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Snøskulptur  Hovden , Norway

January 23-30th       2011

Application Deadline October 30th. 2010

We invite  professional, experienced and beginner snow/ice sculptors to participate in our sculpture project in the mountains of Norway, at Hovden in Setesdal.  We are building an annual snow sculpture exhibition of high artistic standard and aim to become the leading resource centre for snow and ice sculpture in Northern Europe.  Snøskulptur Hovden is a project organized by Bykle Kommune, Destinasjon Hovden AS, Agder Kunstnersenter and Project Manager Ole Morten Rokvam. 2011 will be our 9th year.

We are looking for experienced, intermediate and beginner Snow and Ice Sculptors;  Apply for one of the 3 categories:

1. Experienced Snow/Ice Sculptors. We are looking for artists with experience in making snow and ice sculptures that can lead and teach a small team of artists in making one stunning sculpture.  Apply with images of previous work in snow and ice. Enclose at least one drawing or model of sculpture for Hovden. We are also open for suggestions on special projects like integrating photo and ice. We offer you honorarium of NOK 17 000, transportation (Max NOK 3000), room and board. We will pick your 2 assistants.


You are responsible for:

Teach your team necessary skills to make your idea come through. Teach about the material and how to work the tools safely. It is important that you are able to communicate your ideas and techniques so that you  include your team in the creation of your sculpture. You must give one  lecture on your previous work in snow and ice. Snøskulptur Hovden will provide the most commonly used tools, but please bring your own special tool. We accept no proposals from artists without previous experience in snow or ice in this category, please apply for intermediate or beginner.

2. Intermediate Snow/Ice Sculptors. We are looking for artists with previous experience in snow and ice that would like to learn more before they take on their own project. You will be assigned to work on a team with one of the professional snow/ice artists assisting in the creation of one sculpture. We offer you transportation of maximum NOK 1000, lectures, free room and board. All participants must be in good health as work is physically challenging.

3. Beginner Snow/Ice Sculptors.We are looking for artists with a keen interest in getting first hand experience in working with snow and ice sculptures. Our intent is to build  your skills and experience so you return another year with your own proposal!  We offer you a daily lecture on snow and ice, free room and board. All participants must be in good health as work is physically challenging.


This year we plan to build 10 sculptures in snow and ice. There will be prefabricated blocks of packed snow ready to be worked (3*3*3meters, special sizes can be arranged) and ice. We will also have a lunch lecture every day made by the professional artists.



All sculptures will be located at the Centre of Hovden.

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Your proposal must include:

-          Your Name

-          Address/phone/email

-          Category you apply for; Experienced, intermediate or beginner

-          Describtion of your sculpture.  If you are experienced and apply with your own project

-          5 pictures of earlier works/projects in snow/ice

-          If you have no former experience include pictures of current work and statement of    intent

-          resume

-          special requirements


The Artistic  Committee at Agder Kunstnersenter selects all artists. Their decision is final.

Schedule of events:

January 23 rd.                   Arrive at Hovden by 5 pm. Introduction to the event.

January 24th Work begins

Jauary 28th at 10 pm.      All sculptures must be finished

January 29th at 5 pm.      Opening followed by opening dinner and party.

January 30th.                      Departure

Please send all proposals to Project Manager: Ole Morten Rokvam

Mark: Application Hovden 2011

For more info please contact Ole Morten Rokvam : Mark all mail Hovden 2011

Application Deadline October 30th. 2010


Posted 01.jul.2010