The wait is almost over: tomorrow, Thursday 14th September at 5pm, an Award Ceremony will take place at Palazzo Franchetti, during which the official prizes of the seventh edition of the Festival will be presented.
Each one of the Festival’s 200+ participants are candidates for the third edition of the Premio Fondazione di Venezia for The Venice Glass Week, which will entail a cash prize of 1000 Euro. In addition the Jury – composed of Jean Blanchaert, Curator and member of The Venice Glass Week Curatorial Committee, Giovanna Palandri, Chancellor of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Letter ed Arti, and Paola Marini, General Councillor of the Fondazione di Venezia – will award a Special Recognition to four other projects.
The Autonoma Residency Prize will be awarded to one of the young glass artists participating in The Venice Glass Week HUB Under 35. The prize will enable the winner to undertake a two-month Artistic Residency at Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle (USA).
Last but not least, Glass technician Guido Ferro and international artist Giorgio Vigna will be awarded the prestigious Premio Glass in Venice, now in its eleventh edition. The Prize is organised by the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, with a view to rewarding glass artists and masters who have outstandingly distinguished themselves with their work in the Muranese tradition or other schools and techniques.