Catering by Butifarra (photo: Henry Krul)
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.
A debate about the big risks that you run as a festival and as a theatre maker, and how to limit them. Interview leader is Constant Meijers (previous editor-in-chief of Theaterkrant.nl).
In the framework of the focus programme VIVA CATALONIA! Performing Arts from Catalonia and Balearic Islands we invite you for this special professionals meeting with the Catalan companies. Food and drinks will be served.
VIVA CATALONIA! Performing Arts from Catalonia and Balearic Islands is organised by the Institut Ramon Llull - a public consortium formed by the Catalan and Balearic governments and the City Council of Barcelona with the aim of promoting Catalan language and culture abroad - in collaboration with the Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC), which is in charge of developing international markets with the Catalan Arts label. As an international window, International Street Arts Festival Spoffin (Amersfoort) offers Catalan and Balearic companies a great opportunity for increasing visibility abroad.
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 28, 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 2018 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!
Lunch: daily 12:00-14:00
Dinner: daily 17:00-22:00