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October 2014

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ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge Deadline October 17

The challenge? Making changes to a performance venue. The reason? To let students get experience under the guiding hand of a professional. The outcome? A sharing of ideas, a learning experience, talent, acknowledgement, and a possible cash award.

ASTCOctober 17 is the deadline to apply for the Student/Consultant Venue Renovation Challenge 2015 sponsored by the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) and USITT.

The challenge allows students to gain experience in designing and renovating performance venues alongside a theatre design consultant. Each student team must consist of at least one graduate or undergraduate student from a USITT member institution, a faculty advisor, and an ASTC theatre consultant as a mentor.

Teams must submit applications and concept statements by October 17. Project submissions are due by February 16. Complete instructions are available here.

Potential projects can include substantial improvements to an existing theatre, conversion of non-performance space into a new performance space, or changing the form and/or function of an existing theatre.

At least one student from each selected team project must make a presentation at the Cincinnati 2015 Conference & Stage Expo. A $250 travel stipend plus conference registration fee waivers are available for the first four applicants to request financial assistance. Stipends are limited to one per team. ASTC members will review concept statements and select projects from among them.

One Honor Award of $750 will be awarded as well as at least one Merit Award.

Last year's submittals can be view on the ASTC and USITT websites.

Send applications and questions to Mike McMackin ASTC, mmcmackin@auerbachconsultants.com.