Calendar of (Sculpture) Symposia / Festivals

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* New: In Friedrichsrode in Thüringen unweit von Nordhausen findet am 17. Juni 2023 der 31. Kunstmarkt statt, auf dem Künstler, Designer und Kunsthandwerker eigene Werke zum Verkauf anbieten können. Händler sind nicht erwünscht. Bewerbungen bis zum 28. Februar 2023. Von ausgewählten Teilnehmern wird ein Bearbeitungsbeitrag in Höhe von 14 € verlangt.
* New: Garage Gallery in Prague, Check Republic, calls for international artists or curators to apply for a residency from July 01 to September 15, 2023, with accommodation (for max. 2 people), a 2000 € stipend. The stay in Prague shall end with a final exhibition of the selected candidate‘s project. Deadline for application is February 15, 2023.
* Application open for the 32nd Symposium Intl de Sculpture sur Pierre until February 28, 2023 (see below)
* A residency of 4 to 8 weeks is granted to professional visual artists, media artists and curators between April and May 2023 in Schwaz, Switzerland. Additional to the accommodation and a travel subsidy, the city issues a stipend of €1,500 per month plus support for artistic activities. Application open until January 31, 2023.
* Residents in the United Arab Emirates with graduation in the last 5 years or students enrolled at a university or college in the UAE may apply for The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award. They are expected to enter an idea for a new work to be realized there and publicly shown inside or outside in November/December 2023 in Abu Dhabi. All applicants must have the support and nomination of a mentor. The winning artist will receive US$ 10,000 USD for the realization of the work. The competition under the Patronage of Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan is meant to nurture artistic talent in the UAE. It is an annual award produced in collaboration with The NYUAD Art Gallery. Deadline for entries is January 31, 2023.
* Bewerbungen bis zum 31. März 2023 für das Art Engiadina Bildhauer-Symposium in Sur-En, Schweiz (siehe unten)
* Stonemasons and stone carvers may participate in the Halifax Stone Carving Festival in July 2023. The entry fee is 45 £ comprising meals, not accommodation or travel. Application deadline is March 31, 2023 (see below).

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4th Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium 2023


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

1. Simposio Internacional de Escultura Monumental


Colombia, Zipaquira, February 13 – March 13, 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
Application open until March, 31, 2023 (deutsch, English)

3rd Northern Aegean Gömec Sculpture Symposium 2023


Turkey, Gömec, May 15 – June 16, 2023

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

[Symposium for professionals]

Canada, Saint-Georges, Québec, May 21 – June 11, 2023, annual

9th Intl Symposium Differdange

[Symposium for professionals]

Luxembourg, Differdange, May 24 – June 04, 2023, biennial

3rd Symposium of Monumental Sculptures 2023

[Any Material]

France, Saint Senoux (35), Bretagne, May 29 – Jun 17, 2023 (to be confirmed)

European Stone Festival 2023

[Stonemasons' Festival]

Austria, Salzburg, June 02 – 04, 2023, annual

29. Internationales Bildhauer-Symposium

[Holz, Stein]

Switzerland, Sur-En, June 03 – 11, 2023
Bewerbungen bis 15. März 2023

11th Intl Woodsculpture Symposium 2023


Denmark, Sønderborg, June 18 – 24, 2023

10ème concours Intl Sculpture sur Paille et Foin

[Straw and hay]

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

4èm Symposium Intl de Sculpture Monumentale

[professionals working with stone, metal]

France, Saint-Michel-de-Chavaignes (72), July 08 – 23, 2023, biennial
Application open until March 15, 2023

Festival de la Sculpture et du Marbe


France, Pyrénées, St. Béat, July 08 – 29, 2023, annual

32nd Symposium Intl de Sculpture sur Pierre


France, Menet, July 10 – 21, 2023
Application open until February 28, 2023

36e Rencontres de la Pierre


France, Junas, Gard, July 15 – 16, 2023

Halifax Stone Carving Festival 2023


UK, Halifax, July 22 – 23, 2023
Application open until March 31, 2023

12th International Woodsculpture Symposium


Denmark, Ringkøbing, July 30 – August 06, 2023
Application open until March 01, 2023

11. Intl art competition „bewegter wind“

[theme: change]

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

Symposium „Kunst und Bier“ 2023

[Symposium for professionals]

