The Pitching Initiative at the International Theatre eXchange, Dublin Theatre Festival, 2021
Culture Ireland, partnering with Dublin Theatre Festival and Irish Theatre Institute invite submissions from Irish artists/companies who wish to avail of the opportunity to pitch to international programmers and presenters, as part of this year's International Theatre eXchange (ITX) 2021 as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.
Successful applicants will be offered a 10-minute platform to pitch their projects to national and international delegates. The pitch will take place on Friday 8th October 2021.
The objectives of the Pitching Initiative are:
To provide a platform for Irish artists/producers to present and promote their work to international presenters.
To create opportunities for Irish artists to build international touring networks for their work.
To introduce international programmers to Irish artists and companies.
Participation in this Pitching Initiative in previous years have resulted in substantial international opportunities for the artists/companies involved.
Applications must meet the following criteria:
The proposed work being pitched must be a professional production which has been presented in physical or virtual format over the past 3 years and which is now ready to tour internationally.
Evidence of positive independent critical recognition must be available.
High-quality moving image documentation of the work is essential.
The applicant must be available for preparatory work in advance of the festival and to engage with international presenters at ITX.
Work presented as part of previous Dublin Theatre Festival programmes or previous Culture Ireland Pitching Sessions or work which has had a high profile presentation outside of Ireland will not be eligible for consideration.
For the 2021 edition, it is envisaged that the pitches will be “livestreamed” in front of a live and virtual audience.
Applications will be assessed based on the following:
Fulfilment of the qualifying criteria
The quality of the production in terms of performance, production values and content.
The capacity of the artist/company to avail of touring opportunities arising from inclusion in the programme.
Current programming trends in key international festivals and venues.
Applications should be submitted to: email@example.com before 5 pm on Thursday 9th September 2021 enclosing an online link to the production footage.
Download application form here.