The Organising Committee and the Municipality of Pratovecchio Stia announce and organise for the period from 29th August to 1st September 2019 the XXIII European Biennial Show of Blacksmithing Art - Mercantile Exposition of Wrought Iron Handicraft.

The exhibition is divided into two sections:

1. Tradition. Construction of objects and works in wrought iron through forging, without the help of different techniques and not necessarily based on a graphic project.

2. Innovation. Creation of objects and works in iron, through forging and / or with the use of other techniques typical of blacksmithing art, based on a graphic project.


The Jury reserves the right to give a special prize to a young exhibitor (from 15 to 30 years of age).
The Committee may also establish special mentions to be assigned at its sole discretion.

Participation is reserved to exhibitors selected by the Organising Committee.

Applications for subscription, in which it will be COMPULSORY TO INDICATE A MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (AVAILABLE during the event), must be sent to the Biennial Association Secretariat:

- by email to

- through a specific online form obtainable from the website

No later than June 30th 2019.

The Organising Committee reserves the right to admit late applications according to the availability of the stands.

Applicants who will be selected by the Committee will have to pay € 200.00 per stand
by bank transfer to the following bank account:

Biennale c/o Banca di Anghiari e Stia Credito Cooperativo S.C.R.L.

IBAN IT78A0834505458000000002168.

They will also have to send the receipt of the transfer by email to the Biennial Association Secretariat no later than 15th July 2019.

The XXIII EUROPEAN BIENNIAL SHOW OF BLACKSMITHING ART publishes an exhibitors catalogue.

Therefore, each exhibitor must send no later than June 30th 2019 at least 4 digital photographs in .jpeg format (300 dpi resolution) or must attach them to the application form which can be filled out on the website of the Biennial Association:

The pictures must portray the works that will be exhibited and must have a descriptive caption.

The Organising Committee has the right to exclude from the publication those photographs which are deemed not suitable – the Organising Committee has also the right, where necessary, to modify the text of the caption affixed.

The available stands will have the following dimensions:

  • 3 x 3 m
  • 3 x 4 m

Exhibitors are entitled to request a maximum of 2 contiguous stands which can be granted based on availability.

The works proposed by the individual exhibitors must not have been exhibited in previous editions of the European Biennial Show of Blacksmithing Art in Stia.

The stands must be adequately furnished and cannot be closed on three sides with drapes, curtains or panels to completely cover the structure. They will have to be ready from the evening before the inauguration.

Exhibitors are entirely liable for the static structures of the stands – exhibitors will therefore exempt the Organisation for any damage caused to themselves or to third parties.

In order to ensure the smooth running of the competition, exhibitors must exclusively occupy the exhibition space assigned to them by the Organising Committee, with the type of goods explicitly specified in the registration form. The layout of each space must be environmentally friendly and must comply with current regulations.

At the end of the event, exhibitors must leave the exhibition space in the normal conditions of use in which they found it. The Management reserves the right to request changes to the layout of the spaces that will not be considered environmentally friendly and not compliant with current regulations.

RENOUNCEMENT: Exhibitors who are unable to attend the event due to legitimate and proven impossibility can ask the Association for the dissolution of their commitment no later than 20 days before the beginning of the exhibition.

In this case, the association will return 50% of the total registration fee to the renouncing exhibitor – if the renouncement occurs after the aforementioned time, the entire sum paid by the exhibitor will be withheld.

The Organising Committee reserves the right to assign the renouncing exhibitor's stand to another exhibitor.

Access to the exhibition spaces and the permanence of motor vehicles are not allowed 2 hours before the opening time on 29th August.

It is not allowed in any case to access the exhibition spaces with vehicles during opening hours.

Exhibition spaces can be set up from Monday 26th August to Wednesday 28th August from 8.30 am to 11.00 pm – it is possible to dismantle the exhibition spaces on Sunday 1st after 9.00 pm and on Monday 2nd September from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm.

Exhibitors will take care of transporting and setting up their own objects at their own expense, as well as collecting them at the end of the exhibition.

The exhibitors relieve the Committee of any burden and responsibility which, as Organiser, is deemed to bear.

The exhibition will be open every day from 9.30 am to 11.00 pm. During this time each exhibitor will be responsible for his or her own stand.

Exhibitors have the right to submit a price list of the works on sale at their stand at the INFO POINT of the exhibition hall.

Exhibitors must ensure their presence at their exhibition space at least 10 minutes before the opening and during all hours of public access to the exhibition. In the event of any damage or theft due to lack of surveillance or negligence on the part of the exhibitors, the Organisation cannot be held responsible.

The European Biennial Show of Blacksmithing Art will be inaugurated on the morning of Thursday 29th August 2019 at 10.30 am and will close on Sunday 1st September at 9.00 pm.

All exhibitors must, strictly speaking, respect these hours and the stands must remain properly furnished during the entire period.

For each section, a single award of € 500.00 will be awarded to the best stands by a Jury that will announce the winners' names during the Award Ceremony which will be held at 5.30 pm on Sunday 1st September in Piazza B. Tanucci.

For more information send an email to or call the following number: 3663052558.

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