Conference Juried Showcasing & Conf Overview

The Showcases are a centerpiece of the annual Arts Northwest Conference! Three different opportunities are offered!

The Arts Northwest Juried Showcases are renowned for the commitment to quality and diversity, as well as its reputation as one of the most effective methods for artists to increase their visibility with presenters in the west.

The performing artists/ensembles are selected by a peer panel process to present a 12-minute excerpt of their work during the annual conference. These showcases are highly sought after and extremely competitive.

In addition to the Juried Showcases, we offer the Sessions Juried Showcases, which are selected through the same juried showcase applications. These 12-minute performances are held on Wednesday evening of the conference, in the host hotel.

Our third showcase opportunity is the fivepointO (formally Pitch and Perform) sessions.

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 a platform to address presenters. This is a great way for non-showcasing artists to increase visibility at the conference.

To be eligible for a fivepointO session at our upcoming conference, you must be a registered attendee with a booth in the exhibit hall. Artists Showcasing in 2019 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 fivepointO sessions are intended to increase the visibility for artists at the conference that are self-represented or new to the conference.


We are not accepting applications at this time. We anticipate opening applications in February, 2021.




Application Fee:  $100 (Non-refundable application fee) 
Confirmation Fee: $100 confirmation fee if you are selected for a Juried Showcase.  

To apply for a showcase the artist, ensemble or agent MUST be a member and MUST have representation in the exhibit hall at the 2021 ANW Conference. In the event that you meet the showcase standard but there is no more room in the Juried Showcases please indicate if you would like to be considered for a Sessions Juried Showcase.

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Showcase 101

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