IPAY: International Performing Arts for Youth
IPAY is raising $5,000 for the Colleen Porter Artist Development Fund!

IPAY is raising funds to support the development of artists in celebration of the life, work & ideals of Colleen Toohey Porter. Find out more about our crowd sourcing campaign in Indiegogo below.

Colleen Porter
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.
The Colleen Porter Fund provides Necessary Support for Aspiring Artists

I PAY created this award in 2013 as a way to honor Colleen. In doing so we have met and supported outstanding artistic talent that have already given back and inspired our community through their participation, voice and work for young people. Colleen would be in awe of the talent we have supported and would be proud of this program. Find out more about the artists we have supported since 2013 on our Indiegogo Campaign Page !

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. 

Make a tax-deductible contribution safely online through our Indiegogo campaign!

Other Ways You Can Help

Please share this with your friends and colleagues that understand the value and importance of supporting development of the arts and supporting creation of performing arts for young people. We know that those that were lucky to have known and loved Colleen will want to support this campaign. But  we hope that even if you didn't know her, you will see the importance of this cause and make a donation.

Please also share the Colleen Toohey Porter Artist Development opportunity with artists that you know that might benefit from this program. Our goal is to make this opportunity as equitable and inclusive as possible and you can help by sending this opportunity to as many artists interested in creating work for young people as possible. There will be a Call for Applications this Autumn.  More information is available on the IPAY website at  www.ipayweb.org .
Accepting 2018 Artist Applications! 
ARTIST APPLICATIONS are currently being accepted for IPAY'S 40th Anniversary Showcase in 2018!

Apply to Showcase in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 24 - 27, 2018, on IWantToShowcase! 
Early Bird Deadline is April 20. Final Deadline is May 11.

And Then, Claire Parsons Co., 2017 Showcase Artist, Sweden

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