Conditions for presenting at wa showcase 2024

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The following conditions apply to all applications to present at WA Showcase:

  • Priority will be given to WA-based artists and companies.
  • Consideration may be given to interstate companies with WA-based producers or artists, or where the company has a strategy for touring WA.
  • Priority will be given to applications for works, ideas or concepts that have not previously been pitched at WA Showcase. Artists or companies that apply to pitch a work, idea or concept that has previously been pitched at WA Showcase should use the application form to explain why and how this will be beneficial for delegates.
  • An artist or company may present more than once but must apply separately for each work, concept or idea, artist profile or company update.
  • To ensure enough artists and companies are given presenting opportunities, generally only one presentation per artist or company will be provided. Producers who are working on behalf of multiple creators may be offered multiple presentation opportunities or an extended pitch time if appropriate and where the schedule permits.
  • The artist or company must provide all information requested as part of the application form honestly and to the best of their ability. Applicants can request support from CircuitWest’s touring team after referring to any recommended resources in the application form. CircuitWest cannot provide support after 5pm on Friday 17 May.
  • An artist or company can request to prerecord their pitch as a video if they will be unable to attend WA Showcase in person. Artists or companies who know they will be unable to attend must note this in their application forms.
  • Applications are ineligible if they discriminate (or are likely to) 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.
  • Creative practitioners who work with First Nations artists or engage with Indigenous cultural heritage in projects should comply with Creative Australia’s Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts. Visit here to read and find out more about the Protocols.

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS

If your application is successful and you applied for a tour-ready work or a work in development or rehearsal, you must supply the following materials within two weeks:

  • Marketing Pack (PDF) – see CircuitWest’s marketing pack template here
  • Technical Specifications (PDF) – see CircuitWest’s technical specifications template here

If you cannot supply these materials, please speak to CircuitWest before applying.

 

OPTIONAL MATERIALS

If your application is successful, we will invite you to supply the following optional materials within two weeks:

  • Audience Development Plan (PDF)
  • Community Engagement Plan (PDF)
  • Education Pack or Resource (PDF)

 

PRESENTATION MATERIALS

If your application is successful, we will ask you to supply all materials and information required for your presentation by a reasonable deadline. This includes any PowerPoint slides or videos, which shall be supplied in the format requested by CircuitWest.

By submitting an application form you acknowledge that CircuitWest will not be able to accept any materials or information sent after this deadline.

CircuitWest will not be able to accommodate requests to replace or update slides or videos in your presentation after this deadline.

 

Assessment Criteria:

 

Applications to present a tour-ready work or work in development or rehearsal 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

 

Applications to present a concept or idea will be assessed on:

  • The Originality of the concept/idea
  • Its potential Reach & Appeal to audiences and communities
  • The Quality & Professionalism of the concept/idea and artists/company
  • The Inclusiveness of the work/idea and artists/company
  • The Touring or Engagement Potential of the concept/idea

 

Applications to present an artist profile or company update will be assessed on:

  • The Reach & Appeal of the artist or company to audiences and communities
  • The Quality & Professionalism of the artist or company
  • The Inclusiveness of the artist or company
  • The Benefit to the Sector of hearing from the artist or company