Agents & Managers Retreat

Like getting a college semester of valuable knowledge in two days, then there is the social end that builds relationships that can turn into project partnerships. Finally, there is simply the FUN relaxed environment all this good stuff happens in. Invaluable
— Respondent, 2017 Retreat Survey

About the Retreat

Started in 2011, the retreat has grown since both in numbers, and in ideas and content. The NAPAMA Agents & Managers Retreat is open to any agent, manager, self-managed artist or presenter who is interested in being part of the conversation. The Retreat provides small business owners who operate within the tourimg performing arts industry an opportunity to network, learn, and share information and resources with other agents and managers with everyone involved in the performing arts welcome.

Details about the 2020 Agents and Managers Retreat


Conferences

A quick reference to when and where conferences are occurring. Please visit the linked conference websites for full conference details. In addition to the conferences, check each organization's website for other meetings that may be open to members and/or the field. Conference that happening every other year are noted as such. The conferences are ordered according to the performing arts season (fall through summer).

Western Arts Alliance (WAA)

Dates: August 26-29, 2010

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Conference Website

Arts Midwest

Dates: September 4-7, 2019

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Conference Website

Ontario Contact

Dates: September 12-14, 2019

Location: St. Catherines, ON

Conference Website

Contact East

Dates: September 26-29, 2020

Location: Charlottetown, PEI

Conference Website

 

Arts Northwest

Dates: October 14-17, 2019

Location: Boise, ID

Conference Website

CAPACOA

Dates: November 13-17, 2020

Location: Ottawa, ON

Conference Website

APAP

Dates: January 10-14, 2020

Location: New York, NY

Conference Website

ISPA Congress

Dates: January 14-16, 2020

Location: New York, NY

Conference Website

 

Mid-Atlantic Arts Market

Dates: November 8-10, 2018 (every even year)

Location: Lancaster, PA

Conference Website

NC ArtsMarket

Dates: November 4-6, 2019 (every odd year)

Location: Durham, NC

Conference Website

APAP

Dates: January 10-14, 2020

Location: New York, NY

Conference Website

ISPA Congress

Dates: January 14-16, 2020

Location: New York, NY

Conference Website

 

IPAY

Dates: January 21-25, 2020

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Conference Website

Chamber Music America

Dates: January 2020

Location: New York, NY

Conference Website

ISPA Congress

Dates: June 1-5, 2020

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Conference Website

League of American Orchestras

Dates: June 10-12, 2020

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Conference Website


NAPAMA at the Conferences

Professional Development | Making Artistic Cents: Communication Conundrum 

We are constantly questioning how to effectively and efficiently communicate across the full spectrum of the touring performing arts field. Designated presenters, agents, and artists will share comments regarding modes of communication followed by facilitated, interactive discussion.

Join Us: Meetings and Receptions

Open to everyone, NAPAMA invites you to its meetings and receptions, providing an opportunity to learn more about the organization, share ideas, discuss conference activities, and ask questions.

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2019 - 2020 Member Meetings

Western Arts Alliance | Thur., Aug 29; 8:30 a.m.; Olympic 3

Arts Midwest | Sat., Sept. 7; 9:00 a.m.; Conv. Cntr., Room 102C

Performing Arts Exchange | Wed., Sept. 25; 8:00 a.m.; Curacao 3

Ontario Contact | Sat., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m.; room TBD

Contact East | Thur., Sept. 26; 9:30 a.m.; room TBD

NC ArtsMarket | Mon., Nov. 4; 3:00 p.m.; room TBD

APAP | Sun., Jan., 12; 10:15 a.m.; room TBD


New Colleagues Sessions

NAPAMA works with performing arts conferences to sponsor the new colleagues sessions, which follow our mentoring guidelines. In the 2018-2019 conference season, NAPAMA is sponsoring the new colleagues sessions at Western Arts Alliance, Arts Midwest, and Performing Arts Exchange. Support NAPAMA, welcome your new colleagues to the field and conferences, and join us.

Know a new colleague? First time conference goers can feel overwhelmed and alone. Please support them by sharing this with them — and let them know about NAPAMA.

new colleagues session at arts midwest

new colleagues session at arts midwest


Professional Development Series

NAPAMA curates a series of professional development sessions called Making Artistic Cents at performing arts conferences. Each session features different speakers, with the underlying theme consistent across the conference season. For 2019-2020, the subtitle of Making Artistic Cents is Communication Conundrum.

Making Artistic Cents: Communication Conundrum

We are constantly questioning how to effectively and efficiently communicate across the full spectrum of the touring performing arts field. Designated presenters, agents, and artists will share comments regarding modes of communication followed by facilitated, interactive discussion.

Making artistic cents panel at western arts alliance 2018

Making artistic cents panel at western arts alliance 2018

2019 - 2020 Making Artistic Cents

Western Arts Alliance | Wed., Aug 28; 9:00 a.m.; Olympic 2

Arts Midwest | Fri., Sept. 6: 8:30 a.m.; Conv. Cntr., room 211AB

Performing Arts Exchange | Tue., Sept. 24; 9:00 a.m.; Bonaire 3

NC ArtsMarket | Mon., Nov. 4; 1:45 p.m.; room TBD

CAPACOA | Fri.. Nov. 15; 9:00 a.m.; room TBD

APAP | Sun., Jan., 12; 9:00 a.m.; room TBD


Receptions

NAPAMA Reception at Arts Midwest

NAPAMA hosts a reception at Arts Midwest, open to members, former members, and potential members on the first day of the conference. RSVP required.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
5:00-6:00pm
Marketplace Pitch & PD Lounge