Open Call for Talente Masters of the Future

Young artists working in applied arts and technology will have the opportunity to show their work in the international competition TALENTE – Masters of the Future 2025 in Munich, Germany, during the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades from March 12 to 16, 2025.

Talente – Masters of the Future takes place every year as a special exhibition during the Munich International Skilled Trades Fair in March. Projects by around 90 participants from ca. 25 countries are exhibited in specially designed exhibition spaces over around 600 m2.

At the start of the fair, we publish a high-quality catalogue to introduce the participants, together with a short biography and a description of the work. During the fair, an international jury nominates the winner of the Talente-prize. The prize is nominal. The prize winners are mentioned again in the catalogue the following year. The purpose of the Talente – Masters of the Future exhibition is to promote as many people as possible. It is therefore not possible to enter more than once.

>> New talents in the areas of design and technology are invited to enter. In the design section, you must not be more than 33 years old in the year that the competition takes place. The maximum age in the technology section is 35. An application for interested persons who exceed this age limit is possible up to two years after they have completed their apprenticeship or studies.

Talente entrants from previous years may not enter again.

Invitations are sent out to over 25 countries throughout Europe and beyond. The contributions are selected by a panel of experts.
Interested parties apply online with photographic and text documentation of the work that they wish to enter with. The contributions should reflect the development of the artist or technician while illustrating the type of work and the topics that s/he is currently involved in. The work may not be more than two year old.

The selection panel considers the applications and selects the entrants for the competition. The entrants’ contributions are then exhibited at the Talente exhibition, which takes place during the International Skilled Trades Fair. They are appraised here by an international jury.
Artists/technicians can only exhibit the work that they applied with. Any other works, or newer ones, cannot be displayed. Either individual items or a group of works can be considered. Depending on the size, no more than eight works should be presented.

Deadline for all applications will be the 1st of October 2024.

The competition is publicly funded. This covers the space on the fair itself, the catalogue entry and part of the transport of the objects to and from Munich.

>> Conditions of participation. German – English and French Version
>> Online Application
>> Catalogues of TALENTE and SCHMUCK

For questions please contact us at 0049 89 5119-293 or michaela.braesel@hwk-muenchen.de.

Prizes and Awards:
Talente-Prize

  • Eight contributions will be awarded the Talente-Prize.
  • Works will be acknowledged in the Talente-Catalogue of the following year (including photography and text).
  • Distinguished exhibitors receive a certificate.

Bavarian States Prize

  • Every exhibitor at the International Trade Fair can apply for the Bavarian States Prize.
  • The Bavarian States Prize is awarded 5.000 Euros, a gold medal, and a certificate.

Organisation and Funding:
Promoter: GHM
Administration: Barbara Schmidt​, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern
Organisation: Michaela Braesel, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern

We are grateful for the support provided by the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Energy, and the Bavarian State Ministry of Commerce and Media, Energy, and Technology. The publication of the catalogue is enabled by funding from the Association of Trades Fairs.

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