City hosts arts convention

Published: 30 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton

The International Society for the Performing Arts

Manchester is to host an international convention for performing arts professionals this summer for a three-day conference in June.

The International Society for the Performing Arts conference takes place June 27 to 30, with Manchester hosting the annual conference on behalf of the UK in what is shaping up to be a culturally significant year for the city.

Global arts professionals come together twice each year through ISPA to share ideas and collaborate on best practice with an annual conference held each January in New York, followed by a mid-year conference in a different world city each year.

This year's event in Manchester will be the first in-person mid-year ISPA conference to take place since the pandemic and more than 500 arts leaders from more than 50 countries are expected to attend, representing theatre, music, and dance.

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