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Colleen Porter Artist Development Award
Colleen Porter Artist Development Award
Entering its seventh 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.

What is the Colleen Porter Artist Development Award?

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. Part of the intent with the framework is to provide discussion points and support that exists beyond Showcase that may develop into a longer-term support network for artists.

How does IPAY support the Colleen Porter Residents?

The selected Porter Resident will work with veteran international arts professional, Tony Reekie (Scotland), and performance maker Amanda Pintore (United States), who will assist in facilitating the Showcase experience 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. IPAY will support the cost of Showcase registration and provide travel support and accommodation for Showcase 2020 and Showcase 2021. 

Who can apply for this award?

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 21-25, 2020 should submit their application by November 1, 2019.

Who is Colleen Toohey Porter?

Since the launch of the Colleen Toohey Porter Artist Development Residency in 2013, we have supported eight artists dedicated to making performing arts for young audiences in memory of long time IPAY Board member, Showcase three-time host, sector leader and friend, Colleen Toohey Porter.  We honor her memory every year by providing residencies to early career artists making work for young audiences. 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:
Saskia Lane

2018/2019 Porter Resident:
Danica Rosengren

Past Porter Residents

Mélissa Smith

Amanda Pintore

Emily Davis

Dominic Moore-Dunson

Nadira Beard

Cassadie Peterson

Susannah Hamnet

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