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VHO and VMDO Architects host a modular set design competition! Who can design the most innovative and affordable mobile set, empowering the next generation of performing arts companies and schools across the nation?

The Ready.Set Competition is seeking a set design that will rethink what a set can be.  

A prestigious multidisciplinary jury will select three finalists at the Tom Tom Summit and Festival in April 2019, based on criteria of creativity, versatility, a high-end design aesthetic, acoustics, stability and ease of construction.

The three finalists will then receive a stipend to further develop and refine their design with VHO over the summer of 2019.  VHO will select one Winning Entry and will award a $2500 Prize in July 2019.

The winning design will be constructed and used in VHO's mainstage productions. The design will also be available as an affordable, licensed download from VHO, allowing smaller arts orgs with minimal resources to produce contemporary, mobile, versatile sets.

COMpetition registration opens online january 31, 2019

round 1 entry deadline march 31

Registration and submission link:

round 1 finalists to be presented at the tom tom summit & festival, april 11, 2019

download all info and guidelines here.