Open Call for Dance and Circus pitch hour in April (pitching to Finnish theatres) – DL 19/2


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Dance Info Finland and CircusInfo Finland are organizing an online pitching event in connection with the annual meeting of The Association of Finnish Theatres on Wednesday 21st April 2021 from 2.15 pm to 3.50 pm. The event is part of the project Towards New Stages, which promotes sustainable tour opportunities for dance and circus works in Finland.

What are we looking for and who can apply?

For this pitching event, we are looking for dance and circus performances that are suitable for theater stages as touring performances and can be built up, performed and built down in a day.

  • The performance can be already touring or upcoming for the next season.
  • Companies and artists who work or receive funding from Finland can apply.
  • One company can pitch one performance.

How does it work?

The event takes place online. The number of selected performances is maximum eight. The artists will present their performances in Finnish with a video pitch recorded in advance and by participating in a short online interview on April 21, 2021 in Zoom. In addition to the participants of the meeting, the event is open to all the staff of member theaters in The Association of Finnish Theatres.

Introductory texts and images of the selected performances shall be sent to the CircusInfo Finland by March 22 and the pitch presentation video by April 9. We will provide the selected companies with instructions on the content of the video. The duration of the video is max. 5 min. If necessary we will text it in Finnish.

DEADLINE: The call is open until February 19, 2021.

Link to the application form: 

Applicants will be informed of  the selection by March 10. For the selected performances, a reimbursement of 80 € / pitch is paid after the event. There is no financial support for touring provided in this project.

Further information: Johanna Mäkelä, Head of Development (Finland) at CircusInfo Finland, 050 464 3203

The dance and circus showcase is organised in cooperation with The Association of Finnish Theatres and the Seinäjoki City Theater. Towards New Stages is a series of seminars and networking events co-organized by Dance Info Finland and CircusInfo Finland. The aim is to strengthen domestic touring opportunities of dance and circus companies. The project has been supported by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.

Read more (in Finnish only) on the previous events in the blog of CircusInfo Finland.