Catering by Butifarra (photo: Henry Krul)

Confirmed participants Spoffin 2017

# Name Festival/Organisation Country
1 Almirall Elizalde, Marta Institut of Culture of Barcelona Spain
2 Bahr, Kathrin Germany
3 Barrow, Victoria Dreamland Margate United Kingdom
4 Benages, Fani Fani Benages arts escèniques Spain
5 Bialek, Paco Compagnie d’Elles / Claire Ducreux France
6 Bruin, Adriaan Reuring Festival Netherlands
7 Bub, Bernhard Sommerwerft
8 Bulta, Nuria Catalan Arts Belgium
9 Cañamares, Nuria Zirkolika
10 Canyelles, Mateu Mostra d'Arts Escèniques de Santa Eugènia Spain
11 Carranza, Teresa Institut Ramon Llull Spain
12 Cavallero, Elena XTRAX United Kingdom
13 Chlipalski, Piotr festival ULICZNICY Poland
14 Condron, Becky Theatre Orchard
15 de Keyser, Ben Sacred Places Belgium
16 de Vries, Casper La Strada Bremen Netherlands
17 Dunne, Miriam Spraoi Festival Ireland
18 Egberts, Henk Zwolle Unlimited Netherlands
19 Eijsink, Peter Festival Op 't Eiland Netherlands
20 Ellis , Rebecca Dreamland, Margate United Kingdom
21 Forcano, Manuel Institut Ramon Llul
22 Fulton, Lorna SO Festival United Kingdom
23 Garcia Canals, Carles Domenec Diario Última Hora Spain
24 Gee, Bill Activate Performing Arts
25 Geubel, Claudia Entr'act Netherlands
26 Gomila, Jaume Sa Xerxa de Teatre Spain
27 Grootenboer , Tineke Vrijhof Culture (University of Twente) Netherlands
28 Ibañez, David Fira Mediterrània de Manresa
29 Jagers, Ron Netherlands
30 Jahanpour, Taraneh SeaChange Arts United Kingdom
31 JORDÀ RAMIS, SEBASTIÀ CIRCAIRE, Mostra de circ d'Alcúdia Spain
32 Keymeulen, Kathleen Cirk! Aalst Belgium
33 Kinsky, Marie Center for choreographical development SE.S.TA, festival KoresponDance Czech Republic
34 Koch, Gabriele LA STRADA Germany
35 Koenen, Frank Mooi Weer Spelen Netherlands
36 Konijnenbelt, Alfred Festival Spoffin Netherlands
37 Kuhfuss, Sabine KulturTeam City of Detmold Germany
38 Lafaurie, Denis Le Cratère Scène Nationale France
39 Loretto, Andrew Hat Fair, Winchester United Kingdom
40 Mackintosh, Joe SeaChangeArts
41 Macret, Philippe Pôle national cirque et arts de la rue d'Amiens France
42 Martí, Oriol FiraTàrrega Spain
43 Mateu, Cristina Circ Bover
44 Matthews, Fiona Theatre Orchard United Kingdom
45 McKillion, Celine Imagine Watford / Imagine Luton United Kingdom
46 Mele, Lorenzo merchant city fesitval/glasgow life United Kingdom
47 Moragues, Gràcia Mostra d'Arts Escèniques de Santa Eugènia Spain
48 Ruppert, Jürgen kulturbüro GbR, Festival Holzminden Germany
49 Segura, Irene XTRAX United Kingdom
50 Shine, Jeremy Manchester International Arts United Kingdom
51 Sprengers, Jan Fonds Podiumkunsten
52 Stephens, Veronica SeaChange Arts United Kingdom
53 van Huijstee, Marjan Podium Hoge Woerd Netherlands
54 Vilaró Casals, Ada Festival Escena Poblenou Spain
55 von Wild, Julia Germany
56 Wilson, Frank Event International United Kingdom
57 Wood, Kate Activate Performing Arts (Activate) United Kingdom

Every year, Spoffin invites around 50 programmers of fellow festivals to visit the Amersfoort festival. For accredited professionals from the Netherlands and abroad, Spoffin organises a series of special meetings in addition to the festival programme. Spoffin has a team of multilingual festival guides to help the pro's during their stay. All pro's (both programmers and artists) can meet while they eat.

Saturday August 25, 11:00-12.30: debate

‘The Nordic bubble: does it exist? How to escape from it?’. Many outdoor artists from the Nordic countries mainly perform in their own periphery of Europe, some perform all over the continent and even beyond. Why is this the case? Is there something like a Nordic bubble? And if so, it that a bad thing? How it it possible to escape? Is it true that Nordic artists are too expensive for the rest of Europe? Are there any other bubbles? Outdoor artists, programmers and representatives of cultural funding bodies from all over Europe are invited to join this debate, share their best practices and look for solutions.

Sunday August 26, 11:00-12.30: Pitch of Plans

During Spoffin we organise the Pitch of Plans. A lively and speedy line-up of fresh and new ideas for future shows in the streets of Europe. Artists get the opportunity to present plans for new work for next year and beyond on Sunday August 26, for an audience of festival organisers from all over Europe.

In a maximum of 3 minutes artists can tell, beam, project, let us hear or show what the audiences can expect in 2019 and beyond. After the pitch we will organise a ‘meet while we eat’ with all artists and professionals. In this way we hope to create opportunities for creation, co-production, residencies, early buys or quick gigs.

Pitching is free of cost. Spoffin will provide a smooth set-up with a sound system, a beamer, a microphone and a lunch. We will present a maximum of 15 pitches and will try to present a wide range of different ideas. All pitches in English!

Pitchers; Please register and choose 'Pitcher' in the checkbox 'I am...'
We will decide who can come and pitch by August 1.

Catering @ De Observant

Lunch: daily 12:00-14:00
Dinner: daily 17:00-22:00

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