What is the ISPA Congress?

ISPA is a global network of more than 500 leaders in the performing arts with representation from more than 185 cities and all regions of the globe. ISPA members include facilities, performing arts organisations, artist managers, festivals, funders, consultants, and other professionals working in the performing arts. Twice a year, ISPA Congresses bring together performing arts leaders from across the globe to discover the next great idea and strengthen relationships, fostering connection and exchange.

What bursaries are available?

There will be two types of bursaries available.

  • Anthony Field Academy Bursary (available to those who are based in Greater Manchester only)
  • Full Conference Bursary, including attendance at the Anthony Field Academy. (Available to those who are based in Greater Manchester and applicants UK-wide.)
  • Travel and accommodation will be provided for applicants outside of Greater Manchester.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcomed from people working in all areas of the Performing Arts industry including Managers, Artists, Producers and Directors.

Applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Based in the UK
  • Have 5+ years of industry experience (experience does not have to be linear)
  • Must have a background in Performing Arts.
  • Available from 26th June – 30th June (or 26th – 27th June for Anthony Field Academy) and be able to commit to the activity as part of the offer.
  • Applications particularly welcomed from those currently under-represented in the industry as a result of barriers arising from social, gender, financial, ethnic, cultural, geographic or educational disadvantage or disability.

More information and application here

Deadline Monday 29th May, 5pm GMT