Mon 8 Sept 2014, 2pm – 6pm
Live Theatre, Newcastle

Are you an artist or company trying to get your work booked? Do you have an idea or project that needs support?

Here is your opportunity to meet the programmers in person! Following the success of our previous events, venue and festival programmers from across the North East will once again be gathered in one room, ready to listen to you talk about your work, answer questions and tell you what they are looking for when booking shows.

Confirmed attendance includes programmers from ARC, Arts Centre Washington, Northern Stage, Theatre Hullabaloo, Dance City, Queens Hall Arts Centre, The Customs House, Seaton Deleval Arts Centre, The Cultural Spring and GIFT Festival.


Pitch your work…

Artists and companies from the North East can apply for a 3 minute slot to present themselves, their ideas and their work to all the programmers in the room. Pitch slots are an ideal opportunity to introduce yourself and your work – you can talk about anything from an idea you are thinking of developing, a show you are working on, or a tour-ready show you want them to book.

Please note, there will be no AV facilities – but everyone attending will be given a contact sheet to enable you to send out links/information after the event.

The Empty Space is available to provide support for artists in preparing pitches, with advice sessions available in the week commencing 1 September. Please contact Natalie ([email protected]) in advance of the week in order to book a session


2pm Welcome & introduction and introductions from programmers

3pm Artist/company pitch sessions

3.30pm Break & opportunity for one to one introductions (bookable on the day)

4.15pm Artist/company pitch sessions

4.45pm Closing remarks & what next?

5-6pm Informal networking

To apply for a pitch slot:

Download your application form here. Applications must be returned by 10am on Monday 18 August 2014.

If you would like to attend, but don’t want a pitch slot, please email [email protected] in order to book your place.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Annabel Turpin
ARC, Stockton Arts Centre
On behalf of North East Venues & Newcastle Gateshead Cultural Venues