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WSD 2022 Theme and Vision - The Three Sisters: Located near Canmore, Alberta, between UCalgary and Banff National Park, is a mountain known as the Three Sisters. The mountain is known for its three peaks and is a significant landmark to the area with stories and the name originating with the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. 

Big Sister - Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Saakokoto, our friend, a Blackfoot Elder and member of the Blood Tribe, has graciously agreed to be the knowledge keeper for WSD2022. We look forward to working with Elder Bottle, Saakokoto, to learn more about the Blackfoot way of living in Mohkinstsis and how interaction with land, landscape and storytelling have meaning for cultures of today. Canada is at a watershed moment in our history where many truths are being unearthed and brought to light, where our history as a settler culture is calling current generations to begin to repair damages and live together in a good way with Indigenous peoples. 

Middle Sister - Ecoscenography: Coined by Tanja Beer, the term ecoscenograpy, conjures ideas of ecology, economy, landscape, scenographic theory, and possibility. We are living in complex times, facing climate change, animal extinction, and resource depletion. As artists, creators, and makers, we have been asking, “what can we do to consume less, pollute less, and yet maintain aesthetics that appeal to our audiences?”. Beer’s theories of ecoscenograpy are appealing because they are rooted in aesthetic thinking and hopeful approaches to the creation of performance.

Little Sister - Multiple Realities: While the name of this sister seems diminutive, it is in fact, the hardest peak to climb of the Three Sisters mountain. The world of performance design has expanded to include virtual reality, artificial reality, and digital reality. Yet, we are still grappling with contextual and historical realities, cultural realities, and of course as designers, architects and technicians we cannot escape material reality. Multiple Realities allows the exploration of many aspects of performance design and lets us engage with digital methodologies and practices while connecting to our current state.

Submission Criteria for Workshops, Masterclasses, and Panels  Scenofest 2022 seeks proposals for Workshops, Masterclasses, and Panels that fit within the Three Sisters theme and vision of WSD2022. 

Workshops can be of varying lengths from ½ day to 2 days. 

Masterclasses can be from 3 hours to a ½ day or one full day. 

Panels should be well-formulated and not exceed 2 hours. 

Selection Process for Workshops, Masterclasses, and Panels The WSD2022 Planning Committee will make the final selection from the submissions. We will contact the finalists to coordinate all of the details required, including the venue information and technical needs. Acceptance for Scenofest at WSD2022 will require the selected artists/companies to take responsibility for the transportation of the instructors, artists, and collaborators to and from Calgary, Canada. WSD2022 will provide the venue and technical facilities for the pedagogical requirements of the workshop, masterclass or panel. 

Submission Criteria for Activities for Community Engagement or Families Scenofest 2022 seeks proposals for Activities for Community Engagement or Families that reflect, ask questions, and embrace the theme and vision of the Three Sisters of WSD2022. 

We anticipate a number of local participants from the Calgary arts community to engage with these activities which could range from a maker session with 3D printing to an outdoor installation to a cultural presentation on traditional ways of knowing.   Selection Process for Activities for Community Engagement or Families The WSD2022 Planning Committee will make the final selection from the submissions. We will contact the finalists to coordinate all of the details required, including the venue information, technical and material needs. Acceptance for Scenofest at WSD2022 will require the selected artists/companies to take responsibility for the transportation of the instructors, artists, and collaborators to and from Calgary, Canada. WSD2022 will provide the appropriate venue and technical support for the activities for community engagement or families. 

WSD2022 reserves the right to photograph all events within the World Stage Design 2022 program and to use the imagery to publicize and document the event. All images used publicly will be fully credited with the Artist/ Company’s details. Releases for photographs and filming will be provided in the acceptance package.    When you submit your acceptance to present at Scenofest, you will be required to register for WSD2022 as a delegate. 

Submission Deadline: Submissions will close June 1, 2021.      

Should any applicant have difficulties with online application please contact support@submittable.com for assistance.   

Should any applicant have general questions about WSD 2022, please contact info.wsd2021@ucalgary.ca.

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