Calendar of (Sculpture) Symposia / Festivals

* New: The Medici Residency program of the French Academy in Rome welcomes French-speaking artists, authors, and researchers from all disciplines and all nations throughout the year to carry out a specific project of creation, experimentation or research for a period not exceeding six months.
* New: Application open (until December 16, 2022) for the 9th Symposium in Differdange, Luxembourg from May 24 to June 06, 2023 (see below)
* Application open (until December 15, 2022) for the Sculpture Symposium of Saint-Georges, Canada, from May 21 to June 11, 2023
* Call for entries (until December 31, 2022) for the VI. International Sculpture Symposium in September 2023 in Lindern, Germany, near the border to the Netherlands
* Ausschreibung offen (bis 31. Dezember 2022) für das VI. Internationale Bildhauersymposium im September 2023 in Lindern, Landkreis Cloppenburg
* Application open until January 02, 2023, for the Intl Woodsculpture Symposium in Sønderborg, Denmark (see below)
* Application open until February 26, 2023, for the Intl Wood Sculptors Symposium in Brienz, Switzerland (see below)
* The Hopper Prize offers a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $22,000.00 USD. Applications on various dates are open to artists from around the globe working in any media.
* Application open for THE BLUE NIGHT 2023 (May 05 and 06) in Nuremberg’s Old Town with “Messages” as theme for German and international artists. Deadline December 11, 2022.
* Bewerbungen für DIE BLAUE NACHT 2023 (05. und 06. Mai) in der Nürnberger Altstadt mit dem Thema „Botschaften“ sind bis zum 11. Dezember 2022 möglich
* Part of Saudi Arabia’s “Vision 2030“ ist to become a hub of art with sculptures spread all over Riyadh City. A webpage informs.
* Mophradat: 10 to 15 grants for artists from or living in the Arab world, and/or engaged with the Arab world (application on a rolling basis)
* Call for Projects (on a rolling basis): „The art of bringing Europe together“ by Allianz Kulturstiftung for Europe (dt, en)
* Über Kunst am Bau bei (laufenden und abgeschlossenen) öffentlichen Bauprojekten in Deutschland informiert eine Webpage des Bundesamtes für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR).



Te Kupenga Intl Stone Sculpture Symposium 2023


New Zealand, New Plymouth, January 01 – 20, 2023

4th Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium 2023


Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, January 08 – February 10, 2023

18th Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2023

[Symposium for professionals]

Australia, Western Australia, Cottesloe, March 03 – 20, 2023

Sylacauga Magic of Marble Festival


USA, Sylacauga, AL, April 11 – 22, 2023

30. Int Sculpture Symposium „Art in Stone“


Germany, Wunsiedel, May 04 – 09, 2023, annual

9th Symposium Intl de la Sculpture de Saint-Georges 2023

[Symposium for professionals]

Canada, Saint-Georges, Québec, May 21 – June 11, 2023
Application open until December 15, 2022

9th Intl Symposium Differdange

[Symposium for professionals]

Luxembourg, Differdange, May 24 – June 04, 2023, biennial
Application open until December 16, 2022

11th Intl Woodsculpture Symposium 2023


Denmark, Sønderborg, June 18 – 24, 2023
Application open until January 02, 2023

14th International Wooden Sculptors’ Symposium 2023


Italy, Cadipietra/Valle Aurina – Steinhaus/Ahrntal, South Tyrol,
June 26 – July 02, 2023, annual

Intl Wood Sculptors Symposium 2023


Switzerland, Brienz, July 04 – 08, 2023, annual
Application open until February 26, 2023

10ème concours Intl Sculpture sur Paille et Foin

[Straw and hay]

France, Valloire, Dep. Savoie, June 27 – July 02, 2023

Festival de la Sculpture et du Marbe


France, Pyrénées, St. Béat, Juli 2023, annual

11. Intl art competition „bewegter wind“

[theme: change]

Germany, Hofgeismar/Liebenau, August 13 – 27, 2023, biennial

19th Intl Symposium of Monumental Sculpture

[Symposium for professionals]

France, Oudon, August 2023, biennial

VI. International Sculpture Symposium

[Professionals for stone, wood, metal]

Germany, Lindern, September 01 – 17, 2023
Application open until December 31, 2022 (deutsch, English)

California Sculptors Symposium 2023

[Meeting of educators, artists and students]

USA, Camp Ocean Pines, CA

European Stone Festival 2023

[Stonemasons' Festival]

Austria, Salzburg, June 2023, annual

on form 2023

[Sales exhibition for stone scuplture]

