The 400-second Pitch Party by Arts and Health Niagara, Powered by PechaKucha
Arts and Health Niagara invites those involved in the arts and health/wellness to present their work at a free public event: The 400-second Pitch Party by Arts and Health Niagara.
About this Event:
We know the arts -- music, visual art, drama, movement, dance, literary arts -- can make us feel good and can improve health outcomes, overall well-being, and enhance quality of life.
Arts & Health Niagara invites organizations, groups, and individuals working, engaging, or creating in the field of arts and health and wellness to present their work on May 11th in St. Catharines.
PechaKucha, meaning chit chat (Japanese: ぺちゃくちゃ) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. A Q&A will follow each slide show, totaling 15 minutes per presenter.
If you are interested in being a presenter, please send us a title and short summary (about 100 words) of your proposed PechaKucha, along with 3 sample slides, by March 31st. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Proposal Submission Tips and Guidelines
For inspiration, visit: https://www.pechakucha.com/
For tips on making a PechaKucha, here's a good video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32WEzM3LFhw
We welcome the possibility of imaginative delivery!
Humour, honesty, and simplicity are keys to a successful presentation.
Completed presentation files will be received in .PPTX format, only.
Your final submission must include 20 images. Yes, "images" and not "slides." Successful PechaKucha 20x20 presentations have images that complement what the speaker is saying, as opposed to bullets and text on the slide. We do, however, require these are in a .PPTX format...
... Because each image will be displayed for exactly 20 seconds. The images automatically progress during the presentation. Speakers have no control over the advancement of the slides. We will coordinate this beforehand.
Each presentation must be suitable for all ages.
All submissions must be made through the online submission form available here. Only submissions received through the online process will be accepted for review.
Announcements for successful applicants will be sent on April 8th. Final submissions will be required by May 3rd.
If you are interested in attending, please reserve your ticket! This fun and unique evening will feature eight presenters highlighting arts and health projects in the Niagara Region. Presenters and guests must reserve tickets to attend.
Admission is FREE and open to everyone! Refreshments will be provided.
PechaKucha submissions must be original work of the presenter. Existing work of the author and/or of others that directly influenced the presentation must be cited in the submission. Submissions found in violation of this policy will be disqualified.
Arts & Health Niagara is a group of like-minded individuals in the Niagara Region who work to (i) Incorporate the beneficial effects of the arts in health and wellbeing; (ii) Foster a sense of community, inclusivity and accessibility; (iii) Enhance our individual and collective experience of health, wellbeing, and cultural identity.
This includes: Laurie Sadowski (Arts in Medicine Coordinator, Niagara Health; Community Music Researcher); BJ Armstrong (Niagara Symphony Orchestra Outreach & Communications Manager); David Vivian (Scenographer, MIWSFPA); Dr. Joe Norris (MIWSFPA); Elizabeth Vlossak(MIWSFPA); Shauna MacLeod (Founder/Director of Willow Arts Community); Kevin Hobbs; Drew Pierce.
"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format."
Contact us if you would like to use the PechaKucha format in your event.