• 10000.00 FCFA
  • Publier le: 27/08/2015
    • Dakar, Dakar, Sénégal
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DAKAR 2015
Rules and Conditions of the Symposium

1. Time and place
The 1st International Sculpture and Painting Symposium Dakar 2015 will be held in Senegal, from the October 1ST TO October 21,2015 at the hotel complex Art Sou soum Hotel and Cices Dakar

2. Symposium targets

· - Promoting the arts and artists and make Senegal an artistic destination.
- Linking relationships between artists from both sides- Artistic and cultural exchange between the two sides- To promote high quality contemporary art availability to public, raise public interest in culture, preservation of cultural heritage.
· Development of tourism in the region.

The 1st International Sculpture and painting Symposium, is organized by Ousmane Sow sculptor in association with the Ministry of Culture of Senegal .

3. The topic of the Symposium

4. Materials
· Marble, 2 cubic metres ;

· Granite, 2 cubic metres;
· Metal sheets and profiles (steel, stainless steel);
· Wood of oak or linden for interior sculptures
· Bronze, casting in a highly professional workshop by the models of sculptures made of plastiline during the Symposium;
· Canvases, acrylic paints for painters;

FOR THE SCULPTORS AND CERAMISTS ARTISTS,The high office of the culture of Senegal will provide for each artist with a maximum of 2 cubic meters, 2 stones (rocks) in total, sized and preformed according to the artist's orders as dimensional specifications.

The organizers will provide power and air compressor, angle grinder 9". the office of the symposium will provide also all the listed tools from the artists by sending proposals, for the wood, glasses and ceramics artists, the materials and tools are provided according to the artist’s orders, The theme of the symposium is free.

5. The Symposium provides the participants with
· Accomodation and alimentation at the hotel Sou Soum Dakar;
· Materials for the sculptures: stone (marble or granite), metal (steel or stainless steel), plastiline for making a model, casting in bronze after the end of the Symposium;

· For metal sculptors welding and cutting machines, grinders, another tools, working space;
· The equipped studio for painters with painting materials: aclylic, canvases, brushes;
6. The participants are obliged
· To accomplish the sculpture or paintings in accordance with the selected projects or sketches;
· To take part in the traditional painting competition;
· To be present at the working place during the working time of symposium;

7. The procedure of application and selecting the participants of the Symposium,
The participants of the Symposium will be selected on the base of projects of the sculptures, painting sketches and documents.
All the necessary sketches and documents should be send at

· The filled and signed registration form, doc format ;
· Artist CV;
· Minimum 2 photos of your previous sculpture works of monumental size in the selected materials for sculptors and no less than 5 photos of previous painting artworks for painters ;
· For sculptors: photos of models of suggesting sculptures from 4 points of view; the description of the project (the title of the sculpture, material, size, explanation of the artistic idea);
· For painters: color sketches, lay out, artistic motives for the painting works which you like to realize during symposium, the description of the artistic concepts;

8. Other conditions
· Participant can use other materials for the sculpture;
· Participant can be accompanied by someone
· The symposium does not cover other expenses of artists such as beverages, cell phone charges etc;
· The organizers have rights for publish the artworks, created during Symposiums;


All painters will have a stand (12’ width X 8’ height), as well as a table and a chair at their disposal ,we will provide the lighting if needed and easel .

The Painter can bring along a maximum of 6 paintings to display at your stand
(exceptions for sculptors).

- All blank canvases have to be identified by the Sales committee at your arrival.
- Your canvases may be covered with washes of subtle colour or with different
Texture mediums, but NO DRAWING that is begun on the canvases will be

- All mediums are accepted.

The sculptures produced by the artists in the symposium will be placed in The Sculpture Park of the city Dakar and the painting produced by the painters will be placed and sale in the Gallery Arts Dakar .


The accommodation (motel,double rooms) and food will be provided by the Municipality and sponsors. Accompaniments can come on their own expenses.

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