VRIJ GLAS is an international research center and laboratory with a purpose to encourage experimentation and innovation in glass, and provide artists with infrastructure and expertise. The center strives to stimulate debate and create a greater awareness and appreciation of glass as a visual arts medium. The laboratory is open for artists and designers from all over the world and from all fields. They can rent the studio or apply for the residency program.
By doing this, VRIJ GLAS supports innovation in art and numerous technical innovations, that could be incorporated in glass art and design. It wants to engage the capability and enthusiasm of the international community of artists. It has an ambitious aspiration of giving the international glass movement artistic input from unexpected places and look at the common ground glass art has with other cultural expressions like painting, sculpture, architecture, design, film and music.