The Costume Design Group is the working group of the OISTAT Performance Design which promotes the field of costume and disseminates information about the art and practice of costume design.
The group is a non-profit international platform for costume professionals from all over the world, connecting individuals as well as national or regional organizations of costume designers and technicians. The aim is to share knowledge, exchange ideas, inform on artistic practice, research, and motivate creative and critical discourse on costume related issues within the widest possible range of costume practitioners and researchers around the world. Individual members, guests and interested parties are also welcome to participate in meetings and projects.
This website intends to be an ongoing resource for all, documenting current artistic work and research globally.
The Costume Design Group meets once a year. Since the beginning, over and above the participation in OISTAT Performance Design Commission meetings, the Costume Design Group has organized and continues to organize individual meetings every year in a different country. The location is always selected because of costume related interests. Regular meetings have been held, every four years, in Prague during Prague Quadrennials (PQ Exhibitions). The Costume Design Group also aims at collaborating with OISTAT Commissions and other working groups by organizing joint meetings, forums and active events.
Countries hosting the Costume Design Group meetings benefit from lectures and presentations, which are open to all OISTAT members as well as to colleagues and students worldwide.
2014 Antwerp, Belgium
2013 Cardiff, UK
2012 Las Vegas, USA
2011 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 2011
2010 Istanbul, Turkey
2009 Sibiu, Romania
2008 Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 2007
2006 Tel Aviv, Israel
2006 Antwerp, Belgium
2005 Toronto, Canada at World Stage Design 2005
2004 Havana, Cuba
2003 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 2003
2002 Seoul, Korea
2001 Manila, Davao City, The Philippines
2000 Bregenz, Austria
1999 Antwerp, Belgium
1999 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 1999
1998 Haifa, Israel
1997 Seoul, Korea
1996 Helsinki, Finland
1995 Prague, Czech Republic at Prague Quadrennial 1995
1994 Las Vegas, USA (Costume Design Workshop)