Bloom 2023 / Open Call

Bloom Young Artists’ Exhibition

Open Call for Submissions
Application deadline: Sunday 19.2.2023

Bloom 2023 / Open Call

Bloom Young Artists’ Exhibition

Open Call for Submissions
Application deadline: Sunday 19.2.2023

We are delighted to be having our seventh Bloom exhibition, Lokal’s biannual young artists’ exhibition. Bloom has become an established platform for young blossoming creatives to present their works in a curated group exhibition context.

The 2023 edition of Bloom will be held at Lokal, Annankatu 9, as well as online, 5.5.–3.6.2023. Central to Lokal’s mission is to support emerging makers, make new connections, and promote the work of new visionaries – and this exhibition is of course no exception. Bloom exhibits the works of Finnish of Finland-based artists and artisans under the age of 35.

There is a focus on mainly art pieces and select unique design editions, and we kindly request you not to submit furniture design prototypes or homeware craft items.

Please send your application as one PDF file (max size 20MB) , including a short bio, 2–3 previous works, as well as your exhibition piece proposal to Your proposal can be either an existing piece or series, or something you are in the process of working on this coming spring.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 19.2.2023

Confirmation of participation: 28.2.2023

Works to be delivered to Lokal: 2.5.2023

Exhibition dates: 5.5.–3.6.2023


Bloom 2023 poster design by Irene Suosalo

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