The Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia, PL
Open Call for the 12th edition, 09.04. – 28.08.2022
Deadline: 31.10.2021

The Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia, PL<br>Open Call for the 12th edition, 09.04. – 28.08.2022<br>Deadline: 31.10.2021

Antra Augustinovica (Latvia), Three voices, author’s technique / paper, acrylics, glass beads, 10 x 16 x 16 cm, photo: Leszek Żurek


The Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia (formerly International Baltic Triennial of Miniature Textile in Gdynia) is one of the major weaver miniature reviews in Europe. It exists since 1993 and got more and more international by the years. The event is organised by Gdynia City Museum every third year for professional artists from Poland and abroad.
The Competition shows a review of contemporary practice in the field of textile miniatures made in various techniques in order to select the best works and present them at a post-competition exhibition at Gdynia City Museum.

In 2019 the 11th edition took place. This exhibition presented 50 woven miniatures selected by the Jury of the 11th Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia competition from 324 entries by 155 artists from all over the globe. The artworks were organised into four thematic blocks: Textile References, Experiments, Nature and Infinity.

Read more about the 11th Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia in the article, written by the exhibition curator Anna Śliwa:

Call for Entry: 12th Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia

The next exhibition is planned for 2022 and will have the theme NATURE.

Conditions for participation in the Competition

Only professional artists from Poland and abroad – graduates of art schools – will be accepted for the Competition.One author can submit to the Competition up to three textile miniatures [works]. Each textile requires a separate entry.
The maximum size of the framed works is 20 x 20 cm, for spatial objects 20 x 20 x 20 cm. The theme defined for this edition is NATURE.
The written submission to the Competition should be made personally by the author, on the Submission Card. The legibly filled Card should be submitted together with pictures of works, up to 3 pictures of each work.

The Submission Card should be sent to the Organiser’s mail address:

On the basis of photographs submitted to the competition the Jury will make a preliminary assessment of the artistic quality of the works, as well as select 50 works for the final competition. Finalists will be informed of the decision of the Jury via email or telephone and will be asked to deliver the works to the address of the Organiser.

The submission closing date: 31st October 2021 (receive)

The first stage of the Competition: 15th November 2021

The delivery of works closing date: 15th January 2022 (receive)

The second stage of the Competition: 31st January 2022

Opening of the exhibition: 8th April 2022

Exhibition at Gdynia City Museum: 9th April – 28th August 2022

For additional information contact: Anna Śliwa, +48 58 662-09-41, +48 734-142-487

More information (Englisch version below):

Conditions and registration:

City Gdynia Museum
Zawiszy Czarnego 1 street
PL - 81-374 Gdynia


Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia2019: Baiba Osite (Latvia), Water lilies, embroidery / matches boxes, silk thread, 20 x 20 x 3 cm, photo: Leszek Żurek, detail

Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia2019:Myriam Dion (Canada), Procession of Faith, Saturday /Sunday, April 19-20, 2014, The Wall Street Journal, newspaper cut, newspaper and gold leaf cut with exacto knife, collage / newspaper, gold leaf, 18.5 x 19 cm, photo: Leszek Żurek, detail

Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia2019: Helene Tschacher (Germany), O D catalogue, office supplies catalogue / paper, 20 x 20 x 2 cm, photo: Leszek Żurek

Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia2019: Sue Stone (UK), Self Portrait with Bear and Masks, hand and machine stitch with appliqué / linen, cotton threads on linen and cotton fabrics, 18.5 x 19.5 x 1 cm, photo: Leszek Żurek

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