Pitching Sessions for the 2021 Dublin Fringe Festival – Call for Artists/Companies
Things We Haven’t Made
Culture Ireland, Irish Theatre Institute and Dublin Fringe Festival invite submissions from Irish artists/companies who wish to avail of the opportunity to participate in a pitching session to national and international programmers and presenters, as part of this year's Information Toolbox at Dublin Fringe Festival (17 & 18 September 2021).
The purpose of this session is to allow artists to pitch new projects (not previously presented in any format) and projects in development to delegates with the intention of generating international presentation or co-producing opportunities for the artists and their work. As many productions have been stalled due to the current public restrictions, productions that were scheduled to premiere during this period and were unable to do so will also be considered.
Successful applicants will be offered an opportunity to pitch their projects to national and international delegates, using a preferred platform of performance, spoken presentation and high quality moving-image footage relating to the proposed work. For this edition, all pitches will be presented digitally to international audiences and it is envisaged that some of these may be pre-recorded.
Professional artists/companies from theatre and dance disciplines are eligible to apply. Successful artists will be required to work with Culture Ireland and Irish Theatre Institute to prepare their pitch in advance.
• Complete application form available here
• Include details of new work or work in development as part of their application.
• Provide evidence of track record and positive independent critical recognition for the artist/company must be available.
• Confirm their availability for preparatory work in advance of the Fringe and to meet international presenters.
Applications will be assessed based on the following:
• Completeness and quality of application
• The capacity of the artist/company to avail of international opportunities.
• The appropriateness of the proposal given current programming trends in key international festivals and venues and likely international attendees at the event
Selection will be made jointly by Irish Theatre Institute, Culture Ireland and Dublin Fringe Festival.
Applications should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on Friday 13th August 2021
IMPORTANT: Artists/Companies whose work will be featured in the 2021 programmes of either Dublin Fringe Festival or Dublin Theatre Festival are ineligible to apply. A further call for the Pitching Session of International Theatre eXchange will be posted shortly.