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 WSD2017 Volunteers! Online application extended until April 10

20 March, 2017

Volunteers needed:

We are seeking enthusiastic and self-motivated volunteers who are interested in theatre and performance. Experience in any related aspect of technical theater is a plus.

World Stage Design happens every four years and provides attendees and participants with a much-anticipated opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the area of theatrical design and performance. WSD is an international exhibition and festival, with workshops and lectures by professional designers, and is attended by theatrical practitioners, educators, students, and theatergoers from across the globe. We are now seeking a team of passionate volunteers to assist with making WSD2017 an efficient and successful event for all in attendance.

All volunteers for WSD2017 will take responsibility for your own costs related to your staying during your time in Taipei, including travel and accommodation expenses. We will  provide a recommended list with bargain price hostel.

We are determined to create a brilliant volunteer experience and amazing moment that adds to your skill and experience, provides a truly valuable addition to your CV. A full description of the volunteer positions available is below.

If you are interested in volunteering for WSD2017, please apply using the online Registration Form before January 25 2017. We will be in touch before February 20 2017. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Please contact us via email info@wsd2017.com if you have any questions.


Areas required

1.Exhibition Team: Volunteers will assist designers in setting up and taking down their exhibitions, and be responsible for daily maintenance of the exhibition.
2.Scenofest Production Team: Volunteers will host the international performance groups and assist their production teams with setting up the technical equipment, running the performance, and taking down the sets and equipment at the end of their performances. 
3.Administration Team: Volunteers will provide support for the information desk personnel, help with sharing information and answering questions, provide support for the lectures, workshops, conference, and keynote speeches, and assist in taking photos for the archive. Knowledge of more than one language is particularly useful for this team.


Time required:

June 26 to July 10 work 8 hour shift per day. We will arrange a rotating shift schedule according to your available dates, skill and working experience.


Due to the overwhelming response of volunteer application, the online application extended to April 10, 2017. We will reply the application and email the infromaiton of accommodation before April 20, 2017.


 WSD2013志工-網站下載02_photo by Valeria Pacchiani World Stage Design02_Photo by Valeria Pacchiani(small) WSD2013志工-網站下載05_phptp by Tiina Hauta-aho

Thanks for volunteers' participation in WSD2013, and we are looking forward to working with you in WSD2017! Photos by Valeria Pacchiani, Tiina Huata-aho.

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.