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EGE - European Glass Experience
Call to Artists
(Deadline: Dec. 31)

In the frame of the European Commission Culture Programme 2007-2013, the City of Venice has obtained financing by the European Commission for the implementation of the project “EGE - European Glass Experience”. The project aims at giving to glass a full acknowledgement in contemporary art and at fostering its value as an intangible cultural heritage of Europeans.

EGE’s partners are: the City of Venice (Italy, lead partner), the Glass Museum of Venice-Fondazione Musei Civici (Italy), Consorzio Promovetro Murano (Italy), the Finnish Glass Museum, the Spanish National Glass Foundation. Moreover, the initiative includes the participation of the following associated partners: the Smålands Museum in Sweden, the Stained Glass Museum in Cracow in Poland, and lastly the International Festival of Glass, United Kingdom.

EGE project wants to focus on the great and undiscovered potential of using glass in pure art, to develop art forms primarily for aesthetics and/or intellectual purposes and not to serve some specific practical function.

EGE will be carried out through three travelling exhibitions of glass artworks and projects for glass artworks (sketches/rendering) realised by young artists (18 – 40 years old) selected through an announcement of competition:

- 40 glass artworks and 80 sketches will be selected and exhibited in Finland, Spain and Italy.
- The best 20 sketches will be realised by glassmakers in Murano and exhibited in Italy (Venice) during the last project exhibition.

For more information, visit www.egeglass.eu
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