What is ISGNE?

ISGNE’s aim is to promote a community of artists, designers, curators, researchers and cultural workers working in the medium of glass, to share experiences, creative practices and opportunities transnationally.

Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe (ISGNE) project is funded through the Creative Europe Co-operation projects funding strand and is led by North Lands Creative UK in partnership with Berlin Glas e.V. Germany, Ltd. Stikla Maja Latvia and the National College of Art and Design Ireland.

ISGNE will lead to the development of supports for across Europe through the provision of mobility visits, residencies, exhibitions, professional transnational classes and audience development initiatives such as artist-led community workshops, symposiums and an annual forum. ISGNE will focus on audience development and transnational mobility relative to contemporary glass practices as tacit knowledge and craftsmanship; within the constructs of intangible cultures, design, visual and applied arts.

The ISGNE project will run over four years until May 2022 and will also look to make the medium of glass more accessible to a non-arts audience, bringing to the fore a wider public debate on the sustainability of contemporary glass by a programme of ambitious and unique experiences.