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31 Jul 2016

Pitchpad ASEAN | call for performing arts projects from around the world


As part of the media partnership between ASEF culture360 and Borak Arts, we are happy to introduce Pitchpad ASEAN is a forum for creators and arts professionals from around the world to share and discover new performing arts projects. Up to ten submissions are selected to pitch their new works to a stellar line-up of international festival directors and venue programmers in the presence of more than 170 performing arts professionals.

Applications are open to creators and arts professionals with performing arts projects.  Prospective projects must meet one of the following two criteria:

  • the work is still in developmental stage with plans to premiere in the next two years OR

  • works already premiered but has not yet toured outside its country of origin

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2016

Pitchpad ASEAN takes place during the Borak Arts Series conference in Georgetown, Penang on 28 August 2016

Successful participants will be hosted in Georgetown to aid them in their pitch. Professional performing artists or companies can email armani@mypaa.com.my to request for the application form. Candidates are required to submit their applications by 31 July 2016.

Some of this year’s stellar line-up of festival directors and venue programmers who are involved in the One-on-One Meetings and Pitchpad ASEAN are Kristopher McDowell (CEO & Founder of KMP Artists, USA), Joe Sidek (Festival Director of GTF and Butterworth Fringe Festival), Andrew Ross (Artistic Director of Darwin Festival, Australia), Joseph Mitchell (Festival Director of OzAsia Festival, Australia), Hisashi Shimoyama (General Producer of Ricca Ricca Festa, Japan) and more.

Successful stories include:
KMP Artists (USA) presenting Phare, The Cambodian Circus (Cambodia)
Darwin Festival presenting Gobyerno by Sipat Lawin Ensemble (Phil)
Esplanade Singapore presenting Bordal Serei from Amrita Performing Arts(Cambodia)
George Town Festival presenting Padi from Aida Redza (Msia) OzAsia Festival presenting SK!N from TerryandTheCuz (Msia) and more.