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Pitching: sharing your passion for a performing arts project with the sector at Western Australia’s annual arts market and conference, with the aim of starting conversations about touring, programming and partnerships

Have you got something that WA audiences must see and regional & outer-metro venues must present?


Submissions to pitch at WA Showcase 2024 are now open!

Apply now for the chance to give your work, idea or company a platform that will reach the most creative people in the state.

We have included the key dates and the answers to some frequently asked questions on this page.

We also encourage you to read our Pitching Application Guide before submitting an application.


What is the deadline?

Applications open on Monday 15 April at 9am.

Applications close on Sunday 19 May at 11.59pm.

No extensions will be possible after this time.

We can assist you any time up until 5pm on Friday 17 May. 

Who can pitch? Who will assess my application?

Any WA-based artist or company can apply to pitch.

A curatorial panel will consider the applications against a range of criteria and then determine who is offered a pitching slot this year. The curatorial panel is selected each year and drawn from a mix of regional and outer metro presenters and producers. 

What can I pitch?

The subject of a pitch can be one of the following:

  • A tour-ready work
  • A work in development or rehearsal
  • A concept or idea
  • An artist profile
  • A company update

An artist or company may pitch more than once but must apply separately for each work, concept or idea, artist profile or company update. 

Check out this year’s pitching categories for more information.

What will I gain from pitching at WA Showcase?

  • Opening doors to new opportunities to collaborate and present work.
  • Meeting presenters face to face – the best way to develop new relationships or solidify existing ones.
  • Getting to see other pitches and meeting other artists and producers. See how others do it!
  • Accessing industry-leading professional development sessions. You’ll not only pick up great things for your own arts practice, you’ll learn what challenges presenters face and how you can support them.
  • Getting your show out there! This is your best chance to be seen above all the other touring work in play. The connections you make at WA Showcase may lead to touring or presentation outcomes in the future.
  • Receiving constructive feedback.

What will I gain from presenting or touring my work more widely?

  • Touring and presenting are wonderful, rewarding and exciting experiences.
  • Touring and presenting broadens your audience and engages with new ones.
  • Touring and presenting develops your skills in producing, community engagement and tour coordination.
  • You will also be contributing to the wellbeing and liveability of the state.