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[Toyama City] Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2024  Call for Entries


The Toyama Glass Art Museum has opened submissions for the Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2024. This exhibition is an international, open-submission triennial that showcases outstanding works of contemporary glass art from around the world that contribute to the advancement of glass art. We look forward to your submissions of works that are breakthroughs in creative expression. 

■Application period:  Monday, July 10 to Friday, November 10, 2023

■Applicant eligibility: Open to all, regardless of nationality or age. 

■Application fee: None

・Works must be primarily composed of glass.
・No limitations are placed on genre or function of submitted works.
・Only works created since 2021 are eligible.
・Works that have already been submitted to other competitions will not be accepted.
・Number of works: Each applicant (individual or group) may submit up to two works.
・The applicant must own the works submitted and the copyright to them.
・Works may not infringe on third party intellectual property rights and/or copyrights. The applicant must acquire permission from the intellectual property right holder(s) to use a logo, symbol, work of art, film, photograph, video, program, music, etc., in the work in question prior to submission. If a third party should claim infringement of the right and/or compensation, addressing it is the sole responsibility of the applicant. The organizers of this exhibition will not be liable.
・Size : The total width, depth and height of each work must not exceed 240 centimeters.
・For an installation, the floor area occupied by the work (including special fixtures, equipment, etc.) must be less than 9㎡. The height should be less than 3.3 meters.
・Weight: Total weight must be less than 100 kilograms (220 pounds).
・If the installation of the work requires special fixtures or equipment (lighting, projector, monitor, transformer, etc.), they must be already attached to or included in the work.
・Video works are limited to those in which glass plays the major role or performance pieces using glass. The length of the video must be no longer than five minutes.
・The work must not include animals, plants, fire or dangerous materials that have a risk of soiling or damaging the museum’s facilities or causing harm to others. 
・Violations of public order and morals are not permitted.

■To Submit an Entry
Apply from the official Toyama International Glass Exhibition website 

Grand Prize JPY 3,000,000 (1 work)
Gold Prize JPY 1,000,000 (1 work)
Silver Prize JPY 300,000 (2 works)
Jury Prize JPY 100,000 (5 works)
*Works receiving the Grand Prize or Gold Prize shall be donated to the Toyama Glass Art Museum. *The prize will be paid net of tax.

First Judging
The first judging, on the basis of the images submitted, will be carried out in late January, 2024 (tentative date), to select the works to be included in the exhibition. The results will be announced on the website in early February. 

Second Judging
The second judging will be conducted with the actual works on Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, 2024, and will determine the winners of each prize. 
The prize-winning works will be announced in early June and then posted on the website. 

Period: Saturday, July 13 – October 14 (Monday and holiday), 2024
Venue: Toyama Glass Art Museum
Exhibits: Selected works

*Works will be returned approximately two months after the exhibition ends.

■Judging Panel
Amy SCHWARTZ      Director of The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass
Uta KLOTZ               Editor-in-chief, NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: art & architecture
ZHANG Lin               Founder, Director and Executive CEO of Shanghai Museum of Glass
SHIMA Atsuhiko        Director of The National Museum of Art, Osaka
TSUCHIDA Ruriko      Director of Toyama Glass Art Museum

Secretariat Office of the Executive Committee of the Toyama International Glass Exhibition in Toyama Glass Art Museum
5-1 Nishicho, Toyama City, Toyama 930-0062, Japan
The official Toyama International Glass Exhibition website:

Photos (From the left):
 2.Leaflet (outside)
 3.Leaflet (inside)
 4.QR code (Japanese)
 5.QR code (English) 

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