France——Cerisy la Forêt
International stone sculpture symposium of Cerisy-la-Foret
Cerisy-la-Foret is a small village of 1000 inhabitants which has a beautiful abbaye from 11th century. The objective was to bring culture and contemporary art and tourism in small villages, in the normand countryside, far from the cities. The project of the symposium is fully subsidized, financed by local municipality, department and region (state)；it is all public money. It was organized every year. The 13th was in 2011 and by 2012 it will be organized every 2 years.