Open Call - Indian Textile Tour

Aug 23, 2023

Last date of submission: September 15, 2023

Dear all,

OISTAT Performance Design Commission in collaboration with SGT University, India, is organizing a two week tour to five cities in India which are known for their textile manufacturing and special design on fabrics. The proposed cities are Amritsar (Punjab), Delhi, Jaipur (Rajasthan), Surat (Gujrat), and Banaras (Uttar Pradesh). The proposed dates of the tour are January 12 - 26, 2024.

This is an open call for OISTAT members from all the Sub-commissions of the Performance Design Commission. All the participants are required to support their travel, accommodation, food and any other related expenses. The Performance Design Commission will organize the tours to local industry, artisan hubs and sightseeing as will be discussed with the members.

A specially curated Fashion Show

The tour will comprise a specially curated fashion show in all the five cities of the costumes designed by the international and local costume/ fashion designer. A jury comprising the chairs of the costume design sub-commission, lighting design sub-commission, space design sub-commission, performance design commission and two costume designers from India will select the maximum of fifteen costume designers, two lighting designers, two space designers, and one sound designer who will be supported with local accommodation, local travel facilities and special meals, (local flights are not supported).

What is expected from selected designers?


What is provided to selected international designers?


The tentative schedule of the India Textile Tour is as follows:

Tentative Travel Dates

If you are interested in the tour and wish to participate in the specially designed fashion show as a designer, please fill this google form

Thank you again for your interest and willingness in this project. We are excited about the possibility.

Dinesh Yadav
Performance Design Commission