We asked ISPA Fellows to share their experiences and impressions of the program. Here is what a few of them had to say:
"The ISPA Fellowship has changed my life, both professionally and personally. From start to finish this has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life as a creative."
– Dannii Evans | England | 2011-2012 Fellow
"No words would have been adequate to warn me of the positive impact ISPA would have on my work. The Congress was singularly the most mind-broadening arts experience I ever had the good fortune of being part of."
–Oluwole Oguntokun | Nigeria | 2015 Fellow
"The ISPA 2014 experience was truly inspiring in so many ways - listening to the speakers, connecting to international performing arts community and being able to share the work and vision of my organisation to the world - all at one place- gave me the feeling of vasudev kutumbakam (the world is one family) .Thanks for an excellent congress!!"
– Sunil Vishnu Kandala | India | 2014 Fellow
"The experience was so inspirational and I have come away feeling highly energised from what I learnt, who I met, what I listened to, what I shared, who I can potentially do business with and having met people I feel will be friends for life.
This is such a valuable programme for arts leaders at all levels, but specifically at the level I am operating at, and I don’t think it could have come at a better time. I really came away feeling like I am part of the ISPA family and will be for many years to come."
– Ben Ryan | England | 2014 - 2016 Fellow
"ISPA is the only professional organization in the world where anyone can meet with top leaders of the artistic world, share knowledge, experience, give and get new ideas, and inspiration to continue this wonderful work that we all do"