2015 NAPAMA Agents & Managers Retreat | Fort Lauderdale, FL
The 5th Annual NAPAMA Agents & Managers Retreat will be held at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Sunday, May 17 through Tuesday, May 19. The 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, new technology and solutions for current issues.
Guest speaker Andrew Taylor, author of the Artful Manager, and tenured professor in American University's Arts Management Program in Washington, DC will join us. An author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant on a broad range of arts management issues, Andrew specializes in business model development for cultural initiatives and reflective practice for cultural managers.
NAPAMA Members: $150 per person on or before March 1, $175 per person after March 1.
Non-NAPAMA Members: $200 per person on or before March 1, $225 per person after March 1.
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Tuesday, May 20
8:15-9am Coffee topics
9-10am Relationship Building in the Age of Technology - with Laurel Canan
10:15-11:15am The Agent, Artist & Presenter Triangle - with Jill Kratish, President of Florida Presenters Network & Florida Presenters - moderated by Mark Smith
11:15-12pm The Concert Experiment - with Craig Hall, Director of Communications, New World Symphony- moderated by Mark Smith
12:15-1:30pm Lunch in the Restaurant
1:30-2:30pm NAPAMA Performing Arts Market Study Results & Discussion - with David Wannen
2:30-3:30pm NAPAMA Members Meeting
3:30pm ... Happy Hour - Farewell
Monday, May 19
8:15-9:15am The Data in you Database - with David Dombrosky
All of us use databases to capture and maintain information relevant to our day-to-day operations. In this roundtable, we'll explore how our practices regarding data both converge and diverge. What data are we all collecting? Which pieces of data do you think are unique to your individual database? Why do you collect that particular data, and how are you using it? Which systems are we using to maintain our data? How can we protect our data from the potential loss of a developer or vendor?
9:15-10:45am Technology in the Arts I - with David Dombrosky - Business to Business Marketing - Agent to Presenter
As intermediaries, agents are charged with marketing artists to other businesses within the arts - namely presenters. How can technology assist agencies with business-to-business marketing in a niche industry like the performing arts? Does every agency need a Facebook page or a Twitter account? Do you need a mobile website or a mobile app? How can you get more presenters to open your emails? Which content is going to most strongly influence a presenter to transition from prospect to buyer? In this session, we will debate these questions and more to reveal best practices and tactics for using technology to better promote your artists to presenters.
11-12:30pm Technology in the Arts II - with David Dombrosky - Business to Consumer - Artist/Presenter to Public & the Manager's Role
When it comes to social media marketing, managers are often called upon to be coaches, curators, and consultants. They often need to coach artists to create dynamic content that presenters can share with potential audiences. When dealing with savvy artists who continually post on social media, managers serve as curators - selecting and sharing the content that has the strongest potential to convert a potential audience member into a ticket buyer. Presenters also consult with managers to determine the best way to leverage social media and craft messaging to appeal to new audiences. In this session, we will discuss guiding principles for this social media trajectory, explore social media best practices, and identify the most useful platforms and tools to help managers to fulfill these roles in social media marketing.
12:30-3:30pm Lunch (on your own)
3:30-5pm Split Deals Back by Popular Demand - with Jeff Laramie
5:15-6:15pm Database Systems Update & Demonstrations
6:15-9:30pm Happy Hour & Dinner
2014 NAPAMA Agents & Managers Retreat | Fort Lauderdale, FL
The 4th Annual NAPAMA Agents & Managers Retreat will be held at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Sunday, May 18 through Tuesday, May 20. The 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, new technology and solutions for current issues.
Registration is $150 per person for NAPAMA members; $200 for non-members.
Making Artistic 'cents' IV...Rider nuts and bolts
Moderator: Laurelle Favreau, Partner, GAMI/Simonds
Speakers: Ellis Finger, Director, Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College | Craig Knudsen, Owner, Knudsen Productions | Elaine Lipton, Executive Director, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
NAPAMA Annual Membership Meeting
Location: Hilton Concourse A
It is important that our members come out for the annual meeting. Since there were some by-law questions in the fall, a procedure committee was formed to go back and review all the meeting minutes to make sure we had the most current version. We now have it and the board will be making a few recommended by-law changes at the meeting. Additionally, we will vote on the board slate.
Making Artistic 'cents' IV...Rider nuts and bolts
Hilton - Concourse A
Moderator: Jeff Laramie, Founder, SRO Artists
Speakers: Neil Benson, Senior Vice President, Opus 3 | Michael Blachly, Director, University of Florida Performing Arts | Laura Colby, Director, Elsie Management