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Welcome to ISPAstreams
Team ISPA is thrilled to introduce ISPAstreams, the all-in-one platform to access ISPA's public media content including our podcast series Meditations On, past congress videos, and more! All ISPAstreams videos are also available to the public on ISPA's YouTube channel. For more upcoming content, subscribe to our channel to be our front-row audience!
Dive in now to get a taste of ISPA and important topics within the global performing arts industry. If you like our content, please share it with your network and help us spread the word!
Podcast - Meditations On (Season 1)
Meditations On, a new ISPA podcast available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts, dives into the pressing leadership challenges and opportunities facing the arts today. Host Ilter Ibrahimof interviews a range of global industry leaders and experts with each episode addressing a specific topic. Meditations On, brings ISPA’s renowned congress provocations into the digital world!
Episode 1 - Meditation on Art in Outer Space
In this episode, hear from Berlin-based artist musician Nahum as he guides you into an unsettling journey and engages in a critical dialogue about the politics of existence, diversity, and space exploration. Navigating between the real and the imaginary, Nahum’s work focuses on creating unconventional perspectives of human experience by using outer space technology, illusionism, and hypnosis.
Episode 2 - Meditation on Arts Leadership
Darren Walker is the visionary president of the Ford Foundation, an independent non-profit 13 billion dollar international social justice institution. A true catalyst for positive change, in this episode Walker sat down with us for a feature interview. He discussed his personal journey, the future of arts leadership, and how social justice, empathy, and radical thinking must guide the way.
Episode 3 - Meditation on Digital Accessibility
As we all feel under pressure to vastly expand our organization's digital footprint and use technology to innovate the way we connect with our audience, how can we make sure we don't neglect accessibility? In this episode we discuss this topic with three distinguished colleagues from three different perspectives: presenter Anna Gallagher-Ross (Fusebox Festival, USA), artist Debbie Patterson (Sick + Twisted Theatre, Canada), and consultant Maria Vlachou (Acesso Cultura, Portugal).
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New York Congress Videos
From roundtable sessions to Pitch New Works, you can relive your congress experience or see it for the first time if you were unable to attend. Check out the sample videos below. ISPA members have exclusive access to the entire Congress Video Gallery. To view more Congress videos, sign in to your account or become a member today!
Virtual Edition: 2021 ISPA Congress, Imagine the Arts
In 2021 we will explore the opportunities for the arts following a year of crisis, isolation, inequity, and realization. Highlighting the performing arts’ resiliency and innate creativity, we will reflect upon the sustainability of our leadership, practice, and environment. Empathy, values, social justice, and economy will be highlighted as we consider our future in this unchartered territory. Through our first fully virtual congress, let us imagine the arts and move forward, together.
New York 2020 ISPA Congress, Reframing the Conversation: Arts and Borders
The world is made up of borders both real and contrived. We speak of boundaries in terms of national frameworks, the way in which we approach work, and the way we build personal relationships. How do the performing arts shift these walls – these constructs that can sometimes inhibit our thinking and isolate interaction? What can we learn from other sectors, such as architecture and technology, that invest in innovation and question preconceived notions? Join us in New York as we explore the outer limits of the performing arts.
New York 2019 ISPA Congress, Transitions: Today’s Future for the Arts
While we often speak of living in the moment, the reality is most of our work requires years of planning. Be it curation, facility development or anticipating new technological advancements, we need to be highly intuitive if not clairvoyant! How do we create the future today? As we adjust for ever-changing political environments, infrastructure renewal and development, technological change, and leadership development, how do we address challenges and opportunities of which we may not even be aware? The performing arts has many unique aspects but can we also learn from other sectors? Join 500 colleagues from around the world as we shape our future together.
New York 2018 ISPA Congress, Balancing Acts: Art, Community, and Leadership
The intersection of the creation and presentation of the arts, its role in our communities, and the transition to the next generation of arts leaders is indeed a balancing act. Global society is being shaped by many forces and this is having a fundamental impact on the arts sector. With this change, we also have opportunity not only to reflect the changing values of our broader society but indeed shape them. How will the next generation of leaders approach this evolution and further the arts as a catalyst of positive transformation?