Compagnia Baccal√†,  PSS PSS, Switzerland, Showcase 2018 Artist and Victor Award Winner
 
2019 Artist Applications are LIVE!
  
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that 2019 Artist Applications are now LIVE on IWantToShowcase.ca!  Be sure to navigate to our website to find valuable application information such as Guidelines, FAQ's, criteria of the selection process, and other helpful notes about the Showcase Application process. 

As always, we are paying close attention to the feedback of our membership, and for the first time ever, we are offering two dial-in information sessions about the Selection Process. Find more information enclosed about these two optional information sessions; EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SELECTION.

IPAY is still accepting submissions of Selection Committee Member applications, but make sure to submit soon! The deadline for Committee Member applications March 16, 5pm EST.

We look forward to connecting with you this year, hearing your thoughts, and getting to know our Membership even better. Warmest regards on behalf of the Staff and Board at IPAY.

- Boomer Stacey, IPAY Executive Director
 
2019 Showcase Selection Timeline

 February 27 
 Applications Open on IWantToShowcase.ca
 March 8  Online Information Session
 April 12  Early Bird Application Deadline
 April 19  Online Information Session
 May 10  Final Application Deadline
 June 20 - 22  Selection Meeting in Philadelphia
 July 2018  Showcase Selection Invitations
 August - September 2018  Show & Tell Spotlight Selection Invitations
 January 15 - 19, 2019  2019 Showcase in Philadelphia

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SELECTION!
New to IPAY Showcase? Have questions about the Selection process? 
We're holding two call-in information sessions this year to help you prepare your best application!
 
Co-Chairs James Packard and Rebecca Podsednik
 March 8th: 1pm EST
 April 19: 1pm EST
 
 



This free info session will provide insight into the Selection Committee (who's on it and how they look at submissions), how to complete the best possible application and once selected what the road to showcase or spotlight looks like. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about the process as well as about the IWTS (I Want to Showcase) on-line application portal. 

Join the Selection Committee Co-Chairs, Rebecca Podsednik and James Packard, along with IPAY Executive Director, Boomer Stacey, to find out more about the process and what the committee is looking for in a great application.

IPAY Executive Director, Boomer Stacey
The Selection process developed by IPAY, while subjective, is founded on a desire to create an equitable balance for the showcasing and presentation of professional programming for  young audiences that reflects the needs of presenters, agents, artists and educators. Through an extensive three-day review process, the IPAY selection committee, comprised of leaders in the field of family programming, creates a programming balance of international arts disciplines reflecting diversity in age range, performing arts genres, trends, and audience draw-with a common denominator of high artistic standards. Shaping a forum for the range of national and international work that is being created in this field at the time and focusing on quality work that is appropriate for a variety of venues and markets, is crucial.




Call for Applications: Due March 16, 5pm EST
 
IPAY SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 
The Selection process developed by IPAY, while subjective, is founded on a desire to create an equitable balance for the showcasing and  presentation of professional programming for young audiences that reflects the needs of presenters, agents, artists and educators. Through an extensive three-day review process, the IPAY Selection Committee, comprised of leaders in the field of family programming, creates a programming balance of arts disciplines reflecting diversity in age range, performing arts genres, trends, and audience draw-with a common denominator of high artistic standards. Shaping a forum for the range of national and international work that is being created in this field at the time and focusing on quality work that is appropriate for a variety of venues and markets, is crucial.

¬©  Ashley Smith, Wide Eyed Studios
The members of the committ ee meet face to face in Philadelphia  for three days in June to review more than 150 applications in all genres of performing arts for young people.  Prior to meeting in June, each Committee member is responsible to review between ten and fifteen full length video submiss ions.

Attendance is in person and requires that either you or your  organization assume overall responsibility for your travel, accommodations and out of pocket expenses. The Committee is  responsible to select a short list of recommended productions through open dialogue, following an established guideline of criteria.  Following the selection process in June, Selection Committee members are asked to provide feedback, if requested, to applicants based on the discussions and notes.
 
Selection Committee members typically serve one three-year term, eligible for a second three-year term. The committee is comprised of up to fifteen individuals. IPAY is committed to increasing and improving all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion and actively works to ensure that a diverse range of perspect ive (including genre, geographic, job responsibility area, cultural, etc) is represented on the Selection Committee.  

Viable Candidates must:
  • Be available to attend Selection Committee meetings in person, with adequate time for review of videos prior to June Meeting
  • Assume financial responsibility for all aspects of traveling to and attending meetings
  • On an ongoing yearly basis, see a diverse range of live performing arts for young people
  • Have some degree of expertise in the professional performing arts sector. It is of benefit to have expertise in genre or field specific areas
Interested in becoming a part of the Showcase Selection Committee? We invite you to apply by filling out the Nomination Application on our website .

If you have any questions in regards to serving on the Committee, the Selection process or IPAY, please contact IPAY Executive Director, Boomer Stacey at  boomer@ipayweb.org  or Selection Committee Chair, Rebecca Podsednik, at rebecca@ipayweb.org  


2018 Showcase Selection Committee with IPAY Staff in Madison, Wisconsin
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