OISTAT Newsletter|May|WSD 2025 is ready for submissions!

May 15, 2024
Call for WSD 2025 Exhibition
Deadline: November 14, 2024


Call for submissions! Showcase your work to audiences from over 50 countries at World Stage Design 2025 (WSD2025)! Hosted by Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) from October 18-25, 2025, in Sharjah, UAE, this premier OISTAT event is a global platform for contemporary performance design, theatre architecture, and live performance technology. The WSD 2025 Exhibition and Awards invites both Emerging and Professional designers globally to present their innovative works in the performing arts. This is a unique opportunity to have your creativity recognized on an international stage. Each designer is allowed up to 10 entries, with a fee of AED 100 per entry. Submit your designs before November 14 through AwardForce, available in English and Arabic. Join us in shaping the future while celebrating our rich heritage!

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Open Call|Biennial of Scene Design 2024's International Scientific and Professional Conference
Deadline: June 30, 2024

Submissions are now open for "Life is Serious; Art Serene: architectural-scenic research," an International Scientific and Professional Conference hosted by OISTAT Serbian Centre, SCEN, as part of the Biennial of Scene Design 2024. Set for October 23-25, 2024, this international event delves into Gernot Böhme's philosophical insights on atmospheric creation in architecture compared to scenography. The conference will address profound questions about the realities and representations within these fields, encouraging contributions from architects, scenographers, artists, and theorists alike. Submit abstracts and posters by June 30, 2024, and join the dialogue on artistic vs. quotidian, spatial narratives, and more. 

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Early Bird Registration|Rendez-vous 2024
Early Bird Deadline: July 5, 2024


Don't miss the Early Bird Registration for Rendez-vous 2024, taking place in Saskatoon from August 14-17! Join OISTAT Canadian Centre, CITT/ICTS in this annual gathering of live performing arts professionals. Enjoy discounted rates from May 6 to July 5, inclusive of conference sessions, social events, and more. Whether you're an emerging artist or a seasoned pro, this is your chance to connect, learn, and grow within the vibrant Canadian performing arts scene.

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ABTT Theatre Show


Hosted by OISTAT UK Centre, ABTT, the ABTT Theatre Show returns to Alexandra Palace on June 5-6. Bringing together the widest array of specialist suppliers in live performance technology, production, and education, this essential meeting point fosters collaboration, networking, and professional growth. Highlights include ABTT Skills Workshops, tailored to support your career advancement in technical roles, free seminars, and the Careers and Professional Development Hub. Register for free to ensure your participation in this crucial networking and learning hub for the theatre community!

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BTT24 - Stage Technical Conference 2024


On June 19-20, 2024, the theatre technology industry will convene at the 62nd Stage Technology Conference (BTT24), hosted by OISTAT German Centre, DTHG, at the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum. With an extensive presentation program, trade fair, round tables, and the newly designed SoundLab, BTT24 offers immersive insights into cutting-edge theatre technology. Secure your tickets and explore the comprehensive training program, Weltenbauer Award, and DTHG-Nacht party!

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