This year's project is organized by Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland in cooperation with Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Tsukuba, Japan.


Transformation”, the 13th edition of the international medal project is a continuation of previous projects titled “Future for nature” (2020),,  “Borders”(2019), “Faith” (2018), “Identity”(2017), “Civilization” (2016), “Heritage” (2015), “Bonds”(2014), „Freedom” (2013), „Signs of the time”(2012), “Home”(2011), “Time”(2010) and “Dialogue”(2009). They were addressed to fine arts universities and colleges all over the world, where the contemporary medal art is being taught and which were interested in taking part in the project. The whole project shows the vast diversity in perceiving tendencies and development of contemporary medal art, from formal perspective and widely understood creation in usage of different materials.

We would like to invite your studio and students to join our medal project, which aim is to propagate medal art and exchange our ideas about the contemporary medal art. If you are interested in participating in this year’s project, enclosed you will find the rules for the year 2021.

The aim of this project is to propagate medal art, to familiarize students with it and to get known other medal centres in the world.  Furthermore, to exchange own experience in this matter, opinions about contemporary medal art and developing further cooperation between foreign universities.

The project is directed to all artistic universities in the world, which teach the medal art and are interested in taking part in medallic projects . The task lasts one academic term and its results are presented at common exhibition.


Transformation “ is the subject of this year’s project. The main question is: how do you see the transformation?



This year's project is like last year's two-stage project.


First stage presentation on the website, as every year.

Stage two an exhibition in Japan.


Links to last year's project:


Presentation on the website:,469


Exhibition in Japan:



The project coordinators of this year’s edition are Assistant Professor Sebastian Mikołajczak from Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland and Assistant Professor Shinji Miyasaka from Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Tsukuba, Japan.



Rules of the project for year 2021


The subject for this year is „Transformation”.


All participants will complete the same subject, which is held during one academic semester. Participants can use any type of materials and techniques they want to accomplish the project. Finally participants prepare photographic documentation of their works, which is sent to the project coordinator.

Please send photos of your works via email [photos format: 300 dpi] on following email address  Also please send a photograph of each participant  [signed with his/her name and surname], as well as one joint photograph of all participants and their leading professor [with detailed name of the university and faculty].

Photographic documentation of all works will be presented on websites of each particular studio/academy as well as on professional medal websites. Moreover, one common poster with all works will be produced and sent to participants of the project.  Participants may prepare exhibitions in their own academies with posters showing the results of the project (optional).


Moreover this year’s project includes a second stage:

A selection of works is going to be shown at the exhibition in Japan. Works display will be held by Assistant Professor Shinji Miyasaka from Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Tsukuba, Japan. The selection of works (representative) will be left to professors coordinating the project in each country. The number of works required will be set out after summing up and presenting the project on-line on the 10th of June 2021.

Shipping costs to the University of Tsukuba are covered by participants. Return costs to each country can be borne by the University of Tsukuba. Further informations will appear by e-mail.



Project starts on the 20th of November 2020

Deadline to send photos is the 15th of May 2021

Presentation (on-line) of the project starts on the 10 th of June 2021

Exhibition in Japan: in the second half of 2021



Project coordinator Assistant Professor Sebastian Mikołajczak