Deadline: December 31, 2012

Horice / Czech republic

Call for artists


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This symposium takes place every year in July in the town of Horice, Czech Republic. You can make agreement with the secretariat if longer time is necessary. The material to be carved is a local type of sandstone - the Hořice´s one. 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 of St.Joseph, 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 of Horice 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 in Horice. 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. Transport from stay-place to Horice 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.


The Application Form, that can be downloaded from the following web site: for a respective year of the symposium should be sent by the end of the previous year.

Material illustrating the applicant´s work up to now (photos or refer to your www pages, etc.) is essential.

The Jury will choose three to six participants during January and invite them officially by the end of this month