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IPAY Webinar Series
IPAY Webinar Series
As a multi-national service organization, it is IPAY’s mission to serve our members in the now, and also to continue searching for solutions to the concerns of our greater communities. We have developed new webinar series , , , and in order to bring our community deeper connection, inspiration, and the space to think critically about what's next for the touring and producing of performance for young audiences amid the global pandemic of COVID-19.
Our webinars are virtual gathering spaces to unpack topics that interest our valued members and colleagues. We believe that in conversations about art for young people, public health, emergency management, and climate change, the intersection of race, gender, nationality, ability and economic status is critical, and our webinars intend to address these difficult underlying conversations.

All sessions are offered free of charge, and will take place over Zoom, a virtual meeting and digital conferencing host. When you register below, you will receive the video call link. Registration and a Zoom account are required for security measures.

Global Resources

What's next for international touring in 2020-2021? What are Performing Arts Markets planning for 2020-2021? How can our industry evolve? Join IPAY for a second Global Kitchen Table as we begin to identify promising models, actions, innovations, and collaborations across our global community that point towards change for the future. What are our hopes and where are the opportunities?

Global Kitchen Table #2 - Lifting All Boats - Tuesday, May 12, 2pm-3:30pm EST:  International Guests include Monique Martin (USA), Yvette Hardie (South Africa), Phil Kingston (Ireland), Vicki Amedume (UK), and Jonathan Shmidt Chapman (USA) Moderated by Edie Demas


IPAY Board Members and community stakeholders are leading Regional Kitchen Tables. Please join us for culturally and geographically specific discourse about next steps, resources, and challenges for the unique sector of performing arts for young audiences.


Regional Kitchen Table | American Northeast #2 - Tuesday, June 9, 12p EST: Led by IPAY Board Members Rosa Hyde and Kathryn Westoll

Regional Kitchen Table | UK & Ireland #2 -Thursday, June 11, 3pm UK Time / 10am Eastern Time: Led by IPAY Community Members: Alice McGrath (Scotland), Ruth Wikler (Canada), Mohamed Elghawy (Egypt), Aislinn Ó hEocha (Ireland)

Regional Kitchen Table | American Mid & West #2 - Friday, June 12, 12pm PCT / 2pm CT / 3pm EST: Led by IPAY Board Member Laura A Maness, and Community Members Spring Karlo, Melanie Weir and Gillian Jones

More Regional Tables will be announced! Stay tuned for updates.


Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal with Ryan Johnson of SOLE Defined

Thursday, June 11, 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST

SOLE Defined Percussive Dance Company is a new company in IPAY's Community. They first attended IPAY Showcase in 2018 and performed in a Sponsored Spotlight. Now in 2020, they have applied for an official Showcase slot through IPAY's juried selection process. At a time when many artistic companies are pulling back on performance efforts, SOLE Defined is continuing to push forward. TJ will sit down with Ryan Johnson, Artistic Director of SOLE Defined, to explore their reasons for pursuing a Showcasing opportunity even when finances and certainty are limited.They will also discuss how Ryan's work, which lies at the intersections of black culture and dance, can exist in a predominantly white and theatre-centric sector.
*The above description was our original intent for this conversation. Of course, Ryan and TJ will also discuss the recent unrest in the US due to systemic racism and how the arts community is connected.

Continuing the Conversation

Climate Crisis & Impact of International Touring - Thursday, May 28, 6PM - 7:30pm EST

Led by Guest Speakers Paz Begue, Jessica Wilson, and Omar Alvarez Titeres, this conversation is a continuation of a Kindling Kitchen Table at Showcase 2020, and the ongoing global discourse throughout our sector. This virtual round table will focus on the impact of international touring on the climate crisis and the intersectionalities of race, nationality, gender, ability, and access to economic resources as we cross cultures and consider climate action. As a sector we place high value on the experiences of children, and have developed sophisticated networks across the globe as a means to enrich our artistic processes and outputs, and ensure that a diverse range of voices are able to contribute. But it is this very audience of children who will live to experience the real impacts of the CO2 we create in our work.

As artists and arts workers facing a devastating health crisis in addition to environmental degradation, we can no longer conduct our work as 'business as usual’. With no renewable alternative to flying on the horizon, and given the current state of our world, the reality of the personal impact of travel has recently shifted the conversation in our sector. We must now ask ourselves what our role will be within such a paradigm shift, as we consider our individual perspectives and cultural backgrounds. Faced with collapsing power schemes, what position are we, as artists, willing to take? How will we contribute to more caring, sustainable and equitable practices?

The goal of this virtual gathering is to transform these ideals into tangible, concrete action steps that artists, festivals and cultural organizers can commit to within this new reality.

International speakers include Paz Begue (Argentina), Jessica Wilson (Australia), and Omar Alvarez Titeres (Arentina)

Continuing the Conversation: Speak On It - Thursday, June 4, 1:00pm - 2:30 PM EST

At SPARK 2020, we heard from teens creating theater as activism, instigating climate action, and envisioning social change through music. We've gathered these young folks together again to discuss what creating and organizing looks like in a time of crisis, and what they're prioritizing during the pandemic.

Moderated by Marisol Rosa-Shapiro (USA), this panel features 6 young people from 4 international cities.

  • Sabirah Mahmud of Youth Climate Strike (Philadelphia, USA)
  • Kyheem "Heem FuQuan" Tucker, music artist (Philadelphia, USA)
  • Virginia Antonipillai, Mammalian Diving Reflex (Toronto, Canada)
  • Fjoralba Qerimaj, Mammalian Diving Reflex (Milan, Italy)
  • Landon Robinson and Rodrigo Fuentes of Cry Havoc Theater Company (Dallas, USA)

APAC Webinars

*APAC – Alliance for Performing Arts Conferences is IPAY; Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP); Arts Midwest (AMW); Western Arts Alliance (WAA); Arts Northwest (ANW); North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA); South Arts; Folk Alliance International (FAI) and North Carolina Presenters Consortium (NCPC).

Ask an Expert: Licensing and Permissions Requirements for Livestream and Rebroadcast - A Deeper Dive - Thursday, July 23, 2:00 EST:  Still confused about the specific licensing and permission requirements for livestreaming and rebroadcast of concerts? Don't know how to keep platform algorithms from shutting you down? This webinar will take a deeper dive into the specific licensing requirements for livestreaming and rebroadcasting of concerts, permissions that need to be obtained from record labels, artists and managers, and how to inform the platform once you have obtained the correct license in order to get listing approval. We will hear directly from these important industry sectors - PROs, streaming platforms, publishing, and management - to get the answers you need in this informative and timely discussion.

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