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Open Call for Titles to be Included in Book Shop

PQ will once again feature a Book Shop of titles related to performance design and scenography, organized by Czech-based Book Therapy. While we hope to include as many title as possible, there is limited space in the PQ Book Shop and cannot accommodate all requests to have titles included in the PQ Book shop. Titles will only be considered if they directly relate to performance design, scenography, and/or theatre architecture.

If you are interested in having your title for sale in the bookshop, please complete this form.

Important dates

Deadline for Submission: 5 April 2019

Volunteers with technical, design, maker, arts, stage, and production management skills wanted!

If you are coming to the Prague Quadrennial between the 6 – 16 June 2019 and you are interested in volunteering to support backstage activity across the festival for 2 to 10 days and work with a team of international students and emerging practitioners, please complete this form: http://bit.ly/pq19volunteer

If you have any questions or need more information about volunteering or completing the form, please contact PQ Volunteer Coordinator Rhianna Morgan (rhianna.morgan@pq.cz).

Important dates

Deadline for Submission: 15 May 2019

Open Call for workshop DESIGNER – MAKER participants

The workshop is part of a special 2-day program, EMERGENCE: Costume, Live! curated by Simona Rybáková. We encourage artists at all stage of their careers, especially students and emerging designers from different fields (costume and stage designers, actors, dancers, directors, choreographers, costume makers/tailors) to apply and create a 3D costume-object under the maker-tailor´s guidance and designer´s supervision.

Important dates

Deadline for Submission: 12 April 2019

Attachments for download

Open Call for participants DESIGNER – MAKER

Open Call for EMERGENCE: Portfolio Library

PQ is pleased to again create a “portfolio library”, which offers the chance for anyone to have their work included in PQ. A designated section of the Industrial Palace Central Hall will include shelves of participant submitted portfolios that artists may view at their leisure, encouraging new collaborations.

The portfolio format is completely up to the decision of the designer, but please remember that it will be freely available for anyone to look at so make sure it is a printed portfolio not a traditional portfolio that contains original drawings, as it might not be returned at the end of PQ.

To register, complete the form here: http://bit.ly/portfoliolibrary

Important dates

Deadline for Submission: 15 May 2019

Open Call for EMERGENCE: Practice Exchange

EMERGENCE: Practice Exchange frames an opportunity for established and emerging artists to come together and discuss their work in a structured yet informal setting. Utilizing a “speed dating” format, but removing the constraints of numbered order and limited time, emerging artists are able to wander between established artists at their own pace and in their desired order, allowing for thoughtful conversations about their process, portfolio, and presentation.

While registration is not required, it is strongly encouraged for both emerging artist (“Participants”) and established artists (“Respondents”). This will allow the PQ team to schedule participants for specific days, both matching them with the most appropriate respondents and helping manage the flow of people in the space. Participation on a walk-up basis will be available on a first-come, first-served basis as space and time permits.

To register as a Respondent, please complete the form here: http://bit.ly/practiceexchangerespondent
To register as a Participant, please complete the form here: http://bit.ly/practiceexchangeparticipant 

Important dates

Deadline for Submission: 15 May 2019

Open Call for Sound Kitchen

PQ encourages composers, sound designers, and sound artists to join the Sound Kitchen 2019. Have you composed a work that represents novel thinking in sound design and sonic composition for performance? Then submit your proposal for 10 to 20-minute composition, sound art, sound installation or sound design piece to be presented through an 8 channel sound system.

Important dates

Deadline for Submission: 31 March 2019

Attachments for download

Open Call for Sound Kitchen

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Open Call for 36Q° Experimental Sound

Always in flux, noisy and may be overwritten. Join John Richards (Dirty Electronics)  in a series of activities, investigations, muck abouts, and experiments that explore sound and performance. Make sound generating circuits, wire the space, and use electronic systems as interfaces for experimental enquiry. The intensive creation process will culminate in creation of Blue Hour.

Important dates

Extended Application Deadline: 3 February 2019

Attachments for download

Open Call for 36Q° Experimental Sound

Open Call for participants for PQ Studio: Results Driven Workshops

PQ Studio: Results Driven Workshops are intense, multi-day experiences for participants at any stage of their career, from students and emerging artist to established professionals and educators. The exhibitions, installations, and performances created will be presented to wider public audiences as part of the Emergence Festival at the Prague Exhibition Grounds. Participation in Results Driven Workshops is by application only.

Important dates

Deadline for Submission Extended to 18 January 2019.

Attachments for download

Call for participants for PQ Studio: Results Driven Workshops

Open Call for 36Q˚ Augmented/Virtual Reality Installations

PQ seeks proposals from of VR/AR designers, artists and collectives, makers, modelers, technicians and programmers to contribute to the creation of a series of interactive projects that will be presented as part of the 36Q° large scale performative installation Blue Hour in celebration and exploration of this creative volatility at PQ 2019!

Important dates

Deadline for Submission Extended to 11 January 2019.

Attachments for download

Open Call for AR/VR Installations

Open Call for 36Q˚ Intensive

36Q˚ (pronounced “three-sixty”) presents performance design as both an artistic and technical medium concerned with the creation of active, sensorial, and predominantly non-tangible environments. PQ now invites applications for artists to participate in the intensive process of creating a large-scale installation Blue Hour in collaboration with international leading artists at PQ 2019!

Important dates

Deadline for Submission Extended to 11 January 2019.

