SAN DIEGO OPERA: OPERA HACK

SATURDAY, JULY 27 & SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019
Made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant
Supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Sponsored by Microsoft Corporation
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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

San Diego Opera is seeking 40-50 participants for OPERA HACK: a two-day hackathon for music, theater, and technology experts to gather, brainstorm, and discover new methods for live performance.

Participants will form interdisciplinary teams to bring forward innovative ideas that can advance the production and presentation of opera. A panel of advisors will select up to five winning ideas for further concept development.

A total of $40,000 will be dispersed to the winning teams to develop their concepts over the course of the following year (July 2019 - Summer 2020). Winning concepts will be presented in their most completed form at a public event in Summer 2020, to demonstrate what advancements in recent technology can do for the music theater industry.

SD OPERA is seeking creative thinkers with expertise in areas such as:

Technical Direction, Lighting Design, Composition, Costume Design and Construction, Performance, Theater Project Management, Stage Direction, and Scenic Design.

3D Printing, Projection & Integrated Theater Design; Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality; Creative Coding, A.I. and Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Haptics, Interactive Theater and Performance Art, and Live Streaming.

TO APPLY

Please use this link to apply.

Applicants will be required to sign into Google Drive in order to complete the form linked above. If this presents an issue for you, please contact Angel Mannion (Project Manager) for further instruction: Angel.Mannion@sdopera.org

The deadline for application is Friday, April 5, 2019. Submissions will be reviewed by a national panel of advisors and selected participants will be notified by April 19, 2019.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions): http://www.sdopera.org/operahack/hackterms.

For further questions, please contact our Project Manager, Angel Mannion: angel.mannion@sdopera.org.