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Sculpture Opportunities (update 15/Novemberr/12)

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An Academy of Arts, a Sculptors Association and The Park of the City (Nepal) in partnership with A.I.E.S.M. organize the First International Stone Sculpture Symposium Nepal. It will take place from 26 of November to 11 of December, 2012 in a city of Nepal.
The material is a local type of sandstone. The stone have to be chosen by the artists in some of the collections by the organiser. Any special desire, concerning to add of the materials artist should arrange and to be announced to the organisers in advance. The workplace is situated nearby the town, a small village. The artwork will be installed in the sculpture park of the City

The Grant is 1,000 usd for each participant who awarded at the end of the Symposium

25- November - Arrival of the artists, depart to the location
Welcome party/ briefing workshop
26 November - 11December - Workshop
9 - December - Sightseeing a National Park
11- December - Closing ceremony of the Symposium,
12-December - Departure of all artists.
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Deadline: 15 December 2012

The French Foudation Prize is dedicated to the creation of plastic art works on a water theme, the foundation’s aim is to provide a platform each year enabling yet unknown artists to reveal their talent.
This competition is open to candidates of all nationalities, all ages, and in the following six disciplines of the plastic arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and video. In the installation and sculpture categories, the artists have the possibility of submitting either existing works or projects.For the four other disciplines, only existing works may be presented.
Each year, the Foundation devotes to the competition a maximum budget of 300,000 eu, which is divided into two parts:

150,00 eu is the total prize-winners in the competition, Therefore a total of six artists, one per discipline, who will receive 20,000eu each for the acquisition of their work. An artwork will be awarded as the first winner. The artist will receive 30,000eu for the acquisition of the artwork.
150,000 eu for the realization of the works presented in project form.
For the artists who submit their work (installation or sculpture) in project form, the candidatures must include an estimation of the budget required to realise the work (including the cost of transporting and installing of the work). These costs will be covered by the Foundation up to the limit of the total budget of 150,000 eu.
The competition will give rise to a collective exhibition and a bilingual publication presenting the works of the prize-winners and finalists. Each candidate may only submit one work or one project.
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”


The Prize widens the opportunities for artists and launches 2 new art residencies, one in China and one dedicated to marble.
Therefore the deadline is postponed to:- November 27th by mail- December 5th on-line

2 NEW ART RESIDENCIES by submitting two artworks in the same section


“Beijing art residency”: Art Residency in Beijing for 1 month for 1 artist + final exhibition The residency includes: accommodation, studio, assistance, € 200 (256 usd)

“Loft Miramarmi”: Art residency in Italy in the marble district for 1 month for 2 artists + realization of a project + open day
The residency includes: accommodation, studio, workshop, realization of a project using marble, € 500 (640 usd) grant.

An Italian association organizes the Seventh Edition of an International Art Prize, aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art.
The Prize is divided into five sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture and installation, video and performance, and virtual art. Participants can freely choose the subject of their artworks.
Dimensions of painting and photography: maximum 175 in any side. Video: maximum duration: 15 minutes.
Performances: maximum 10 minutes.
The Prize is open to all Artists, without any limit of age, ceramica, nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, in one or more sections
Sculpture and installation – works created with any organic or inorganic material. Sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements can be used in the works. It is possible to present the works as a digital photographic project. The maximum size allowed for each work is: base 4 meters, depth 4 meters, height 8 meters, and no weight limits.
PRIZE Painting: Euro 7,000
PRIZE Sculpture: Euro 7,000
PRIZE Photographic Art: Euro 7,000
PRIZE Videoart and Animation & Performance: Euro 7,000
PRIZE Virtual Art iFOPE: Euro 7,000
There also other special prizes like collective and personal exhibitions, programs of residency.
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Deadline: 1st December 2012
A Municipality of Luxemburg realizes a symposium for the sculpture in the wood. The event will take place from 8 to 13 of July 2013. The chosen theme for this edition is the happiness. The artworks will be installed in the city . The selected artists will receive a remuneration of 1,500 eu (1,920 us)
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Deadline: December 21st 2012
The contest is aimed to the selection of five unpublished and original sculptural proposals for their location in the future park of a Spanish town. All the international artists, independently from the place of residence can participate in this contest. Each of the artists or participating groups can introduce maximum one proposal to the contest.
To plan and realize the monument any technique or material can be used, provided that they are resistant to the action of the atmospheric agents to guarantee the durability of the monument (Example: bronze, copper, stone, iron, others). The sculpture will be installed at open air and the Jury will hold in account the proportional relationship of its measures with the environment.
The jury will grant the following prizes:
A first prize of Euro 24.000
A second prize of Euro 10.000
A third prize of Euro 5.000
Two prizes of 3.000 Euro each
The artists will have to consider that this quantity includes the costs of: ideation, model, development of the project up to its execution to real scale and rights of ownership. The realization of the definitive work, material, execution, transports and its definitive installation, will be charge and care of the organization.
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Deadline: 17 of December 2012
The Tourist Office of a French region organizes a contest about arts and environment, from 15th June till 15th September 2013.
The festival is an artistic event of national influence and freely accessible; it is aimed at people of all kinds, informed or not.
The artworks will be installed in places where they highlight the surrounding countryside’s qualities.
The potential places for installing the works are based on the following criteria:
Aesthetic and artistic factors of the place: an unusual, open, visible natural environment
Natural sites
Different types of site (lake, forest, open space, etc.)
Enough space to be able to cater for the work of art, visitors and events Facilities for the public nearby (car park, rest area, etc.).
Sites accessible to everyone (children, the elderly, people with reduced mobility), or at least visible from far.
The organizer invites the artists to choose 3 sites out of the selected sites. Only one site per artist, out of the three he/she has picked, will be chosen by the committee according to the artist’s approach and the originality of his/her proposal.
The artists will submit either three projects for three different sites, a project for three similar sites.

The aim of the event is to:
Develop contemporary creation in the area
Allow professional artists to contribute their sensitivity and view of the area
Reinforce the growth of tourism in the region

No specific theme has been given to the event so as to leave the artists free to express their artistic temperament. However, a guideline is taking shape around the notions of "the environment", "territory" and "creation, "Art and ecology".
Choice of materials: the artist is free to choose any type of material while respecting the site’s environment. Art pieces using materials from nature, recycled materials or renewable energy such as wind or solar energy will be privileged.

The contest is open to all artists, young talent too, students, alone or in team, of Schools of Art, Architecture, Landscape, in penultimate or final year of degree course or have graduated since last year.

-8,000 eu This amount is inclusive all of costs associated with the artwork

After selecting the artists, the 10 candidates chosen will receive the art grant according to a specific payment scheme. The grant will be paid in three stages:
1st payment: 3,000eu paid at the outset, after selection
2nd payment: 2,500 eu paid on installation of the work of art
3rd payment: 2,500eu paid at the end of the event.
The artists will be present in the area to make and/or install their work between 13th May and 10th June 2013.
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Deadline: 29th of November, 2012
An important American Foundation with social and humanitarian purposes is looking for creative artists to promote innovation and identify impact-oriented solutions to critical global problems.
All creative artist can submit their proposal about big trouble as basic survival safeguards (food, water, and housing), global health, climate and environment, urbanization, social and economic security, but projects from all fields are welcomed..
Residencies are four weeks in length.
Residents are housed in two main buildings and each resident is given a private room with bath and a study/studio. Room and board are provided to all residents and their spouses/partners.
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Deadline: 31st of Dicember, 2012

A Polish Foundation calls the international artist for the competition 2013.
The main part of the Festival will consist of exhibition of 3 monumental spatial artwork located in the Seaside Park from the beginning of June to mid October 2013. The topic choice for this edition is the idea of freedom, defined very widely as political, social, national, sexual and every kind of freedom.
The competition consists of two phases. In the first phase the Artistic Board shall award 3 prizes and 7 honourable mentions. In the second phase the Board shall qualify 3 works out of the best 10 to realization
Rules for the artwork:
-shall be at least 4m high; noticeable, proof to water and weather for at least 4 months;strong enough to be displayed in public place
The competition is open to all professional sculptors and students of sculpture departments of artistic universities.

