International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA) is a non-profit international network of actors in the performing arts with the aim to strengthen the performing arts internationally by strengthening leadership skills, recognize and discuss trends that cut across the field and deepen the global exchange.
ISPA is a network of over 350 individuals, organizations and institutions from more than 40 countries around the world. Their members include some of the world’s most important presenters, organizations, independent artists, performing arts organizations, managers, artists, lobbying groups, foundations, consultants, and many others who share a desire to strengthen the performing arts worldwide.
Already in 1949 did the founder Patrick Hayes importance of the international work today to win great terrain in all art circles. ISPA is aimed at:
- Being a critical contact, linking individuals from different backgrounds, cultures, disciplines, sectors and aesthetics in order to facilitate an international network of managers / leaders in the arts sector
- Create a context for leadership abilities to grow and develop by sharing and developing ideas
- Affirm the importance and necessity of the performing arts in contemporary society
- actively develop, nurture, energize and train new leaders in the arts sector
As an organization, ISPA’s constant goal to provide the best possible support, information and opportunities for collegial exchange to its members worldwide.
The organization is governed by a board of 25 international members, led by Susan Stockton, president of Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. The management team is led by CEO, David Baile.
Loco World together with Musik i Syd is campaigning to get the 29th congress to Scandinavia in June 2015.
Musik i Syd
Together with other actors in the Southern Swedish music scene and as a part of the Öresund region, Musik i Syd strives for a continued development of a rich musical milieu – enriching for a growing audience and musicians, ensembles and organizers in the Southern Sweden.