Open Call for Grassimesse Leipzig 2024

Open call  /  01 Feb 2024  -  15 May 2024
Published: 01.02.2024

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The GRASSIMESSE is an international forum and trade fair for applied arts and industrial design in all areas. The GRASSIMESSE, both forum and sales fair, reflects the variety and world of ideas within contemporary creative design, while promoting the development and awareness of design quality. The organizer is the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig.
The call for tenders is international and open to artisans and designers in all fields. A jury of experts will select participants. Both individuals and groups (with a maximum of six people) can apply. In the event of group applications, the jury will decide on the individual submitted works.

You can apply online. The requested documents are a short CV, a short introduction of the artistic work and up to five images of the artistic works. The images should be photographs (preferably professional) of the products and should represent the work intended for exhibition at the fair. The work should not be more than two years old and must be available for sale. Only printable digital images will be accepted. Please provide all the requested information in the upload area.

Participants will bear the costs for the trip, delivery and removal of objects, insurance, accommodation, and catering. After receiving the confirmation of participation, individual exhibitors are obligated to pay a participation fee of 300 € while groups must pay a fee of 500 € (all booths, however, are the same size). The fee includes a flat rate for the booth space, a share in the advertising costs, and a contribution to the website. The terms of participation are recognised with the written confirmation of participation; after this point, withdrawal is no longer possible.

Selection for participation/award of prizes
The museum organizes a jury of experts to be headed by the Director of the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts. The panel works on a voluntary basis and is able to carry out decisions even if last minute the jury should be incomplete. The jury convenes at the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts. Current jury at opens a new tab)

Awards: On the occasion of GRASSIMESSE, the following awards will be granted:
  • Grassi Award of the Carl and Anneliese Goerdeler-Foundation: 3,000 €
  • smow-Design Award: 2,500 €
  • Grassi Award of Sparkasse Leipzig: 2,000 €
  • Jan-Willems-Award: 1,500 €
  • Apolline Award: 1,000 €
  • Grassi Award of the Circle of Friends: 1,000 €

The jury will select the winners among the exhibitors at the GRASSIMESSE on Thursday morning. Awards will only be granted to sellable objects or object groups no more than two years old and owned by the artist or the manufacturing firm. During the trade fair, exhibitors are entitled to offer older objects for sale.

The closing date for applications is 15th May 2024. The jury’s decision on participation or non-participation will be announced by the end of June.

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