ISPA & Acceptd Announce Strategic Partnership to Enhance Member Benefits & Improve Program Access
Thursday, May 9, 2013
ISPA is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Acceptd, the leader in online recruitment and
screening for the Arts, to improve the way we manage
the application and review processes for our programs.
Initially, we will use the platform to manage the application processes for the
Pitch New Works Now program, which
provides a forum for creators and arts professionals to share and discover new
arts projects; as well as the Fellowship and Legacy programs, which benefit emerging
leaders in the performing arts field.
also a 2013 sponsor of ISPA, will host training webinars to teach ISPA members
how to upload applications to programs. These webinars will serve as an
opportunity for ISPA members to explore how they might use the application
management technology and related Acceptd recruiting services for their own programs.
platform offers us a one-of-a-kind system to manage the hundreds of
submissions it receives for each of its programs. The technology is fully
customizable to enable performing arts organizations to create the ideal
application and public page to fit with their respective brands. From this
public page, applicants can fill out a digital application, and upload media
including documents, videos and audio files directly to the organization. All
application materials are stored digitally, enabling management to view, rate and
comment collaboratively, in real time.
"Given ISPA’s recent
adoption of a new CRM, the introduction of an on-line application process for
our programs is both timely and a huge benefit to both members and
non-members,” says David Baile, Chief Executive Officer of ISPA.
very pleased to partner with Acceptd as the premier provider supplying a
streamlined system to help our members recruit and audition global talent for
their performance programs.”
addition to its flagship application management platform, Acceptd, based in
Columbus, Ohio, provides additional applicant recruitment services that enable
performing arts organizations to market themselves to tens of thousands of
prospective applicants. At little to no cost, organizations can access the
world’s only searchable global database of thousands of performing arts
applicants who have made their information available to Acceptd’s clients.
serves hundreds of the top universities, associations, festivals and
competitions across the globe, including The Juilliard School, Blair School of
Music at Vanderbilt University, The Broadway Dreams Foundation and the National
As part of this strategic partnership, ISPA members are eligible to receive a 20% discount on Acceptd software. Email Nicole Merritt with any questions about this exciting new partnership.