PITCHING IS NOW CLOSED

 

Definition: to present the passion and creativity for a great performing arts work or concept to presenters from differing and diverse communities and locations to gather feedback and identify possible directions 

Pitching in the future is a must if you a producer with anything from a great creative development right up to a tour ready performing arts work and you want to talk to presenters and communities about the possibilities for the future

In 2021, we are changing pitching with some new ideas developed from talking to producers and presenters.

CHANGE 1

1. New pitch conversations: if a producer has not pitched before or was hoping to pitch something very different from your previous pitch, they have booked in for a chat with us  first

 

2. Old hand pitches – for those producers who have pitched many times before, they have used the pitch categories below.

CHANGE 2

In 2021, there are 3 categories

Get Together -are designed to allow for a dialogue in a small group providing a forum to support creative projects that require deeper discussion/explanation/understanding and where the project will benefit from or requires a closer relationship between the parties involved. For example, this may be a work in development or discussion of a process, or you may be seeking feedback on ideas. This is a 30-minute conversation between interested presenters and you.

Call me – a 10-minute pitch session for works that are tour ready.

More Than Words – a 15-minute session comprising of a 10-minute performance excerpt from your production and 5-minutes of pre or post performance presentation.

CHANGE 3

Telling Better Stories

In 2021, with our mates at Rhythm Content we are going to help those are new to or evolving at pitching to deliver a digitally succinct and creatively produced pitch called a Digi pitch.  This will be after the selection panel has selected the final pitches for 2021 Showcase and producers will be contacted to work through their Digi-pitch.

CHANGE 4

Rationalising tech specs: producers in CALL ME and MORE THAN WORDS will still need to provide comprehensive technical specifications, but we have simplified the format based on  feedback.

Important dates:

  • 2 July – new pitch conversations and pitching applications opens
  • 31 July – new pitch conversations applications closes
  • 13 August – pitching closes
  • 3 September – final pitches announced
  • 14 September  – digi-pitching production commences
  • 14 October – deadline all pitch components and presentations

If you have any questions, give us an email at  tourcoordinator@circuitwest.com.au call on 6202 1044 or check out the FAQ page.