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Festival Internazionale della Ceramica e Mostra Mercato
International Ceramics Festival and Market-Fair

August 31st, September 1st and 2nd 2018
6th edition


PLEASE NOTE: Applications closed on Febrary 5th, 2018.

Click here to download these application guidelines in pdf >

The sixth edition of Argillà Italia, International Ceramics Festival &Market-Fair, will take place in Faenza, next August 31st and September 1st-2nd, 2018.

Applications for the market fair shall be submitted by next December 29th, 2017.
NEW: Deadline for application postponed at February 5th, 2018.

Argillà Italia

Argillà Italia, International Ceramics Festival & Market-Fair is held every two years in Faenza (Ravenna, Italy) during the first weekend of September.
Since the first edition in 2008, the city of Faenza welcomes ceramicists, artists and professionals during a long weekend dedicated to Ceramics.
Argillà Italia offers visitors the chance of a pleasant walk along the streets of the historic centre of Faenza, discovering the booths of the international exhibitors (over 20 countries were represented in Argillà Italia 2016), displaying their best ceramic production, ranging from art, sculpture, design, furniture, home decor items and fashion accessories.
Besides the market, the Festival features many cultural events, like Mondial Tornianti – Worldwide Potter’s Wheel Championship, exhibitions, night shows with spectacular open-air firings, music, workshops for children, artistic workshops and conferences.
Argillà Italia has proven to be a leading festival of Ceramics in Europe: a rendezvous of great attraction for the public, as well as an important moment for exchange among the operators of the ceramic system and a unique opportunity to network nationally and internationally. The context is Faenza, a city whose cultural identity is strongly related to ceramic production, which still today represents a reference in Europe and worldwide: Faenza is one of the most renowned centres for majolica in the world, from which the name Faiences originates.

Argillà Italia 2018: technical info

>The 2018 edition of Argillà Italia will host around 200 ceramicists as exhibitors in the market-fair, in the town centre of Faenza.
In addition, technical and institutional exhibitors will be present (retailers of tools and equipment, associations, galleries, schools, institutions, press).

> The opening hours of the market-fair will be the following:
Friday 31st August 2018, from 4pm to 10pm
Saturday 1st September 2018, from 10am to 10pm
Sunday 2nd September 2018, from 10am to 8pm

> As in the previous editions, only ceramicists provided with a regular tax position in their country will be admitted to participate in the market (VAT registration number for Italian exhibitors and equivalent tax registration for ceramicists from other countries).

> Application Form for participation: please fill out the Application Form either you apply as a ceramicist, technical exhibitor or institutional exhibitor.

> The registration fee for the market fair is:
– 200.00 € + 22% VAT for Italian exhibitors, Extra-EU exhibitors and EU exhibitors whose VAT number is not VIES validated.
– 200.00 € for EU exhibitors provided with a VIES-validated VAT number
The registration fee includes the electrical connection and electricity supply for the days of the market.

> For ceramicists admitted to the market-fair, stand structures and furniture will be available for rental, upon request.
Technical and institutional exhibitors are traditionally located in the area of Piazza del Popolo: in this area, for technical and organizational reasons, they will have to use the rented stand structures (4×4 metres), available for rental thanks to an agreement with an external company.
Rental costs will be approximately: 80 € for a 3x3m stand / 230€ for a 4x4m stand (VAT excluded).

> Germany will be the Guest Country at Argillà Italia 2018. German ceramicists admitted to the market-fair will benefit from special conditions for participation, and their booths will be positioned in the Guest Country dedicated area, in front of the MIC – International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza.
Alongside with this, a side programme of events, exhibitions and conferences will be dedicated to the Guest Country.

> In order to guarantee the high quality of the market-fair, the application forms received by the due deadline will be subject to a selection, carried out by an international jury of professionals in the world of artistic and handicraft ceramics.

> Further to the feedback received from the ceramic exhibitors of the 2016 edition, we are now working to create a reserved area for Exhibitors at Argillà 2018, where exhibitors may take their lunch or snacks at a convenient price, and meet and make contacts with other participants and ceramicists. Further details will be communicated in the next months to this regard.

Terms and conditions for Application

The Application shall be completed in all its parts, including the requested attachments.
Please fill out the online application form available at the following link:

Alternatively, you may download the .pdf format of the form, complete it and send it, together with the requested attachments, to:

  • or by post:
    Argillà Italia
    MIC – Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza
    Viale Baccarini 19
    48018 Faenza RA – Italy

Click here to download the application form in pdf >

Deadline to submit Applications: December 29th, 2017.
NEW: Deadline for application postponed at February 5th, 2018.
For the applications sent by mail, the postmark date will serve as a proof.


Argillà Italia is organized by the MIC Foundation of International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, in cooperation with the Municipality of Faenza and in collaboration with AiCC – Association of Italian Cities of Ceramics.
For information, please contact the Organisational Secretariat (Paola Casta and Maria Francesca Minardi) at:
Tel          +39 0546 697 311 (MIC – International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza)

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