IPAY: International Performing Arts for Youth
Finegan Kruckemeyer accepting the 2017 Mickey Miners Lifetime Achievement Award
IPAY is now accepting Lifetime Achievement Nominations for Mickey Miners Award
Mickey Miners
The IPAY board of directors is proud to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the Mickey Miners Award. IPAY's highest award is presented annually, at Showcase, to a person who has made a significant impact over an extended period of time on the field of the performing arts for young audiences. 

The awardee can be anyone involved in the field: a presenter, an agent, an artist, a producer, an administrator, a teaching artist - any person who exemplifies the energy, vision, experience, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of those who deeply care about positively impacting the lives of young people with live performances that entertain and enlighten.

"I do believe that a child with a story, may ultimately reshape everything"  2017 Award Recipient

Your nomination should include a resume or CV, as well as a written statement from the nominator as to why you feel this person deserves the award. Contact information - phone number and email address - for both nominator and nominee, should also be included. 
Please send your nominations to Susan Crofton, IPAY General Manager ( susan@ipayweb.org ) with all of the above information by December 1, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Susan at  susan@ipayweb.org   or at 267-690-1325.
IPAY's Colleen Porter Fund Silent Auction Returns!

IPAY is Seeking Donated Items for Our Upcoming Silent Auction to Benefit the Colleen Porter Artist Development Award. 

The Auction will be held during IPAY Showcase   January 24-27, 2018  in Philadelphia, PA. We are collecting entertainment tickets, hotel packages, theater memberships, books, puppets, jewelry, unique experiences, etc. Please only New or Unopened Items should be submitted.  For   additional information and to submit an item, please contact maramcewin@aol.com917-749-0786.  Please include the item description, value, and a JPG image, and best contact information should questions about the item arise.

By donating an item, you place your brand in front of hundreds of delegates while helping IPAY raise additional funds to support developing artists in honor of Colleen Porter's passion.

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Become a Sponsor of IPAY's 40th Anniversary Showcase!

Only a limited number of Showcase 2018 Sponsorships are still available!
School Play, Tribe of Fools, USA, 2018 Showcase Artist 
  • Showcase Hotel Key Cards with your choice of organization logo design
  • Showcase Lounge at Standing O
    Thursday and Friday night still available!
  • 2018 Membership Meeting sponsorship
  • Avenue of the Arts Theatre Venue sponsorship

Several more opportunities remain! Reach a targeted audience of over 450 presenters, artists, agents, producers, families, students, and others with an interest in performing arts for young audiences at the 2018 International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase in Philadelphia.

Showcase Artist: 

United Kingdom
Age Range: 3+

Contact: Cheryle Hanson, Kids' Entertainment
Phone:  (416) 971-4836

A delicate dance-theatre performance for children age 3+ and their adults, playfully explores sound and silence. A non-verbal two hander takes audiences on a participatory journey discovering onomatopoeic words. The show, developed in collaboration with the Audiology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Acoustics and Vibrations at Southampton University, is highly visual & tactile and accessible to children of all abilities.

"There's a lot of fun with noise and listening in this wordless dance piece for small children. We hear breathing, ticking, chewing, blinking, sirens, hooters, bells, whistles and much more."  
- The Stage

Showcase Artist:
Teatro de Ocasión
The Round Trip 

Age Range: 0-6
Contact: Bebê de Soares,
Amazonas Network
Phone:  (+56) 998714443

Three friends take the audience on a trip through the four seasons: the warm rhythms of summer, melted with the autumn fall of the leaves, through winter storms that nurture the Earth for the spring blossom. This is a child's play in which objects come to life and transform in front of the audience's eyes. The songs and the atmosphere created by the performers will be the root of the adventure. The Round Trip invites us to enjoy and value every season of the year, those four moments that remind us that the Earth goes round the Sun.

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