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Information about the upcoming edition of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2015

The upcoming 13th edition of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space will be held in June 18 - 28, 2015.

The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is the world's largest exhibition in the field of scenography and theatre architecture. The first PQ took place in 1967, and since then every four years it welcomes representatives from more than 70 countries around the world to Prague.

The most recent Prague Quadrennial in 2011 lasted 10 days, included more than 500 live performances, attracted nearly 50,000 visitors from around the world and took place in more than 30 spaces around the city. The main exhibition space inhabits a total area of ​​approximately 12,000 square meters, where more than 1,000 artists and students from around the world can present their work.

PQ Sections are the main structural element of PQ competition – the Section of Countries and Regions, the Student Section, and the Space exhibition (focusing on theatre architecture). Work by professionals in the fields of set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, and others is presented in the Section of Countries and Regions. The Student Section features works by theatre, art, and architectural colleges, and academies and universities from around the world. The Space exhibition presents current architectural projects for theatres and performance spaces.

Exhibitions of individual countries and regions, each of them on average 25 - 50 square meters in size, present the best works in the field of scenography and performance design that have been realized in recent years in the respective countries. Expositions consist of photographs, videos, objects, models and installations and can include performances, live installations, presentations, lectures, workshops, art walks and fashion shows in their expositions.

The exhibitions and the accompanying live events, within these three competitive sections, are organized and curated by the respective countries. They are supported and financed by national and international theatre and arts schools, organizations, associations and institutions, often with the support of ministries of culture and embassies.

Beside the main expositions, the PQ includes also additional exhibitions, student workshops, presentations, discussions, symposia, performances, and other live events, that individual participants can take active part in. 

PQ Organization - the Prague Quadrennial is organized and funded by the Ministry of Culture and realized by the Arts and Theatre Institute. The PQ is continuously supported by the European Union, UNESCO and other major international funds and institutions.

Click for information about concept and how to take part. Official page of the PQ www.pq.cz/en. Deadline for applications for countries is January 31, 2014.