Saturday, September 18, 2010


Deadline: 31st March 2011 (POSTMARK)

European Tapestry Forum (ETF)

Copenhagen Denmark
Opens March 2012 then travels to several venues in Europe

European Tapestry Forum (ETF) is calling for entries for its third European tapestry triennial, ARTAPESTRY3.

ETF was established by tapestry artists for tapestry artists. The organisation works to encourage the continuing development of the art of tapestry weaving and holds regular Triennial exhibitions as part of its intention to demonstrate the versatility of this technique and to promote it to a wider audience.

ARTAPESTRY3 will open in March 2012 and will travel to several venues in Europe. ETF is negotiating with museums and will announce the exhibition schedule as soon as details become known.

DEFINITONS: The exhibition is open to professional tapestry artists who live and work in Europe.

EUROPE: Includes the EU plus Norway and Switzerland, Turkey and Russia.

TAPESTRY: For our purposes, we define tapestry as a hand-woven weft-faced material with completely covered warp threads and discontinuous wefts.

• Artists may submit digital images of up to three works for consideration by the jury.

• Works must have been made since 2009 (not earlier).

• Minimum size: Woven area of 1 square meter.

• Artists must commit their work for a maximum of two years.

• Entry fee: €30
(The entry fee must be paid in euros only by bank transfer at your cost to ETF’s euro account.)


The selection for the exhibition will take place in Copenhagen in April 2011. Participating artists will be notified of the decision of the jury by 1st May 2011.


Work will be selected by an independent jury of five experts including artists and curators:

*Architect Hannele Grönlund, Finland
*Professor Lesley Millar, UK
*Professor/tapestry-weaver Margarethe Persson, Austria
*Sculpture Kirsten Ortwed ,Germany/Denmark
*Yves Sabourin, France – Inspecteur de la creation artistique Chargé de mission pour le textile et l’art contemporain

The call for entries and the application form can be obtained by visiting the website: /

European Tapestry Forum
Kastelsvej 6, O.G.
DK-2100 Copenhagen