The High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council, is organizing a Pitch Your Piece session on Monday, August 20 at the Canada Hub during the Edinburgh Festivals.
This session will provide opportunities for selected Canadian theatre, dance and multidisciplinary projects to pitch their work to international presenters with the view of developing new global partnerships, securing international project support, international representation, touring opportunities, performance engagements, international exposure and premieres.
Application criteria is listed below. 12 applicants will be selected to provide 8-minute pitches (followed by 2 minutes of Q&A) on their new and upcoming projects to an audience of producers, artistic directors, festival curators, presenters and programmers from around the globe.
The High Commission of Canada and Ontario Arts Council will work with partners to ensure that there is a broad professional audience at your pitch. A leaflet will also be produced and include information about your project and organization.
Following the pitch sessions, there will be time slots available for more in-depth meetings should a contact wish to delve deeper into your project, or should you wish to pre-arrange a meeting on the margins of the pitch session. The daytime pitch sessions will be followed by an evening networking reception which will bring together Canadian cultural and creative industry, artists and arts organisations with local and international presenters, funders, producers and the media.
About the Edinburgh Festivals
The month of August sees Edinburgh come alive with five festivals and performances by thousands of theatre companies and artists. Audiences, promoters, producers and media travel to Edinburgh to seek out new work and it is the ideal environment for Canadian projects to receive international exposure and support. In 2017, across the Edinburgh festivals, over 70 Canadian artists and companies performed. The vibrant Canada Hub presented six Canadian theatre and dance companies and played host to two networking events.