Past and future

For 25 years, an international glass manifestation has been organized annually in Tubbergen with the help of many volunteers and sponsors according to the principle ”high-quality art in public space, accessible to everyone”. A lot of attention is given to innovation and experiments, with a changing theme every year.

The level is high, partly because the program is put together by a recognized curator. Over the past 25 years, more than 850 national and international glass artists have been able to present their work in Tubbergen, many of whom have been able to develop into leading glass artists.  Glasrijk is therefore an important stage for new glass talent.

In the coming years, Glasrijk wants to develop into a larger international top event and into one of the iconic events in Overijssel. It is important to develop a program around glass to attract visitors to Tubbergen throughout the year (from 15,000 visitors every year at the end of September to 50,000 visitors all year round). We strive for regional expansion and a better framework in the promotion of Twente and Tubbergen. We also want to realize a broadening of the content to related themes including light, design, craft in order to achieve more social engagement and to realize new impulses and new relationships with, among others, knowledge institutions and regional manufacturing companies.

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