|What is Kindling?|
What is Kindling?
Kindling is a developmental learning platform for the community of individuals and organizations dedicated to producing, presenting and promoting professional performing arts for young audiences. Kindling is a celebration, exploration and illumination of individuals and creative organizations pushing the boundaries of performing arts for young audiences. It is a platform for discussion that aspires to spark, question, celebrate and exchange ideas, opportunities and dreams that promote the growth, development and possibilities for our entire sector.
Kindling is based upon sharing ideas, being open to different perspectives and to equality of voice. Kindling brings diverse perspectives from artists, presenters, managers, producers, students and others together towards new learning and in support of new networking, touring initiatives and audience development. We seek to expand our current knowledge and understanding; celebrate best practice; and identify tools, strategies and hands-on resources that, whether an artist, presenter, manager, producer, we can take back to our personal work environments.
IPAY KINDLING's programmatic framework is born of the IPAY Mission and Vision
THE IPAY MISSION is to create
professional and educational opportunities for key stakeholders in North America (artists, agents and presenters) to engage around support of meaningful performing arts experiences for young audiences.
IPAY's VISION is a world in which artistic excellence and innovation in performing arts for young audiences are nurtured, supported and expanded. The overarching intent is to provide an opportunity for the IPAY membership and community to intersect with big ideas, ongoing dialogue and artistic exploration not currently being investigated on a national platform in North America.
KEY STRANDS / PRIORITIES:
OBJECTIVES & INTENT
Kindling’s intent is to inspire, initiate, support and develop: