SXSW 2022: Apply to perform, pitch your startup + more!

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SXSW 2022: Apply to perform, pitch your startup + more!

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Words by Sam McNiece

Be a part of the international arts industry event.

Austin based music festival and conference SXSW, is one of the worlds largest arts industry events on the calendar. It will be going ahead in 2022 and applications for a few of their programs have opened. After success last year online, this year SXSW will feature both in person and online events for viewing and networking opportunities.

What you need to know:

  • SXSW is happening March 11-20, 2022 and applications for participation opportunities are open now.
  • Apply for PanelPicker, their Artist Showcase, Innovation Awards and SXSW Pitch.
  • Future application launches will happen later this year.

Keep your eyes peeled on our Industry News page to stay updated on all the latest headlines. 

First up this year, there’s SXSW PanelPicker, in which applicants propose a session idea for the SXSW Conference. Once closed, the community has an opportunity to comment and vote on which conference programming they’d like to see.

If you’re a musician, performing at SXSW has to be one of the biggest gateways to international recognition. Open now, the Showcasing Artist Applications lets you throw your hat in the ring to play at SXSW Music Festival in 2022.

In the world of digital industry, the SXSW Innovation Awards celebrate the ever-widening variety of technology, projects, products, achievements and discoveries. Applications are open to all projects, products and developments launched or made in 2021.

If you haven’t launched your startup yet, SXSW Pitch is the place for you. Pitch your startup in front of a live audience, panel and judges to gain funding for your project. SXSW Pitch alumni have gained a combined total of US$9.4 billion for their projects.

All of these participation opportunities are open right now! Get in quick to be a part of this international industry extravaganza.

For more information head to the SXSW website.