Open Call – 3D-Print Sculpture Symposium

Symposium: 3D-printing in contemporary sculpture in Schleswig-Holstein and Eastern Norway

Foto: Fabian Vogler

Utlysning / Call for entries / Ausschreibung Here you can read more about the application process for participation at a practical sculpture symposium in 3D-printing for artists – deadline 15.02.2020, 8 a.m.

This 3D-print sculpture symposium is a cooperation project between the artist organization in Schleswig-Holstein (BBK SH) and the Østlandsutstillingen (Eastern Norway Exhibition). Artists from both regions will work together and explore the artistic, theoretical and practical possibilities of using 3D-printing techniques in their work. The exchange will encourage both the development and implementation of 3D-printing in the artists actual artistic work. It is possible to work cooperational, preferable between artists of two regions. The participants will be encouraged to engage with regional impressions (f.e. Nolde Museum, Richard Haizmann). The main focus will be the digital creation and the exchange between artists. Only selected art pieces will be printed. The technical equipment available will mainly be FDM-printing technique in plastics (mainly PLA) – possibly also SLS, SLA-printing techniques. 

Foto: Fabian Vogler


  • Practical organization in Schleswig-Holstein: BBK SH (Fabian Vogler and Anders Petersen)
  • Administration of applications: Østlandsutstillingen
  • Selection of participants: based on the digital applications a jury consisting of representants of BBK SH (artist and board member BBK FabianVogler) and Østlandsutstillingen (artist, art historian and director Josephine Lindstrøm) will choose up to 10 participants during week 9

 Preliminary timetable

  • Arrival: 19.05.20 during the day with dinner in the evening
  • Symposium: 5 days
  • Departure: 26.05.20 after breakfast


Nordsee Akademie


1.     Requirements
All artists of the region Eastern Norway and of BBK SH can apply for this open call. For the Norwegian applicants you have to have a direct connection (residence, study, studio) to one of the following regions: Innlandet, Oslo, Vestfold og Telemark fylkeskommune or Viken. 
Group applications are not admitted, only individual candidates. Students are welcome to apply. The call is open to all artistic disciplines which do involve 3D-printing. The symposium language will be English and it is expected that you present your own artistic work related to the symposiums theme for your colleagues in English.
For submitting your candidature please write an unformal application following the requirements below.
Participation is free.

2.    Prequalification

  • Full time participation
  • Experience with 3D-printing (digital creation, slicen, 3D-printing) – up to 500 characters
  • Presentation of own artistic practice (approx. 10 min) for colleagues
  • Presentation of symposium work process in a short imagery-story which can be used by BBK and ØU for marketing
  • Provide your own laptop and software for digital creation; bring your own printer, if possible 

 3.     Selection procedures 

To participate for this call it is mandatory to send the following documents in English:

  • Unformal application letter including motivation and experience with 3D-printing (max 2 pages)
  • CV
  • Portfolio (max 6 MB)

All the documents shall be sent to not later than February 15th, at 8 pm.
A German-Norwegian jury will evaluate CV, portfolio and motivational letter to establish adherence to the workshop.
Up to 5 artists from each country will be selected.
The names of the selected artists will be published at the following link: and

4.     Acceptance of the regulation 

The submission of an application by an artist automatically implies the full acceptance of the present regulations and the approval to the reproduction and presentation of the works produced by the artists during the workshop for communication and promotion purposes.

5.     Obligations of the organization 

BBK SH and Østlandsutstillingen will cover participation fees of the selected artists boarding and lodging and some of the material costs. For the Norwegian participants the travel costs from Norway to Schleswig-Holstein is covered (on lowest expense). It is expected from the artists from Schleswig-Holstein to cover their own travel costs.

For info please contact:, or – please mark the emails with «3-D-Printing-Workshop».