Open call: Winter Market

10. 12. 2023

Kunsthalle Bratislava would like to invite you to submit your works for the upcoming Winter Market which will take place on Wednesday, December 20th, 2023, between 13:00 and 20:00h in our main exhibition space, A Hall  in the ‘…and they lived…’ exhibition, as part of the Christmas Market in the old Market Hall. The exhibition ‘…and they lived…’ partially functions as a modular stage, accommodating different kinds of performances and activities.  At the Winter Market you will have the opportunity to showcase and sell your work among other local artists, designers and creatives. We hope this initiative will help support local artists and designers. The event will be an opportunity to introduce your practice to a wider audience and establish a direct relationship with admirers/supporters of your work.

To whom is this open call addressed?

This call is for creators, artists and designers who would like to sell their creations and works at the Winter Market at Kunsthalle Bratislava. A variety of techniques, objects and items are welcome, such as: drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, sound, music, books, zines, text works and more. Both students and professional artists can apply. You (individual or group) are required to be the author(s) of the works presented – the Winter Market is not intended for the resale or exchange of used or vintage goods.

How to express your interest and register?

To express your interest in participating in the Winter market, please email us at  and with the subject ‘Winter Market Open call’, no later than 10.12.2023

Your application should consist of one single PDF file (which shouldn’t exceed 20Mb, nor contain any links that expire) and must contain the following information:

  •   Personal details including your name, contact number and a link to your website, social media or other platforms (If applicable) where we can see your work.
  •   A short professional biography (100 words maximum)
  •   Images of the artworks you would like to sell at the market (must include basic information: technique, dimensions, etc.)
  •   We encourage you to include your portfolio in the PDF and share it with us so we can become familiar with your work, but this is not mandatory.


  • The selected authors must be able to deliver the works to Kunsthalle Bratislava preferably and no later than Tuesday the 19th of December until 13h. The works must be labeled
  • The authors must be present on the day of the Winter Market 20.12.23 13-20h and be able to return their unsold works the same evening
  • The authors must ensure a packing option for their sold works
  • The artists must ensure a monetary exchange option for selling of their works. 


Further information:

Registration and participation are free. All profits from the sale are yours to keep. You regulate and determine the prices of your works. Neither Kunsthalle Bratislava nor any other third party will take any commission from the sales you make.

The Winter Market will be open to the general public, but invitations will also be extended to collectors, gallerists, curators and other cultural workers; artists are therefore advised to keep this in mind when preparing their selection.

Kunsthalle Bratislava will take care of the arrangement and preparation of the space for this event, depending on the number of applicants and the nature of the presented works, but you are welcome to help. In the event that we receive more applications than the capacity of the space allows, our team will curate the final selection of the presenting artists.

The Winter Market will be sharing space with the current group exhibition, ‘…and they lived…’, in the exhibition space A Hall.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Public Program Curator:  and CC 

We wish you a blissful kick start to the holiday season and we are looking forward to hearing from you.