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The View From Here

A Collaborative Curatorial Project to Create the UK Student Exhibit for PQ’15:

The Association of Courses in Theatre Design (ACTD) in partnership with the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD) are delighted to announce their first ever joint curatorial project by, for and with students of performance design currently studying in the UK.

The UK offers the widest range of specialist courses in the world.

The View From Here will see up to 50 student ambassadors representing approximately 25 institutions develop and curate the student exhibit for the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ’15) which will take place 18th – 28th June 2015.

Working with a group of 5 professional designers and curators, this student project will form part of a three-day residency at Nottingham Trent University where MAKE : BELIEVE, UK Design for Performance 2011-2015, the SBTD’s national open exhibition will be hosted.

From 14 – 31 January 2015, MAKE : BELIEVE will show the work of around 150 UK-based contemporary performance designers. The selection for the UK professional exhibit for the Prague Quadrennial is made from this exhibition.

This is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and post-graduate students to share their training as they see it in national and international arenas.

After the curatorial workshops in Nottingham, student ambassadors will be invited to apply to become members of the exhibition team that realize and install the exhibit in Prague.

This group of 10 students will be fully funded by ACTD to go to Prague.

A key part of their role will be to facilitate the participation of other students in the project during its residency in Prague and maintain virtual links via social media with students in the UK who would like to interact.

For full details of the project, please contact