2022 Regional Events Grant Recipients

Greetings to the amazing world-wide Urban Sketching community!

It’s been too long since we’ve been able to think about gathering in large numbers to sketch together in distant places.

With the USk Regional Event Grants programme, we are now taking the first confident steps towards this.

We are now very happy to announce that five chapters have been selected to receive a grant of $2,000 USD to go towards their regional projects.

Look out for a regional event near you!

-USk Events Director, Eric Ngan

GROUP 1: Urban Sketchers Indonesia
Indonesia’s Sketchers and Bogor Sketchers collaborate as Ciliwung Rhapsody to rejuvenate Ciliwung river. Through initiating and building sketching/storytelling communities around the area where the river flows, let’s raise general public awareness and passion towards the river and at the same time spreading the joy of urban sketching as a tool for social activism. 

Together, we help preserve the river and its communities to grow, collaborate and flourish together for many years to come. We hope that we can inspire other USk groups across the globe with this initiative.

Event Dates: Jul 24, 2022 & Nov 13, 2022 – Two separate events, one day each 

Instagram handles: @indonesia_sketchers 

Hashtags: #USkIndonesia_CiliwungRhapsody

For event registration email @ ciliwung.rhapsody@gmail.com


GROUP 2: Urban Sketchers Poland
Urban Sketching Festival (Polish: Festiwal Miejskiego Szkicowania) is a four-day long sketching festival held in the city of Świdnica, Poland. Organized by Urban Sketchers Poland with Urban Sketchers Prague and Świdnica Culture Center as co-organisers, the event features attractions open to everyone, such as daily sketch walks, free workshops led by experienced artists, two exhibitions, mini-fair with art materials… and much more! All events will be set in the beautiful Świdnica, whose history as a city reaches the XIII century. We are sure that everyone, regardless of their experience with art, will have fun during the four days packed with inspiring events.

Join us, sketch with us and take the unique opportunity to participate in our exhibition of urban sketches created during the Festival!

Event Dates: Aug. 11-14, 2022

Instagram handle: @uskpoland

Hashtag: #uskpoland

Website: http://www.uskpoland.pl & https://www.uskpoland.pl/english


Event facebook page


GROUP 3: Urban Sketchers San Diego
USk San Diego 2022 Seminar takes place in America’s Finest City – sunny San Diego. We will celebrate the core of what urban sketching means by getting together and reuniting or meeting for the first time urban sketchers of all ages and skill levels, from near and far, for a weekend filled with activities including a drink & draw in one of our most lively and colorful neighborhoods – Little Italy; workshops by experienced urban sketchers, sketchwalks and an Urban Sketch art show at the world famous Balboa Park (built for the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition). You cannot think of San Diego without picturing its vast waterfront, and our seminar could not conclude anywhere else but by the water, in Seaport Village, with marinas and piers, grassy areas, promenades, quaint shops and the most diverse crowd.

There is so much to sketch, you will easily fill your entire sketchbook and return home with memories of a lifetime, so mark your calendars and join us.

Event Dates: September 30 to October 2, 2022

Instagram handle: @usksandiego

Hashtag: #usksandiego2022seminar


GROUP 4: Urban Sketchers Pune
Urban Sketchers PuneSketchFest-06, is a sketching festival scheduled for Dec 2022 in Pune. This event is hosted by Urban Sketchers Pune, and celebrates the urban sketching movement of drawing on location through direct observation. Centered around an exhibition showcasing sketches done on location by urban sketchers from different chapters across India, Sketchfest-06 is a first-of-its-kind event happening in India. Be it a newbie or a veteran, there is a wide choice of urban sketching workshops spread over three days and for all skill levels. Free Demos by experts in the art of urban sketching and plein air painting are designed to inspire everyone. Guided sketch-walks are the best way to get introduced to the art of sketching on location and at the same time experience the culture of this historical city. Sketchfest 06 will also be featuring various other activities.

Event Dates: Dec 2 – 4, 2022 

Instagram handle: @urbansketcherspune

Hashtag: #uskpune_sketchfest06


GROUP 5: Urban Sketchers  Buenos Aires 

Who has not dreamt of drawing Buenos Aires? Buenos Aires is a multi-faceted city that lends itself perfectly to urban sketching. Graphic and colorful, the main city of Argentina will offer you countless themes for drawing: classical and contemporary architecture, iconic monuments, lively cafes, gardens, charming and picturesque streets, wide views of the Rio de La Plata… This is a unique opportunity to discover Tango rhythms with workshops, lectures and special activities led by experienced instructors.

Our workshops are about exploring your line flow, sketching people around, expressing mood and conceptual scaffolding. There will be lectures about the grammar of watercolor, figure and landscape and creating vibrating sketches! And don’t forget the special activities: a sketch tour, drink & draw and live music. 

Come to Buenos Aires and find some Tango in your lines!

Event Dates: Oct 7-10, 2022

Instagram handle: @uskargentina

Hashtag: Forthcoming


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