World Stage Design
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 fifth 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 will open in January 2021. Scenofest registration for workshops, masterclasses, panels, and keynote speakers will open in the Fall of 2021. Tickets for performances will go on sale in the Fall of 2021.
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.
The deadline for submissions to is now: June 1, 2021
The deadlines for submissions to :
Professional: June 15, 2021
Student: July 30, 2021