Germany, Andechs, August 17 – 24, 2023, annual
Bewerbungen bis 26. Februar 2023

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

Spreewaldatelier 2023

[Symposium for sculptors and caricature artists]

Germany, Lübbenau, September 09 -16, 2023, biennial

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

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

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

Intl Ayvalik Sculpture Symposium

[Marmara marble]

Turkey, Marmara Island, Saraylar region

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

4th European Stone Stacking Championship

[Festival for balancing stones]

UK, Scotland, Dunbar, annual

European Stone Stacking Championship

York Minster Stone Carving Festival


UK, York, England,

11. Intl Kunstdünger e.V. Sculpture Symposium

[Various materials]

Germany, Valley/Hohendilching close to Munich, annual


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

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

Intl Symposium on Alabaster Sculpture

[Symposium for professionals]

Spain, Albalate del Arzobispo, biennial

6ème Symposium International du sculpture 2023


France, Béziers, Hérault



Te Kupenga Intl Stone Sculpture Symposium 2024


New Zealand, New Plymouth

Int. Obernkirchener Bildhauer Symposium 2024


Germany, Obernkirchen

9ème Fête de la Pierre

[Stone Festival]

France, St Germain Nuelles, Beaujolais, biennial

  Logo_Fete-de-la Pierre-Beaujolais

31er Festival Internat. de Sculpture Camille Claudel


France, La Bresse, May 2024, biennial

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


More Calls For Artists:
* Application open until March 01, 2023 for the 12th International Woodsculpture Symposium in Ringkøbing, Denmark (see above)
* Application open until March 15, 2023 for the 4èm Symposium Intl de Sculpture Monumentale Mains d’art (see above)
* Bewerbungen bis 26. Februar 2023 für das Symposium Kunst und Bier in Andechs, Bayern (siehe oben)
* Creatives under 35 considering themselves as “emerging“ in their discipline and willing “to make something wonderful inspired by Jane Austen‘s life, works or legacy“ may apply for residencies during 2023 at the Jane Austen’s House between Southampton and London. Deadline for application is April 03 or August 01, 2023, respectively.
* Oeno Gallery, located in Bloomfield, Ontario, Canada, invites artists to submit proposals for its 11th Sculpture Garden during 2023. The works of materials suitable for outdoor presentation may be sold on commission. The artists are responsible for transportation, installation of their work, and removal in case it does not sell. Application until February 06, 2023.
* Garage Gallery in Prague is calling artists to apply for 10-week residencies during July and mid-September 2023. The stay includes a final presentation of the artist’s work in an exhibition at Garage Gallery. Selected artists get free accommodation plus a stipend of 2000 € (including travel and living costs) and a budget of approx. 500 € for the exhibition. They are expected to leave one art piece in the gallery’s collection. Application deadline is February 15th, 2023.
* The Perth Sculpture Conference will be held on March 08-09, 2023, by Australian Sculpture by the Sea organization in cooperation with Storm King Art Center, USA.
* Not for female artists, but for women or groups showing “creativity, courage and commitment“ in their work for the development of life in rural communities is an award by the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), an international, non-profit, humanitarian NGO. The prize money is US$ 1000 per laureate. Deadline for entries is April 30, 2023 (1, 2).
* Im Bereich Allgemeine Projektförderung können Kulturschaffende zwei Mal im Jahr Fördergelder für Projekte aus allen künstlerischen Sparten beantragen. Dieser Bereich der Kulturförderung des Bundes zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass sie auf große, innovative Projekte im internationalen Kontext ausgerichtet ist. Einsendeschluss: 31. Januar 2023.
* Die Stadt Schwarzenberg im Erzgeborge will mit ihrem Kunstpreis art-figura den Blick auf die Bildhauerei lenken. Bis zum 27. Januar 2023 können Künstler für die Ausstellung vom 07. Juli bis 20. Oktober 2023 je ein Bild einer Skulptur oder Plastik einreichen. Die Ausgewählten müssen selber für den Transport sorgen. Es gibt 4 Preise von 5000 € bis 500 €.
* Application open (until March 31, 2023) for the 28th International Sculptors‘ Symposium “Art in Stone“ in Wunsiedel, Germany, in May, 2023 (deutsch, English)
* 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.
* Application open until February 26, 2023, for the Intl Wood Sculptors Symposium in Brienz, Switzerland (see above)
* 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.
* 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).