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The Colleen Porter Artist Development Award
The Colleen Porter Artist Development Award
Download the call for applicants here.
Application Due November 17, 2017

Entering its fifth year, IPAY is proud to continue to support development of Artists in the field of performing arts for young audiences with a facilitated residency opportunity in honor of Colleen Porter. This juried award supports artistic development and is linked to the annual Kindling focus at IPAY Showcase.

The experience is a year-long residency between IPAY Showcase 2018 and Showcase 2019. The selected artist will work with veteran international arts professional, Tony Reekie (Scotland) who will assist in facilitating the Showcase experience with the Porter resident and intersecting with the artists and presenters each day, to discuss how the experience may be relevant to their own practice, to share ideas, to facilitate development and to help establish connections. Part of the intent with the framework is that there will be discussion and support that exists beyond Showcase that may develop into a longer-term support network for artists.

IPAY will support the cost of Showcase registration and provide travel support and accommodation for Showcase 2018 and Showcase 2019. Interested artists, who have been in the field for at least 3 years; can demonstrate a need for financial assistance; are able to attend the full IPAY Showcase Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, January 23-27, 2018 should submit their proposal by November 17, 2017.

Through this distinguished honor, Colleen's innovative, generous, and nurturing spirit will live on in the artists of the future.

2017/2018 Porter Resident:
Amanda Pintore

2018/2019 Porter Resident:
Mélissa Smith

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