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ISPA Now Accepting Applications for the Pitch New Works session at the 68th Annual New York Congress

Monday, August 24, 2015   (0 Comments)

 For Immediate Release


ISPA Now Accepting Applications for the

Pitch New Works session at the 68th Annual New York Congress 

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - The International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) is now accepting applications for Pitch New Works, a forum for creators and presenters to promote their new performing arts projects that are in development, or that have recently premiered.  Selected projects will have the opportunity to be pitched at New York 2016 ISPA Congress, Performance!, January 12-14, 2016.  Information about how to apply can be found on the Pitch New Works section of the ISPA website (  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, September 30th, 2015. 

About Pitch New Works

At Pitch New Works two presenters serving as project representatives will share their new work with ISPA’s prestigious international network of more than 400 performing arts professionals from 50 countries.

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

Pitch New Works will be held at the Times Center in New York on January 13th, 2016.

Who should apply?

Those interested in presenting a new project to an international delegation of performing arts industry professionals.  Prospective projects vary in discipline, scale, and country of origin.  Multi-disciplinary and/or cross-cultural projects are particularly attractive to ISPA, though all project types will be considered.  What does ISPA consider a “new” work?  New prospective projects must meet one of the following criteria:


  • Be in development and will premiere within the next two years OR;
  • Has recently premiered but has not yet toured outside of their respective region

Submissions from the canon and/or remounts will be considered where there is evidence of a substantially new interpretation and/or a new production team.

Applicants do not need to be ISPA members (a non-member application fee is $50 USD).  Applications will be reviewed by a committee of ISPA members chaired by Piotr Turkiewicz (National Forum of Music, Poland).


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 ISPA Congresses. 

To learn more about ISPA and how to apply to the Pitch New Works program, please visit the ISPA website (


For Additional Information Please Contact:

Nora Fleury,

ISPA | International Society for the Performing Arts

630 9th Avenue, Suite 213, New York, NY 10036-4752

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