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Community Building Program

Community Building Program

What is the Community Building Program?

ISPA’s Community Building Program provides support to new members by easing their transition into the broader network at an ISPA Congress. New members are paired with a current member who welcomes them to the congress and facilitates their participation in ISPA’s extensive network of arts professionals.

Through participation in ISPA’s Community Building Program, both new and current ISPA members increase their network connections.

Why Participate?

Current Member Benefits:

  • Share enthusiasm for the ISPA network
  • Enhance relationship building skills
  • Strengthen leadership skills
  • Make new ISPA network connections
  • Be exposed to new perspectives

New Member Benefits:

  • Connect with an ISPA member prior to first congress
  • Meet the ISPA network in a dedicated setting
  • Develop networking skills
  • Make new professional contacts
  • Be exposed to new ideas

How Does It Work?

Join Membership & Register for Congress

Receive Invitation to Participate

Introduction to Community Building Partner

Meet at New Member Welcome Reception During the Congress

Eligibility: New Full and Affiliate ISPA Members are invited to participate in the Community Building Program.


Current Member:

  • Attend the New Members’ Welcome Reception during the congress
  • Introduce a new member into the network throughout the congress, generously sharing professional contacts
  • Share knowledge of the global performing arts field and ways to navigate within it

New Member:

  • Attend the New Members’ Welcome Reception during the congress
  • Be open to new experiences, relationships, and suggestions proposed by current member
  • Commit to enthusiastically making new contacts


Contact Nora Fleury


1 212 206 8490 x201