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Thank you to everyone who has already applied to Showcase 2021! We know this is a chaotic time and we appreciate all your efforts to complete your Showcase Applications. If you haven't already, Please complete and submit your applications today!

The deadline to apply is TODAY at 11:59pm EST!

A reminder that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a Money-Back Guarantee on 2021 Applications.

If the Selection Committee is unable to review your application for any reason related to COVID-19, your fee will be refunded.
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A quick chat with the new IPAY Selection Committee Chair, Craig Harrison!

Craig Harrison has worked in the arts sector for over 27 years in many aspects of creative, production, administration and management. After working on over 30 festivals around the world, as a lighting designer for 50+ productions and a few years as an independent producer, he spent 6 years as Programming Executive at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Craig then spent 4 years at Country Arts SA as Manager of Artform Development (Program Manager for 5 regional venues) and Manager & System Administrator for the 'National Touring Selector' (an online performing arts marketplace). He then worked as Special Projects Manager for Arts South Australia (State Government) followed by 3 years as General Manager, Producer & Production Manager for Adelaide-based international circus company, Gravity & Other Myths. Craig is currently the Chair of youth circus company, Cirkidz Inc and the South Australian Circus Centre, where he has served on the board for the past 12 years. 


"It was humbling to be asked to step into the role, as I was still relatively new to the IPAY community compared to most. However, I realized that my previous experience in curating and managing the selection process for several other key international markets was what was being asked of and so far it's a pleasure to serve the IPAY membership. The Selection Committee  are a brilliant bunch of individuals who represent such a vast array of cultures and perspectives (8 countries!) in work for young audiences. It's great company to be in."
Thank you to everyone who joined our webinar yesterday; Continuing the Conversation: Gender Diversity in Performance for Young Audiences with MJ Kaufman, Futaba Shioda, and Ivor McAskill.

We appreciate you taking time out of your day to engage with this vital conversation!

IPAY Board Member Bebê de Soares and additional guests will lead the Latin America Kitchen Table on May 8th.

If you attended one of our previous Kitchen Tables, take our poll below to share your thoughts and further interests!

Continuing the Conversation

Our next webinar in the Continuing the Conversation series will be on Climate Crisis and the Impact of International Touring.

Stay tuned for an announcement on more Webinars in this series coming soon and find more info on our webinars webpage.

May 28, 6PM-7:30PM EST

Guest speakers Omar Alvarez Titeres, Jessica Wilson, and Paz Begue
This virtual round table will focus on the impact of international touring on the climate crisis and the intersectionalities of race, nationality, gender, ability, and access to economic resources as we cross cultures and consider climate action. As a sector we place high value on the experiences of children, and have developed sophisticated networks across the globe as a means to enrich our artistic processes and outputs, and ensure that a diverse range of voices are able to contribute. But it is this very audience of children who will live to experience the real impacts of the CO2 we create in our work.

As artists and arts workers facing a devastating health crisis in addition to environmental degradation, we can no longer conduct our work as 'business as usual’. With no renewable alternative to flying on the horizon, and given the current state of our world, the reality of the personal impact of travel has recently shifted the conversation in our sector. We must now ask ourselves what our role will be within such a paradigm shift, as we consider our individual perspectives and cultural backgrounds. Faced with collapsing power schemes, what position are we, as artists, willing to take? How will we contribute to more caring, sustainable and equitable practices?

The goal of this virtual gathering is to transform these ideals into tangible, concrete action steps that artists, festivals and cultural organizers can commit to within this new reality.
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