The first award: cash prize of 5000 PLN
The 2nd and 3rd : cash prize of 2500 PLN
The authors of 7 mentioned designs will receive a certificate.
The Artistic Board may decide to award the prizes differently.
Public choice: cash prize 2000 PLN

The artists selected for exhibition will be invited to Poland in February 2013. The organizer will refund over travel costs (up to 500 PLN), accommodation and food in Gdansk.

The Project budget: 30,000 PLN (all inclusive)
The artists that will produce for their self the artwork will be refunded of 5000 PLN
The artist authors, whose works are created by subcontractors, shall receive reward of 2000 PLN for consulting services
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Deadline: November 15, 2012

The Art center is an artist-run centre which offers, through its residency program, technical support and a critical context to artists engaged in the process of research / creation. Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer and fall.
This is a unique occasion for the artists to step out of their normal everyday situation to pursue a research project in a different, stimulating, vibrant environment; one characterized by the rural setting, the friendly welcome attentive to everyone’s needs, the abundance of local resources, the quality of the technical and logistical assistance and the richness of the exchange with the other participants of various origins participating in the residency.
The location is situated in the village between Quebec City and Montreal.
Artists receive a 1122usd stipend and free lodging for the eight-week period of the residence.
They also have access to an individual studio space, a woodwork shop, various tools, mainly for wood - but also metal and stone, technical and logistical support, certain electronic equipment… and a bicycle.
The artist'll share home
Periods of residency
Spring: April 29 to June 21, 2013
Summer: July 8 to August 30
Fall: September 9 to November 1st, 2013
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Names of the selected sculptors for the 2nd. International Stone Sculpture Symposium, organized by the Uttarayan Art Foundation, Baroda, India and 'Associazione Internazionale Eventi di Scultura Monumentale (AIESM), Italia. The Symposium will take place from 1st of February to 3rd March, 2013 in Baroda - India

1. Canan Sönmezdağ, Turkey
2.Maria Grazia Collini . Italia
3.Caroline Ramersdorfer,U.S.A
4. Zhao Li, China
5.Bettino Francini, Italy
6. Saravudth Duangjumpa, Thailand
7.Matthias Contzen, Portugal
8. Jorge De Santiago, México
9. Miguel Isla, Spain
10.Irineu Garcia,Brazil,
11. Raphael Beil, Germany
12.Shenghuang Lin, China
13. Antonis Myrodias, Greece
14. Karel Vreeburg, Netherland.
15. Rabin David, India
16. Adwaita Gadanayak, India
17. Madanlal, India
18. Janak Jhankar Narzary, India

Deadline: 19th November, 2012
A Municipality of South Italy announces a contest to promote the realization of a sculpture representing the philosopher.
The artwork will figure the philosopher and will have also to contain an explicit dedication from the citizens to the famous citizen
The contest is open to Italian artist and foreigners, individuals or in team.
3 prizes to the first three competitors
First Classified 1,500.00 Euro
Second Classified 500.00 Euro
Third Classified 300. 00 Euro
The marble or the bronze is admitted for the sculpture and possible pedestal
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Deadline: 12nd November, 2012
The Municipality of City of North Italy is looking for an artwork that reflects the values of the youth. The artwork will be collocated in a space dedicated to meeting young people and cultural activities.
The artist can choice the media, the dimension and the topic, freely express, they have to keep mind the safety and functionality of the place. The theme is free, nevertheless the artwork will have to know how to synthesize the mission of the place and the topic of youth characteristics of its visitors.
The contest it is open to all artists, individual or in group, Italian or foreign, they have to have domiciled in Italy,
The inspection of the place is not obligatory. The area can be visit every time, because is external and free access
Budget for the realization of the winning project is of 18,000.00 Euro, the amount includes every type of cost related to the ideation, production, delivery and position of the work.
The Committee has decided to correspond to two artists a cash prize of 800.00Euro as title of reimbursement of the expenses sustained for presentation of the model
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details

