(Stone) Sculpture Symposia / Festivals

* New: Mophradat calls for projects on self-organizing in Lebanon by arts practitioners from there (applications until October 31, 2020)
* Das 1. Holzbildhauer-Symposium in Vechta vom 14. bis 20. September 2020 findet statt.
* Call for 6 stone or wood sculptors respectively for the 1st Fichtelgebirge International Art Biennial in Marktleuthen, Germany, from May 28 until June 11, 2021 (application deadline: January 31, 2021)
* Gesucht: 6 Holz- beziehungsweise Steinbildhauer für die 1. Fichtelgebirge Internationale Kunst-Biennale – Marktleuthen vom 28. Mai 2021 bis 11. Juni 2021 (Bewerbungsschluss: 31. Januar 2021)
* Call for submissions for the 17th Sculpture by the Sea, at Cottesloe, a suburb of Perth (until September 08, 2020)
* Swiss Bibliothek Andreas Züst: Call for applications for 3 residencies for Swiss and international cultural workers at the majestic former hotel Alpenhof (Dealine September 30, 2020, English, deutsch)

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Skulptur in Bissee / Skulpturensommer

[Sculpture exhibition]

Germany, Bisse, May 16 – Oktober 31, 2020

25. Internationales Bildhauer Symposium


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


5ème Sculptures au Jardin

[exhibition, sculpteurs professionnels du Québec]

Canada, Mascouche, Québec, June 19 – October 04, 2020

Krušné-mountain Wooden Sculpture Symposium


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

3ème Symp Intl Sculpture en direct sur Marbre

[Stone Festival]

France, Béziers, Dép. Hérault, June 27 – July 18, 2020

9ème concours Intl Sculpture sur Paille et Foin

[Straw and hay]

France, Valloire, Dep. Savoie, June 30 – July 05, 2020

27th Intl Wooden Sculpture Symposium


Turkey, Gölcük, Kocaeli, July 07 – 24, 2020

Święto Granitu Strzegomskiego 2020


Poland, Strzegom,


12. Bildhauersymposium


Germany, Hoyerswerda, annual


11th International Wooden Sculptors’ Symposium


Italy, Cadipietra/Valle Aurina – Steinhaus/Ahrntal, South Tyrol, July 05 – 11, 2020

20ème Festival de la Sculpture et du Marbe


France, Pyrénées, St. Béat, new: September 05 – 26, 2020

8. Intl Kunstdünger e.V. Sculpture Symposium

[Various materials]

Germany, Valley/Hohendilching close to Munich, July 12 – 26, 2020 (only 2 artists)


Intl Sculpture Symp Les Monumentales Mirecurtiennes

[wood, stone]

France, Mirecourt, Vosges, canceled

20th International Prokonessos Sculpture Symposium

[Marmara marble]

Turkey, Saraylar, Palaces pier, Marmara Island, August 05 – 31, 2020

Arctic Art Week

[17th Wood Sculpture Symposium]

Finland, Saariselkä, new date open

1. Simposio Internacional de Escultura Monumental


Colombia, Zipaquira, August 2020

Simposio Internazionale di Scultura su Pietre FVG

[Stone form Friuli-Venezia Giulia]

Italy, Reana del Rojale (Vergnacco), September 04 – 20, 2020

VI Artifex ’20

[Simp. Int. de Escultura en Piedra Caliza de Gilena]

Spain, Gilena, cancelled

1. Bildhauer-Symposium 2020


Germany, Vechta, September 14 – 20, 2020

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


Germany, Wunsiedel, September 17 – 22, 2020, annual


International Woodsculpture Symposium


Denmark, Ringkøbing, cancelled

York Minster Stone Carving Festival


UK, York, England,

27th Intl Sculpture Meeting in Sprimont 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Belgium, Sprimont, August 14 – 30, 2020

Symposium „Kunst und Bier“

[Symposium for professionals]

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

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

III Monumental Sculpture Symposium

[Stone: black Calatorao marble]

Spain, Calatorao, October, 2020

Green e-Tower Impromptu Intl Stone Sculpture

[Stone Sculptors' Symposium]

Taiwan, Hualien, November 23 – December 07, 2020

Kyiv International Sculpture Symposium 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Ukraine, Kiew,

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Australia, Sydney, Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, October 22 – November 08, 2020

