Symposia de Escultores de Pedra / Festivals

* New: Musée Rodin in Paris: British artist Barbara Hepworth brought a new aesthetic sensibility into sculpting
* New: Bezug zu Niederbayern gefordert: Kulturpreis 2020 der Dr. Franz und Astrid Ritter-Stiftung
* New: Call for visual artists for the „Sentiers d’Art“ May 2020 in Belgium
* „Functional sculptures“ is a small but exclusive market for natural stone (English, German)
* Call for students’ entries for the 14th Cosentino Design Challenge with 6 prizes of 1000 € each (deadline June 01, 2020)
* US sculptor Celeste Roberge depicts the tectonic movement of the Earth’s crust and the passing of time in many of her works (English, deutsch)
* Application open (until November 30, 2019) for the Bienal del Chaco, Argentina 2020
* Application open for 27. Internat. Bildhauersymposium „Kunst in Stein / Art in Stone”, Wunsiedel, Germany (until March 31, 2020) see below; 2019 report (German)
* Stipendien für einen Monat im Jahr 2020 für Künstlerinnen mit ihren Kindern auf dem Künstlergut Prösitz in Sachsen (Bewerbungen bis 30. November 2019)

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BenQ International Sculpture Workshop 2019


Taiwan (R.O.C.), Beipu Township, Hsinchu County, October 22 – November 21, 2019


16th Intl Alanya Stone Sculpture Symposium 2019

[Symposium for professionals]

Turkey, Alanya, November 01 – 29, 2019,


9th Tehran Intl Sculpture Symposium 2019

[Symposium for professionals]

Iran, Tehran, November 02 – 25, 2019

Tehran Sculpture Symposium

XII Intl Symposium on Alabaster Sculpture

[Symposium for professionals]

Spain, Albalate del Arzobispo, November 18 – 30, 2019, biennial
Application open until October 25, 2019

Sculto 2019

[Fair for Contemporary Stone Sculptures]

Spain, Logroño (La Rioja), November 28 – December 01, 2019,



Te Kupenga Intl Stone Sculpture Symposium

[Symposium for professionals]

New Zealand, New Plymouth, January 03 – 24, 2020,
public auction of the works on February 01, 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


Sculpture Saint John

[Symposium for professionals]

Canada, Saint John, NB, annual


8ème Fête de la Pierre


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

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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

[Symposium for professionals]

Belgium, Durbuy,

7ème Symposium international de la sculpture

[Symposium for professionals]

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

Święto Granitu Strzegomskiego 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Poland, Strzegom,


28e Festival Internat. de Sculpture Camille Claudel

[Symposium for professionals]

France, La Bresse,


Indiana Limestone Symposium

[Workshop for amateurs]

USA, Bloomington, IN, annual

25. Internationales Bildhauer Symposium

[Symposium for professionals]

Switzerland, Sur-En,


12. Bildhauersymposium

[Symposium for stonemasons]

Germany, Hoyerswerda, annual


European Stone Festival

[Symposium for stonemasons]

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


2ème Symp Intl Sculpture sur Marbre


France, Béziers, Dép. Hérault,

3rd Réalmont Stone Sculpture Symposium

[Symposium for professionals]

France, Boissezon,

International Sculpture Symposium

[Symposium for professionals]

Czech Republic, Horice, July 01 – 26, 2020, biennial
Application open until the end of 2019


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

[Symposium for professionals]

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


Bienal del Chaco

[Symposium for professionals]

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


8. Intl Kunstdünger e.V. Sculpture Symposium

[Symposium for professionals]

Germany, Valley/Hohendilching close to Munich


20ème Festival de la Sculpture et du Marbe

[Symposium for professionals]

France, Pyrénées, St. Béat

11ème Symposium de sculpture contemporaine

[Symposium for professionals]

France, Julienne,


XXVIII. Symposium Intl de Sculpture sur Pierre

[Symposium for professionals]

France, Menet


Camp Pilgrim Firs

[Workshop for amateurs]

USA, Port Orchard, WA


Camp Suttle Lake

[Workshop for amateurs]

USA, Sisters, OR,


York Minster Stone Carving Festival


UK, York, England,

27th Intl Sculpture Meeting in Sprimont 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Belgium, Sprimont,

Kyiv International Sculpture Symposium 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Ukraine, Kiew,

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2020

[Symposium for professionals]

Australia, Sydney,



Rencontres Internationales de Sculpture Monumentale

[Symposium for professionals]

Belgium, Soignies, 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


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


* 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)