(Stone) Sculpture Symposia / Festivals

* New: Call for entries: artworks for the outdoor Sculpture Park in Wuhu city, Eastern China. Prizes from 250,000 to 80,000 RMB (US-$36,000 to 1,150)
* New: Application open: Symp Intl Sculpture en direct sur Marbre, Béziers, France, until March 06, 2020 (see below)
* New: X Intl Festival of Wooden Sculpture „Lukomorye at Baikal“ (see below)
* Houston, Texas will see an Ice Festival on February 01, 2020
* Artistic Residencies of 4 to 8 weeks in Bojacá Cundinamarca, Colombia are organzied by the Fundación Para Las Artes (ACE). The monthly fee is US-$880 (€800) including accomodation and program, meals extra. Up to 6 artists, designers, curators, architects, historians and writers from all over the world are invited to develop projects in the facilities of the country headquarters in Bojacá municipality.
* Reports from the 25th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival held in China (January 10 to 13, 2020) 1, 2

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Te Kupenga Intl Stone Sculpture Symposium


New Zealand, New Plymouth, January 04 – 24, 2020,
public auction of the works on February 01, 2020

Intl Sculpture Symposium Nepal


Nepal, Galkot, February 17 – March 04, 2020,

1st Intl Sculpture Symposium


Israel, Ganey Tikva, March 01 – 19, 2020

Llano Earth Art Festival

[Stone stacking]

USA; Llano, TX, March 13- 16, 2020,

West Cork Stone Symposium 2020


Ireland, Kilcrohane, County Cork, March 27 – 29, 2020,

12th Magic of Marble Festival


USA, Sylacauga, AL, March 31 – April 11, 2020


VII Intl Symposium Art and Tradition

[Works with non-figurative, kinetic and conceptual character]

Costa Rica, Santa Ana, April 16 – 26, 2020
Topic: Allegories and Trades/Crafts/Vocations of the Canton

X Intl Festival of Wooden Sculpture „Lukomorye at Baikal“


Russia, Savvateevka, Irkutsk region, May 07 – 17, 2020,

European Stone Festival

[Stonemasons' Festival]

Germany, Freiburg, May 15 – 17, 2020, annual


28e Festival Internat. de Sculpture Camille Claudel


France, La Bresse, May 16 – 24, 2020

Skulptur in Bissee / Skulpturensommer

[Sculpture exhibition]

Germany, Bisse, May 16 – Oktober 31, 2020

7ème Symposium international de la sculpture


Canada, Saint Georges, Québec, May 24 – June 14, 2020

10. Kömürcüoğlu Intl Stone Sculpture Colony


Turkey, Kömürcüoğlu Sokak / Korucuk, June 02 – July 03, 2020, Turkish

25. Internationales Bildhauer Symposium


Switzerland, Sur-En, June 06 – 14, 2020


Indiana Limestone Symposium

[Workshop for amateurs]

USA, Bloomington, IN, June 07 – 27, 2020, annual

Krušné-mountain Wooden Sculpture Symposium


Czech Republic, Klášterec nad Ohří, June 22 – 28, 2020
Topic: springs (wells)

8ème Fête de la Pierre

[Stone Festival]

France, St Germain Nuelles, Beaujolais, June 27 and 28, 2020, biennial,

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3ème Symp Intl Sculpture en direct sur Marbre

[Stone Festival]

France, Béziers, Dép. Hérault, June 27 – July 18, 2020
Application open until March 06, 2020

4th European Stone Stacking Championship

[Festival for balancing stones]

UK, Scotland, Dunbar, annual

European Stone Stacking Championship

8ème Symposium international de sculpture de Durbuy 2020


Belgium, Durbuy,

Święto Granitu Strzegomskiego 2020


Poland, Strzegom,


12. Bildhauersymposium


Germany, Hoyerswerda, annual


3rd Réalmont Stone Sculpture Symposium


France, Boissezon,

International Sculpture Symposium


Czech Republic, Horice, July 01 – 26, 2020, biennial


27. Internat. Bildhauersymposium „Kunst in Stein /
Art in Stone”


Germany, Wunsiedel, July 08 – 15, 2020, annual
Application open until March 31, 2020, deutsch / English


Bienal del Chaco


Argentina, Chaco, July 11 – 18, 2020, biennial


Camp Pilgrim Firs

[Workshop for amateurs]

