Applications to Supermarket 2020 are now closed.
Supermarket 2020 wil be held 22–26 April 2020 (public dates 23–26 April).
Applications to Supermarket 2021 will open in August 2020.
Applications to Talks & Performance and Professional Networking Participants' programme at Supermarket 2021 will open in November 2020. Please check our website/Facebook regularly for updates.
See info below and submit your application via the link above. Scroll down to section 'How do I apply?' for more instructions on how to apply.
Please note that we do not ask for application/registration fees, we are committed to giving artists opportunities rather than making profit.
What is Supermarket?
Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair is an international artist-run art fair that provides a showcase of artists’ initiatives from all over the world. Supermarket's aim is to display unique projects and ideas, create opportunities for new networks on Swedish and international art scene, and share the passion and vitality that are present in the independent the art world.
Supermarket has been arranged in Stockholm since 2007 by a small group of organisers most of whom are artists themselves. It is a development of Minimarket, which was held at Konstnärshuset ('the artists' house') in 2006 in reaction to a new commercial art fair Market. The project has rapidly evolved from a modest group of local initiatives to an international art fair that has made its mark and helped firmly establish Stockholm on the art world map. Over the years it has featured exhibitors from more than 60 countries, all part of a growing international trend of artist-run galleries, project spaces, artist collectives and other artists' initiatives
Supermarket is not just a regular art fair. In parallel to the main exhibition we have the Supermarket Talks & Performance programme, the Professional Networking Participants programme, Supermarket Meetings, Supermarket Forum and our internationally distributed Supermarket Art Magazine.
Applications: From 31 August until 1 October 2020 we welcome artist-run spaces from around the world to make an online application to Supermarket 2021. The pre-selection results of Supermarket 2021 will be announced by 31 October 2020.
The costs of participation in Supermarket 2021 range from SEK 4375 to SEK 7500 including VAT. We have chosen to keep the participation fee at a low level in order to include interesting exhibitors who work on a not-for-profit basis and/or are unestablished.
Who can apply?
Any artist-run galleries that regularly stage public exhibitions in their own exhibition spaces and other artists' initiatives that arrange exhibitions, projects or events with invited artists can apply to exhibit at Supermarket 2021. Individual artists or artists' groups founded only for applying to Supermarket will not be accepted. Each year we exhibit artist-run initiatives from more than twenty-five countries around the world.
Is it possible to choose from different sizes of exhibition booths?
Yes, there are four options that you can choose from:
Large exhibition stand (approx. 12–13 sqm, for example 2x6 m or 2.5x5 m)
Small exhibition stand (approx. 6 sqm, for example 2x3 m)
Presentation stand (approx 2 sqm, for example 1x2 m)
You will be able to find the prices for the stands during the application process on our website. (See below 'How do I apply?)
How do I apply?
You apply online right here on our website. You will find the application link there 31 August–1 October (not before or after). The application is done in four steps:
- Sign up for a user account on our website and sign in. If you already have an account, then you only sign in.
- Fill in the applications details; information about your space/initiative and information about your planned exhibition at Supermarket 2021.
- Do not forget to enclose additional attachments, e.g. images, videos or other relevant information, since this allows us to make a better selection.
- Submit your application.
Due to the high number of applications, we ask applicants to be as specific as possible when describing your space/initiative and exhibition proposal. You can apply for an exhibition booth primarily, and to be a PNP (see below) as a second option. You can edit the application and add information until 1 October (midnight).
How does the selection process work?
After the application deadline Supermarket's project team gathers all the applications and materials and the selection process begins. The assessement period takes several weeks where we go through every application, check that you filled in all the compulsory information, go through your additional materials (images, links, project proposal etc.) and then individually comment on each application. After this there is a group assessement where we make the selection of usually about fifty to seventy galleries.
The pre-selection results for Supermarket 2021 will be announced by 31 October 2020.
If you need a preliminary letter of invitation to support your funding application prior to the official announcement of the selected galleries, please contact us as this is possible.
What are the dates for Supermarket 2021? When do the exhibitors need to arrive and leave?
There are slightly different dates for the exhibitors and for the public. The dates for Supermarket 2021 TBC.
The dates for the exhibitors are 22–26 April 2020 (Wednesday to Sunday). Wednesday 22 April is a special day, when the art fair is closed to the public and only accessible to the exhibitors, press and invited guests from the art sector. On this day, Press preview, Professional preview and Supermarket Forum take place. You can choose to take part in Forum but it is not compulsory (see special section further below).
As an exhibitor you need to arrive several days in advance to be able to set up your booth and have it ready for 22 April. You need to be present during the exhibitor dates 22–26 April.
We highly recommend that you arrive on Sunday 19 April / Monday 20 April and leave on Monday 27 April / Tuesday 28 April.
The public opening days are 23–26 April (Thursday to Sunday).
This is when the art fair is open to the general public.
I am not part of an artist-run space. –Can I apply as an individual?
The applications to PNP will be open 1–30 November on www.supermarketartfair.com. Please note the different date for the applications – not the same date as Exhibitors applications.
For more information get in touch with the PNP coordinator Lucie Gottlieb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a performance artist. –Can I also take part in Supermarket?
Yes, Supermarket Talks & Performance programme is just for you. Performance artists, audio-visual artists with a great proposal for an event, guest speakers with a topic to discuss or project to present – you are welcome to apply. More information and digital programme folders from previous editions can be found here.
The application to Talks & Performance programme will open 1–30 November on www.supermarketartfair.com. (Please note the different date for the applications – not the same date as Exhibitors applications.)
For more information get in touch with the Talks & Performance coordinator Franziska Sperling at franziska@supermarketartfair.
Participating galleries who will show performances in their booth only have to inform us if they want us to include it in a daily programme.
I have many more questions regarding Supermarket and the application process. Who can I contact?
You can get in touch with us with any questions by email at email@example.com.