Invitation to Participants
Present your skills and knowledge in a competitive field
Meet like-minded colleagues from all over Europe
All you need are your own tools - and an idea...
Are you an apprentice, a qualified stonemason, stone carver or a master mason or sculptor?
Then take advantage of the European Stone Festival, enjoy the inspiring atmosphere where you will meet colleagues and have the chance to present yourself and your skills to a wide audience at an international competition.
The European Stone Festival 2019 in Trondheim is just the opportunity!
21 – 23 June 2019
Courtyard of The Archbishop’s Palace, Trondheim, Norway
An international event
Apprentices, qualified stonemasons and stone carvers and master masons and sculptors
This festival has two different tasks and you are required to sign up for one of the
tasks when you apply to take part in the festival.
Both tasks involve carving a workpiece (in approximately 16 hours) in the soapstone
provided. The dimensions of the stone are 20 x 20 x 30 cm.
The material will be provided. Look at The Task for this year’s theme and the dimensions of the stone.
One task is “the traditional task” where you carve a stone related to the festival’s theme.
By choosing the second task, you will compete in decorating The City Square in
Trondheim. A jury will chose five of the carved stones to be permanently installed in
stone benches in the redesigned square.
However, by choosing to participate in carving a stone for the City Square, certain
conditions apply, as only two sides of the stone will be visible after it is fixed into the
corner of the stone bench.
At (torvetitrondheim.no/utforming/) you can find more information (unfortunately only in Norwegian) about the City Square. The participants who choose this task will receive more information and details about this task in the near future (or upon request, for those who are already curious).
For both tasks, all participants are required to work from their own design sketches,
which must be based on the theme of the festival. Each participant is required to bring
either sketches or a model of their design to the festival.
Remember to bring your own tools!
€40.00 entry fee due from apprentices
€55.00 entry fee due from qualified masons/stone carvers and master masons and sculptors
Your registration will only be confirmed until your have tranfered the entry fee to the bank account mentioned below.
Account holder. Nidaros Domkirkes Restaureringsarbeider, Bispegata 11, NO-7012 Trondheim
IBAN: NO30 4209 0100 305
Norwegian participants should transfer the fee to the following bank account: 4209 01 00305
Please include the following reference on the transfer form:
Stone Festival 2019
Please also state what the payment is for: Name of participant(s) (and, if applicable:
the alternative accommodation fee and/or family fee. (See application form for
The entry fee includes accommodation and meals for each participant but you will need
to bring your own sleeping bag and mat if you choose to use the free accommodation. The
entry fee will also give you access to the Cathedral and the Museums in The Archbishop’s
Closing date for registration:
1 April 2019
Your registration is binding after we have taken receipt of your entry fee. The fee mustbe
paid to be paid as soon as you have received confirmation of your application. All fees
must be paid by 1 May.
Are you interested? Then apply online now!
With the varied supporting programme, the Festival is attractive for visitors and presents a unique opportunity to look over the shoulders of the participants and gain an insight into the profession of the stonemason and the stone carver.
Go to the Programme page on the Supporting Programme.
Nidaros Domkirkes Restaureringsarbeider
Facebook: Trondheim Stone Festival 2019
Verkstedene ved Nidarosdomen
Address for the festival site:
The Archbishop’s Palace / Erkebispegården