Since we launched the Indiegogo campaign in March, we've raised
$3,377 for the Colleen Porter Developing Artist Award.
Now is your final chance to contribute. Your gift will create a vital opportunity in 2018 for an emerging artist making work for young audiences.
Through the Developing Artist Award, IPAY supports emerging artists such as Dominic Moore-Dunson, in celebration of the life, work & ideals
of Colleen Toohey Porter.
2016 Porter Resident, Dominic Moore-Dunson
"This week has transformed my outlook as an artist"
- Dominic Moore-Dunson, 2016 Colleen Porter Resident, Inlet Dance Theatre Company Member
Bill Wade, Inlet Dance Theatre
"Inlet joined IPAY nine years ago at the strong suggestion of Colleen Porter. As a direct result of everything we've learned from you and the others in leadership at IPAY, Inlet Dance Theatre continues to hone our focus on creating quality work for youth audiences.
Dominic Moore-Dunson receiving the Colleen Porter Fellowship propelled our understanding much further. We've been listening, learning a great deal, and putting what we've gleaned into actionable projects."
- Bill Wade,
Founder and Executive/Artistic Director, Inlet Dance Theatre
It's about the children!
The Colleen Toohey Porter Artist Development fund advances the growth & development at an international level of North American-based artists creating work for young people - it's for the CHILDREN! This juried award supports professional development including mentorship, attendance at Showcase and participation in creative residencies around the world. Through this distinguished honor, Colleen's innovative and nurturing spirit will live on in the artists of the future.
Impact through your Support
Your contribution supports the costs associated with directly developing selected artists. The Porter fund is a dedicated fund within the IPAY budget - 100% of the money donated goes towards the expenses of mentorship, participation in Showcase and the potential for additional residency opportunities for the selected artist(s) each year.