Deadline not specified.
The City of Chicago organizes the Snow Visions: The contest will take place in last weekend of January 2013.
Teams: each team is composed of a maximum of three people, at least 18 years of age.
Each team is assigned a block of snow. Dimensions: the block of snow measures approximately 6 feet x 6 feet x 10 feet tall. The theme: Be creative. There are no set themes. However as a guide, political themes are discouraged, explicit nudity, no logos or advertising
Carving is all done by hand, the power tools are not allowed.
Internal supports (Like wood, metal, etc.) are not allowed.
Snow Visions will provide a ten foot tall ladder, a shovel, a long-handled straight hoe, a bucket, a spotlight, for night illumination. Water will be provided.
Meals and lodging are provided by the organizer
First place team a set of three trophies and 1,500.00usd
Second Place Team a set of three trophies and 1,000.00 usd
Third Place Team a set of three trophies and 500.00usd
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details

Deadline: December 31st 2012
This International Contest of Ceramics of Contemporary art is open to single artists or groups of any age and without any limit of thematic. The presentation of a birth certificate or photocopy of an ID document Is however obligatory. Every competitor can introduce a maximum of three works. The execution of the works is admitted with any ceramic technique. The works can foresee the use of other materials in non prevailing way. Artists will have to declare that the works are their ownership, realized in the last two years and that they have not been introduced to other contests. The Contest is divided in two sections: one reserved to the artists under 40, the other reserved to artists over 40. All the works admitted to the final phase will be exhibited from May 26 to September 22nd 2013.
1 prize for artists over 40 of the value of Euro 15.000,00
1 prize for artists under 40 of the value of Euro 10.000,00
1 prize of Euro 10.000,00 to be assigned to a work inspired to the forms of the design.
1 prize of Euro 1.000,00 reserved to a young artist
For detailed information on how to participate (required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Deadline: 31th of January , 2013
A School of Communication in Germany organizes the XVI Symposium 2013 at the National Park in the city . The Symposium will take place in the park of the castle from 6 to 15 of June 2013. the working topic is habitats. The available materials will be steel, stone or wood. Oaken trunks or larch trunks with about 4.00-m length and about 80 cm will be available for wooden sculptures.
Seven artists will be selected from the wild world.
The remuneration is 1,250.00 euro. The stay and food will be provided from the organization.
The artist have to bring the individual tools.
For detailed information on how to participate ( required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details

Dear AIESM Members, kind sculptors, Miguel Hernandez Urban, AIESM Manager for Mexico, since over 20 years, organizes annually the stainless steel sculpture symposium in Tultepec, Mexico. Miguel H. Urban in this moment is about to found the First Museum at open air of stainless steel sculptures in the city of Toluca, Mexico. The Museum will permanently exhibit the works created during all the symposiums that took place in Tultepec. The sculptures that until now followed a path of travelling exhibition along the Mexican country will find then their permanent place of installation and the Museum will be the first at world level to exhibit such a big collection of works made by stainless steel. To this purpose, all sculptors that took part to any edition of the Tultepec symposium are kindly asked to send their updated curriculum to Miguel H. Urban at the following e-mail address: Thank you for your cooperation.

Deadline: March 15th, 2013
A Spanish institution announces the 6nd International Biennial of Ceramics.
The presented works should be made in ceramic material, not allowing pieces of industrial nature,neither pieces winning from other competitions.
The pieces could not exceed two linear meters in any of their dimensions.
The selected works would be exhibited.
There are two categories and the following prizes:
1) Contemporary ceramics: First prize of Euro 4500. Second Prize of Euro 2.500.
2) Traditional ceramics: First prize of Euro 4500. Second Prize of Euro 2.500.
For detailed information on how to participate ( required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details

