In five minutes or less, artists and agents pitch projects and/or perform. This session is an opportunity for exhibit hall delegates who are not showcasing the opportunity to address presenters.This is a great way for non-showcasing artists to increase visibility at the conference.

To be eligible for a pitch session at our upcoming conference, you must be a registered attendee with a booth in the exhibit hall. Artists Showcasing in 2018 are not eligible. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. You will be given the option to sign up when you register.

The Pitch & Perform sessions are intended to increase the visibility for artists at the conference that are self-represented or new to the conference.

Artists that have a Juried or After Hours Juried Showcase are not eligible to sign up for a Pitch & Perform spot.

Agencies can sign up for a spot but preference will be given to self-represented artists and artists new to the conference. We have a limited number of spots reserved for agencies, so once those spots are filled, you will be placed on a waiting list.

Guidelines for agencies:

  • Please do not pitch your entire roster. We ask that you sign up with a particular artist in mind
  • If you have an artist showcasing, you are not allowed to mention that artist during the P&P.

Sign up early as spaces will fill up quickly. Pitch and Perform Sessions will be Wed, Oct 10, beginning at 10am.

Artists that applied to showcase for the current year, and did not receive a showcase spot will be given a limited (one week) head start to register for the conference (with a booth) and sign up for a Pitch and Perform spot. After the one week pre-registration, a spot will not be guaranteed - it will be on a "first come, first serve" basis.

Pitch Session details:

  • Pitch sessions are five minutes or less
  • No tech is provided except a mic and amp.
  • What you do at the pitch & perform session is up to you! Sing, dance, tell a story, play a song...
  • Artists performing at the pitch & perform sessions will be listed in the program and will be presented at the Block Booking meeting.