IPAY News: P lan Your Showcase Experience!


IPAY Showcase 2020 is coming up fast! We are thrilled to announce our  full conference schedule , complete with 14 Showcases, 3 Show & Tell Spotlights sessions (including 12 more artists!) This year, delegates will see Cultural Spotlights from Culture Ireland / North Ireland Arts Council and Dance Info and Circus Info from Finland.   *schedule is still subject to change.

SPARK Pre-Conference  in partnership with TYA/USA returns on January 21 with a full day symposium on the importance and necessity of youth voices on our stages and in our work. Kindling 2020: TWIST & FLIP will provide daily opportunities for learning and cross-cultural exchange, focusing on the unique capabilities of circus and dance makers and innovative approaches to engagement, producing, presenting, and touring. For the first time, Kindling will combine sessions proposed by members through ACCELERANT with a curated program of speakers and sessions.

We will welcome a new cohort of Jim Rye Fellows, with sponsorship from The Kennedy Center, and a new Colleen Porter Resident will join 2019-2020 Resident, Danica Rosengren. Our pilot iteration of CultureCrew with Teatercentrum will welcome young people from Philadelphia to Showcase, sponsored by Holden & Arts Associates.

IPAY will be premiering a new opportunity for networking as well! On Friday, January 24, delegates are invited to our NEW Late Night Exhibit Hall Lounge at the conference hotel,  DoubleTree by Hilton Don't miss the chan ce to  book your room  in our discounted block before December 20!

We can't wait to welcome you all to Philadelphia for our 42nd annual Showcase conference.

Boomer Stacey
IPAY Executive Director
TJ Alladin
IPAY Managing Director

Sam Tower
IPAY Engagement Manager

2020 Show & Tell Spotlights

IPAY is proud to release the official Spotlight Showcase Selection, a mixture of 20-minute live SHOW performances and 5 to 8-minute TELL presentations at the Philadelphia Film Center.

Register for Showcase in Philadelphia, January 21-25, and purchase your Exhibit Booth before the Early Bird Deadline on November 20!

SPARK Pre-Conference 
Schedule Announced Soon!

Full Day Program: 9am-7pm

Join IPAY and TYA/USA for a full-day symposium activating artists, producers, presenters, agents, educators, leaders, and most importantly, young people, in dialogue with one another. 

International thought leaders will offer sessions alongside cultural organizers, change makers, and young people from Philadelphia. Keynotes, panel discussions, and participatory workshops will focus on youth-led movements, centering youth voices in our work, and the young person's critical role in arts and culture.

image by Wide Eyed  Studios

TYA/USA members receive a 10% discount on any Showcase conference registration.  Request discount code by emailing  TYA/USA 10% discount cannot be used on top of IPAY Member Showcase Discount

 SPARK Pre-Conference 2020 Registration
  IPAY Members & TYA/USA Members        
  Students & First Time Artist Discount*
*SPECIAL OFFER: includes one complimentary day of Showcase (for First Time Attendees only)

There's still time to submit your Off-IPAY Independent Showcase. Contact sam@ipayweb.org with any questions about participating in Off-IPAY.

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