Enter The USITT/USA Prague Quadrennial 2019 Exhibit Design Competition

USITT is seeking conceptual design submissions from individual designers and teams for the USITT/USA National Exhibit and Emerging Artist Exhibit for Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2019. USITT is accepting design submissions for both the National Exhibit and the Emerging Artist Exhibit, through October 2017.

The Prague Quadrennial (PQ) is the largest performance design event in the world. By exhibiting thousands of designs from dozens of countries, and by bringing together designers, directors, students, as well as the general public, the PQ provides an unprecedented exchange of ideas that goes beyond the narrow confines of theatrical design and style.


USA PQ Exhibit

The working theme of the 2019 exhibit is Porous Borders. The goal for the exhibition design is to create an evocative and interesting architectural and sculptural space that merges cohesively with multimedia work and engages with the audience for an immersive experience.

In keeping with the theme of Porous Borders, the design needs to reflect an open concept (no fully enclosed pavilions), be accessible to all visitors, creatively address sonic and visual intrusion from other exhibits, and be adaptable to exhibiting the content in smaller venues in the future.

Any theatrical designer, exhibit designer, interior designer, interior architect, or architect may submit a design concept. You do not need to be a member of USITT to enter.

The winning designer/teams will work closely with the artistic director and the exhibit curators to create the final design of the two exhibits.

For more information regarding specifications and submissions, please visit www.usitt.org/pq2019

USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, is a national non-profit association for the live entertainment production industry. It provides hands-on learning, mentorship, and networking opportunities for emerging and working professionals in the backstage arts. Its Annual Conference and Stage Expo is the only complete production event in North America, featuring over 250 training sessions and 280 exhibitors of the latest tools and resources for creating live entertainment. More information is available at usitt.org.

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