The A.F.F.A. Association of Friends of Fine Arts and Α.Ι.Ε.S.M International Association for Monumental Sculpture Events organized a sculpting exhibition with works of artists from different European countries. The exhibition will take place at the premises of the Larnaca International Airport Hermes Airports for six months, from the 1st of July 2012 to the 19th of December 2012 along with the occasion of the Cyprus Presidency of the European Union.
The exhibition named ‘Europe meets the Mediterranean’ constitutes a visual representation of an encounter with the cultures of different European countries in the cyprus’island, which has always acted as a bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa, and bears timeless and successive traces of many civilisations. In this exhibition, which will be hosted by the Larnaca International Airport Hermes Airports, the goal is that the hundreds of thousands of visitors and travellers to the island associate Cyprus geographically, locally, historically and culturally with Europe, and see, through these visual imprints, the diversity, differences, but also relations and similarities between different European cultures, which are quintessential elements in the formation of European civilisation.
The sculptures were created over a time span of two months, from April to May, during the two sculpting symposia that took place at the Ayia Varvara sculpting park of the A.F.F.A.
At a rural area roughly at the centre of Cyprus, sculptors from eleven European countries met, exchanged experiences, ideas and opinions, and they created sixteen marble sculptures, which will be situated at the airport premises, granting the opportunity to the European leaders, the Member-State delegations, and the thousands of visitors and tourists, that will come during the six-month Cyprus Presidency, to wander around the area and come into contact with the art works.
Here following the list of exhibiting sculptors:
Antonis Myrodias – Greece, Arlindo Arez – Portugal, Florin Strejac – Romania, Genti Tavanxhiu – Italy, Gilles Appert – France, Jo Kley – Germany, Jaroslava Fabrici – Slovakia, Jan Sicko – Slovakia, Petre Petrov – Bulgaria, Xavier Gonzalez – Spain, Christos Lanitis – Cyprus.

Deadline: 1 December 2012
The studios are located in downtown Utica, New York, in proximity to light industry and various fabrication shops. Twenty artists are selected every year. Each receives a $2000 stipend toward residency expenses. Free housing and $100 transportation stipend are available for New York State artists. Residencies are scheduled between September and August, excluding December, with no more than four artists in residency at one time. Artists are expected to stay for a full two months.
Residents have access to the studio 24 hours a day. They are responsible for their own materials, specialized tools, fees for work done outside the premises, and for an assistant, should they require one. Residents typically spend approximately $1000 per month on materials and expenses. A basic command of the English language is necessary. Bicycles are provided.
For detailed information on how to participate ( required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Deadline: 31st of January 2013
A Municipality in Luxembourg, organizes the 4th symposium of sculpture since the 22nd of May to the 2nd of June 2013. Sculptors' number for this meeting is limited to 6. The artists will carve during a week and they will work a stone that will be financed by the organizer. Every sculptor will have available the materials and the requested equipments (electricity, compressed air and water). The sculptors will have to bring their own equipment. The theme of this edition is "Renaissance ". The realized works will have maximum dimensions of 150x80x80 cms. The stone to be carved is the blue stone of Belgium. Every sculptor will receive 1400 Euro as honorarium at the end of the symposium. The food and the lodging are paid by the organization for all the participating artists.
For detailed information on how to participate ( required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

Deadline: 31st of December 2012
This symposium takes place every year in July. You can make agreement with the secretariat if longer time is necessary. The material to be carved is a local type of sandstone. The stone blocks of two to three cubic meters size are to be chosen by participants in some of the quarries in the surroundings. Any special desire, concerning the shape of the block, should be announced to the organisers in advance.
The workplace is situated nearby the town, in a small abandoned quarry, surrounded by woods. The workplace is equipped with a shelter for tools and with a wooden house where you can cook, eat, relax etc. Finished works will pass over to the town and will become a part of the sculpture park. The personal working instruments, the pneumatic and electric power facilities, cranes, jacks, trucks, car for personal transport to the quarry, the auxiliary manpower are provided during the period of the Symposium. Symposium participants are accommodated at a small hotel. The participants should arrange their casualty insurance. The grant, settled at twenty thousand crowns (approximately 850 Euro), is awarded each participant of the Symposium. The Symposium pays participants' accommodation including breakfast and activities organized by the Symposium. Travel expenses and food (except breakfast) is paid by participants themselves from their awarded grant. Soirées, discussions, cultural excursions and other events take place during the Symposium.
For detailed information on how to participate ( required documentation and contact address), please visit the web site: at the section "Competitions Details”

The first edition of the New AIESM Catalogue celebrating the first ten years of activity of our Association is now ready.
The catalogue has a format of cm. 24 x 26, with 136 colour pages and bilingual texts (Italian and Eglish)
The catalogue introduces the activity developed by AIESM Association in the last ten years with pictures of sculptures realized during the various symposiums, besides the personal pages of the AIESM Managers and supporting members.
The copies purchased in pre/sale modality have been already sent to the contributors.
It is now beginning the worldwide distribution of the catalogue.
Take a look to the catalogue! To piatti it in pdf format (18 MB), please go to:

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