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Opportunities: Prague Quadrennial Open Call for Workshops in SpaceLab

Opportunities: Prague Quadrennial Open Call for Workshops in SpaceLab

Call for artists and theatre makers of performance and space to propose workshops

Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is inviting proposals for workshops for the educational project SpaceLab that will take place June 18-28, 2015 in Prague.

We are looking for artists from across the fields of visual and performing arts to lead workshops and masterclasses to this vibrant international community of students and young professionals. All of the workshops will take place in the heart of Prague at the Theatre Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU).

We are seeking workshops not usually offered in schools that ideally combine at least two disciplines – one of them being performance design/scenography.

The workshops should relate to the main concept of the PQ 2015 that explores theatre as shared space and scenography as complex performative environment and its relationship to music, weather and politics.

We will give special attention to workshops dealing with media, costume/body design, unusual and sustainable materials, and workshops taking place in public space.

Preference in selection will be given to workshops that consider:

–     the environmental impact of the materials and technologies shared.
–     materials and processes that are cheap and readily available globally.

All workshop proposals should be submitted through the registration form.

Deadline for submission – May 31, 2014

Selected workshop proposals will be informed by June 30, 2014


What is paid for?
We are able to offer an honorarium and travel and accommodation expenses for all selected workshop leaders (1 person per workshop) to ensure that the students coming to Prague encounter the greatest diversity of professional practitioners. You can help ensure that we get as wide a range of participating countries as possible, by waiving your honorarium or expenses if you are already receiving funding from other sources. This will enable us to offer additional support to artists without any support.

What should a workshop include?
We’d like all the workshops to offer an opportunity for:

–        ‘hands-on’ learning
–        discussions between the students and the artist leading the workshop
–        the mix of disciplines (at least 2)

Who should apply?
We are looking for artists to lead workshops from all areas of the visual and performing arts – scenography / architecture / costume design / sound design / lighting design and technology / digital media / projections / puppetry / technical theatre / dance and choreography / theatre theory / and fine art.

All workshops will be conducted in English.

How long is a workshop?
We are looking mainly for 1 day workshops however you can also propose a workshop for two days in length.

How many participants do I need to plan for?
We expect the workshop size to be between 15 – 20. However, if you’d like to offer it to a smaller group that’s still possible, especially if you were prepared to run the workshop more than once. All of the workshops will be taking place at the DAMU institute so the room sizes do constrain maximum numbers to approximately 25 per session.

What about equipment and space needs?
There is a variety of workshop spaces available with the very basic light and sound equipment. Please include in your proposal:

–       the sort of special equipment and materials you need
–       what equipment and materials (if any) would you be able to provide yourself
–       what space needs you have (floor area, height of space, acoustic properties etc)
–       set up time and get out time needed

Call for Workshops in PDF (dokument Adobe PDF)PDF

(Source: Prague Quadrennial Website)

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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