scenofest is funded by The Arts Council Arts Grant Funding 2024 and Dublin City Council. Presented in partnership with Project Arts Centre and supported by Irish Theatre Institute

29 & 30 March 2024 at Project Arts Centre

The Irish Society of Performance Designers is delighted to present its very first festival on scenography.

Scenofest is conceived to celebrate and bring together the community of designers and of the performing arts at large, to foster and deepen dialogues, and to showcase the broad and diverse range of voices and disciplines in stage design.

This Open Call is for PechaKucha Presentations as part of the festival.

Date: 30.03.2024
Time: 17.15 – 18.30
Venue: The Cube, Project Arts Centre

Deadline: 25.03.2024, 5pm

Stories connect people with each other, let us dream, give us laughter and cut to the living flesh. Design for performance is a vessel which carries the story on the journey through the imagination, helping to immerse the audience deep in the world of performance, and to experience connection between these two worlds. Using various mediums, techniques and processes, only designers know why and how the choices are made to visualise this magic.

We are inviting designers to share in a short presentation some of their extraordinary work, the process of creation beyond the world they create, their experience of collaboration – ignition of ideas, creativity and connections, or finally the result of making it real.

The presentation should have storytelling PechaKucha format: where designers present their work in 20 slides, each with auto-advanced after 20 sec. This takes altogether 6min 40sec (or 400sec.) to tell the story, with visuals guiding the way.

Whatever discipline of design for performance you do, we want to hear from you.

Expressions of interest should be emailed to info[at] with the Subject “PechaKucha”

WHAT IS PechaKucha:
PechaKucha are presentations in a slideshow format of 20 images, each auto-advancing after 20 seconds. It’s non-stop and you’ve got 400 seconds to tell your story, with visuals guiding the way. PechaKucha was created in Japan in 2003 by renowned architects, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. The word “PechaKucha” is Japanese for “chit chat.”
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Image Credits

Love Songs by Company Philip Connaughton

Photo by Pato Cassinoni


Celebrating the Art of Collaborative Stage Design

scenofest is funded by The Arts Council Arts Grant Funding 2024 and Dublin City Council

It is presented in partnership with Project Arts Centre and supported by Irish Theatre Institute