World Stage Design
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 5 to 15, 2021
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 fifth WSD exhibition will be held in Calgary, Canada.
The WSD2021 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.
1. International Design Exhibition and Competition
3. Theatre Architecture Competition (TAC)
4. Technical Invention Prize (TIP)
The Exhibition will divide into the following categories for both Professional and Emerging Designers:
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.
Jan 30, 2020: Online portal opens
Jun 30, 2020: Online application of Scenofest 2021 closes
Sep 15,2020: Online application of WSD 2021 Professional Designer Exhibition closes
Oct 31, 2020: Online application of WSD 2021 Emerging Designer Exhibition closes
Jan 10, 2021: Announcement of selected entries
Feb 15, 2021: Exhibitors receive Exhibitor Package and Final Contract
Mar 1, 2021: Deadline for Final layout WSD 2021 exhibition
Aug 1-4, 2021: Exhibitors install exhibition in Calgary at Reeve Theatre, UCalgary
Aug 5, 2021: Exhibition Gala opening
Aug 5-15, 2021: WSD 2021 (Exhibition and Scenofest)
August, 2021: OISTAT Congress
Aug 13 or 14, 2021: Awards Ceremony
Aug 15, 2021: Closing of Exhibition