An International Jury awarded the Prague Quadrennial as one of the 12 of the most trend- setting European festivals of the 2015 from a pool of 760 festivals from 31 countries. The main criteria were Artistic Merit, Innovation, Internationality, Political Value and Sustainability.
From the EFFE jury statement: “Another hugely significant international gathering in its eld, the Prague Quadrennial has identi ed a specific area of artistic practice and made a great impact. Its programmes for students and young professionals are an extremely important aspect of its programme, making it a vital gathering for young artists and designers where they can come together and invent the future of stage design."
PQ festival is the liveliest, and perhaps the most energizing and inspiring part of PQ that speaks about our contemporary experience, forges new connections, brings new audiences, and gives an opportunity to many artists not only from the area of performance design but also all other related fields to share the newest ideas and most current reflections of our world today. There is an open call to performance designers, directors, choreographers, performers and artists to bring their performances inspired by PQ site and Prague locations where performance design plays integral role and works that could change the regular patterns of the daily city life into a series of memorable moments. The festival is both an incubator and a forecaster of new trends in performance.
The Site Specific Performance Festival will take place outdoors in the Prague Exhibition Grounds 7-15 June 2019. These grounds appear to be a jumbled, aesthetically confused place where successive regimes have randomly placed buildings, structures or landscapes on top of one another to represent their view of leisure or culture. It is an inspiring site that rewards investigation into the archaeology and hidden traces of its uses and history. Proposals are accepted from performance designers, directors, choreographers, performers and artists of all career levels. The particular interest of the curators will be design-led site-specific performances that respond to the specificity of the Prague Exhibition Grounds, although site-generic works, that can happen in many different environments or in any similar environment to this one, will also be considered.
CURATOR: Sophie Jump
• Call Published: 30 November 2017
• Deadline for Submission: 28 February 2018
• Official Selection Announced: 15 April 2018
• 14th Edition of Prague Quadrennial: 6-16 June 2019
• Site Specific Performance Festival: 7-15 June 2019
For more information and conditions for submissions for the Site Specific Performance Festival, please, follow attached files.
Please complete attached form in English and return to email@example.com saved as “artistname.application.pdf" with email subject line SITE SPECIFIC. Deadline for submission is 28 February 2018. No handwritten or incomplete applications will be accepted. Carefully read the Call for Applications before filling out this form.