PITCH YOUR WORK AT THE MAIN EVENT IN WA PERFORMING ARTS
Your chance to tell your story to the people who present performing arts across WA.
In May 2019, the stage at Subiaco Theatre Centre will come alive with WA’s finest producers pitching the best WA work to almost every venue that presents performing arts in the state at CircuitWest’s WA Showcase.
Pitching at WA Showcase allows you to get on stage and tell the story of your work and why it is something WA audiences must see.
Last year, 38 producers pitched, with many going on to tour WA. There are four types of pitches
Hello - A 5-minute session 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. Works must be tour ready.
Get Together - A 10-minute session of moderated conversation about works that are in development, or inexperienced companies who have tour ready work
More than Words - 15-minute session comprising of a 10-minute performance excerpt from your production and 5-minutes of pre or post performance presentation.
You can submit your application to pitch by clicking the link below that represents the type of pitch you wish to submit. You will be taken to a form to fill - this form is saveable for you to come back to but you may need to create an account.
Do I Qualify?
If you are a Western Australian artist, producer or organisation based Western Australia and you have a performing arts work that is ready to tour or in development, you qualify.
Size does not count, you can be a one-person act or an orchestra.
We are seeking high quality, diverse work.
How many pitches are chosen?
Showcase usually sees 30-40 pitches
What do you need to know?
For pitching, overall we need a great overview, as well as things like technical details and costs. A great image is a huge advantage.
Who selects the final pitches?
The curatorial panel made up of presenters and producers use these criteria below to construct a program that is diverse, interesting and equitable for all the producers and presenters at the event. No one should feel that they cannot make a submission. The purpose of the showcase is to see the exciting and creative work made by Western Australian artists and organisations of all levels.
How do you select the pitches who present?
A selection committee will be formed to select artists to present at WA Showcase based on Guiding Criteria.
Is there a fair spread of work genre & artform?
What is the scale of this work?
What’s the mix of ‘first time’ Producer/applicants to more established players?
Is this production of high quality?
Does the producer have previous tour &/or production experience?
How ‘tour ready’ is this production?
Will this tour happen anyway without this mechanism &/or other funding?
Can it service enough regional and remote presenters?
What if there are questions I’m unsure of?
There is a pitch education presentation coming soon which will answer most questions.
Otherwise, please email on email@example.com
When do pitches close?
5th March 2019.