ISSSD Open Call:

Expressions of Interest Curators Ireland PQ 2023

field:arts Associate Organisation, The Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers (ISSSD), is seeking compelling, ambitious and exciting proposals for a vision to represent Ireland at the world’s leading scenography exhibition. Curators are invited to submit a proposal. This is a paid position.

The Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers was established in 2017 as a voluntary professional organisation run by designers, for designers. They strive to promote and support the work of designers in Ireland, both locally and internationally.

Prague Quadrennial

The Prague Quadrennial is globally known as a two-week event taking place every four years since 1967 in Prague, Czech Republic. Every four years, PQ’s central curatorial concept shapes the festival and offers its participants a fresh look at the artistic reflection of our times in performance design and scenography.

PQ 2023 Theme

RARE: art springing out of ideas, materials, artistic approaches, and design practices that connect at human level.  In the current state of precarity, uncertainty, and epochal change, we call on performance designers, scenographers, and performance practitioners to use their RARE imagination and creativity to help us envision what the world and theatre could look like in the post-pandemic future. Full details about PQ23 available here.

Extended Deadline – 12pm on Friday 8th April

If you would like any of this information in a different format please contact us by email on info@fieldarts.ie

If you have access requirements for the application process, please email us on info@fieldarts.ie and we will be happy to discuss how we can support you through the process by phone or email.

Invitation

Interested in curating or creating work to represent Ireland at the largest exhibition of design for performance in the world, Prague Quadrennial 2023?

Interested in using the platform of the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) to further a conversation about design for performance from Ireland?

Interested in touring and/or developing this exhibition further in Ireland in 2023?

The Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers (ISSSD) is seeking compelling, ambitious and exciting proposals for a vision to represent Ireland at the world’s leading scenography exhibition.

Curators are invited to download the PQ23 Application Pack here and submit a proposal 12pm on Monday 28 March 2022. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit no more 5 x A4 pages in PDF format outlining their ideas, approach and capacity to deliver a presentation of Irish design using the platform of the Prague Quadrennial and a National Exhibition.  All the criteria listed in the previous pages should be explicitly addressed and the key team members should be identified.  The application must be accompanied by key team biographies.

The submission should include:

  1. 1 page artistic concept/vision (approx. 500 words)
  2. 1 page description of logistical delivery (approx. 500 words)
  3. Sketch/outline budget
  4. Image to represent concept
  5. Biography of Curators with a minimum one artistic (eg. Artistic Curator / Scenographer / Artist) and one Managerial (eg. Producer)

Applicants should submit their proposals by email to info@fieldarts.ie by 12.00 noon on Monday 28 March

Please include “ISSSD PQ23 Curator Application” in the subject line. If your application file is too large for email, you can also use WeTransfer (www.wetransfer.com).

Timeline:

Applications must be submitted by 12.00pm on Friday 8th April 2022. 

All submissions will be acknowledged by field:arts by Friday 8th April 2022. 

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 22nd April 2022.

Successful applicants should be prepared to attend a PQ Conference in Prague 4th-5th May, 2022, if possible, but this is not mandatory.

To read more about the opportunity and how to apply, download the application pack here: ISSSD PQ23 Application Pack. 

If you would like any of this information in a different format please contact us by email on info@fieldarts.ie

If you have access requirements for the application process, please email us on info@fieldarts.ie and we will be happy to discuss how we can support you through the process by phone or email.