Selina Thompson, 'Pat It And Prick It and Mark It With 'B', SPILL Festival of Performance 2013, produced by Pacitti Company, photo by Pari Naderi.
The SPILL National Platform is a fantastic opportunity for artists and companies at the beginning of their careers to publicly present their work to an audience made up of national and international promoters, artists, and members of the public.
Last year's SPILL Showcase artists were: Elena Molinaro, Jo Hellier, Lucy Hutson, Madeleine Botet de Lacaze, Paul Easterbrook, Ruth Flynn, Rosana Cade, Season Butler, Selina Thompson, and Tim Bromage.
Some upcoming performances from the 2013 Showcase artists include:
23 April, Lucy Hutson â€“ Buzzcut Festival
4 May, Jo Hellier â€“ GIFT, Gateshead
7-11 May, Rosana Cade â€“ Brighton Fringe with Pink Fringe, Sister and Walking:Holding
The 10 SPILL 2013 Showcase artists have gone on to receive mentoring, grant support, residencies and to present their work at venues and festivals around the world, including:
Trouble Festival, Brussels; Battersea Arts Centre, London; The Yard, London; Colchester Arts Centre; GIFT, Gateshead; Parlour Showrooms, Bristol; Performatorium, Canada; CASA Latin American Festival, London; Live Collision, Ireland; ]performance s p a c e[, London; HOME Festival, Ireland; Transform, Leeds; East Street Arts, Leeds; UP Projects Floating Cinema, London; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff; City of Women Festival, Slovenia; Forest Fringe, Edinburgh; Homotopia Festival, Liverpool; Arches Live, Glasgow; Imagine Arts Festival, Ireland; Edinburgh Fringe; Steakhouse Live, London; Camden People's Theatre, London; Mayfest, Bristol; Sick Festival, Brighton; Richmix, London; BUZZCUT Festival, Glasgow; Brighton Fringe; Add-Wood Internacional, Lisbon; Pacitti Company Think Tank, Ipswich.