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Open Calls for PQ 2019 closed!

We would like to thank everyone who applied and we are looking forward to seeing you all at Prague Quadrennial 2019.

We also hope to meet everyone who, by any reason, missed their chance to apply with their projects. See you in Prague!

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Open Call for 36Q° Light Spot

PQ calls lighting and media designers, light and media artists, and those working with light and media across theatre and expanded forms to join the Light Spot 2019  coordinated by the Prague Quadrennial and the OISTAT Lighting Design Sub-Commission.

We are especially interested in issues related to large scale presentations, site-specific problem-solving, the inntegration of network and power infrastructure into the design process, alternative and renewable uses of power, interactivity, integration of extended (virtual, augmented, and mixed) reality, and other experimental and/or research-based approaches to thinking about lighting and media in performance.

Important dates

Deadline for Submission: 29 April 2019

Attachments for download

Open Call for 36Q° Light Spot

 

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: 30 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

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