Call Argillà Argentona - International ceramic fair 2021

2, 3 i 4 de juliol de 2021

Invitation to participate in Argillà Argentona 2021. Deadline of application: March 31 

The dates of the fair are subject to modification or cancellation depending on what the epidemiological situation allows us. We will inform you through the museum the virtual fair website and social networks.

The town of Argentona, near Barcelona, Spain, is going to organize the ARGILLÀ ARGENTONA - INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC FAIR next 2th, 3th and 4th July. This fair is linked to the “sister” fairs of Aubagne (France) and Faenza (Italy). Selected participants of those twin ceramic fairs have priority to be admitted in Argillà Argentona.

It is an open air market fair of traditional pottery and artistic ceramics, with a long tradition. It is one of most important ceramic fairs in Spain. Last year it was visited for about 30.000 people from Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain. Many cultural activities around ceramics are organized: exhibitions of contemporary ceramics, ceramic workshops, raku firing, pottery demonstrations, etc.

Opening hours: 10 am to 10 pm (with a pause between 2 and 5 pm. for lunch).

As a NOVELTY, the new participants selected to participate will also become part of the Argillà Argentona Virtual Fair, which was launched last year from the web and from where each ceramist can offer their products permanently. Once the application is accepted, the participant will receive information of the texts and graphic documentation necessary for the web.

The Museu del Càntir premiered in 2020 Argillà Argentona - Virtual Ceramic Fair, a space where a large part of the activities of the face-to-face fair that we celebrate annually through the streets of Argentona take place online.

On the website: a large number of the exhibitors who attend the fair annually are represented, with their ceramic offerings, as well as videos showing different aspects of the ceramics trade filmed expressly for the occasion, such as a cooked with the raku technique, or demonstrations of traditional pottery by the potter Josep Matés, a virtual visit to the museum and other activities that we will be adding year after year.

Registration fees:

- 6m x 2m 200.00 € (fair services) + € 34.05 (taxes).

- 3m x 2m 100.00 € (fair services) + € 17.03 (taxes).

The price of the fair includes:

- 1 umbrella or simple cover of 3 x 2m. + 1 table of 2.5 x 1m. + 1 “grille” for hanging ceramic pieces for each 3m stand (2 “grille” at 6m stands), according to the demand made by each participant in the registration form.

The price DOES NOT INCLUDE tent or electrical connection. If you wish, these elements can be contracted separately in the registration form, according to these prices:

- Metal tent with green roof of 3 x 2m = 50 Euros (includes assembly in the assigned place)

- Electrical connection = 25 Euros (only for participants who carry electrified parts)

Whoever wishes can bring their own tent or staging structure, within the contracted space (maximum 3 meters deep).

Accommodation: Each participant must solve the accommodation on their own. A list of hotels and other accommodations that have agreed a special price for participants in the fair will be sent to those registered.

Lunch: The organization will have a dining room with food for participants at an affordable price.

Registration and payment procedure:

New ceramists and potters who want to participate must send the Museu del Càntir, the organizing entity, a registration form through the following link (click this link), 6 images of their work, 1 image of the place of sale and the professional CV, before March 31st.

Applications will be evaluated by the organizing committee of the fair. The acceptance or not of the submitted applications will be notified by email.

Payment will be made upon receipt of the settlement document (in case your application has been accepted) and before May 30. Participants who have not made the payment on that date will be discarded for this edition.