David Baile is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) based in New York. ISPA is an international network of more than 550 leaders in the performing arts from 56 countries. Since joining ISPA, Mr Baile has significantly expanded both the diversity of the membership as well as the programmes and in particular its leadership development initiatives.
Before joining ISPA, he previously enjoyed a 20-year career in the arts in Toronto in both management and consulting roles. Mr Baile is also very active with volunteer positions including past membership on the Mayor’s Round Table on Arts and Culture (Toronto) and positions on the Board of the Toronto Arts Council (Chair of the Large Institutions Committee), and OPERA America, to name a few.
In the past year, Mr Baile has witnessed the performing arts world shift from analogue to digital. In a conversation with Ms Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Mr Baile will share with the audience his insights on the industry’s shift to digital based on personal experience, as well as observations of colleagues worldwide. The focus will be the impact and opportunities, gains and losses of this shift, and how it will shape the future.
Speaker: David Baile (Chief Executive Officer of the International Society for the Performing Arts)
Host: Tisa Ho (Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival)
Broadcast Date: 19 Mar 2021 (Fri) 10:00am - 11:00am
Language: In English, without subtitles
Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Festival
With promotional support from the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association