Canadian theater artists are invited to pitch their tour-ready work to an audience of colleagues for Edinburgh Fringe – BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

If you are a Canadian independent artist, theater company, or performance collective, Spotlight Canada: The Pitch 2021: is inviting you to apply to present your Edinburgh Fringe Festival pitch to an audience of colleagues by: May 2:.

Edinburgh Fringe: is the world largest arts festival, and represents a tremendous opportunity for Canadian performers and shows to gain global recognition, as well as to secure opportunities for international touring and creative partnerships.

With this year: Edinburgh Fringe: moved largely to in-person, the High Commission of Canada in the UK, alongside partners Canadian Heritage and Canada Council for the Arts, with support from Fascinator Management, are producing a platform for 8 to 12 Canadian artists and companies: to pitch their tour-ready work to an audience of international producers, artistic directors, festival curators, presenters, programmers, and artists.

Things to know before applying:

Ations Applications are due: May 2, 2022: at 11:59 pm PST;

Ists Artists will be notified no later than: May 20, 2022:;

● No more than two (2) people will be conducting the pitch and one (1) person must be an artistic:

lead for the project;

● Applications must be from professional organizations that are registered companies and / or:

registered not-for-profit organizations in Canada. Individual Canadian artists or non-registered:

companies may partner to have an organization apply on their behalf;

Jects Projects must have premiered either: within the last four years: or must be set to premiere: in:

the next 18 months:;

● Works may be designed for live / physical performance, or created for hybrid form;

Participants All participants must take part in approximately three 1-hour virtual meetings including:

coaching, and rehearsals between: May 20 and August 12:. There will be a mandatory in-person:

run-through on: August 22: as well as two networking events on: August 21:.

● All coaching and live-event conversation will take place in English. (Access support can be made:

available.)

Ists Artists who have pitched in the past four years may apply, however with new projects which:

haven’t been put forward or selected for this initiative in the past.

Application Process:

● Please submit your application: here: by: May 2, 2022: at 11:59 pm PST.

● Please note that you will need to upload your entire application at one time and will not be able to:

to save a work in progress.

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