USA, Port Orchard, WA, July 11 – 19, 2020


20ème Festival de la Sculpture et du Marbe


France, Pyrénées, St. Béat, July 11 – August 01, 2020

8. Intl Kunstdünger e.V. Sculpture Symposium

[Various materials]

Germany, Valley/Hohendilching close to Munich, July 12 – 25, 2020


Simposio Internazionale di Scultura su Pietre FVG

[Stone form Friuli-Venezia Giulia]

Italy, Reana del Rojale (Vergnacco)

12ème Symposium de sculpture contemporaine


France, Julienne, September 2020


XXVIII. Symposium Intl de Sculpture sur Pierre


France, Menet, July 16 – 26, 2020


International Woodsculpture Symposium


Denmark, Ringkøbing, July 19 – 26, 2020,
Application open until February 20, 2020

Sculpture Saint John

[Symposium for professionals]

Canada, Saint John, NB, August 06 – September 19, 2020annual


Camp Suttle Lake

[Workshop for amateurs]

USA, Sisters, OR, August 09 – 16, 2020


York Minster Stone Carving Festival


UK, York, England,

27th Intl Sculpture Meeting in Sprimont 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Belgium, Sprimont,

Symposium „Kunst und Bier“

[Symposium for professionals]

Germany, Andechs, August 18 – 25, 2020, annual

Kyiv International Sculpture Symposium 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Ukraine, Kiew,

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Australia, Sydney,

BenQ International Sculpture Workshop 2020


Taiwan (R.O.C.), Beipu Township, Hsinchu County,


10th Tehran Intl Sculpture Symposium 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Iran, Tehran,

Tehran Sculpture Symposium

8th Izmir Sculpture Workshop 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Turkey, Izmir, Second Part: Stone and Metal, September 01 – October 01, 2020
(First Part: Bonze, May 20 – July 12, 2020), annual

17th Intl Alanya Stone Sculpture Symposium 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Turkey, Alanya,


Sculto 2020

[Fair for Contemporary Stone Sculptures]

Spain, Logroño (La Rioja)



Rencontres Internationales de Sculpture Monumentale

[Symposium for professionals]

Belgium, Soignies, August 2021, triennial

Biennale de la Pierre

[Symposium for professionals]

France, Marc La Tour (Correze), biennial

19th Intl Symposium of Monumental Sculpture

[Symposium for professionals]

France, Oudon, biennial


7th Biennal Intl de Escultura en Piedra

[Symposium for professionals]

Bolivia, La Paz, biennial

XIII Intl Symposium on Alabaster Sculpture

[Symposium for professionals]

Spain, Albalate del Arzobispo, biennial


Sculpting courses

Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust

[Stone Carving and Sculpture Courses]

United Kingdom, Dorset, Portland


Fondazione Arkad

[Sculpting workshops, trainigs, symposiums, conferences, performances, 
cultural exchange]

Italy, 55047 Seravezza LU


Scuola di Scultura

[Sculpting courses in stone, metal, wood, drawing courses,
further training, seminars in art history]

Switzerland, CH-6695 Peccia, Vallemaggia – Ticino


Arco Arte

[Learn to sculpt / Sculpture studio since 1990]

Italy, 54033 Carrara MS

Mains d’Art 2021

[Symposium for professionals]

France, Saint-Michel-de-Chavaignes (72), biennial

Sax Stonecarving

[Stonecarving workshop for all levels] 
2019: June 22 - 28, August 10 - 16

USA, New Mexico, Rinconada


* La Napoule Art Foundation offers residencies for international top-artists interested in cultural interchange, deadline: February 03, 2020
* Five scholarships in 2021 for professional 3-D artists by Fondazione Internazionale per la Scultura (English) (German) (Italian), deadline is March 31, 2020
* Wettbewerb „Flâneur d’Or“: 10.000 CHF für Schweizer Projekte, die „die Qualität … und Sicherheit des Gehens erhöhen“, bis 30. März 2020
* Concorso „Flâneur d’Or”: 10.000 CHF per idee capaci di favorire la mobilità pedonale
* Professional sculptors and painters from the EU may apply for the 2020 award of the Bernd and Gisela Rosenheim-Foundation (English, German) (until January 31, 2020)
* Call for students’ entries for the 14th Cosentino Design Challenge with 6 prizes of 1000 € each (deadline June 01, 2020)