Seeking: Future Host of the Urban Sketchers Symposium. Are you the Next Holder of the Giant Pencil?

We are excited to announce that planning for the next Urban Sketchers Symposium is underway, and we are seeking expressions of interest from potential hosts for 2025, 2026 and beyond…

Is your chapter the next holder of the the giant pencil?!

Just like the olympic torch, the giant pencil is ceremonially passed, from one Symposium host to the next.


The Symposium is the premiere event on our global calendar, and over the years thousands of sketchers have participated and have been inspired.

Not only do you get to showcase your city, but planning and delivering a Symposium is a hugely rewarding and magical experience.

Symposiums are planned in collaboration with you as One Project Team with a global support network.


Please complete and submit the Registration of interest even if you are uncertain or have questions.

Please read the Symposium Host Selection Handbook and do get in touch, we are more than happy to have a conversation.

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