UK, Asthall Manor near Oxford,

13. Bildhauersymposium


Germany, Hoyerswerda, annual


Symposium for Peace and Democracy 2023


Germany, near Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, summer 2023

Festival Mains d’art

[Symposium for professionals, stone, steel]

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

Intl Symposium on Alabaster Sculpture

[Symposium for professionals]

Spain, Albalate del Arzobispo, biennial

Symposium international de sculpture de Durbuy 2023


Belgium, Durbuy

Nashua Intl Sculpture Symposium 2023

[3 weeks festival]

USA, Nashua, NH

17. Pegauer Bildhauer-Pleinair 2023

[Symposium for professionals (Cottaer Sandstone)]

Germany, Pegau, Saxonia

31er Festival Internat. de Sculpture Camille Claudel


France, La Bresse

3rd Symposium of Monumental Sculptures 2023

[Any Material]

France, Saint Senoux (35), Bretagne

29th International Sculptor’s Symposium

[Wood, Stone]

Switzerland, Sur-En

Canadian Stone Carving Festival 2023


Canada, Ottawa, ON, annual

bildhauer/innen symposion [kunstwerk] krastal


Austria, Kras (not far from Villach)

28th Intl Wooden Sculpture Symposium


Turkey, Gölcük

Symposium „Kunst und Bier“ 2023

[Symposium for professionals]

Germany, Andechs, annual

12th International Woodsculpture Symposium


Denmark, Ringkøbing

Intl Ayvalik Sculpture Symposium

[Marmara marble]

Turkey, Marmara Island, Saraylar region

Bildhauer Symposium


Germany, Krumbach

6ème Sculptures au Jardin

[Ateliers d’initiation à la sculpture]

Canada, Mascouche, Québec

25th Simposio Internazionale di Scultura su Pietre FVG

[Premio Letterario Forum Traiani]

Italy, Reana del Rojale (Vergnacco)

Hallowell Granite Symposium


USA, Hallowell, ME

2. Simposio Bienal de Escultura


Spain, Lora del Río, Sevilla province

18th Symposium of Sculpture “Antonio Berti Award”


Italy, San Piero a Sieve (FI)

Rencontres Internationales de Sculpture Monumentale

[Symposium for professionals]

Belgium, Soignies, triennial

Sculto 2022

[Fair for Contemporary Stone Sculptures]

Spain, Logroño (La Rioja)


Intl Sculpture Symp Les Monumentales Mirecurtiennes

[wood, stone]

France, Mirecourt, Vosges,

Arctic Art Week

[17th Wood Sculpture Symposium]

Finland, Saariselkä

1. Simposio Internacional de Escultura Monumental


Colombia, Zipaquira

4th European Stone Stacking Championship

[Festival for balancing stones]

UK, Scotland, Dunbar, annual

European Stone Stacking Championship

3ème Symp Intl Sculpture en direct sur Marbre

[Stone Festival]

France, Béziers, Dép. Hérault, annual

York Minster Stone Carving Festival


UK, York, England,

31er Symposium Intl de Sculpture sur Pierre


France, Menet


11. Intl Kunstdünger e.V. Sculpture Symposium

[Various materials]

Germany, Valley/Hohendilching close to Munich, annual


Bildhauer-Woche 2023


Switzerland, Frauenfeld

20ème Festival Art et Passion du Bois 2023

[Wood: internships, expo, sales]

France, Bréville, Charente

26th Intl Wood Sculptors’ Symposium


Germany, St. Blasien

11 Giornate in Pietra 2023


Italy, Lettomanoppello

36e Rencontres de la Pierre 2023


France, Junas, Gard

23rd Intl Prokonessos Sculpture Symposium 2023


Turkey, Marmara Island

Sculpture Saint John

[Symposium for professionals]

Canada, Saint John, NB, annual


4th Intl Symp. of Monumental Sculpture in Black Marble


Spain, Calatorao (near Saragossa)

3rd La Vista International Sculpture Symposium


Egypt, La Vista, Cairo

4th Neopolis Sculpture Symposium

[Stone professionals]

Turkey, Kuşadası south of Izmir

25th Sculpture by the Sea Bondi

[Symposium for professionals]

Australia, Sydney, Bondi, annual

Stone to Art

[Western Australia Intl Stone Sculpture Symposium]

Australia, Melville



Int. Obernkirchener Bildhauer Symposium 2024


Germany, Obernkirchen

9ème Fête de la Pierre

[Stone Festival]

France, St Germain Nuelles, Beaujolais, biennial

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Bienal del Chaco


Argentina, Chaco, biennial


29th Intl Sculpture Meeting in Sprimont 2023

[Symposium for professionals]

Belgium, Sprimont

12ème Symposium de sculpture contemporaine


France, Julienne, biennial