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Get Involved with IPAY
International Performing Arts for Youth envisions a world in which artistic excellence and innovation in performing arts for young audiences are nurtured, supported, and expanded. Volunteering your time with IPAY is an opportunity to positively influence the young audiences sector at large. Your support has immediate impact on our community of performing arts professionals, educators, and students.

The membership of IPAY has a shared goal; to change the lives of young people through excellence in the performing arts. As a non-profit membership association, our work is deeply rooted in community and resource sharing, and we can thrive due to the dedication of our volunteer Board Members, Selection Committee Members, Showcase Volunteers and Interns.

Join the IPAY team by volunteering in one of these positions.

Board of Directors

The IPAY Board is a dedicated group of individual leaders in the field of performing arts for young audiences providing expertise, leadership and assistance to the organization. The group is comprised of experts in the field of performing arts for youth.
Interested in joining the IPAY Board of Directors? The application process for terms beginning in January 2019 have closed.  Applications for terms beginning in January 2020 will open in Fall 2019. As an example, here is the 2019 nomination application [64K .pdf file].
Find more information about the current IPAY Board of Directors here.

Showcase Selection Committee

IPAY Showcase Selection Committee comes together for three days in June every year to review over 100 artist applications. The Selection Committee is comprised of experts in the field of performing arts for youth, including accomplished artists, artistic directors, programming directors, arts education directors, and children's festival directors.
More information about the Showcase 2020 Selection Committee can be found here.

Interested in becoming part of the Selection Committee? 
The application process for the Showcase 2020 Selection Committee has closed.  Applications for Showcase 2021 Selection Committee will open in early 2020. As an example, the Showcase 2020 Selection Committee Application can be found here.


More information about IPAY’s Selection Process can be found here.


IPAY can provide educational Internships in administration, conference management, and program management. Administrative internships are available year-round, as IPAY is a non-profit organization with ongoing administrative operations. Program and Conference Management Internships are available in June during our annual Selection Committee Meeting, and in January during our flagship conference, Showcase. College credit can be arranged in collaboration with individual universities.

Interested in an Internship with IPAY? Email

Showcase Volunteers

IPAY seeks motivated and passionate volunteers to support on-site operations for our annual Showcase conference in Philadelphia. Volunteers for IPAY Showcase are given the chance to see internationally-renowned performances for young audiences and observe our professional development dialogues with guest artists from all around the world. The Volunteer Request Form for Showcase 2019 will be posted in Fall 2018.

More information here. Additional questions about volunteering at Showcase? Email

Contact IPAY

International Performing Arts for Youth
C/O CultureWorks | The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19107
267.690.1325 phone | 267.519.3343 fax | Contact Us

Our tax exempt ID is 43-1917355

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