Program: Interreg CZ-PL, Interreg PL-SK
Lead partner: EGTC TRITIA
- SCULPTURE LINE s. r. o.
- Moravian-Silesian Academy of Creativity, z. s.
- towns and villages in the TRITIA region
Schedule: 2024 – ???
Project description: SCULPTURE LINE sculpture festival presents sculptures and artistic objects by leading local and foreign artists “in the open air”.
The SCULPTURE LINE Sculpture Festival is the largest event in the Czech Republic that promotes the symbiosis of sculpture and public space. It is a long-term artistic project that, through the installation of sculptures in public space, expands the cultural and artistic potential of a given place, introduces emotions into it, gives it a new face and shows new contexts. Its basic idea is to bring contemporary art closer to everyone without exception and to help socialise public spaces.
Works of art communicate directly with passers-by. They leave an aesthetic and social imprint on them and directly affect the quality of life of city dwellers and visitors. The festival does not focus exclusively on centres or busy places. On the contrary, installations outside the main arteries help to create new visual landmarks and enliven lesser-known places. In its own way, the festival also helps to implement the ‘cultural politics’ of individual cities, for which Sculpture Line is a welcome means of open cultural dialogue.
The first edition took place in Prague in 2015 and was initiated by the artists themselves, who felt a natural need to take their work out of the more or less sterile environment of galleries and offer it to a wider audience. During its third edition, Sculpture Line also took place for the first time in Pilsen. In the subsequent editions in 2018 and 2019, it has already reached the entire Czech Republic and also gone beyond the country’s borders into the space of other European Union countries. In addition to the Czech Republic, viewers were also able to admire the sculptures of a wide range of artists in the capital of Luxembourg. The collaboration with the Nord Art Festival in Büdelsdorf in northern Germany was extensive and extremely successful. In 2020, the festival reached 15 countries. In 2021, in addition to the Czech Republic, the festival significantly deepened its collaboration with the German NordArt Festival and the Italian art district Giudecca in Venice.
Consistency with strategy and action plan
KU2 Revitalise public spaces through art.
KU3 Creation of joint projects in the creative industries
Expand cooperation between artists, exchange of experience and knowledge in the cluster regions and across the EU
Building a cooperation platform between artists from Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia
Promotion of artists from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Creation of activities promoting the art of artists from the three countries