Agents & Managers Retreat
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 performing arts industry an opportunity to network, learn, and share information and resources with other agents and managers. It is three days where agents and managers step away from their daily operations to focus on business planning and solutions for current issues. Topics typically include sales training and strategy, agency methodology, social media, equity in the arts, and work/life balance.
The next NAPAMA retreat will be in 2020.
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).
Mid-Atlantic Arts Market
Dates: November 8-10, 2018 (every even year)
Location: Lancaster, PA
NAPAMA member meetings are open to all. Join us at our member meetings and hear updates from the board on initiatives, communications, professional development, upcoming conferences, and more. Membership meetings take place at Arts Midwest (AMW) Conference, Western Arts Alliance (WAA) Conference, Performing Arts Exchange (PAE), and Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) Conference.
2018-2019 Member Meetings
WESTERN ARTS ALLIANCE
Thursday, August 30 at 8:30am
Saturday, September 8 at 9:45am
PERFORMING ARTS EXCHANGE
Wednesday, October 3 at 8:00am
Tuesday, October 9 at 4:30pm
ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PROFESSIONALS
Sunday, January 6 at 10:15am
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.
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 2018-2019, the subtitle of Making Artistic Cents is Mission & Money.
Making Artistic Cents . . . Mission & Money
We explore how conversations between presenters, artists and agents/managers can culminate in presenting “out of the box” work that meets a presenter’s mission and is successful for the artist and agent/manager. Whether we’re talking about a performance, a residency, or a combination of the two, we’ll hear specific ways that artists, agents/managers and presenters have used good communication as a tool to unite mission and budget. This can apply to new and groundbreaking work, ideas that challenge current norms, music and dance from other cultures, or anything that may not be an obvious “easy sell.”
WESTERN ARTS ALLIANCE, Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, August 29, 9:00-10:45am | Michelangelo Room, The Bellagio
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ARTS MIDWEST, Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, September 8, 8:00-9:30am | Indiana Convention Center
PERFORMING ARTS EXCHANGE, Orlando, FL
Tuesday, October 2, 9:00-10:15am | Bonaire 5 & 6, Caribe Royal
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ARTS NORTHWEST, Eugene, OR
TBA, October | The Hult Center
CAPACOA/CINARS, Montreal, Quebec
November 13, 10:30-12:00pm | Fairmont, The Queen Elizabeth
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ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PROFESSIONALS, New York, NY
Sunday, January 6, 9:00- 9:45 am | Hilton, Concourse G
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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 5, 2018
Exhibit Hall Lounge