FITE – Biennale Textile –Clermont-Ferrand

FITE biennial offers this unique meeting by creating a international scene in order to show off textiles which have a strong cultural, contemporary or patrimonial meaning.



The FITE Prize – Territoires Textiles offers young European designers the opportunity to show their research in the field of textiles and develop it during a residency in a company or with an art master. It also allows 10 selected participants to present their work during an exhibition from July to September 2024 as part of FITE “PLAY”. On this occasion a second prize will be awarded after the vote of the exhibition public.

Deadline for the submission : 30th december 2023 !


In 2012, HS_Projets association and Bargoin museum created the International Festival of Extra ordinaries Textiles (FITE) with Clermont-Ferrand City, soon followed by the Clermont Auvergne Métropole. Since its first edition the FITE is supported by the DRAC AURA, departemental council and Auvergnes Rhône-Alpes region. For 2024, the FITE officially becomes FITE – Textile Biennial – Clermont-Ferrand.

The FITE wants to change the world. His aim is to use fabrics to make people aware of differences, hidden meanings, changes and modernity, to understand the world in all its diversity.


One theme is voted for 2 years !

After « Métamorphoses », « Renaissance », « Rebelles », Déviations », « Love etc. » and « Imagine ! », the theme for 2024_25 edition is « PLAY ». While the biennial is held each even years in Clermont-Ferrand (France), every odd year it moves to another country. This was the case in 2013 in Hué (Vietnam), 2015 in Manila (Philippines), 2017 in Mexico City (Mexico), 2019 in Romania (itinerant) and 2023 in Lithuania (itinerant). In 2021, the FITE was supposed to be in Dakar (Senegal), but had to be cancelled. The 2025 edition will be hosted in São Paulo (Brazil).

Association under the 1901 Law. International actors of textiles : artists, designers, dancers etc. The association works to structure exchanges and cooperation between regional, national, european and international actors by organizing events such as the FITE.


Which candidate to be the european capital of culture for 2028, support the Festival initiative which add value to a locan and international project about textile.


The Museum Bargoin

Whose collections are unique in France, pursue a remarkable work on extra-european textiles invite us to an unseen travel.


Clermont auvergne

Urban community, work for the reinforcement of the intercommunalitiy to make things better together, especially as part of the new region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

LE FITE de 2012 à 2022

la fondation des
textiles extraordinaires

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