International performing arts for youth, IPAY, showcase 2019

Event dates: 15-19 January 2019

Amount: $3,000

Expressions of Interest are now closed.

Notification: Early September 2018

About the opportunity

Expressions of Interest are now open for support to attend the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Showcase in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 15-19 January 2019. 

The Australia Council’s International Development Manager – North America will work with a delegation of Australians in Philadelphia to build connections with international performing arts professionals, organisations and artists working in children’s theatre/youth arts, and support their capacity to develop partnerships in North America. 

Australia Council will provide eight delegates with $3,000 each towards the cost of attending IPAY. These delegates will be responsible for all costs associated with attending the meeting including flights, visas, insurance, accommodation and registration.


Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are required to respond to the following selection criteria:

  1. The impact of attendance at IPAY in developing future opportunities in North America and enhancing your reputation in North America.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the region, children’s theatre/youth arts sector and market.
  3. The timeliness of this opportunity and a demonstrated ability to plan and deliver on any international outcomes that may arise.

Supporting material

No supporting material or submitted budget is required. Please note that applicants will be unable to attach supporting material to your online application.

Selection process

Australia Council staff will consider expressions of interest according to the selection criteria above and will seek recommendations by industry advisors as needed.

You will be informed of the outcome of your Expression of Interest by early September 2018.

How to submit an Expression of Interest

Click on the ‘Submit an EOI’ button at the bottom of this page. Expressions of Interest must be submitted via the Australia Council’s online system. To apply in the online system, please click on ‘Grants & Grant Reporting’ and choose ‘Expressions of Interest (EOI)’.

Note, this is an Expression of Interest and not a grant application. It does not count as an application to the Australia Council Grants Program.


To discuss your expression of interest, please contact Ellen Dwyer, Acting Senior Manager, International Projects on (02) 9215 9051 or

Submit an EOI

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