PuSh Industry Series - Jan 29-Feb 5, 2023 - Presented with Talking Stick

2023 Industry Series

Jan 29-Feb 5, 2023

In Partnership with

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The Industry Series is back, and in-person! After two years of digital convening, we’re excited to welcome local, national, and international performing arts communities back to PuSh Festival 2023. This week-long series is an opportunity for professional artists, cultural workers, and arts enthusiasts alike to connect with one another, engage in thought-provoking discussion, and experience transformative performances together.

This year, in partnership with Talking Stick, expect Industry Series programming from an Indigenous lens, one that aims to bring us back into community with each other after so much time apart. Programming will include workshops, artist talks, curated pitches, walks with local artists, and social events. 

Each registered delegate gets access to all Industry Series events, a discount code for 20% off all PuSh Festival programming, and free access to each night of Club PuSh.

Registration fee: $60

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2023 Programming

WELCOME + KEYNOTE EVENT
Join us for the launch of the PuSh Industry Series, including a welcome and protocols from the Coast Salish host nations, social opportunities, and a catered lunch.

ARTIST TALKS
Creating dialogue between PuSh artists and the wider community is one of the main reasons we host the Industry Series each year. Join us for multiple panel events and talk-backs with our incredible sleight of local, national, and international artists.

ARTIST WALKS (AKA SLOW DATING)
Want to get a better sense of this beautiful city? Or do you simply want to see it through fresh eyes? Local Vancouver artists take small groups of delegates on a guided tour of their favourite places in the Lower Mainland.

WORKSHOPS
As curated by Talking Stick, these intimate workshops will embrace Indigenous perspectives on creation, collaboration, and exchange.

PushOFF MIXER & SHOWCASE
PushOFF, produced by Theatre Replacement in partnership with Company 605, is an independent, curated platform for tour-ready projects and works-in-development by Canadian artists. Join for a slate of showings and presentations, followed by an informal mixer with various local producers and artists. pushoff.org

PITCH SESSION
Featuring some of the most exciting tour-ready projects in Canada, the Pitch Session gives participants 8-minutes to pitch their works to an audience of producers, artistic directors, festival curators, presenters, and programmers.

INDUSTRY SOCIALS
Opportunities for local, national, and international delegates to break bread and discuss their festival experiences before heading out for an evening of performance.

INDUSTRY BRUNCH
On the last day of the Festival, join fellow PuSh Industry Series delegates and participants for a farewell brunch. Light brunch buffet provided.


Special Offers for Industry Delegates

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A special rate of $114/night is available from the Rosedale on Robson from mid-January to mid-February 2023. This rate does not include continental buffet breakfast in Goody’s on our 2nd floor.

Upon registration and purchase of an Industry Pass, delegates will receive booking details from PuSh to book their room directly with the hotel.

Register for the 2023 Industry Series

Thanking Our Industry Partners