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Reframing the Conversation: Art 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.

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Over 670 delegates from 57 regions participated in the New York 2020 ISPA Congress.

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Delegate List

Delegates From
Cities and

Meet the Planning Committee

Collette Brennan

Committee Co-Chair
CEO, Abbotsford Convent Foundation, Australia

Collette Brennan is the CEO of Abbotsford Covent in Melbourne, Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct, Chair of the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board and a member of the ISPA Board. Previously she was: Director of International Development, Acting Executive Director of Arts Development, and Director of Market Development at the Australia Council for the Arts; Executive Director of Brisbane’s internationally acclaimed contemporary circus Circa; the founding Creative Director of The Edge, State Library of Queensland’s program for children and young people; General Manager of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival for 3 to 8 year olds, and; Executive Officer of Youth Arts Queensland, the state’s peak body for youth arts and cultural development.

Martin Inthamoussu

Committee Co-Chair
General Director, SODRE, Uruguay

Martin Inthamoussú is the General Director of the Arts Education of SODRE in Uruguay concentrating on national outreach for cultural services and educational programs. Since 2013, he has worked with SODRE, the oldest cultural institution in the country dedicated to audience development, culture and art promotion, arts education, growth of traditions, and the search for artistic excellence, taking its services to the whole country and beyond borders. Within the institution, Inthamoussú has been commissioned to create the Contemporary Dance Department of the National Dance School, of which he is a founder. He has also innovated in the fundraising methods applied for the organization, doubling the budget in just one year, which allowed the institution to develop new programs and deepen the scope of existing ones. As an arts manager he introduced new ideas and models of festivals management in Uruguay, where he created and directed the International Dance Festival Montevideo Sitiada from 2003 until today.

Planning Committee Members

David Baile

Chief Executive Officer

Nelson Chia

Artistic Director
Nine Years Theatre, Singapore

Nora Fleury

Program and Advancement Lead

Cindy Hwang

InPulse Creatives, LLC, Saudi Arabia

Michael Stevens

Head of Concerts and Special Events
Fiery Angel Entertainment, UK

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Sustaining Sponsors

The following organizations and individuals have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the sustainability of ISPA by pledging their support for three years!

KMP Artists
Theatre Projects
Threshold Acoustics
Ann Summers Dossena
Ann Summers Dossena in Tribute to Joe Golden


Columbia Artists


The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Wenger Corporation


Asia Society
Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
British Council
Meyer Sound
The Québec Government Office in New York
C.F. Koo Foundation
Sozo Artists


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