Less than two months before ISPA’s 100th Congress!
The host of the event, Place des Arts along with the entire Montréal 2017 Planning Committee recently announced that the opening address would be delivered by celebrated Québécois playwright, screenwriter, and librettist, Michel Marc Bouchard. His work has been widely translated and performed across Canada, and indeed, the world.
They also unveiled a glimpse of the Session content by revealing a few of the speakers along with the detailed session descriptions. The sessions underline the overarching theme of Identities and will touch on a broad range of topics - from reframing work and approaches to collaborating in different regions to insights into how funders are addressing issues of identity, inclusion, and outreach.
We are delighted to be welcoming, among others, Jane Chu (Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts, USA), Aurea Vieira (Manager of International Affairs, SESC SP, Brazil), Simon Brault (Director and CEO, Canada Council for the Arts), Ahmed Ali (Spoken Word Poet, Entertainer and Educator, Canada), Ása Richardsdóttir (Project Leader, Ice Hot Reykjavík 2018, Iceland), Ismaël Saidi (Author and Director, Belgium), Henriette Post (General Director, Performing Arts Fund NL, Netherlands), and Phloeun Prim (Executive director, Cambodian Living Arts).