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The Colleen Porter Artist Development Award
The Colleen Porter Artist Development Award

2020 Call for Applicants will be posted in the fall of 2019.

Entering its sixth 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 2019 and Showcase 2020. 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 2019 and Showcase 2020. 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 15-19, 2019 should submit their application by October 19, 2018.

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

Featured Porter Residents

2019/2020 Porter Resident:
Danica Rosengren

2018/2019 Porter Resident:
Mélissa Smith

Past Porter Residents

Amanda Pintore

Emily Davis

Dominic Moore-Dunson

Nadira Beard

Cassadie Peterson

Susannah Hamnet

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