International Festival of Glass Twitter Facebook About the festival Masterclasses British Glass Biennale Exhibitions Programme Festival Events and Workshops Festival news Contact News British Glass Biennale 2022 The British Glass Biennale is the foremost juried exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by artists, designers and craftspeople working in the UK and British Artists working abroad. It is the flagship exhibition within the International Festival of Glass. The British Glass Biennale is open to artists, designers, craftspeople and students working in all areas of contemporary glass practice or using glass as a key design element. The emphasis is on new work demonstrating the highest level of excellence in design, creative imagination and technical skill. The British Glass Biennale and the International Festival of Glass were established to encourage and support glass artists and craftspeople. It is in this sprit that in recognition of the difficulties for many over the last few years that the submission fee has been significantly reduced to £10 for all categories. Applicants must Have been living and working in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the last two consecutive years; or Be living, working or studying abroad but possess a British passport and have previously lived in the UK for a minimum of 15 years; or Be studying on glass arts course in the UK Each artist can submit up to three pieces for consideration Each piece must be predominantly made of glass but can incorporate other materials The work must have been made since 1st March 2019 All pieces selected for display must be for sale DEADLINE for entries - Midnight Sunday 27 February The Jury for the British Glass Biennale 2022 Michelle Bowen - Director, UK New Artists Brandi P. Clark - Executive Director, Glass Arts Society James Devereux - Artist & Director, Devereux & Huskie Glassworks Wayne Strattman - President, Strattman Design, USA Bryony Windsor - Relationship Manager (Visual Arts) Midlands, Arts Council England Matt Durran - Curator The British Glass Biennale opens 26 August and closes 1 October 2022 The Private View and Awards Ceremony will be held by invitation on Thursday 25 August The online submission form will open in early November, we look forward to receiving your application.