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The Next Chapter took place in Wrocław, Poland on June 17-22, 2013 (Academy | June 17-18, Congress | June 19-22). View the detailed schedule below to discover the many valuable events that took place.

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Monday, June 17, 2013
The Academy Day I

The ISPA Academy, an intensive two day arts administration program at the Wrocław 2013 ISPA Congress, will focus on the predominant challenges facing arts professionals in the surrounding region. Through seminars and collaborative discussions, accomplished and innovative leaders in the performing arts will share their knowledge and insights. Congress delegates registered for a Full Pass may attend the ISPA Academy free of charge and all individuals may purchase a registration to the ISPA Academy for 50 USD.
The Museum of Architecture | Visit venue website
09:30
Registration and Information Desk
10:00
Meet and Greet | Coffee and Tea
10:30
WELCOME and ORIENTATION
10:45
SESSION I | Artist Managers of the 21st Century

The role of mangers has been dynamically changing over the last years due to new challenges and market reality. What are the crucial traits/qualities of a good artist manger? What is his/hers role in creative process and building international career of an artist? What is the difference between artist manager and an agent? In this opening session we will be focusing on a role of artist managers in today’s world.

Speakers | Adam Balas, Jan Kallish and Michael Mushalla

Moderator | Csilla Biro
12:15
Lunch
13:15
SESSION II | Cultural Networks

Despite technological advancements, networking remains the most important element of working successfully in the arts. Building strong and healthy relationships with partners is often facilitated through cultural networks. We will explore different types of networks in this session. Why is it important to be an active member of those networks? What is their role in activating creative collaborations of their members? How do you choose which networks are appropriate for you?

Speakers | Kathrin Deventer and Atholl Swainston Harrison

Moderator | Piotr Turkiewicz
14:45
Break | Coffee and Tea
15:15
SESSION III | Business of the Arts

Art means business but which business model best suits your objectives and creative work. Long time theatrical producers John Causebrook and Tony Field will discuss commercial and not-for-profit models as well as their professional experience on both sides of the Atlantic.

Speakers | John Causebrook and Anthony Field
17:00
End of Day
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Academy Day II

During the second day of the academy we will be diving into more practical aspects of the performing arts business. We will be exploring six main topics in breakout session format.
The Museum of Architecture | Visit venue website
09:30Registration and Information Desk
10:00Meet and Greet | Coffee and Tea
10:30ORIENTATION
10:45
Select one of the following three breakout workshops:

WORKSHOP I | International Touring

In this workshop challenges, traps and insights into international touring will be discussed through anecdotal and practical hands on examples.

Speakers | Åsa Edgren and Máté Gáspár

WORKSHOP II | Art of Negotiation

No matter what you do in the arts, at some point you will be in a negotiation. Two ISPA board members will lead this session on successful negotiations.

Speakers | Julia Glawe and Joe Randel

WORKSHOP III | Balancing the Bottom Line

The challenge: how to match the dream artistic program and the budgetary reality? This is an everyday struggle of every programmer and artistic director no matter what the organization size. We will be looking for insights from both major arts institutions and more modestly sized companies.

Speaker | Pawel Łysak and Robert Robson
12:30Lunch
13:30Select one of the following three breakout workshops:

WORKSHOP IV | Project Management and Planning

Planning is key to success whether planning a tour, mounting a production or implementing a new CRM. In this session we will look at best practices in project management.

Speakers | Lawrence Cherney and Chris Lorway

WORKSHOP V | How is it financed?

This workshop will investigate alternative models for revenue generation and project financing.

Speakers | Jim Beirne and Simon Reinink

WORKSHOP VI | Whose show is it? The Issue of Ownership in the Digital Age

Technology and social media have significantly altered traditional distribution networks. The debate remains however; has this development had a significantly positive or negative impact on the arts and artists?

Speakers | Lieven Bertels and Małgorzata Płysa
15:15
Break | Coffee and Tea
15:45
ACADEMY WRAP-UPS

After the day of vigorous dialogue, we’ll share some closing thoughts.
17:00End of Day
The Monopol Hotel | Visit venue website

ISPA Committee Meetings (Committee Members Only)
09:30
Development Committee
10:45
Governance Committee
12:00
Nominating Committee (lunch provided)
13:15
Membership Committee
14:30
Program Committee
15:45
Bogotá 2014 Planning Committee
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Congress Day I
The Wrocław Opera | Visit venue website
09:00
ISPA Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
11:00
Registration and Information Desk
The Monopol Hotel | Visit venue website
11:45New Member Welcome Reception (Invitation Only)
The Wrocław Opera | Visit venue website
13:00
OPENING CEREMONY and WELCOME

PERFORMANCE | Śląsk Song and Dance Ensemble
13:30
KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Jerzy Stuhr(Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków, Stary Teatr in Kraków, Poland)
14:10
REGIONAL UPDATE
14:15
SESSION I | The Historical Context: Revolution and Change

Over the last 30 years Eastern Europe has experienced vast political and economic change. How has this changed/influenced the creative process? What are the current conditions for artists in the region? Artists and activists will share their experiences and insights into the performing arts in Poland and the region pre and post 1989.

