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The Cultural Development Fund announces the opening of applying in the

28th Aswan International Sculpture Symposium -held in Aswan city- from January 15th to March 5th, 2024.


  • The interested artists should send the following until November 30th on:
  • filled and Signed the  Application
  • three 3 proposals, models or sketches of suggested sculptures (3 points of view) including description (title and dimensions)
  • One-page CV in English.
  • Photos of 3 previous sculptures in the same material (granite).
  • Passport photocopy.
  • Recent personal photo.
  • The artist should bring his own tools including grinders (small and big machines, 5 inch and
  • 9 inch).
  • The artist should be available throughout the whole duration of the Symposium unless there
  • is a previous agreement states otherwise.
  • Participants will have the chance to show their works in an auditorium equipped with slide
  • and video projectors.
  • All works executed at the Symposium are considered a property of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Ministry of Culture, Cultural Development Fund.
  • The results of the selections will be published at the website of the symposium on:

The Cultural Development Fund provides the following:

  • International flight ticket (from the Capital) and domestic transportation will be paid by theCulture Development Fund).
  • Full board accommodation in 4 stars Hotel -single room- (breakfast-lunch-dinner). Any additional personal expenses will be covered by the artist.
  • Arrange cultural visits during the period of the symposium.

The Symposium will supply:

  • Lifting and Moving machines.
  • Steel traditional chisels (vidia not included).
  • Diamond cutting disks.
  • An assistant for every participant (8 hours per day)
  • The participant is kindly requested to order in advance the stone measurements (height*width*depth) and colors (sizes are limited in black granite, usually the Symposium provides the participant one block of red Granite 10 tons weight).