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Womxn Campaign


We've raised $4,000 of our $20,000 goal!

IPAY is raising $20,000 to support womxn in the field of performing arts for youth. EVERY DONATION will be MATCHED dollar for dollar up to $10k

Nominate a donor who is committed to the advancement of womxn in the field. 
Funds from this campaign will support organizational changes and infrastructure that will support more womxn* in the field as well as:

  • travel for 1 womxn to participate in IPAY Showcase Selection Committee
  • travel for 1 womxn to attend IPAY's Showcase
  • 1 year IPAY membership for 1 womxn
  • focus on womxn for Kindling 2020 and SPARK Pre-Conference programming

* Why are we using this spelling of womxn?

International Performing Arts for Youth is committed to practicing intersectional feminism and the inclusion of all womxn and gender-variant people in our programs. We choose to use this alternative spelling to acknowledge and counteract the history of trans-exclusionary language in many feminist spaces and welcome all womxn, trans, and gender-non conforming people into the IPAY community.

Pictured: Rye Fellows / Photo: Kate Raines (2019)

Pictured: Showcase Attendees Dancing / Photo: Wide Eyed Studios (2018)

IPAY Showcase is a place where womxn...

...represent and lead the field of performance for youth
...grow through professional development with colleagues
...develop as Rye Fellows and Porter residents
...engage in business front and center
...have fun and celebrate each other

Pictured: Robbi K / Photo: Kate Raines (2019)

Giving Levels

All donations will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $10k) in honor of IPAY’s current and continued commitment to womxn.

$10=$20 will provide one hour of Consultant work to revolutionize IPAY’s organizational practices and policies to provide enhanced protections for the womxn within our organization

$25=$50 will provide support for IPAY to work with more womxn-owned businesses for Showcase in Philadelphia

$50=$100 will provide FOUR hours of Consultant work to enhance IPAY’s marketing and communication to include the voices and stories of more womxn

$100=$200 will provide a year long IPAY membership for TWO womxn

$250=$500 will provide a free Showcase Exhibitor registration for one womxn

$500=$1000 will fund one womxn to serve on IPAY’s Selection Committee without financial constraints

$1000=$2,000 will fund TWO womxn to attend IPAY’s Showcase

$20k for 2020

The goals of this campaign are to increase access for womxn to IPAY’s world-class programming, to respond to the needs of our membership, and to honor the contributions of womxn in the field of performing arts for young audiences.

Banner photos by Wide Eyed Studios (2018), Kate Raines (2019), and Savitri Bastiani (2016)


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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

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