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SPARK Pre-Conference
Thank you for a fantastic Pre-Conference 2019! Information about Pre-Conference 2020 will be announced in Fall 2019.
SPARK Pre-Conference
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Sense Activated Learning with Sisters Hope (Denmark)
Marmalade by Claire Parsons Co (Sweden)
WonderWander by Amanda Pintore/Kerfuffle at Kindling 2018 (United States)
Join us for SPARK 2019, and dive headfirst into dialogue.

IPAY’s SPARK Pre-Conference program is a full-day of conversation and idea sharing prior to the full Showcase experience. SPARK has been designed to provide a smaller-scale meeting place for regional, national and international artists, presenters, educators and practitioners in the field of young audiences. The program is intended to create space for a concentrated investigation of new ideas, challenges, and innovation in the field.

SPARK 2019 will kick off this year’s KINDLING focus by diving into what IMPACT means to us as professionals working to create, present and support performing arts from an artistic and educational perspective. How do we remove barriers and borders to work more collaboratively to impart true impact on our audiences, through our art, education and community engagement? What does impact look like and how do we tell when it has been achieved?

Participants will engage with colleagues from the United States, Canada and around the world through a mix of keynote and panel presentation, open dialogue and round table discussion, and hands-on workshop. After a collective opening gathering, attendees will have the option to choose from multiple SPARK sessions, including a full-day artistic workshop led by Claire Parsons (Sweden) and Amanda Pintore (USA), as well as a comprehensive workshop on Sense Activated Learning by Sisters Hope artistic director, Gry Worre Hallberg (Denmark).

SPARK Pre-Conference isn’t just for Showcase Delegates! Anyone interested in professional performing arts for youth is invited to register, and we warmly welcome our Philadelphia community of artists, educators, and cultural producers to attend and share in the conversation.


SPARK Pre-Conference Day
Non-Members $100

IPAY Members & Registered Showcase Attendees         $75

Students & First Time Local Artist Discount* $25

SPECIAL OFFER!  *includes one complimentary day of Showcase (for First Time Attendees only)

Are you student or a Philadelphia artist?
We want your voice at the table!
Register for only $25 and receive one complimentary day of full Showcase conference programming; including live shows, professional development, trade show exhibition hall, and networking events!

Sense Activated Learning with Sisters Hope (Denmark)
Signal by Claire Parsons Co (Sweden)
Workshop for Amanda Pintore’s Dot (United States)

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Philadelphia, PA 19107
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