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Monday, January 8, 2018

Asia Society | Venue Website
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021 
09:00
- 17:30
Seminar Day (invitation only)
09:15
- 17:30
ISPA Committee Meetings (committee members only)
09:30  Finance/Audit Committee
10:45  Development Committee
11:45  Nominating Committee (lunch provided)
13:00  Governance Committee
14:15  Program Committee
15:30  Membership Committee
16:00  Funders Meeting
 17:30
End of Day
The Museum Tower
15 West 53rd Street, Apt. 37-B, New York, NY 10019
18:00
- 20:00
ISPA Donor Reception (invitation only)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023
09:00
- 11:00
Executive Committee Meeting (committee members only)
92nd Street Y Kaufmann Concert Hall | Venue Website
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128 
11:30
- 15:45
Registration/Check-in and Information Desk
13:00 OPENING CEREMONY and WELCOME
Speakers | Zeyba Rahman, Piotr Turkiewicz
(Planning Committee Co-Chairs), Mary Lou Aleskie (Board Chair) David Baile (CEO)
13:15

PROVOCATION

Provocateur | Basma El Husseiny (Action for Hope, Lebanon) 

13:45

SESSION 1 | Art and Conflict
Natural disasters, acts of terror, civil unrest, and war continue to affect every region of the globe. Artists have a unique platform to focus attention on issues and effectively address the underlying causes of social and political unrest. Join us as we discuss specific examples of music and art engendering change.

Speakers | Jude Kelly (Southbank Centre, UK), Hugo Isen Liao (Galerie Mitterrand, China), Tim Ries (USA)

Moderator | Rowaida Abdelaziz (HuffPost, USA)

15:00 PERFORMANCETim Ries and the Universal Spirits Ensemble
15:15 Break | Tea and Coffee
15:40

REGIONAL UPDATE | Mexico

Presenters | Shoshana Polanco (La Teatreria, Mexico), Claudio Sodi (Magnifico Entertainment, Mexico)

15:45
- 17:00

SESSION 2 | A Balancing Act: Art and Commerce
Most presenters rely on earned revenue and particularly ticket sales for some portion of the budget. However, what is a meaningful artistic project may not translate to sold-out houses. How do walk the tightrope to present the work we want and generate the revenue we need?

Speaker | Kate Dundas (Sydney Opera House, Australia), D. S. Moynihan (Shubert Organization, USA), Jochen Sandig (Radialsystem, Germany)

Moderator | Jim Beirne (Live Theatre, UK)

Bryant Park Grill | Venue Website
25 W 40th Street, New York, NY 10018 
17:30 Opening Reception
20:00 End of Day

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Times Center | Venue Website
620 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036  
  Please note this entrance is changed from prior years.

09:00
- 16:30
Registration/Check-in and Information Desk (coffee and tea)
10:00

REGIONAL UPDATE | Portugal

Presenter | Maria Vlachou (Acesso Cultura, Portugal)

10:05 PITCH NEW WORKS

The Pitch New Works Session provides delegates the opportunity to become involved in commissioning and/or presenting new works before they fully enter the international marketplace. View the Pitch New Works handout (PDF)   

Host | Anthony Sargent CBE (Luminato Festival, Canada)

12:00
- 13:45
PRO EX | Professional Exchange
Join us in a relaxed, informal, and intimate environment for casual networking, establishing new contacts, and maintaining existing relationships. Delegates registered for a Full Pass or a Day Pass for Wednesday, January 10 may reserve a complimentary table-top space to showcase their organization or artists (subject to availability and limit one per organization). Questions? Contact Ann Pattan
12:45 Lunch
13:45 PERFORMANCE | Peter Klimo and Garrett Mendelow
 14:05

PROVOCATION

Provocateur | Kee Hong Low (West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong)

14:30

SESSION 3 | Festivals: Thinking Glocal?
For many directors, the term "international" is embedded in the title and/or the mission of their festival. And yet at the core, support for most festivals is through the local community and with it an expectation that local artists and organizations will be engaged and showcased. How do we balance the international brand with local needs?

Speaker | Lu Araújo (MIMO Festival, Brazil), Josephine Ridge (Luminato Festival, Canada), Joe Sidek (George Town Festival, Malaysia)

Moderator | Shona McCarthy (Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, UK)

15:30 Break | Tea and Coffee
15:55

REGIONAL UPDATE | Palestine

Presenter | Iman Hammouri (Popular Art Centre, Palestine)

16:00
- 17:15

SESSION 4 | Curation and Community
One of the biggest responsibilities and challenges of every curator is building a connection with artists, audiences and local communities based on trust. The ideal situation and the aim of every programmer is to be able to introduce cutting edge projects or unknown artists. Is this possible? How do we deal with the long term process of trust building?

Speakers | Ty Defoe (Indigenous Direction, USA), Annet Lekkerkerker (Holland Festival, Netherlands) Vijay S. Iyer (Artist, USA), Joseph V. Melillo (Brooklyn Academy of Music, USA)

Moderator | Eugene Downes (Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland)

Various
19:00 ISPA Out on the Town
We partner with other festivals in town to provide discounted performance tickets and social opportunities for our delegates!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Times Center | Venue Website
620 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036  
  Please note this entrance is changed from prior years.

08:00
- 16:30
Registration/Check-in and Information Desk (coffee and tea)
 08:15
- 9:15

Coffee Klatch
Kick-off the day with "Coffee Klatch" discussions (10 – 12 delegates in an informal discussion) led by congress speakers and you, the delegates. Tea, coffee, and breakfast provided!

09:30

REGIONAL UPDATE | First Nations

Presenter | Merindah Donnelly (BlakDance, Australia)

09:35

PROVOCATION

Provocateur | Jenny Sealey (Graeae Theatre Company, UK)

10:00

SESSION 5 | Generational Divides: In Transition
Pre-War (pre-1946), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Gen X (1965-1980), and Millennials (1981-2000): It seems clear cut but in reality there is no clear delineation between or among generations. Is the nature of leadership changing through these transitions? Do governance and management structures need to transform to facilitate the shifts? Is there an increased responsibility to be proactive? This cross-generational, cross-cultural dialogue will explore the truth to these questions.

Speakers | Alberta Arthurs (NEXT - Transition Advisors, USA), Khadija El Bennaoui (Art Moves Africa, Belgium) Dannii Evans (UK), Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway (Artistic Directors of the Future, UK)

Host | Alison M. Friedman (West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong)

11:15 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
12:15 Lunch
13:15 PERFORMANCE | Flor de Toloache
13:35

SESSION 6 | In Balance: Art, Community, and Leadership

Speakers | Kee Hong Low (West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong), Jenny Sealey (Graeae, UK)

Hosts | Hussein Rashid (USA), Aisha Sultan (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, USA)

15:00 Break | Tea and Coffee
15:30 INVITATION TO LEEUWARDEN-FRIESLAND 2018
15:45

ISPA AWARDS PRESENTATION
View the 2018 ISPA Awards recipients announcement

Host | Nancy Yao Maasbach (Museum of Chinese in America, USA)

16:30 Cocktail Reception 
 17:30 Conclusion of Congress
The Copacabana Times Square | Venue Website
268 W 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
21:00
- 24:00
Closing Party 

Questions?

Registration and Membership
Contact Ann Pattan at apattan@ispa.org or 1 212 206 8490 x202

Press Contact
Minji Kim at mkim@ispa.org or 1 212 206 8490 x205

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