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in Japan is accepting applications for its annual 6-week artist-in-residence program that will take place from October 20 through November 30, 2016. The application materials state the residency will go to a glass artist "who has potential to stimulate the glass art scene in Toyama by his/her works, regardless of age, gender and techniques he/she utilizes." The successful applicant will have access to a full suite of facilities to create his or her own work in a supportive and enthusiastic environment. The work made by the resident artist will receive a solo exhibition.  Along with creating, the artist is expected to participate in lectures and demonstrations, and to interact and share his or her knowledge and experience with the many students and fellow artists on campus. 

Past artists-in-residence have included Anna Mlasowsky (2011) and Ethan Stern (2012), and Pavlina Cambalova (2015). The current faculty includes head professor Jin Hongo and associate professor Amy Rueffert.

To apply, fill out and attach the official application form, send a head shot and images of 10 works, as well as a letter of recommendation. Full information on the application process can be read here.

Applications must be received by July 1, 2016 by the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art Extension Program Executive Committee. Applications should be emailed with “AIR in Toyama 2016-Applicant’s name” as the subject line. 

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