Juried Showcase 2020 Applications Open

Mar 13 2020

Juried Showcase - Application Deadline Extended

Application Deadline: March 22, 2020, @ 11:59 pm PST

We understand that the crisis is preventing many of you from meeting today’s deadline for the Juried Showcase application. In response, we are extending the deadline to Sunday, March 22rd at 11:59 pm. PT.

We realize a week may not be much time given how much the crisis is changing, day-to-day, however it is the latest possible date that we can accept submissions without delaying (or impeding) the selection process, and notifying artists in a timely manner.Be sure to email staff@westarts.org with any questions about the application before Friday, March 20th, 5:00 p.m. PT.

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 

Where: Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla, CA 

The showcase will run from 5:00 - 9:00 pm with a one-hour break for a catered dinner. For the first time, the Juried program will use two stages/performance spaces running concurrently for a total of 18 showcases. However, WAA may reserve up to eight showcases for the Native Launchpad and WAA Launchpad artists.

Western Arts Alliance's Annual Conference convenes nearly 800 presenters, artists, and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The conference features 200 exhibits, 170+ performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. WAA's Commons combines exhibit, meeting, and hospitality activities in one compact space. Join our community of dedicated professionals in Los Angeles for four productive days of artistic exploration, insight, and business.

Selection Process
Western Arts Alliance (WAA) uses a peer jury to select artists for the official showcases presented at the annual conference. The jury is composed of four presenters, two agents/managers, and one artist from a broad range of disciplines and aesthetics. Not more than two WAA board members may serve on the jury.


Photo: Collision of Rhythm performing at the 2019 Annual Conference, Courtesy of Corporate Close Ups