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The Pitch New Works application for the New York 2016 ISPA Congress is now open.

Important Dates

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Deadline to submit the Pitch application

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Candidates will be notified of application status  

About Pitch New Works

ISPA's Pitch New Works Program provides a forum for creators and arts professionals to share and discover new performing arts projects. Twice a year, ten submissions are selected to be "pitched” to more than 400 performing arts professionals from over 50 countries at ISPA's annual Congresses.  

Pitch New Works at the New York 2015 ISPA Congress, Photo by Rebecca Singh


Developed from a program which originated at the Banff Film and Television Festival in Alberta, Canada, Pitch New Works provides a forum for creators and arts professionals to share and discover new performing arts projects. 

Selected applicants have seven minutes to pitch their new work and three minutes following their pitch to answer questions. After the session, participants have the opportunity to interact with delegates during ISPA’s informal networking session; ProEx (Professional Exchange).


Past presenters in Pitch New Works have included new works from many of the world’s leading dance, music, and theater artists including, but not limited to: AsiaNow and Noreum Machi (South Korea), Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, SITI Company, and Mark Morris Dance Group (United States), Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Imogen Heap, and Siobhan Davies Dance Company (Great Britain), Chinese Music Virtuosi (Hong Kong), Chunky Move and Force Majeure (Australia), Soundstreams, Tafelmusik and Toronto Dance Theatre (Canada), Emio Greco/PC (Netherlands), Farm in the Cave (Czech Republic), Opera Africa and Farber Foundry (South Africa), Tao Dance Theater (China), T’Ang Quartet (Singapore), Brussels Jazz Orchestra and Ultima Vez (Belgium).

Past Pitch New Works participants have secured additional project support, representation, touring opportunities, performance engagements, international exposure, premiere locations, and more as a direct result of their presentations at the ISPA Congresses. Read more about the successes of past Pitch New Works participants.

The outstanding roster of past Pitch New Works projects is hosted in the Pitch Project Directory. You may view pitch presentations from the New York and international congresses dating back to 2012 on the directory, with new projects added annually.

Interested in submitting an application for Pitch New Works? Learn how to apply here.

Questions? Contact Nora Fleury at or 1 212 206 8490 x201.
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