Open Call


For artists working with glass

Group exhibition and artist in residence in S12


Join us in celebrating the year of glass 2022!

S12 will, on the occasion of UN’s International Year of Glass in 2022, be focusing on Norwegian glass art, by arranging a group exhibition in its Gallery.

The exhibition will be curated by Mika Drozdowska (PL).

One or two of the selected artists will be invited to take part in a residency in S12, where they will have the opportunity to experiment and create new work for the exhibition, with assistance from our workshop manager.


The exhibition will first be shown in S12 in Bergen, opening in May 2022, before parts of it will travel on to Slovakia’s glass museum in the town of Lednické Rovne, in April 2023.



S12 is an open access workshop and gallery – a resource center specializing in work with glass in art and design.  We operate a workshop with qualified staff and specialized facilities, where we welcome artists and designers from all over the world. We arrange an Artist in Residence program, and welcome in particular those who like to experiment with glass in all its diversity, explore its boundaries, and work with it in combination with other materials. We arrange exhibitions that focus on glass as a material, and represent international and national artists and designers alike.  S12 is open to the public and welcomes people of all ages to come visit its exhibitions, demonstrations and talks, as well as to attend a variety of courses, where objects of glass can be created.


Who can apply? 

Artists working in Norway (regardless of nationality) and artists from Norway working abroad, can apply.  Applicants must use glass, alone or in combination with other materials or expressions, in their work. Please submit one to three  works where glass is an important part of the work.


Send your proposal to S12  and attach as one PDF, it should include:

  • Picture of one to three works, including information about size, material and year of production
  • If the work is in the making, sketches and/or project description can be used
  • CV
  • Link to webpage/portfolio
  • Inform about if you are interested in being considered for a residency.

Submission should be sent to:


Application deadline: 31st of January 2022.

You will hear from us : middle of February 2022

Residency period will be arranged during April / May 2022

Exhibition opening in S12: 20th of May 2022

Exhibition opening in Slovakia in mid-April 2023


Curator: Mika Drozdowska from the SIC Gallery in Wroclaw which belongs to the BWA Wroclaw Galleries of Contemporary Art.



Mika Drozdowska (pl)

Anett Haukås (no)

Æsa Björk (no/is)


S12 will apply for support to be able to cover the exhibition’s costs including shipping.

Artists are at the same time encouraged to apply for support to cover their own costs associated with participation, including shipping.


Any questions:

Contact Bergljot Jonsdottir,

Header photo Mads Høbye
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