IPAY: International Performing Arts for Youth
2018 Showcase: The Round Trip,Teatro de Ocasión, Chile
Fellowships for Future Leaders

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Jim Rye Fellowships. The Rye Fellowships are intended to support graduate students pursuing an advanced degree related to Performing Arts for Young Audiences.  The Rye Fellowship supports their presence and participation during Showcase.

IPAY is also accepting applications for the Colleen Porter Artist Development Award. The fund provides a year-long residency to promising artists to develop their craft by attending Showcase, connecting with mentors, and participating in focused reflection on their role in the future of performing arts for young audiences. 

More information and applications to both programs are now available on IPAYWEB.ORG
Developing the Field for Tomorrow: The Jim Rye Fellowship

Sparking ideas at IPAY Showcase

The 2018 Jim Rye Fellowship application for Showcase in Madison, January 24-27, 2018 is now available and due November 17, 2017.

The International Performing Arts for Youth's Jim Rye Fellowship offers an outstanding opportunity for graduate students in the fields of TYA directing, management, curating, and education to be involved with the inner workings of a major performing arts for young audiences conference. After a competitive application and review process, Jim Rye fellows are provided with a yearlong membership in IPAY as well as Showcase conference registration where they will be part of various workshops and panel conversations of the Kindling Program together with the Porter Residency Fellows, as well as a modest $250 stipend (for those students not located in the host city)  to help toward travel expenses. In addition, mentors with experience in the student's field of interest help the scholar navigate the conference and facilitate the student's introduction to other professionals in the field, allowing them important networking opportunities. For more information, visit ipayweb.org.

Fostering Growth: Honoring Colleen Porter with continued  commitment  to emerging artists

Colleen Toohey Porter

The 2018 Colleen Porter Artist Development Residency application for Showcase in Philadelphia, PA, January 24-27, 2018 is now available and due October 27, 2017.

IPAY is proud to continue to support development of Emerging Artists in the field of performing arts for young audiences with a facilitated residency opportunity in honor of Colleen Porter. This juried award supports artistic development and is linked to the annual Kindling focus at IPAY Showcase. The 2018 Porter Artist Development Residency is a year-long commitment that covers Showcase 2018 and Showcase 2019, with supported registration, travel and accommodation.

Interested North American based artist who have been in the field of for at least 3 years, demonstrate need for financial assistance, and are able to attend the full IPAY Showcase Conference in 2018 and 2019 are invited to complete an application by October 27, 2017. 
Porter Residency Feature: Amanda Pintore

Amanda Pintore

"My experience as the Colleen Porter Resident Artist this year has opened up doors across the international community and deepened my artistry. 
My passion for creating theatre and dance for children five and under is largely inspired by my first experience at IPAY. As a Rye Fellow at the showcase in 2015, I saw a performance by Claire Parsons Co, a dance performance company from Stockholm. After connecting with Claire Parsons, I completed a month long study with her in Stockholm in 2016 to inform my work on the movement behaviors of very young children when dancing with adults. This experience inspired my most recent works, wonderwander and Dot, dance performances for very young children built on my methodology of research and movement feedback. 
With support from IPAY, I continue to have meaningful exchanges with international leaders in the field. In April of 2017, I spent two weeks in Denmark working as an intern for Aprilfestival, a week long festival that offers hundreds of performances for children. During that time, I worked in the international office connecting with delegates from across the globe that have a vested interest in young people seeing and creating art. I watched eighteen different performances from around Denmark with young people in every single audience. Most importantly, I developed a stronger understanding of Danish dance and theatre making practices by learning directly from a passionate team of artists and festival programmers. 
Even now, as I write this from my office at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas, I am already dreaming about the next IPAY. I am exchanging ideas with Claire Parsons Co. and ASSITEJ Denmark about future collaborations. I am asking questions all the time about how I can build a foundation of mutual exchange with international partners into my practice. As my year as Resident Artist comes to completion, I have no doubt that IPAY is now forever built into the fabric of who I am as a maker, thinker, and collaborator."

Amanda Pintore was awarded the 2017 Colleen Porter Artist Development Residency
Showcase Artist: Monkey Baa

Country: Australia

Age Range: 3+

Contact: Theresa Holden, Holden & Arts Associates
Phone: 512-477-1859
E-mail: sk @holdenarts.org
Website: www.holdenarts.org

Young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Doormats, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial. In her journey, Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained! Monkey Baa Director, Eva Di Cesare and a team of revered artists use the magic of puppetry and a live cello to bring this delightful story to the stage.


Country: Switzerland

Age Range: 9+

Contact: Jim Weiner, Boat Rocker Entertainment
Phone: 646-220-6730

Two modern-day clowns, Simone Fassari (him) and Camilla Pessi (her) of Compagnia Baccalà, play out their hilarious and unique pas de deux through the universal language of gesture and look. Without a single word being spoken, these two charming characters sweep us up in a timeless performance with all the seriousness, innocence, and unkindness of the human condition. PSS PSS has been performed over 600 times, in over 50 countries and on 5 continents, and has won 10 international awards and prizes.

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