The VOLTA12 application call is now closed. If you are interested in submitting a late application, please first check with our team by emailing
VOLTA, the renowned art fair for new and emerging art, debuted in Basel, Switzerland in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel. With the curatorial mind of Artistic Director Amanda Coulson, eclectic and dynamic presentations with a strong focus on solo presentations find a stage as refined as at the main fair.

VOLTA12 will take place at Markthalle in Basel, June 13 - 18, 2016, coinciding with Art Basel.

For the detailed VOLTA12 Prospectus (PDF), with an in-depth description of the fair and booth prices + sizes, please email our team at



VOLTA's mission is to be a place for discovery. As such, we encourage the presentation of emerging artists from your gallery program. While we recognize the value of the Basel platform for all artists in your roster, VOLTA is focused primarily on presenting solo projects and two or three artists in dialogue. Therefore, a carefully considered booth concept is required. Please be as specific as possible in describing your presentation through images and text. Your booth presentation must correspond with your accepted proposal and initial artists in your application.

This application requires up to 10 lo-res .jpgs (at 72 DPI). Files over 1MB will not be able to upload, please re-size accordingly.


An application fee of $250 is required and due with the return of this application.

You will be notified of the status of your application after March 25, 2016.

This application becomes a contract upon acceptance and follows the standards set out in the Terms and Conditions of Participation.

The application is 6 steps long. On the 5th step, before the final payment you will be able to review and edit all entries of the previous steps. If you need to interrupt the application, return to this homepage resume your existing application by signing in with your email address below.



If you have any questions or need assistance trouble shooting the application, please contact Chris De Angelis, Managing Director, at



VOLTA12 will take place at Markthalle, in the city center of Basel, two blocks from the SBB main train station.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, December 21, 2015

BOOTH FEE DEPOSIT: Due upon receipt of booth assignment and invoice

FULL PAYMENT DUE: Friday, May 13, 2016

EXHIBITOR SET-UP: Saturday, June 11, and Sunday June 12, 2016

GUEST OF HONOR PREVIEW: Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10am

VIP PREVIEW: Monday, June 13, 2016 at 12noon

FAIR OPENS TO PUBLIC: Monday, June 13, 2016 at 2pm, (Public Vernissage)

FAIR CLOSES: Saturday, June 18 at 7pm

EXHIBITOR DISMANTLING: Saturday, June 18, (7pm to 11pm) and Sunday, June 19, 2016

Dates and times are subject to change at the sole discretion of Show Management.