Speakers | Andrzej Kosendiak (National Forum of Music, Poland), Marek Oleksy (Poland) and Andrea Tompa(Hungarian Theatre Critics’ Association, Hungary)

Moderator | Jacqueline Z. Davis (The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, United States)
15:25
Break | Coffee and Tea
15:55
PERFORMANCE| Elettrovoce
16:20
REGIONAL UPDATE | Slovakia
16:25
SESSION II | The Spirit and Economy of 21st Century Cities

At a time when nations seem increasingly ineffective in dealing with global issues, cities have taken on an increasingly important role. Join us as we explore the role of cities in the 21st century as well as the role that the arts are playing in driving both spiritual and economic growth.

Speakers| Benjamin R. Barber (Political Theorist, United States) and Rafał Dutkiewicz (President of Wrocław, Poland)

Moderator | Krzysztof Czyżewski (The Borderland Foundation/The Centre Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations, Poland)
17:35
Delegates depart on foot for Opening Reception
The Monopol Hotel | Visit venue website
17:40
OPENING RECEPTION
19:30
End of day and free evening in Wrocław with optional performances
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Congress Day II
The Wrocław Opera | Visit venue website
09:00
Registration and Information Desk | Coffee and Tea
10:00
PITCH NEW WORKS NOW

Learn about new international and/or cross-cultural projects in just two hours! The ISPA Pitch Session provides delegates the opportunity to become involved in commissioning and/or presenting new works before they fully enter the international marketplace. Interested in pitching a new project to performing arts industry professionals? Learn more about Pitch New Works Now.
12:00
PROEX | 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 Thursday, June 20 may reserve a complimentary table-top space (approximately 3 feet X 3 feet (1 meter X 1 meter)) with power supply to showcase their organization or artists (subject to availability and limit one per organization).
13:00
Lunch
14:30Delegates depart on foot for the White Stork Synagogue
The White Stork Synagogue | Visit venue website
14:45
PERFORMANCE| Bente Kahan
15:15
REGIONAL UPDATE | Russia
15:30SESSION III | Building Dynamic Communities

What role do the arts play in building dynamic creative communities? How do we develop local artistic communities and provide spaces for local artists? Examples of venues and festivals that are successfully shaping creative communities and breathing life into their local culture will be discussed.

Speakers | Giovanni Antonini (Conductor & Founder, il Giardino Armonico Ensemble, Italy), Jarosław Fret (Teatr ZAR, Jerzy Grotowski Institute, Poland) and Maria Claudia Parias (Ministry of Culture of Colombia, Colombia)

Moderator | Tateo Nakajima (Arup, United States)
17:00
End of day and free evening in Wrocław with optional performances
Friday, June 21, 2013
Congress Day III
The Monopol Hotel | Visit venue website
08:30Registration and Information Desk
09:15Busses depart from the Monopol Hotel for Książ Castle
The Książ Castle | Visit venue website
11:15
REGIONAL UPDATE | Czech Republic
11:20
SESSION IV | The Polish Performing Arts Scene

Leaders of the Polish performing arts scene will discuss the current condition of the performing arts in Poland. What are the challenges and opportunities? Where is the funding coming from, and what role is the European Union playing?

Speakers | Lech Dzierżanowski (Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra, Poland),Grzegorz Jarzyna (TR Warszawa, Poland), Elżbieta Sikora (Composer, Poland) and Joanna Szymajda (Institute of Music and Dance, Poland)

Moderator | Michał Merczyński (MALTA International Theatre Festival & National Audiovisual Institute, Poland)
12:30
Lunch
14:00
PERFORMANCE| Sławek Bendrat, Ilona Gumowska, Kaya Kołodziejczyk and Witold Lutosławski Quartet
14:30REGIONAL UPDATE | The Balkans
14:35
SESSION V | Break Out!

In this twist on the traditional break-out session, you choose the topic, we’ll provide a moderator and a room and we’ll go from there.
16:00
Excursion in the castle, to the old mines, horse-carriages in castle woods, and/or departure to Wrocław
16:30
Buses depart every 30 minutes for the Monopol Hotel
18:00
End of day and free evening in Wrocław with optional performances
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Congress Day IV
The Wrocław Puppet Theatre |Visit venue website
09:00
ISPA Executive Committee Meeting (Executive Committee Members Only)
9:30
Registration and Information Desk | Coffee and Tea
9:50 and 10:25
PERFORMANCE| The Table
11:00
Regional Update| The Baltic States
11:05
SESSION VI | Collaborators or Competitors?

Since ’89, the majority of Polish arts institutions have explored partnerships with western countries as opposed to each other or other institutions in the region. Is this now changing? What is the current state of relationships between artists and institutions in the regions and how do we foster cooperation?

Speakers | Martina Černà (Arts and Theatre Institute, Czech Republic), ( Momchil Georgiev (BAROK, Bulgaria), and Paweł Potoroczyn(Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Poland)

Moderator | Géza Kovács(Hungarian National Philharmonic, Hungary)
12:15
INVITATION TO BOGOTÁ and CLOSING
12:45
Lunch
14:15
Free afternoon in Wrocław
The Monopol Hotel | Visit venue website
18:30
Buses depart from the Monopol Hotel for Centennial Hall
Wrocław Congress Center at the Centennial Hall | Visit venue website
19:00
AWARDS DINNER and DANCE

ISPA honors and celebrates excellence in an evening of food and drinks. Learn more about ISPA Awards.

PERFORMANCE |Janusz Prusinowski Trio
23:00
Buses depart every 30 minutes for the Monopol Hotel
02:00 next day
Conclusion of Congress


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