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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Pitch At The PuSh Assembly 2012

November 16, 2011


Pitch At The PuSh Assembly 2012

The PuSh Assembly, Feb 2 – 4, 2012

The PuSh Assembly is a performing arts industry initiative directly linked to the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, offering global networking opportunities through its specialized programming for the Canadian performing arts. The PuSh Assembly is the West Coast’s only annual international multi-disciplinary marketplace for the performing arts.

The Assembly links foreign buyers with Canadian performing artists in a personal and welcoming setting during the Festival. The Assembly prepares Canadian artists for export readiness and international market development, increases export sales, and identifies trade opportunities for Canadian companies by providing opportunities for touring, co-production, residencies and cultural reciprocity.

PuSh is pioneering new ways of collaborating with artists and producers. This commitment to new ideas, new practices, new forms and new producing models has helped to made PuSh an industry leader. For the 2012 Assembly, Senior Curator, Sherrie Johnson has returned to liaise with national and international delegates and collaborated on programming this year’s events.

PuSh Assembly Pitch Session 

Friday, February 3rd, 2012   11:30am – 1:30pm, Performance Works

This is a fabulous opportunity for artists and producers to make their ideas become a reality: the flash point from where tours are booked, commissions are dreamed up, residencies secured and relationships struck. Artists, agents, and producers are given the opportunity to raise awareness about works on tour and projects currently in development to an audience of international presenters and programmers. A combination of an entrepreneurial ‘pitch’ and an aesthetic dialogue, the PuSh Assembly pitch sessions have already resulted in several new collaborations in theatre, dance, multi-disciplinary creations and hybrid performance projects.

Click here to view the application form
Please send your completed submission on or before Monday, November 21, 2011