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New York 2016 ISPA Congress - Schedule of Events
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Add to Calendar 01/12/2016 01/14/2016 15 New York 2016 ISPA Congress The creation, curation and presentation of art and artists are at the heart of all we do. Across the globe approaches differ vastly and within single regions new influences drive inspiring new practices. Every day colleagues are discovering uncharted creative territory. What role do innovation, funding, training and technology play in our work? Are there fundamentals that exist across those approaches and practices? What impact do they have? Join us in 2016 as we explore the art of our business. ISPA apattan@ispa.org https://www.facebook.com/InternationalSocietyforthePerformingArts true MM/DD/YYYY

Monday, January 11, 2016

Asia Society | Venue Website
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021  
09:00
Seminar Day (invitation only)
Asia Society

ISPA Committee Meetings (committee members only)
09:30
10:30
11:00
     Program Committee
     Fellowship Committee
     Pitch New Works Committee
11:30
Membership Committee
12:45
Nominating Committee (lunch provided)
14:00
Governance Committee
15:15
Finance/ Audit Committee
16:30
Development Committee
17:30
End of Day
Consulate General of Ireland
345 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10154 
18:00
ISPA Donor Reception (invitation only)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Millennium Broadway Hotel | Venue Website
145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 
09:00
Executive Committee Meeting (committee members only)
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts | Venue Website
566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012 
11:30
Registration and Information Desk
13:00
OPENING CEREMONY and WELCOME
Speakers | Tim Brinkman, Shoshana Polanco (Planning Committee Co-Chairs), Anthony Sargent CBE (Board Chair), David Baile (CEO)
13:15
KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Laurie Anderson 
14:00
REGIONAL UPDATE | Australia
14:05
SESSION I | Today's Curators: Exploring New Territory
How has the role of artistic directors and programmers changed over recent years? Are audiences driving the program as we develop new audiences and what role does the broader community play? Join us as we explore the changing nature of curation and what’s next.
Speakers | Hope Azeda (Ubumuntu arts festival, Rwanda), Amir ElSaffar (Alwan for the Arts, United States) Austin Wang (Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taiwan)
Moderator | Kristy Edmunds (Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, United States)
15:15
Break, coffee and tea
15:45
PERFORMANCE | Xi Ban and Pi Huang Club 
16:00
REGIONAL UPDATE | Cuba
16:05
- 17:15

SESSION II | Who's Paying the Bill? And What's the Cost?
Creative place making is the latest concept in some funding circles but is it also the watchword in current artistic curation practices? Do artists adapt their work to fit funders priorities? Do organizations alter their vision in search of the elusive dollar? In this session, we will discuss the shifting landscape in funding and how external priorities such as social change, public policy and community activation impact the work of artists.
Speakers | Nova Bhattacharya (Nova Dance, Canada), Abid Hussain (Arts Council England, United Kingdom), Mariët Westermann (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, United States)
Moderator | Olga Garay-English (Consultant, United States)
Bryant Park Grill | Venue Website
25 W 40th Street, New York, NY 10018 
17:30
Opening Reception
20:00
End of Day

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Times Center | Venue Website
242 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036

10:00
Registration and Information Desk, coffee and tea
10:30
PITCH NEW WORKS

The Pitch New Works Session provides delegates the opportunity to become involved in commissioning and/or presenting new works before they fully enter the international marketplace. Learn more about Pitch New Works.
12:30
PRO EX | Professional Exchange

Join us in a relaxed, informal, and intimate environment for casual networking, establishing new contacts, and maintaining existing relationships. Delegates registered for a Full Pass or a Day Pass for Wednesday, January 13 may reserve a complimentary table-top space to showcase their organization or artists (subject to availability and limit one per organization). Questions? Contact Ann Pattan
13:00
Lunch
14:15
PERFORMANCE | Emel Mathlouthi 
14:30
REGIONAL UPDATE | Cambodia
14:35
SESSION III | Going Mainstream: Street Art and Immersive Theater
Hip Hop, graffiti and skateboarding have shifted from underground to part of many cities artistic mainstream. Conversely, traditional work is often being presented in non-traditional venues and settings. Are these evolving forms reinventing what we think of as art?
Speakers | Jonzi D (Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells, United Kingdom), Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll, Germany), Persis-Jadé Maravala (ZU-UK, Brazil/UK)
Moderator | Fergus Linehan (Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), United Kingdom)
15:50
Break, coffee and tea
16:15
-17:30
SESSION IV | Ritual and Rules: Who's Show Is It Anyway?
Audience activity and interaction is distracting audience members and artists alike. On the other hand, active engagement with the stage appeals to a younger audience and generates widespread discussion of the work. And so goes the debate! Join us as we debate this cross generational and cultural issue.
Speakers | Laura Colby (Elsie Management, United States), Eugene Downes (Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland), Theresa Famularo (Cre8ion, Australia), Mat Fraser (ONEOFUS, United Kingdom)
Moderator | Diane Ragsdale (Arts Researcher, Lecturer, & Blogger, Netherlands)
Various
19:00
ISPA Out on the Town 
23:30
End of Day

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Times Center | Venue Website
242 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036
09:00
Registration and Information Desk, coffee and tea
09:30 REGIONAL INITIATIVE | Africa 
09:40
SESSION V | From Malmö to New York: Arts and the Science of Healing
In Malmö we heard from a famed neuroscientist about the way the brain develops in response to artistic stimulus. In New York, we will revisit this conversation with additional information on why the arts are essential to us as humans – socially, mentally and physically.
Speakers | Linda Jackson (The MetroHealth System, United States), Mary McBride, Fleur Derbyshire-Fox (English National Ballet, United Kingdom)
Moderator | Nancy Umanoff (Mark Morris Dance Group, United States)
11:00
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
12:15
Lunch
13:15
PERFORMANCE | José André Montaño
13:35
SESSION VI | Nature vs. Nurture: How Do We Prepare Artist?
What do we mean by training and is training alone enough? Are we looking for excellence in performance - virtuosity - or do we now need artists less involved in traditional training techniques? Are we able to prepare artists for the future we will all share?
Speakers | Amany Abouzeid (Tamasi Performing Arts Collective, Egypt), Andre Dowell (The Sphinx Organization, United States), Benjamin Woodroffe (World Federation of International Music Competitions, Switzerland)
Moderator | Claudia Toni (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
15:00 Break, coffee and tea
15:30 INVITATION TO MELBOURNE
Speaker | Sarah Hunt, Michael Stevens
15:50 ISPA AWARDS PRESENTATION
Hosts | Tim Brinkman
, Shoshana Polanco (Planning Committee Co-Chairs)
 16:30
- 17:30
Cocktail Reception 

The Copacabana Times Square | Venue Website
268 W 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
21:00
- 24:00
Closing Party