National Museum of Ireland / Design & Crafts Council Ireland Covid-19 Commission
Friday 17 July 2020
International Kogei Award in Toyama offering €33,000* in awards plus the opportunity to collaborate with craftspeople in Japan
Applications close 27 January 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 €33,000*, 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 to the International Kogei Award in Toyama is free and offers an exciting opportunity for makers to not only win monetary awards, but also have their work exhibited in Japan and be invited to collaborate with artists, craftspeople and designers in Japan.
Applications close on 27 January 2020 and are open to international and Japanese craftspeople. Full detail are below and here is a link to download images https://we.tl/t-G2W5UVOHzk. Also, a full press release is attached.
The International Kogei Award in Toyama aims to:
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. Other crafts maintained in each region of the world are also welcome to apply.
For an application guide, visit kogeiaward.jp/en/application.html
To find out more about the judges, visit kogeiaward.jp/en/judge.html
Award hosting Organization: International Hokuriku Kogei Summit
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan
*Awards are given in Japanese yen. The EURO values are approximate equivalent values based on an exchange rate of 1 EURO to 120.6 JPY.
Promotional images can be downloaded at we.tl/t-G2W5UVOHzk
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