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Pitch New Works

Pitch New Works

What is Pitch New Works?

Developed from a program which originated at the Banff Film and Television Festival in Canada, Pitch New Works is a forum for creators and arts professionals to share and discover new performing arts projects at ISPA congresses. Twice a year, ISPA holds a public call for applications from which ten submissions are selected to be presented at the following ISPA congress.


The application period for Pitch New Works at the Virtual Edition: 2021 ISPA Congress (January 11 - 15, 2021) is now closed. Thank you to all those who applied!

Important Dates
Notification of Status: Friday, November 8, 2020
Pitch New Works recording "as live": week of December 7, 2020 (schedule, TBD)
Pitch New Works broadcast at Virtual Edition: 2021 ISPA Congress: week of January 11, 2021 (schedule, TBD)

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Who Should Apply?

Those involved in the creation of a new artistic project seeking international exposure and interested in presenting to a delegation of global performing arts industry professionals. Past Pitch New Works projects have included new works from many of the world’s leading artists. Search past Pitch Projects

Why Participate?

Pitch New Works participants have secured project support, representation, touring opportunities, performance engagements, international exposure, premiere locations, and more as a direct result of their presentations. Read Pitch Project success stories

Application Process

Application Launch

August 10, 2020

Submission Deadline

September 11, 2020, at 17:00 EDT (New York time)

Notification of Status

November 8, 2020

Program Date

Virtual Edition: 2021 ISPA Congress
week of January 11, 2021

Applications are reviewed and selected by the Pitch New Works Committee which consists of ISPA members and staff.

A non-refundable 50 USD application fee is payable to ISPA upon submission of each application. ISPA members receive a fee waiver for one application. Information on how to complete the payment can be found in the Application Guidelines.

Pitch New Works Benefits

Pitch New Works Session

Up to two presenters receive complimentary day pass registration to attend the ISPA Congress where they are allotted 7 minutes to present their new work followed by a 3 min Q&A at the Pitch New Works session.

ProEx (Professional Exchange)

Participants are allocated ProEx table priority placement where they interact with congress delegates during ISPA's informal networking session and marketplace, immediately following the Pitch New Works session.

Ongoing Project Visibility

Following the congress, project information and video are hosted on ISPA's Pitch Project Directory and project updates are spotlighted in ISPA's members-only newsletter, social media platforms, and website.

What Are Pitch Projects Up To?

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Browse the Pitch Project Directory

View past Pitch New Works presentation videos, project descriptions, and contact information for artists, creators and producers, from projects presented at congresses as far back as 2012 - that's over 100 projects!

Go to Pitch Project Directory


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