Our showcases make a real impact on the UK’s outdoor arts sector.
For promoters, from across the UK and abroad, out showcase give them the opportunity to see the best outdoor shows from the UK over a relatively short period. It gives them a forum in which they can meet each other, artists making work, and exchange ideas and form collaboration.
For artists, XTRAX showcases serve as a marketplace to support artists to sell their work. XTRAX helps artists to make valuable connections with people who might book their work, or support it through commissioning, in-kind support, and mentorship. The showcases have proven success in assisting artists to make contacts that can assist them to develop new markets for their work and the demand for opportunities to pitch at our XTRAX shorts presentation sessions, promoted via an open call, is always high.
To ease networking, XTRAX organises professional events, from seminars, expo-style trade fairs, and artists’ presentations. These help delegates to form new connections and extend their networks. They offer artists more ways to present themselves to an international audience. Being free-to-attend opens the showcases up to anyone working in outdoor arts. Delegates range from Festival Directors and Producers to Company Directors, Performers, Agents and more. They come together to network, exchange ideas, and form business connections.
The impact of our showcases is long-lasting and helps build a coherent, sustainable and competitive outdoor arts sector in the UK.