UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session

The UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session highlights new projects from artists or companies based inside the U.S. and abroad. The project should have been recently created but developed to the point that it will be ready to premiere in January 2020 (or has premiered within the previous 18 months). Projects should also be available to tour during the 2020 or 2021 presenting season (typically September – June). The pitch must focus on one specific project or program and cannot cover an agency’s roster of artists or multiple program options.

UP NEXT! 2019 by Adam Kissick/APAP


What you’ll find here:

  • When and how you can apply to the UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session

  • Eligibility requirements

  • A look at the 2019 participants and past participants

What the UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session offers participants:

  • A chance to pitch in front of approximately 200 presenters and producers

  • Opportunity to build awareness for the new work and the company

  • Potential for block booking and touring

When and How to Apply

Applications for the 2020 UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session will open in mid-June, 2019. 

Opportunities to Engage

Meet the participants

Get to know the 2019 UP NEXT! participants.