The application for the 17th International Sand Sculpture festival “SUMMER SIGNS 2023”, which will take place in Jelgava from June 3trd to June 10th, is open!
Sculptors will bring to life this year's theme "WORLD HITS" by using sand. Artists are invited to apply by filling out the official application form until April 9th.
Probably, as we read this, somewhere in the world a new song is being written. It might be recorded, it might get international recognition, but it might never reach a wider audience. The world is full of music, from the classics to today's popular music, but only a fraction of these pieces live on through time without losing their relevance and their ability to resonate. These are world music hits, where a brilliant message is intertwined with a compelling melody. Songs that have been known and sung by generations. We want to invite sculptors to find the ONE HIT in the world that really speaks to them, and to put its message into sand art – reflecting the story of the song, or the feeling it evokes, and focusing less on the performer. We want the sculpture to be a tangible reflection of the piece, able to speak to and draw you in in the same way as the song.
According to the European Union, artists from Russia and Belarus, as well as citizens of Russia or Belarus, who represent another country, may not participate in the sand sculpture competition and festival.