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  • 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 plan for bringing touring work to WA.
  • An artist or company may pitch more than once but must apply separately for each work, concept or idea, artist profile or company update.
  • 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 how a follow up pitch will be beneficial for delegates.
  • The artist or company must provide all information requested as part of the application form honestly and to the best of their ability.
  • Applications to pitch 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 pitch, or a work, concept or idea that is the subject of a pitch, 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.



Applications are reviewed based on:

  1. The artistic or cultural strengths of the project: its quality, authenticity, distinctiveness, captivation, relevance, innovation, challenge or rigour. 
  2. The reach and appeal of the project or its capacity for audience development, or both. 
  3. The capacity or potential to create opportunities for deeper engagement and connection between artists, companies, presenters and communities. 
  4. The professionalism and experience of the artist or company and, in the case of a work, the readiness of the work for presentation or touring or both. 

 The curatorial panel’s final selection of pitches should offer presenters the opportunity to draw together a dynamic annual program of performing arts experiences.



  1. Projects that connect audiences with First Nations storytelling. 
  2. Projects that put access and inclusion at the heart of the performing arts. 
  3. Projects that model or champion environmental sustainability. 
  4. Projects that have not been pitched before at WA Showcase.