What is Pitch New Works?

Developed from a program which originated at the Banff Film and Television Festival in Canada, Pitch New Works is a forum for creators and arts professionals to share and discover new performing arts projects at ISPA congresses. Twice a year, ISPA holds a public call for applications from which ten submissions are selected to be presented at the following ISPA congress.


Now accepting applications for Pitch New Works at the Taipei 2020 ISPA Congress!

Important Dates
Application Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020 at 17:00 Eastern Time (New York)
Notification of Status: Friday, April 3, 2020
Pitch New Works: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Who Should Apply?

Those involved in the creation of a new artistic project seeking international exposure and interested in presenting to a delegation of global performing arts industry professionals. Past Pitch New Works projects have included new works from many of the world’s leading artists. Search past Pitch Projects

Why Participate?

Pitch New Works participants have secured project support, representation, touring opportunities, performance engagements, international exposure, premiere locations, and more as a direct result of their presentations. Read Pitch Project success stories

Application Process

Application Launch

January 27, 2020

Submission Deadline

February 21, 2020

Notification of Status

April 3, 2020

Program Date

Taipei ISPA Congress
June 3, 2020

Applications are reviewed and selected by the Pitch New Works Committee which consists of ISPA members and staff.

A non-refundable 50 USD application fee  is payable to ISPA upon submission of each application. ISPA members receive a fee waiver for one application. Information on how to complete the payment can be found in the Application Guidelines.

Pitch New Works Benefits

Pitch New Works Session

Up to two presenters receive complimentary day pass registration to attend the ISPA Congress where they are allotted 7 minutes to present their new work followed by a 3 min Q&A at the Pitch New Works session.

ProEx (Professional Exchange)

Participants are allocated ProEx table priority placement where they interact with congress delegates during ISPA’s informal networking session and marketplace, immediately following the Pitch New Works session.

Ongoing Project Visibility

Following the congress, project information and video are hosted on ISPA’s Pitch Project Directory and project updates are spotlighted in ISPA’s members-only newsletter, social media platforms, and website.