Catering by Butifarra (photo: Henry Krul)

Confirmed participants Spoffin 2018

# Name Festival/Organisation Country
1 Andreassen, Thorsten Stockholm Street Festival Sweden
2 Balashova, Elizaveta Russian Production Russian Federation
4 Bruin, Adriaan Reuring Festival Netherlands
5 Chappel, Samuel NEM ASBL - Namur en Mai Belgium
6 Clarke, Maggie XTRAX United Kingdom
7 Colbert, Niamh Spraoi Festival Ireland
8 de keyser, ben. PUNT (Sacred Places) Belgium
9 de Vries, Casper La Strada Bremen Germany
10 Dijkema, Leonie Fries Straat Festival Netherlands
11 Eijsink, Peter Festival op ‘t Eiland Netherlands
12 Foekema, Henk TAQA Theater De Vest Netherlands
13 Geubel, Claudia De Tuin der Lusten / the Garden of Delights Netherlands
14 Ghukasyan, Artur HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival Armenia
15 Grootenboer, Tineke Vrijhof Cultuur (Culture & Events, University of Twente) Netherlands
16 Hardy, Juliet SIRF Stockton International Riverside Festival United Kingdom
17 Hermanns, Stefan Stadt Paderborn Germany
18 Jongebloed, Henk FestiValderAa Netherlands
19 Keshishyan, Hrachya HK productions Armenia
20 Keymeulen, Kathleen Cirk! Aalst Belgium
21 Koch, Gabriele LA STRADA Germany
22 Konijnenbelt, Alfred Festival Spoffin Netherlands
23 Kröll, Hannah Festival OLALA Austria
24 Léger, Françoise Citron jaune France
25 Loretto, Andrew Hat Fair, Winchester United Kingdom
26 MacKechnie, Angus OutdoorArtsUK United Kingdom
27 Macret, Philippe Cirque Jules Verne - Pôle national cirque et arts de la rue France
28 Mangan, Jo Carlow Arts Festival Ireland
29 Nuciari, Giuseppe Veregra Street Italy
31 Podpomogova, Yevgenya HIGH FEST International Performing Arts festival Armenia
32 Reyckers, Sandra Namur en Mai / NEM ASBL Belgium
33 Semmekrot, Ruth Stichting Kunsten op Straat Netherlands
34 Shine, Jeremy M.I.A. & SIRF United Kingdom
35 Strumilaite, Judita SPOT festival Lithuania
36 Van Huijstee, Marjan Podium Hoge Woerd - Theater Kikker Netherlands
37 Wallberg, Åsa Stockholm Street Festival Sweden
38 Wilson, Frank Event International 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, is that a bad thing? How is 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 18:00-20:00
Buffet: daily 21.30-22.30

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