The Liz Silverstein for Excellence as an Agent/Manager
Nominations must be received no later than October 28, 2016. Nominations received after the deadline will not be considered.
The nominated recipient and his/her organization must be an active company involved in the live performing arts industry representing artists, attractions, or events that are deliverable to the presenting field and exemplify excellence in the field. NAPAMA defines excellence in both Agent/Manager and Presenter categories as:
1. Exemplifying mentoring: the consistent guidance of less experienced or less knowledgeable colleagues in the performing arts.
2. Setting an example of best practices, achievement, and leadership in their respective disciplines
3. Cultivating and promoting diversity, practicing inclusion, and creating equity for underserved members of our community
NAPAMA believes that participating self-represented Artists and Producers are "Agents/Managers" of their own work and therefore are eligible for the Liz Silverstein award.
As for our third criteria above, we encourage a range of qualifications for promoting diversity and creating equity for others. These qualifications can be seen in Programming, Artist Rosters, or any inclusive practice for the participants in our touring performing arts industry.
The Award will be presented at the annual Arts Presenters conference in January by a NAPAMA Board Member and included in the APAP program.
Current NAPAMA members may nominate one manager or agent. If you would like your nomination to be confidential (only to be known by NAPAMA’s board), please include this in the nomination statement.