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

17th Intl Alanya Stone Sculpture Symposium 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Turkey, Alanya,


Sculto 2020

[Fair for Contemporary Stone Sculptures]

Spain, Logroño (La Rioja)



Te Kupenga Intl Stone Sculpture Symposium


New Zealand, New Plymouth,

Intl Sculpture Symposium Nepal


Nepal, Galkot,

3rd Réalmont Stone Sculpture Symposium


France, Boissezon,

7ème Symposium international de la sculpture


Canada, Saint Georges, Québec

10. Kömürcüoğlu Intl Stone Sculpture Colony


Turkey, Kömürcüoğlu Sokak / Korucuk

International Sculpture Symposium


Czech Republic, Horice, July 01 – 25, 2021, biennial


XXVIII. Symposium Intl de Sculpture sur Pierre


France, Menet, July 2021


2nd Shiraz Intl Sculpture Symposium

[various materials]

Iran, Shiraz

Sculpture Saint John

[Symposium for professionals]

Canada, Saint John, NB, August 2021, annual


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


Mains d’Art 2021

[Symposium for professionals]

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

7th Biennal Intl de Escultura en Piedra

[Symposium for professionals]

Bolivia, La Paz, biennial

12ème Symposium de sculpture contemporaine


France, Julienne, September 2021


XIII Intl Symposium on Alabaster Sculpture

[Symposium for professionals]

Spain, Albalate del Arzobispo, biennial

WAISS 2021

[Western Australia Intl Stone Sculpture Symposium]

Australia, Attadale, 2021

2nd Intl Sculpture Symposium


Israel, Ganey Tikva

Llano Earth Art Festival

[Stone stacking]

USA; Llano, TX

West Cork Stone Symposium 2020


Ireland, Kilcrohane, County Cork

12th Magic of Marble Festival


USA, Sylacauga, AL

VII Intl Symposium Art and Tradition

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

Costa Rica, Santa Ana
Theme: Allegories and Trades/Crafts/Vocations of the Canton

X Intl Festival of Wooden Sculpture „Lukomorye at Baikal“


Russia, Savvateevka, Irkutsk region

European Stone Festival

[Stonemasons' Festival]

Austria, Salzburg, annual

28e Festival Internat. de Sculpture Camille Claudel


France, La Bresse

8ème Fête de la Pierre

[Stone Festival]

France, St Germain Nuelles, Beaujolais, biennial,

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4th European Stone Stacking Championship

[Festival for balancing stones]

UK, Scotland, Dunbar, annual

European Stone Stacking Championship

Mains d’Art 2021

[Symposium for professionals]

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



Bienal del Chaco


Argentina, Chaco, July 16 – 23, 2022, biennial


8ème Symposium international de sculpture de Durbuy 2022


Belgium, Durbuy,


* For young emerging Tunesian artists: the Rambourg Foundation Prize for Contemporary Art (submissions postponed to September 15, 2020)
* Pure Talents Contest at imm Cologne 2021: chances for young designers working in the field of furniture to show their ideas to the world (submissions until September 17, 2020), English, German
* Application open for the 1. Art Award Hannes Malte Mahler: prize money of € 15,000 and a production fund of up to € 105,000 (until September 30, 2020), English, deutsch
* 47th Nisshin Kogyo Architectural Design Competition with “Living Upon the Play” as topic has a prize total of 2,600,000 Yen / Deadline is October 01, 2020
* Application open until October 01, 2020: 10 to 15 grants for artists from or living in the Arab world, and/or engaged with the Arab world
* Stipendium der Stiftung Peter Jacobi aus Pforzheim in Höhe von 30.000 € für einen bildenden oder darstellenden Künstler/in / Bewerbungsschluss am 15. Oktober 2020
* Submissions open for the 5th Lih Pao International Sculpture Biennial Awards (Deadline October 30, 2020)
* Call for ideas for luxury products using glass and glass fiber together with tiny artificial diamonds (Deadline October 31, 2020)
* Female artists from all over the world may apply for residencies of 2 until 10 months on the idyllic Berlin peninsula of Schwanenwerder (English, deutsch), until November 20, 2020.
* One-year-grants by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for recognized artists in financial need (no deadline)
* “Challenge” competition by Spanish Rosalstones company: “build with stone today for a sustainable tomorrow”