International Performing Arts for Youth [IPAY] is the premiere membership organization in the world today servicing and supporting the professional community of performing arts for young audiences. Our membership is comprised of a growing worldwide network of artists, producers, presenters, agents, educators and students that are dedicated and involved in producing, presenting and promoting all forms of theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and more.
Cicro Teatro Udi Grudi, Brazil, Former Showcase Performer
We share best practices and industry resources, provide an annual community meeting place, and stimulate international dialogue and collaboration. IPAY is a bridge that brings together creative expression with business practicality, critical responsiveness and professional development.
THE IPAY MISSION is to create professional and educational opportunities supporting meaningful performing arts experiences for young audiences in North America.
IPAY's VISION is to PRODUCE... PROMOTE... PRESENT...
- artistic excellence and innovation
- the intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic growth and development of our audiences
- participation, collaboration, and partnership among the professional (global) community
- investment in performing arts for young audiences