We are pleased to announce the third calligraphy and lettering festival — Calligafest — which will take palce from September 30 to October 6 at the St. Petersburg Union of Artists.

The main goal of Calligrafest is the creation of a single professional community in which specialists could share their experiences, helping each other to develop. We want to unite different schools and studios with the idea of popularizing the art of writing in general and the development of calligraphy in particular. We also try to bring Cyrillic calligraphy to the world stage and introduce it to as many people as possible so that it takes its rightful place among other types of writing that are equally beautiful and rich in history.

Each year, the festival gathers many talented young calligraphers who practice writing in various directions and are engaged in the art of writing. The most eminent writing professionals perform at the festival venues, and networking of the festival’s public events brings together hundreds of interested people. This year you will find an even larger program, new conference speakers, an exhibition of Cyrillic calligraphy and incredible workshops of famous world stars of calligraphy.


September 30th — October 6th

The conference is the central event of Calligrafest. For two days, it will bring together leading calligraphers from different cities and countries. We invite you to become spectators and participants of lectures, workshops, discussions and the creative market!

September 30th — October 6th

The Calligrafest festival will be glad to host a calligraphy exhibition dedicated to Cyrillic writing. Everyone are invited to send works to the exhibition, and the best of the best will be marked, exhibited during the conference, and will go to the online museum of calligraphy. A visit to the exhibition is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the best examples of modern and classical Cyrillic calligraphy.


Traditionally, as part of the festival, we invite world-famous calligraphers who will conduct several intensive courses. Visiting these courses for foreigners is a great opportunity to get acquainted with Russia and St. Petersburg, having seriously improved professional skills in calligraphy. The cost of these workshops is more than affordable.


We know that it may sound hard to get a visa, prepare a trip, know what to do and what to expect. Therefore, we’ll be glad to assist you before and during your trip — drop us a line, and we’ll guide you so that you can enjoy your stay.

We will guide you through applying for a visa process, and help get all the necessary documents to make your trip possible.

We will help you to select a place to live and a way to get to St. Petersburg. We will be happy to let you stay with our headliners.

We will make your stay here as easy as possible, covering your transportation and dinners during the workshops.


Uralskaya st., 1k2

Conference and exhibition:
Bolshaya Morskaya st., 38




Official hashtags: #calligrafest, #calligrafest2019