Following the success of our inaugural Showcase in 2019 with Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), we are partnering once again to deliver a unique online programme on 31 July 2020. The Showcase will start at 9.30am.
Registration is now open, please click the link on your right-hand side to reserve your free place.
What to expect?
The event will be an opportunity to network with UK and international colleagues, discover fantastic outdoor artists and contribute to discussions about the future of the sector. This year we will be hosting live panel discussions and webinars that look at international cooperation, how the East Asian cultural sector is responding to the recent crisis, and the practical implications of international touring post Brexit.
Who is it for?
Our showcasing and sector networking events are a gateway into the UK sector, so if you are an artist or promoter looking for an opportunity to develop your networks and understanding of Outdoor Arts, this is an event for you.
SIRF is an annual free Outdoor Arts and street theatre festival in Stockton-on-Tees. The festival holds the title as one of the world’s oldest and best international outdoor art festivals, which normally attracts international artists performing to thousands of spectators each year.
This year, despite not being able to deliver the festival on Stockton High Street, the team are presenting SIRF at Home, a new, virtual way to connect and share the joy and vibrancy of SIRF. World-class performances that were planned for 2020 will now be delivered digitally over the SIRF website and Social Media channels and they will also be showing archive footage of classic SIRF moments.
Read about the impact of last year’s XTRAX showcases here.
Image credit: Adrift by Kapow Dance Circus (UK) © Stockton Council
The XTRAX / SIRF 2020 Showcase is supported by Arts Council England through National Lottery Project Grants