1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Call for Performance at WSD/Scenofest 2017

05 May, 2016

Scenofest was initially instigated at the Prague Quadrennial in 2003 to foreground activities for students and emerging artists, and it became an integral part of WSD in 2013. The WSD Scenofest 2017 will offer an inspirational combination of international and local thought. Leaders will be assembled to deliver a series of engaging and interactive activities comprising of master-classes, seminars, and performances exploring all aspects of performance and theatre design. The array of events will feature distinct programs designed specifically for professionals, emerging artists, and student attendees. The Scenofest also seeks to be representative of all of the OISTAT commissions.

Performance Theme

Following the concept developed for the WSD/Scenofest 2013, production programming will emphasize the approach of design as performance. We are offering you an opportunity to bring your performance to WSD2017, to be presented between 1 - 9 July, 2017 at Taipei National University of the Arts in Taipei, Taiwan. There will be a range of venues available from conventional theatres and rehearsal studios to outdoor spaces.

Scenofest at WSD2017 is an amazing opportunity to share theatre, dance, and alternative performances from solo to ensemble casts, as well as to assemble a global and multicultural spectrum of presentations. We are particularly keen to receive expressions of interest from designers/ scenographers/artists and theatre companies or groups who are taking the lead in making work and creating performances based on visual/objects as their starting point a project whether as solo artists or leaders of companies. The curators are seeking global participation and cross-cultural exchange to enhance the international spirit of this event.

Performance Submission Details

※The submission deadline has been pushed back to Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 17:00 (UTC+8:00).

Performances should be around 60 minutes in length. We are aiming for each performance to be shown two or three times. Companies bringing performances are invited to consider also making a presentation, delivering a workshop, or holding a Q&A session that shares the work process. If you would like to make a presentation or deliver a practical workshop related to the performance, then please indicate your interest on the form online. The WSD2017 Executive Committee will make the final selection from the submissions for performances. We will contact the finalists to coordinate all of the details required, including the performance venue information and technical needs.

The final selection for WSD2017 will require the selected artists/companies to take responsibility for the transport of their performance to and from Taipei. WSD2017 will provide the venue, technical facilities, accommodation and production and technical crew for the load in, operation, and load out.

WSD2017 reserves the right to photograph all events within the World Stage Design 2017 program and to use the imagery to publicize and document the event. All images used will be fully credited with the Artist/ Company’s details.

Your proposal to WSD2017 must be submitted via the online form on the website at www.wsd2017.com between 15 June and 15 September 2016. Before you submit your performance application, you need to register for WSD2017 at www.wsd2017.com/register Please provide all detailed information required.


※The submission deadline has been pushed back to Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 17:00 (UTC+8:00).




Online application to WSD/Scenofest 2017 Performance begins




Online application of WSD/Scenofest 2017 Performance closes




Announcement of selected Performances




Confirm all the detailed requirements of Performance




WSD2017 (Exhibition and Scenofest)




OISTAT Congress




Closing of WSD2017


Call for Performances WSD 2017

WSD2017 Official Recap Video

08 November, 2017

World Stage Design 2017, which closed on July 9, has attracted 15,000+ attendees from 71 countries around the world. Let’s recall the time we had in Taipei and look forward the next WSD in 2021!

Thank you for your participation in WSD2017

01 August, 2017

Thank you for your participation. Let’s recall the dates and events of WSD2017 in Taipei. And we are looking forward to seeing each other again in WSD2021!

WSD2017 Digital Program Book

15 July, 2017

World Stage Design 2017 Program Book is online!

Award list of WSD2017

06 July, 2017

All the selected works are highly valued by the visitors and Award Jury. Awards announced in the Award Ceremony of July 5th, there are 12 Gold, 12 Silver and 13 Bronze.