Japan – ACT

Canberra Glassworks

This reciprocal residency is a craft exchange between leading glass institutions Canberra Glassworks and Toyama Glass Studio. Each resident will undertake a six-week residency at their host organisation.

Australian applicants for this exchange must be from the ACT. Japanese applicants will be selected by Toyama Glass Studio. Applicants for this residency must have a basic level of glass skills, and awareness of working in a hot glass workshop.

Both the Australian and Japanese recipients will be awarded a $6,000 Asialink grant towards their airfare, daily living expenses and materials. In-kind support will be offered by the Asian and Australian host organisation in the form of accommodation, hosting, studio space and exhibition/project costs.

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Selection criteria

Quality of work as demonstrated by the application and support material provided, and relevant professional experience;

  • Basic glass skills, and awareness of working in a hot glass workshop
  • Relevance to the applicant’s future professional goals;
  • Relevance of the proposed host and country to applicants aims and objectives;
  • Commitment to working in Asia;
  • Demonstrated capability and confidence to engage in a meaningful and active way with the host and community in-country; and
  • Potential to apply outcomes of the residency to the benefit of Australia

Toyama Glass Studio

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Toyama Glass Studio was established by the Toyama City Government in 1994, for the purpose of developing and supporting glass art and craft professionals, for the popularisation and cultivation of glass art and craft, and for the promotion of a glass art and craft industry.

The studio trains young glass artists to be independent professionals who can contribute to the local and global glass art and craft fields. To broaden the base for the culture of and promote the attractiveness of glass to citizens, Toyama Glass Studio organises interactive events and courses. In addition, they hold glass art and craft exhibitions and exchange programs in Japan and overseas to create a new market and network.

Art form/s Visual Art (applicants must have basic glass skills)
Collaborative permitted? No
Preferred host dates 5 April – 17 May 2018 
Potential opportunities Open studio; Exhibition at Toyama Glass Art Museum 9 - 13 May 2018; meet local artist and networks
Location and transport 20 minutes by car to the city centre. 15 minutes by foot to the nearest shops. Car, train, bus available nearby.
Facilities On site accommodation, Shared studio/work space, Internet, Three glass workshops with a total of 15 glassblowing benches; Kilns; Cold workshop; Public viewing area;
Accommodation provided? Yes, with private bathroom, private kitchen, private living room and shared workspace. Accommodation is provided by Toyama Glass Studio. Residents to Toyama Glass Studio will receive $6,000 for six weeks from Asialink.
Fees Material fees may apply
Partners/ families permitted? No
Website http://www.toyama-garasukobo.jp

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Canberra Glassworks

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Canberra Glassworks is a dynamic, professional working glassworks providing local, national and international contemporary glass artists with access to state-of-the-art equipment and a unique context to explore, develop and realise new Australian work. It is the only arts institution of its type in Australia, completely dedicated to contemporary glass. It is valued by nationally and internationally renowned artists for its sophisticated equipment and facilities which allow them to work collaboratively and to a large scale. Its annual program includes exhibitions, artist access programs and community engagement programs and it provides contemporary glass for sale.

Art form/s Visual Art (applicants must have basic glass skills)
Collaborative permitted? No
Preferred host dates 12 June - 24 July 2018
Potential opportunities Open studio and artist talk (required); Exhibition (optional. Applicants must outline their exhibition in their application); Meet local artists and networks
Location and transport 1.5km to city centre, 500 metres to nearest shops. Bus and train options close to the organisation and bicycle can be arranged too, if required.
Facilities On site accommodation, Private studio/work space, Shared studio/work space, Internet, Communication facilities, Outdoor spaces for site-specific works, Library/archive/research resources, State of the art glass making
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access to materials store for purchase of materials, storage locker, access to shared artist kitchen area in the facility
Accommodation provided? Yes, with shared bathroom, shared kitchen and separate living/workspace. Accommodation is provided by Canberra Glassworks. Residents to Canberra Glassworks will receive $6,000 for six weeks from Asialink.
Fees Material fees may apply
Partners/ families permitted? No
Website http://www.canberraglassworks.com

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