Attachments for download

Open Call for 36Q˚ Intensive

Open Call for Internship

PQ, in partnership with World Stage Design, launches a new internship program to give student and emerging artists valuable experience running complex international performing arts and exhibition projects, bridging the gap between academic theatre and the international professional world by providing additional training and experience to those individuals who are serious about careers in performance design and realisation and technical/event and production management. These students will take on a diverse set of roles, with each intern being paired with an assignment that best suits their skill set and desired professional development.

Important dates

Deadline for Submission: 31 October 2018
Official Notification of Application Results: 29 November 2018

Attachments for download

Open Call for Internship

Open Call for PQ Studio: Common Design Project

PQ Studio: Common Design Project celebrates the practice, craft and artistry of performance design. For PQ 2019, the Common Design Project will serve as the catalyst for a global discussion between students and educators around the world as they explore and create designs for Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry. The project also includes organized critiques and discussion of the exhibited works.

Important dates

Call Published: 13 July 2018
Deadline for Institutions to register Intent: 1 October 2018
Deadline for Institutions to submit Projects: 31 January 2019
Official Announcement of Selected Candidates: 28 February 2019

Attachments for download

PQ Studio: Common Design Project Call for Proposals

Open Call for PQ+ 2019

The Arts and Theatre Institute announces a call for participation in the PQ+ program taking place as part of the Prague Quadrennial 2019.

About PQ+ 2019

The PQ+ 2019 program organized by the Arts and Theatre Institute will be part of the 14th Prague Quadrennial (PQ), which takes place from 6 to 16 June 2019.  The main goal of the PQ+ program is to present foreign professionals and guests of PQ 2019 with contemporary Czech performing arts with attention paid to scenography.

The requested profile of presentations registered in the PQ+ 2019 program

The PQ+ 2019 program accepts various kinds of presentations, such as productions, performances, immersive, interactive and experience events, exhibitions, compositions and other formats of presentation of productions in theatre, dance, music, light design and sound design related to the field or topics of scenography. Presentations implemented in cooperation with artists/subjects residing in and outside Prague as well as productions from theatre seasons from 2011/2012 to 2018/2019 will be given preference during the preparation of the program.

Conditions for enlistment in the PQ+ 2019 program

Applications to the PQ+ 2019 program should be submitted online in this link. The PerformCzech Dramaturgy Board in association with the PQ team decide about the participation of the project in the program. The deadline for applications is 30th November 2018. The decision on the participation in PQ+ 2019 will be issued by 15th January 2019.

Benefits of implementation in the PQ+ 2019 program

The last edition of the international showcase took place in 2015 at more than 60 places in the center of Prague. There were more than 600 live performances and 150 exhibitions in which 78 countries from all around the world presented their works from the field of performance, costume, sound and light design in eleven days. More than 180,000 viewers including 6,000 accredited professionals saw the events and projects of the Prague Quadrennial 2015. More than 1,300 students from all around the world participated in student workshops and performances.

PQ+ 2019 promotion will be systematically aimed at foreign professionals and PQ visitors. There will be joint promotion for PQ+ 2019 in the form of printed material including all events and will be distributed not only in all PQ spaces, but also in organizations and institutions participating in PQ+ 2019 project. All projects will be presented at PQ web site and www.PerformCzech.cz, the promo website of Czech theatre, dance and contemporary circus abroad. Promotional activities will also include presentations in other forms of marketing and PR (a newsletter, press releases, social networks). Accredited participants will get information about PQ+ 2019 program with other materials during the registration.

Conditions for enlistment in the PQ+ 2019 program

– translation into English (subtitles, interpretation, annotations etc.) for presentations that are language barrier-free.
– the presentation must take place in Prague (accessible by public transport) within 6th-16th June 2019.
– artistic and financial means and production must be managed by the applicant.

The ATI will allocate an amount of money from the program of Promotion of Czech Performing Arts Abroad 2019, which will allow to share financial costs for organization of the event, such as  –

– tickets for foreign guests and/or
– translation into English and/or
– domestic transport and/or
– rental of space for the presentation.

Contact person for further information:

Martina Pecková Černá (the head of International Cooperation Department at ATI), martina.peckova-cerna@idu.cz

Open Call for PQ Studio: Festival

The Festival in association with Zlomvaz Festival will present around 20 main performances in DAMU’s DISK Theatre and Řetízek Studio as well as additional site-specific performances and installations that are conceived and created with students as the driving creative force, offering the opportunity for emerging performance creators to have their work on an international stage and receive feedback from industry leading practitioners.

We are looking for students and emerging artists from across the fields of visual and performing arts to bring their work to the heart of Prague, and to become part of the incredibly vibrant international community that comes together every four years for the Prague Quadrennial. More information in Attachment.

Important dates
Deadline for Submission was on 30 June 2018.

Open Call for PQ Studio: Festival

Open Call for The Best Performance Design & Scenography Publication Award

The Best Performance Design & Scenography Publication Award during the Prague Quadrennial 2015 received wide-spread public recognition, expanding the visibility of a diverse range of publications created about and around performance design and scenography.

Important dates

Call Published: 23 April 2018
Deadline for Submission: 17 August 2018
Official Announcement of Selected Publications: 1 December 2018

Open Call for Best Publication Awards

 

Open Call for PQ Talks

PQ Talks is an exchange of presentations, forums, and discussions exploring all aspects of performance design. PQ Talks will follow the main themes of PQ 2019 connected with the cyclical phases of the creative process: Imagination, Transformation, and Memory. Through these areas the curators seek to explore “scenography” in its broadest sense, investigating what scenography is, what scenography could be, and what scenography was.

Important Dates

Call Published: 4 April 2018
Deadline for Proposals: 31 August 2018
Announcement of Selection: 31 October 2018

PQ Talks Call for Proposals