08th September | Auditorium CCVF | Guimarães | Portugal                             

A fundamental part of Contextile’s programme is based on the reflection and debate of ideas, setting Textiles and their growing importance and prominent presence in artistic events in the context of international contemporary art.            

This artistic dimension of Textiles in all its forms of expression and representation has been explored in the Textile Talks, a programme for the presentation and discussion of contemporary artistic projects and works. The 2024 encounter and Talks will focus on the theme of this 7th edition of Contextile: TOUCH

Textile Talks are an opportunity for artists, creators and researchers to present their artistic and/or research projects on the subject of textiles.

Participating in the TextileTalks will be the Contextile 2024 partners, invited artists and speakers and the artists selected by this call for proposals.



SUNDAY, 8th September’24

10:00 | Greetings/Welcome
– Presentation of the TextileTALKS, its objectives and methodologies
– Presentation of the concept of Contextile 2024, TOUCH
– Speed Talks

11:15 | coffee break

– Invited Artists / Invited Speakers
– Speed Talks
– Debate

13:00 | Lunch

– Invited Artists / Invited Speakers
– Slow Talks
– Debate

16:00 | coffee break

– Invited Country / Invited Partners
– Speed Talks
– Debate

17:50 | Conclusions / Summary of the Textile Talks

18:00 | Networking

18:30 | Closure


Conditions to participate

1. Artists and researchers over 18 years of age and of any nationality may apply individually or collectively.
2. Fill in the application form and send it until the 28th April 2024, to the email address: [email protected].
3. Of the selected applications, the organisers will select two to present a Slow Talk (each artist will have 12 minutes to present their work)
4. Selected speakers must send their presentations in English, until the 28th July 2024.
5. All selected speakers will be informed by the organisers about the deadline to send their final presentations in advance in order to avoid last-minute technical problems.

Applications and respective presentations must comply with the stipulated format and the “Speed Talk” concept, namely:
. 8 minutes maximum allowed time for the presentation.
. 8 images or a 8-minute video.
. To use as media support: slide show, power point, video.
. To be a dynamic, inspiring and innovative presentation both in design and content.

Selection Process
. Presentations proposals will be selected by a Jury, composed of representatives of Contextile 2024.
. The Jury has the responsibility to select 12 presentations.
. The selected artists will be formally notified by e-mail, until the 18th May 2024.

The Organization assures
. Suitable conditions and technical support for a good presentation.
. Information and support about transport and lodging (the biennial has partnerships with hotels offering special prices) and a guided tour to the exhibitions integrating Contextile.

16th February 2024: Open Call
28th April 2024: Deadline for applications
18th May 2024: Notification to the selected speakers
10th June 2024: Confirmation of presence by the selected speakers
28th July 2024: Delivery of the presentations by the selected speakers
8th September 2024: TextileTALKS


Deadline for submitting an application: 

April 28th, 2024.