What is PitchFest?
PitchFest takes place on Tuesday 18 July 2023. This online event is an opportunity to pitch an activity for PeerFest 2023.
We want to hear from individuals, peer support groups or community organisations who share our values:
Being peer-led at all levels
Sharing, supporting and learning from each other
Partnership, diversity and inclusivity
Innovation and creativity
How to take part in PitchFest
What’s the entry criteria?
This opportunity is open to any group or individual who runs a peer support activity.
The activity you pitch to us should last 30-60 minutes. It can be:
- Relaxation therapy
- A talk or presentation
- An information stall sharing your time and resources with others
Whether you want to teach a dance class in the afternoon and perform it in the evening, or provide a sound bath for 20 people, we'd like to hear from you!
In order to ensure our event reflects the diversity of peer support, we are particularly interested in hearing from groups that feel that they are underrepresented in peer support spaces.
How do I submit my pitch?
Step 2. Our peer reviewers will review all submissions and successful applications will be shortlisted.
What happens next?
Those shortlisted will be invited to pitch at our online PitchFest event on Tuesday 18 July. Around 20 applicants will be invited to pitch.
You'll get a cash payment to cover costs to prepare for your pitch and the time spent with us.
If your pitch is successful, we'll support you to shape your ideas for PeerFest on 7 July 2023.
Can’t be there for PeerFest? We’re open to hearing ways we could include your work in our programme, whether it’s a podcast, video, exhibition or resources you want to share.
PeerFest will take place at The Lowry Theatre, Manchester on Thursday 7 September 2023.
PeerFest is our annual event celebrating the importance, power and diversity of peer support. Lead by people with lived experience, it's a welcoming, inclusive and inspirational event. It brings people together to network and share knowledge and best practice through workshops, creative activities, debate and The Marsh Awards.