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World Stage Design 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 6 to 16, 2022

World Stage Design (WSD) is the first and only designer-based exhibition to showcase and celebrate performance design from individual designers. Held every four years, WSD has now travelled to four cities, Toronto, Canada (2005); Seoul, South Korea (2009); Cardiff, Wales, UK (2013); Taipei, Taiwan. The sixth WSD exhibition will be held in Calgary, Canada.

The WSD2022 exhibitions are open to all designers for performance. We encourage individual designers to forward their work for consideration by the international selection jury. Designers are invited to attend this global event, which will include Scenofest, offering opportunities for multicultural exchange.

Registration for WSD2022, Scenofest and Rendez-vous will open in August 2021.

Scenofest registration for workshops, masterclasses, panels, and keynote speakers will open in the September 2021. Tickets for performances will go on sale in the Fall of 2021.

World Stage Design (WSD) is an OISTAT event that is comprised of 4 distinct components that are presented simultaneously:

1. International Design Exhibition and Competition
2. Scenofest
3. Theatre Architecture Competition (TAC)
4. Technical Invention Prize (TIP)

Categories

The Exhibition will divide into the following categories for both Professional and Emerging Designers:

  • Performance Design
  • Space Design
  • Set Design, Sound Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Projection Design
  • Alternative

Special Mentions

The WSD Planning Committee would like to acknowledge achievement in three specific areas. Each designer will be asked to identify if they feel their work should be identified in the following:

Indigenous Design for Performance
The designer may choose to have their work identified for special mention as Indigenous Design for Performance if they identify as an Indigenous Artist as defined by Unesco.

EcoScenography and/or Sustainable Design
The designer may choose to have their work identified for special mention as EcoScenography and/or sustainable design. Please indicate your reasons for seeing your work in this category of specialization.

Mixed Reality Scenography and Design
The designer may choose to have their work identified for special mention as mixed reality scenography which could include AR/VR/MR and other digital contexts. Please indicate your reasons for seeing your work in this category of specialization.


Find all the information on the WSD 2022 website here.

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Open Calls - Submission Deadline

Submit WSD 2022 & Scenofest Applications here.

  • The deadline for submissions to TIP is: November 30, 2021
  • The deadline for submissions to Scenofest is: June 1, 2021
  • The deadlines for submissions to WSD exhibitions:
    Professional: June 15, 2021
    Student: July 30, 2021

2022 Technical Invention Prize (TIP)

The TIP is an international prize awarded to the technicians working in theatre or any part of the entertainment industry who make gadgets, devices or basically simple and smart solutions for theatre work: those clever ideas that are mostly realized by inexpensive means and materials.

The apparatus might only be used in one particular theatre, company, travelling show, sometimes just one country. This is an opportunity to share these inventions and clever devices with the international community through publication of the TIP Catalogue, featuring the entries deemed most useful by an international panel of judges.

Selected entries will be exhibited during World Stage Design 2022.
Deadline for application is November 30, 2021.

Read / download the TIP 2022 Guidelines.

SUBMIT NOW FOR TIP