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International Society for the Performing Arts to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Hannah Langeveld

ISPA to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant  



New York, NY, USA (Wednesday, May 9, 2018) – It is with great pride that we share the news that the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) will receive a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of its New York 2019 ISPA Congress.

The support of the NEA reflects the maturity of the organization and indeed the commitment of the leadership of the organization. On behalf the entire membership I would like to thank the NEA for this valuable support,” said ISPA’s Board Chair, Mary Lou Aleskie.

“The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Through the work of organizations such as ISPA in New York, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.”

Chief Executive Officer, David Baile commented that “This support from the NEA is a strong acknowledgment of the role ISPA plays in supporting the infrastructure of the performing arts, not only in the United States but internationally. The NEA joins eight other arts councils from different regions of the world supporting ISPA’s mission.”

The NEA will award 1,071 grants totaling $80.5 million to support programs that provide jobs to artists, administrators, and other creative workers and arts experiences for millions of people. The announcement with grant lists by state/city and by artistic discipline is available on NEA's website. information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, go to


About ISPA:
The International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) is a global association of more than 500 arts management leaders from 56 regions, who come together with the shared goal of strengthening and developing the arts internationally. We achieve this by building leadership ability, by recognizing and discussing field-wide trends and new developments, and by deepening global exchange through the arts. ISPA members include presenters, performing arts organizations, artist managers, competitions, funders, consultants and other professionals working in the performing arts. Founded in 1948 by Patrick Hayes, 2017 marked ISPA's 69th Anniversary. 

About ISPA Congresses: ISPA Congresses bring together performing arts leaders to discover the next great idea, strengthen relationships, and rejuvenate their passion for the arts. Programming is geared toward administrators, presenters, managers, agents, artists and government/cultural leaders.

ISPA holds two Congresses annually, one every January in New York City and a second Congress in a different region of the world. Recent International Congress locations include Seoul, South Korea (2012), Wrocław, Poland (2013), Bogotá, Colombia (2014), Malmö, Sweden/Copenhagen, Denmark (2015), Melbourne, Australia (2016), and Montréal, Canada (2017). ISPA’s next Congress, Off the Beaten Track, will be held in Leeuwarden-Friesland, the Netherlands in June 11-15, 2018. For more information about ISPA congresses, visit