Conditions for presenting at wa showcase 2023
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The following conditions apply to all applications to present a Profile, Ponder, Pitch or Pitch Plus (‘a presentation slot’) at WA Showcase:
- Presentation slots are only given to WA-based producers and companies.
- A producer or company may apply to present
- (i) a Profile; or
- (ii) a Ponder, Pitch or Pitch Plus.
- You may not present e.g. a Profile and a Pitch Plus.
- A producer or company may apply to present more than one Ponder, Pitch or Pitch Plus, provided that each application is for a different project.
- The producer or company must provide all information requested as part of the application form, including support materials, to allow the curatorial panel to assess the application adequately.
- An application to present is not eligible if it discriminates or is likely to discriminate against individuals or groups of people based on a person’s: age, disability, race, including colour, national or ethnic origin or immigrant status, sex, pregnancy, marital or relationship status, family responsibilities or breastfeeding, sexual orientation or gender identity or intersex status.
- A presentation, or a production that is the subject of a presentation, must not violate any third parties’ lawful rights, including intellectual property rights. Producers must consider what licences are necessary to present their works.
The following conditions apply to Ponder sessions:
- Ponder sessions are for works-in-development or creative ideas and involve a discussion of the work or idea. These sessions are typically delivered in non-performance spaces (such as small rooms or foyers) and cannot be offered technical or production support. Successful applicants should discuss with the CircuitWest team the best way to deliver their Ponder session.
- Applications to present a Ponder will be assessed on:
- The Originality of the work/idea
- Its potential Reach & Appeal to audiences and communities
- The Quality & Professionalism of the work/idea and team/company
- The Inclusiveness of the work/idea and team/company
- The Presentation/Touring Potential of the idea
The following conditions apply to Pitch and Pitch Plus presentations:
- The production being pitched must have already been professionally or independently presented to a live audience, preferably in the last 18 months.
- Only original productions – that is, productions that were created by the producer or company – can be pitched. If the production is not original, or if you are not sure if your production is original, please discuss this with someone from the CircuitWest team.
- Productions that have already toured with support from CircuitWest do not qualify to pitch.
- Productions that have already been pitched at a previous WA Showcase do not qualify to pitch. (A production that was the subject of a Ponder at a previous WA Showcase is eligible to be pitched as a Pitch or Pitch Plus.)
- The producer or company must have considered or have ideas for community engagement separate to the performance. These should ideally be shared as part of the pitch presentation. CircuitWest can assist producers or companies who want to discuss potential engagement options.
- The producer or company must be able to supply a weekly presenter fee based on their touring party size, as well as an indication of whether the production requires a remount. CircuitWest can provide support and advice about costs and budgeting to all producers and companies who want to pitch.
- Applications to present a Pitch or Pitch Plus will be assessed on:
- The Originality of the work
- Its Reach & Appeal to audiences and communities
- The Quality & Professionalism of the production, team and company
- The Inclusiveness of the production, team and company
- The Tourability of the work