Perceptions vs Opportunity

"In general, do you feel the interest/activity in glass art in terms of new artists, studios, galleries, education institutions, collectors, etc. compared to five years ago?

According to survey data, an overwhelming majority (97 percent) of the general public said their interested had increased or stayed the same. Yet, there is an interesting conflict in the response from the glass art community. Only 50 percent believe the industry is growing. Those most optimistic about the young artists, those with 1-5 years of experience.

 
 

We asked the glass community, “When you think of the glass art world, what one word comes to mind?”

 
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  Public's Interest In Glass

 Almost 80% of the general public claims to have an interest in glass.

Almost 80% of the general public claims to have an interest in glass.

 

The survey data revealed that the general public is interested in glass art. They want to engage with, create conversations and learn about glass art. 74 percent of the general republic reported being interested in glass art. We asked the general public how they might be encouraged to to become more involved with glass art. What we heard — it’s all about engagement. People noted exhibitions, demonstrations, social media content, community events and lower barriers to entry in museums.