International network
for contemporary
performing arts

Réseau international
pour les arts du spectacle

Rete internazionale
per le arti performative


Internationales Netzwerk
für zeitgenössische
darstellende Künste

Международная сеть современного 

Red internacional
para las artes escénicas

Internationaal netwerk
voor hedendaagse

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Rede internacional
para as artes performativas

الشبكة الدولية
لفنون الأداء

í sviðslistum

Xarxa internacional
d'arts escèniques

Rhwydwaith rhyngwladol
ar gyfer celfyddydau
perfformio cyfoes

Rrjeti ndërkombëtar
për artet skenike

Διεθνές δίκτυο
για σύγχρονες
παραστατικές τέχνες

Međunarodna mreža 
za savremene 
scenske umjetnosti

Mezinárodní síť 
pro současné 
divadelní umění

International netværk
for kontemporær

Internasionale netwerk
vir kontemporêre
uitvoerende kunste

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Nemzetközi hálózat
a kortárs


líonra idirnáisiúnta
na taibhealaíona

Starptautiskais tīkls
skatuves mākslai

Netwerk internazzjonali
għall-arti performattivi

Międzynarodowa sieć
na rzecz współczesnych sztuk

Internationellt nätverk
för samtida

Međunarodna mreža
savremenih izvođačkih

Международна мрежа
за съвременни
сценични изкуства

Rrjet ndërkombëtar
për arte skenike

Міжнародная сетка
перфарматыўных мастацтваў

Međunarodna mreža
za suvremene
izvedbene umjetnosti


kaasaegsete etenduskunstide

현대 공연 예술을 위한 국제 네트워크

Tarptautinis tinklas
scenos menai

Интернационална мрежа
за современа
изведувачка уметност

شبکۀ بین المللی
برای هنرهای نمایشی معاصر

Rețeaua internațională
pentru artele spectacolului

Medzinárodná sieť
pre súčasné
scénické umenie

gösteri sanatları için
uluslararası iletişim ağı


Are you piecing a project together? Are you in need of collaborators, funding partners or insights? Whether you're starting out or aiming for international recognition, Pitchorama is here to connect you with the right people, and opportunities from across the IETM network. Let's come together to showcase your ideas and present your projects globally.

The IETM Pitchorama is a session that creates an opportunity to present a project and to look for partners by taking part in a live pitching session and Q&A during the IETM Sofia Plenary Meeting on Thursday 13 June, from 11:00 to 13:00.

As well as this, Bulgaria-based artists and cultural professionals will benefit from two tailor-made training sessions dedicated to teaching them how to present their projects. One session will take place online in May 2024 and the other training session will be held physically on Tuesday 11 June. They will be supervised by an experienced coach who will also moderate the Pitchorama session. Please specify your training needs on the application form.

Ready to pitch? Please read through the application guidelines and criteria thoroughly and apply via the form below.

Who should apply?
We particularly encourage locals and anyone who identifies as an underrepresented demographic at IETM or in the performing arts sector to apply.
Presenters who are eligible for the IETM Pitchorama are IETM members plus meeting participants based in Bulgaria who wish to:
  • Develop a project or a practice where there are opportunities for new partnerships;
  • Connect with peers who have a certain expertise or network;
  • Seek feedback on a new idea;
  • Seek partners for European or large-scale funding applications;
  • Present exceptionally high-quality work which deserves to be seen by a wider, global audience;
  • Expand their activities internationally.
In the application, we will ask you for:
  • A short bio, your motivation and a written description of your project at its current stage;
  • Pitching video: A video of yourself pitching your project - please note that this video will not be published and will only be used in the frame of your application;
  • Showreel: A video showcasing your work. Please note that if you are selected this video could be used as a visual aid during your actual pitch and not only in the frame of your application.

Here are some guidelines you should use to prepare for the content of your application:

  • Each of the two videos should be 2 minutes maximum;
  • Please make sure you describe your project as concisely and as clearly as possible;
  • Don’t forget to tell IETM members and participants about which type of feedback or collaborations or partners you are looking for.
A few extra points to keep in mind
  • You must be registered for the IETM Sofia Plenary Meeting 2024 to be eligible to present at Pitchorama;
  • The selected presenters must attend the IETM Sofia Plenary Meeting 2024 on-site;
  • There will be a live session and Q&A for the selected presenters;
  • The person presenting in the pitching video must be the same person doing the pitch and the Q&A during the live session.
How to apply? 

Applications for the IETM Sofia Pitchorama are now closed.

Info session: 19 February 2024 at 11:00 CET

Application deadline: 21 March 2024 at 17:00 CET

Selected participants announcement: Beginning of April 2024

The Pitchorama session and live Q&A will be held during the IETM Sofia Plenary Meeting on Thursday 13 June.