Emmaboda Kommun



The project "New Glass", The Glass Factory in co-operation with Gustaf Nordenskiöld and Örsjö Belysning

This residency is a format with the purpose of realizing an idea or a project practically. The Glass Factory provides the infrastructure, material and/or expertise.

The residency shall be able to provide new patterns for developing knowledge and understanding within art and social issues. A contact with creative businesses, which give artists a task of developing or changing products in a creative way, is included in the residency. The artist can be invited to non-art related businesses in order to provide a different perspective on work, products and production etcetera. 

The purpose of the residency is to enhance rebuilding in a region in midst of social change. The residency should increase contact between regional trade and industry and Swedish and international artists in order to stimulate new ways in business and create regional growth. The Glass Factory uses the participatory method in which the artist is given access to the museum staff and the museum, as well as exchanges with various businesses.


  • A well documented interest for the material/the context of glass
  • A high level of artistry, craft skills or design within your practice

The stay is two weeks long with free access to all workshop equipment and support from technicians. Accommodation is offered at the museum's hostel for visiting artists. Compensation for one trip by train or car within Sweden is given. A project space adjacent to the workshop is at your disposal during your stay.

All work is open to the museum's visitors. When the stay is completed, the practitioner shall donate a work/object/result to The Glass Factory's collection and accomplish a viewing/presentation or an exhibition, depending on the nature of the work.

Application is made in a PDF format with a project description of the planned work and a biography/CV, 4000 characters maximum, and 10 images of the applicant's work.

The decision is made public on June 2nd. The selection is made by The Glass Factory's artistic and strategic council.

Applicable from February 23rd, 2017 to May 31st, 2017, 6-8 weeks, work in the hot shop 2 weeks.

Submit your application:

After you have completed the form, you can attach it here
Senast uppdaterad: 11 April 2017