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May 20, 2022

Don't wait! Deadlines are fast-approaching for the following scholarships and events:

Pat MacKay Diversity In Design Scholarships

To encourage diversity in the design community for live events, LDI2022, in partnership with TSDCA and USITT, announces the fourth annual Pat MacKay Diversity In Design Scholarships for undergraduate students. 

Founded in 2019, and funded by LDI and Live Design, the goal of these unique Diversity In Design scholarships is to support underrepresented and unique voices in the field of entertainment design. The scholarships are named for Pat MacKay, former publisher of Theatre Crafts and Lighting Dimensions magazines and founder of the LDI Trade Show and Conference. MacKay is a USITT Fellow and has served as a mentor for multiple generations of industry professionals. The scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled in lighting, digital media, and sound design programs on an undergraduate level, as well as high school seniors who have been accepted to an undergraduate college or university design program.

The portal for scholarship applications is now open, and will close at 11:59 p.m. on May 27, 2022.

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Collier Woods Scholarship

Applications are now open for the Collier Robert Woods, Jr. Scholarship to support Black and African American students with interests in lighting design and/or theatre production, technology, and associated theatrical fields. Applications will be open through June 16, 2022.

Woods, who passed away in 2020 at age 64, was a veteran lighting designer and stage technician with extensive lighting design credits in opera, ballet, modern dance, music and theatre. He was a dedicated member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) in Seattle and Sarasota, Fla., and a member of the United Scenic Artists in New York. A native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., he graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theater, a Master of Fine Arts in Design from the University of Washington, and taught at the University of Washington and Morgan State University.

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Prague Quadrennial 2023 Call for Submissions

You are invited to submit design work for consideration to be exhibited at the 2023 Prague Quadrennial (PQ23), the world’s most exciting celebration of theatre artists. From June 8-18, 2023 at the PQ23, The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) will present juried and curated work reflecting inclusion, excellence, and responsibility in US theatre design from both Emerging Designers and National Designers.

The Prague Quadrennial premiered in 1967 during the Cold War. At that time while world governments fought, theatre artists came together to share theatre designs and architecture—and so it has been in Prague every four years since. Today, The Prague Quadrennial (PQ) has been rebranded a festival in recognition of the need to experience design and scenography in its performative format—live and with audience engagement. 

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