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International Kogei Award in Toyama, Japan

International Kogei Award in Toyama offering £28,000 in awards + the opportunity to collaborate with craftspeople in Japan

Closing date: 27 Jan 2020

Toyama Prefecture in Japan has launched the International Kogei Award in Toyama to create opportunities for networking and collaboration with craftspeople and makers across the world, and from there, to paint a new future vision for the world of craft.

The awards are open to artists, craftspeople and designers aged 50 and under. It offers a prize pool of over £28,000*, the opportunity to have work exhibited in Japan and to be invited to the exchange program and collaborative production program with local craftspeople and companies in Toyama in or after 2021.

Entry is free and open to craftspeople and makers around the world practicing KOGEI (artisan crafts), who are introducing the art created only by KOGEI, which consists of two elements inextricably connected - tradition and innovation.

Techniques and materials eligible to apply are: lacquerware, metalwork, casting, woodwork, handmade washi paper, ceramics, glass, leather, dyeing and weaving or combinations thereof.

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Opportunity provided by:
International Hokuriku Kogei Summit
Venue Location:
Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design (TAD)
3-20 Kibamachi
Main Contact:
International Hokuriku Kogei Summit 07804312229 [javascript protected email address] Apply now