PQ2019

Canadian National Exhibit at PQ2019 - SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The call for submission is NOW OPEN and has been extended to close on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11:59pm eastern time.

 

Please read the Guidelines below in their entirety, and then submit your application via the APPLICATION FORM. 

 

CONCEPTUAL FRAME OF THE CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBIT

In PQ2019, the Exhibition of Countries and Regions will explore Transformation, focusing on rapid changes in the world, cultural differences, themes of local and global, national and international, individual and collective. The Canadian National Exhibit Blurred Borders; Individuality and Interconnection will tie into idea of Transformation, with a further focus on subjects of mutual influence between an individual and collective, transformation of an idea through collaboration, and recent changes in Canadian theatre and culture leading to an increased openness towards diverse cultural voices in our art form.

 

To read more about the relevant artistic concepts please refer to:

www.designers.ca/pq2019-overall-concept

www.designers.ca/canada-pq2019

 

While the framework of the Canadian Exhibit will tie into these themes, the submitted work need not reflect them explicitly. By its nature, design for performance captures some sort of transformation. This will allow our Jury to choose the best from wide variety of work.

 

By placing the designer in an atypical central position, the work of Canadian performance designers will be exhibited within an imaginary, stylised space that references a larger design laboratory/workshop. This laboratory will consist of multiple individual design studios, merged together and assembled in such a manner to create a unique, evocative, larger space where borders between the individual studios are not clearly defined.

 

The selected work will be showcased as part of “work“ spaces, in settings that are most appropriate for each discipline and within the aesthetic of the entire exhibit. The Curator will collaborate with the selected designers on display and presentation of the designer’s work. However, decisions relating to the final exhibition design lie exclusively with the Curator and Director of Production.

WHO CAN APPLY

We will be accepting applications from designers in all performance design disciplines: set, costume, lighting, sound and video, for designs realised anytime between 2012 and the present. The submitted designs do not need to have been executed in a traditional theatre setting. Designs for site-specific performances and art installation projects with an element of performance are also eligible for submission. The Jury will be looking for the most exhilarating, innovative and theatrical design work we have recently produced; work that pushes the boundaries of scenographic possibility; work that shows the designer in the heart of the scene!

 

Both ADC and non-ADC members are welcome to submit their work for the Canadian National Exhibit at PQ2019. We will be accepting individual and team submissions. Teams may consist of two or more members. Teams may be comprised of ADC members, non-ADC members, or be a mixed group of members and non-members.

 

To support further exploration of collective collaboration in designers’ work, we encourage team applications in all cases where a group presentation of the final design would be stronger than any one individual element from the design.

 

Designers may apply for the exhibit with multiple shows and may apply as many times as they wish, (individually and/or in as part of a team), as long as the designs have been executed in the past six years. Each entry requires separate fee payment.

 

In line with Canada’s cultural diversity and the exhibition concept for PQ2019, we strongly encourage applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In addition, we welcome and encourage submission of designs for the shows that address themes of diversity.

 

We thank everyone for their submissions, but only the successful applicants will be contacted.

 

FEES

Submissions fees vary depending on your ADC membership status, as well as whether you are applying individually or as part of a team.

 

For team applications, each team member must submit payment. Your team fee will vary and will be calculated via the submission platform at the end of your application process.

 

PRICING:

ADC member – individual

Non-ADC member – individual  

ADC member – team 

Non-ADC member – team   

$40 CAD

$65 CAD

$30 CAD

$50 CAD

NOTE: Designers who are not members of ADC when they submit their application for PQ2019, and who decide to join ADC by June 30th 2018, will be eligible for an adjustment of their annual membership fee in their first year of membership (equivalent to the difference between the ADC and non-ADC PQ submission fee). They will also not be required to pay the $25 CAD application fee  to join ADC.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

 

The following items must be submitted by all applicants via the application platform:

 

The Completed Application Form (includes your Bio and Artist Statement regarding the design that you are submitting. Artist Bio may be up to 250 words in length; and Artist Statement may be up to 250 words in length.)

 

REQUIREMENTS BY DISCIPLINE

 

Set, Costume, or Lighting 

 

Required – Submit via application platform:

 

Still Images: 

You may submit up to 8 images.  Images may include sketches, photos of models, storyboards, production photos or some other aspect of your design process.  Drafting/technical drawings are not encouraged, unless they are special in some way (ie. revolutionary use of software or the demonstration of the evolution of space that accompanies production photos).

 

File formats accepted: .jpg, .jpeg, .tif,. tiff.

Each file can be up to 10MB in size. Recommended resolution is @300dpi

 

Submitted images have to respect the terms outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Canadian Actor’s Equity Association and the Associated Designers of Canada.

 

Filenames should be clearly labeled in the following format:

 

YourInitials_image#showname.jpg

 

Example:

Designer: John Smith

Image #: 01

Show: Romeo and Juliet

 

Filename: JS_01romeoandjuliet.jpg

 

Optional – Submit via application platform

 

Moving Images (video):

You can submit Vimeo or YouTube link(s) of the performance, up to a maximum total (combined) length of FIVE minutes.  If submitting video of the performance, it must be edited and suitable for public presentation.  Raw archival footage is not acceptable.

 

Sound

 

Required – Submit via application platform

 

Sound Files:  

You may submit SoundCloud link(s) for up to 5 files with a total maximum length of FIVE minutes (each). 

 

Optional – Submit via application platform

 

Still Images: 

You may submit up to 8 images.  Images may include production photos, ways you may have mapped out the design visually, or anything else you feel might visually support the sound design. For accepted file formats and file-naming protocol please refer to details laid out in Set, Costume and Lighting Submission Requirements.

 

Optional – Submit via application platform

Moving Images (video):

You can submit Vimeo or YouTube link(s) of the performance, maximum total (combined) length FIVE minutes.  If submitting video of the performance, it must be edited and suitable for public presentation.  Raw archival footage is not acceptable.

 

 

Projection

 

Required – Submit via application platform

Moving Images (video):

You can submit Vimeo or YouTube link(s) for up to 5 files with a total maximum length of FIVE minutes (each).  If submitting video of the performance, it must be edited and suitable for public presentation.  Raw archival footage is not acceptable.

 

Optional – Submit via application platform

Still Images: 

You may submit up to 8 images.  Images may include production photos, ways you may have mapped out the design visually, or anything else you feel might visually support your projection design. For accepted file formats and file-naming protocol please refer to details laid out in Set, Costume and Lighting Submission Requirements.

 

 

CONTACT

 

If you have any questions or concerns with regards to the submission process, please feel free to contact the Curator of the Canadian National Exhibit Snezana Pesic at snezana@snezanapesic.com, or ADC Executive Director Gail Packwood  at execdirector@designers.ca.

OFFICE: 401 Richmond St. West - Suite 350, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8.

Phone number: 416.907.5829. Email: adc@designers.ca

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