BlauSteinSymposium 2018 (english Version)


Dear sculptors,

thank you for all your applications to our symposium. There were 157 applications from 47 countries. The jury has met and chosen the following six sculptors that will participate in our symposium:

1. Hugo Maciel (Portugal)
2. Mario Lopes (Portugal)
3. Jucheng Xiao (China)
4. Nikolay Yotov (Bulgaria)
5. Helga Palasser (Austria)
6. Zdravko Zdrakov (Bulgaria)

It was not easy to choose among all your unique and fantastic proposals, but we're sure we made a good choice!

Thank you all, Dietmar Rudolf

Link to German version

Invitation to the  Stone Sculpture Symposium  

1. Project description  

The international sculpture symposium will take place from 17 to 30 September 2018 in Blaustein (near Ulm), Germany.   

This invitation addresses national and international stone sculptors. The symposium is organized by the city of Blaustein
and the artistic director, sculptor Dietmar Rudolf.  

The city of Blaustein will turn 50 years in 2018. In 1968, the merger of the villages Ehrenstein and Klingenstein laid the
foundation stone for the municipality of Blaustein. By today, further seven communities have joined to the city of Blaustein.

Each of the ten districts of Blaustein has its own, centuries-old history and, accordingly, individual identity. With the merge
to the municipality of Blaustein and in particular the elevation to the status of a city in 2014, the districts‘ sense of
belonging to the young city of Blaustein has gotten a special focus. That’s why the theme "Together" was chosen as the
theme for the symposium. 

Limestone processing played a significant role already 6.000 years ago in the village Ehrenstein (today part of Blaustein’s
urban area), the so called “Ehrenstein slices” and still does to our present time.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the flourishing limestone- and cement-industries have left a lasting mark on the shape
of the Blautal and its communities. Today, the renaturation of abandoned quarries brings nature back to the foreground.

2. Terms & conditions, project information (download terms & conditions)

Date: 17 September to 30 September 2018

Location: 89134 Blaustein, Germany

Working hours: 9:00 to 19:00 hs, 14 working days, including 1.5 hours break per working day.

Theme: "Together"

Material: Limestone in a size of at least 1m x 1m x 1m (1m3) up to max. 2m x 1m x 1m (2m3)

Tools: The participant has to bring his own tools. Electricity (220V), compressed air and water are on site.

Arrival and departure: The participant is self-responsible for the organization of arrival and departure.
Arrival day: 16 September 2018 until 16:00 hs.
Departure day: 01 October 2018.

Travel expenses: The travel expenses – economy class/ 2nd class – are refunded by the organizer.
Reimbursement of travel expenses on presentation of original receipts (train – 2nd class, car – mileage flat rate)
is possible up to a maximum of 300, – €.

Accomodation: Accommodation in an authorized accommodation will be provided by the organizer.
The cost of the overnight stay will be paid by the organizer.

Board: The cost of meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks at the workplace) will be bourne by the organizer.

Premium: The fee of 1.500 € (gross) will be paid to the artist by bank transfer after completion of the sculpture.
Any additional costs (taxes) will be at the expense of the artist.
If the sculpture is not completed, the fee will not be paid.
The resulting works will go into the possession of the City of Blaustein.

Travel organization: The participant is responsible for organizing his/ her arrival and departure.

Liability: The organizers assume no liability for accidents, injuries, theft and others.

Insurance: The participant has to provide his/ her own health-, accident- and personal liability-insurance at
his/ her own expense. 

Agreement: The participant agrees that photos and/ or film shots of his person as well as the sculpting work may be
taken during the symposium. The participant agrees that such created image and/ or film material may be published and
reproduced temporally, spatially, factually and contentwise without restriction and without compensation (media, print,
online-products, social platforms, photography exhibition etc.)

Application deadline: until 18 February 2018

Thank you to the sponsors of the BlauSteinSymposiums 2018:

SCHWENK Zement KG, Volksbank Ulm-Biberach eG, Blaupark Apotheke, Alb-Naturenergie GmbH,
ProLux Systemtechnik GmbH und Co KG, Neubert GmbH Blaustein|Württembergische Versicherung,
Lothar Ruhnke, müllerblaustein Holzbau GmbH, engineering people GmbH,
Derra, Meyer & Partner Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB