The Society of British Theatre Designers

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2011 National Exhibition

Exhibitions:

Make: Believe
UK Design for Performance 2011 – 2014 (working title)

The SBTD’s new national exhibition will open in the newly redesigned Newton atrium exhibition spaces at Nottingham Trent University from 14 – 30 January 2015. Selected work will be shown at the next PQ in Prague from 17 – 28 June 2015, at the V&A Museum in London for 9 months from early July 2015 and at a further 3/4 galleries throughout the UK from March 2016.

The exhibition title, Make:Believe, indicates the vision, skills and commitment found in the diversity of performance design today. It will feature work that defines the edges of this artform-in-industry – in music festivals, large scale events such as the Olympics, Paralympics, community opera, found space and promenade performance, in digital, landscape, heritage and media contexts, as well as the intimate and highly valued work that designers are currently doing in education, health and various community settings.

We intend to celebrate the high quality of designs for a variety of theatre spaces, the traditions of pantomime design, the ravishing visuals that transform many children’s books into stage spectaculars as well as the dance and opera designs by UK designers that are notable around the world.

Make:Believe also acknowledges and promotes the development of new performance spaces, the re-envisioning of old and existing buildings and the increasing commitment to sustainable design and practices in both production and performance environments.

Make:Believe will also include a research project into the training/education, employment and careers of performance designers in the 21st century. The SBTD is ideally placed, as the professional UK organisation for performance designers, to offer the only national scale exhibition and publication opportunity to all UK professional designers and artists in performance, bringing them together with their work to share experiences, discuss important issues of employment, training, continuing education and the widening contexts and content of this work.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a full colour catalogue that will include designers’ commentaries on their work.

The full National Exhibition Information Pack can be downloaded here.

How to Take Part – Entry Requirements

Eligible entries must have been created by professional designers and artists in performance.

All work submitted must have been created and realised between 2011-2014 for public performance and may NOT be work made as part of undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

All work submitted must have been created by designers and artists who are UK based, between January 2011 and December 2014.

To apply to exhibit you must be a Professional or Graduate Member of SBTD.

You can join or renew your membership by contacting Kay Denyer at admin@theatredesign.org.uk

If you are already a member, you can inform us of your Intent to Exhibit by completing this form and paying the first non-refundable installment of the exhibition fee.

DEADLINE for Stage 1 : Intent to Exhibit applications: 15th May 2014.

Theatre Design Dept
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Castle Grounds
Cardiff
CF10 3ER

www.theatredesign.org.uk

Professional Name (required)

Member of (required)
 SBTD ALD ASD STC

Home Address (required)

Postcode

Home Telephone:

Mobile Phone:

Email (required):

I wish to contribute to the project in the following ways:

PRODUCTION NAME(S) & DATE OF PRODUCTION
Up to 3 productions only:

Production 1 Name:

Production 1 Date:

 Set Designer Sound Designer Costume Designer Theatre Architect / Consultant Lighting Designer

Other, please specify:

Production 2 Name:

Production 2 Date:

 Set Designer Sound Designer Costume Designer Theatre Architect / Consultant Lighting Designer

Other, please specify:

Production 3 Name:

Production 3 Date:

 Set Designer Sound Designer Costume Designer Theatre Architect / Consultant Lighting Designer

Other, please specify:

Additional notes:

Exhibition – What do you intend to exhibit

 Flatwork Model Box Costume Props Set Installation Performance Monitor Projection Audio

Other, please specify:

Additional notes:

What further National Exhibition events would you like to be involved in?

 Production Technical Press Admin Central workshop Professional Seminars Schools Workshops

Additional notes:

All headings provided are a guide only. We will collect full details at stage two & three of the Exhibition application process.

I intend to participate in the 2015 National Exhibition.

I understand that I am making a non-refundable first part payment of £50 towards an overall exhibition fee totalling £100

I am a member of the Society of British Theatre Designers

- A receipt and full exhibition pack will be emailed to you.
- If would like further information, please e-mail exhib.admin@theatredesign.org.uk

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