International Performing Arts for Youth [IPAY] is the premiere membership organization in the world today servicing and supporting the professional community of performing arts for young audiences. Our membership is comprised of a growing worldwide network of artists, producers, presenters, agents, educators and students that are dedicated and involved in producing, presenting and promoting all forms of theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and more.
One Morning I Left, Teatro de Occasion, 2016 Showcase Artist
We share best practices and industry resources, provide an annual community meeting place, and stimulate international dialogue and collaboration. IPAY is a bridge that brings together creative expression with business practicality, critical responsiveness and professional development.
THE IPAY MISSION To create professional and educational opportunities for key stakeholders in North America* (artists, agents and presenters) to engage around support of meaningful performing arts experiences for young audiences.
IPAY's VISION is a world in which artistic excellence and innovation in performing arts for young audiences are nurtured, supported and expanded.