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The Venice Glass Week 2020 International Festival
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The Venice Glass Week 2020 International Festival is now open for entries!
The Venice Glass Week, an international festival dedicated to celebrating, supporting and promoting the art of glassmaking, is pleasant to invies all artist or designer who works with artistic glass to participate in the new edition of its competition.

The Venice Glass Week International Festival is running in its 2020 edition and like every year is accepting applications from all artist or designer who works with artistic glass to participate.

The Venice Glass Week is an international festival dedicated to the art of glass, with a particular focus on that of Murano. The festival involves many of the major institutions in Venice, Murano and Mestre, with the aim of revitalizing and sustaining one of the city’s most important artistic and creative activities.

The festival’s Organising Committee welcomes applications from any organisation, institution, company or individual wishing to propose an event or project relating to artistic glass. Proposed initiatives can include exhibitions, conferences, guided tours, workshops, demonstrations or any other event or project connected to the art of glass. Applicants may also propose an installation of work/s to be exhibited in one of “The Venice Glass Week Hubs”.

Submission requirements:

All applicants are required to provide 3-6 images with captions, to support each Application that they submit. Applicants who are proposing an exhibition or installation of works that have not yet been realised are requested to supply images of similar works, or detailed drawings of/designs for the works that are being proposed.

The Venice Glass Week aims to present events and projects of the highest quality and originality. With this in mind, the selection process for the 2020 edition will be rigorous, and applications will only be considered for events/projects that are new and specifically conceived for the festival (with the exception of long-term exhibitions).

All applications will be evaluated and selected by a Curatorial Committee, consisting of experts in the glass sector at an international level. The decision of the Committee will be communicated to each applicant via email by the end of March 2020. The official list of participants will be announced by the festival communications office during a Press Conference in June 2020.

The 2020 edition of The Venice Glass Week will take place from 5th to 13th September 2020. For this edition two prestigious venues will be designated as “The Venice Glass Week Hubs”. These Hubs will host a series of installations by glass artists and designers who have either applied, or been invited by the Hub curator, to exhibit.

Any artist or designer who works with artistic glass is welcome to propose an installation of their work for inclusion in one of “The Venice Glass Week Hubs”. Exhibitors must be aged 36 or above on 14th September 2020.

Prizes to be awarded during The Venice Glass Week 2020:

• Autonoma Residency Prize (First Edition) – Awarded to an artist or designer working in artistic glass, between the ages of 18-35.

• Bonhams Prize for The Venice Glass Week (Second Edition) – Awarded to the best project in the festival.

• Glass in Venice Prize (Ninth Edition) – Awarded to glass artists and masters who have outstandingly distinguished themselves with their work in the Muranese tradition or other schools and techniques

no entry fee.

deadline: 21/02/2020
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