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What is WA Showcase?
Produced by CircuitWest, WA Showcase is an annual performing arts industry presentation event where presenters and producers from around the state get to see and hear about the excellent work being made in Western Australia and consider options for presenting shows.
WA Showcase is the key place to start your conversations with people who can get your work seen across WA.
Let's hear from Ryan Taaffe, CircuitWest's Executive Director, about pitching at WA Showcase:
Who attended last year?
In 2018, 60% of WA Showcase attendees were state and interstate venues, 40% were producers, artists, service organisations, sponsors and funders. It is worth noting that, in 2019, a program will still be in place to enable even more attendees from regional WA.
Who should attend WA Showcase?
If you are a professional artist or organisation interested in touring or working regionally then WA Showcase is for you.
When and where is WA Showcase?
WA Showcase will be held 21st - 24th of May 2019, at Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco WA 6008
Is there support available for delegates from regional WA venues to attend WA Showcase?
Venues and programmers who qualify for support should have received and email with your offer. If you have not received this email please contact CircuitWest.
What’s the deadline to make an application to pitch?
Applications will close on 5 March 2019
What is involved in 'pitching'?
Pitching involves individual artists or organisations presenting their show to the delegates at WA Showcase. There are 4 different ways in which you can pitch at WA Showcase;
HELLO | A 5-minute slot with no tech that is an update or an introduction to an artist, venue or organisation.
CALL ME | A 10-minute “pitch” session for experienced companies. This work must be tour ready.
GET TOGETHER | 10-minute slot of moderated conversation about works that are in development, or inexperienced companies who have tour ready work.
MORE THAN WORDS | 15 min slot comprising 10 minutes for the performance of an excerpt from your production and 5 minutes of context setting.
Who can pitch?
Any Western Australian artist or organisation can submit a show to be considered for pitching. A curatorial panel of 5 industry experts will consider the applications against a range of criteria and then determine which shows will pitch at WA Showcase.
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