NAPAMA Membership Benefits
Resources & Networking
Membership in NAPAMA gives you access to an extensive group of professionals in the performing arts field, and provides many resources and tools for networking and communication.
- Online member search
- Special buyers resource guide (in preparation)
- Endorsed suppliers
- Networking opportunities
State Tax Withholding Table
We've compiled a table of the state tax withholdings and it is current, to the best of our knowledge, as of May 2016. You can download the PDF of the table here.
Stage and Screen Travel Services
Whether you operate in film/television, sport, performing arts, music, fashion, media or corporate entertainment travel, Stage and Screen provides end-to-end travel services so you can immerse your energies in your talent.
- Travel and accommodation for you and your artists
- Access to best rates for flights, hotels, car rentals and insurance
Contact 213-627-4270 / Toll-free: 866-511-9553
Discounts on Industry Products & Services
NAPAMA members can access discounts on signs, software, travel, insurance and advertising, including the following:
Spring 2016 - NAPAMA adds Pollstar discount! The online music business Pollstaronline.com to offer a discount for NAPAMA members!
Pollstar Pro (Two user subscription), normally $399 will be discounted to $349. Pollstar Pro (Single user) will be offered for $299 (not otherwise available directly from Pollstar). Members also get the weekly Pollstar Magazine in digital format each week. Offices with multiple users are encouraged to purchase at the two-user rate, as only one person can log in at a time using the credentials. Subscriptions and payments will be handled by NAPAMA. More information on Pollstar and links to sign up are available here.
Save up to $624 on a CelebrityAccess Membership!
CelebrityAccess is a state-of-the-art database containing profiles on over 40,000 performers, including extensive contact information on musicians, comedians, lecturers, agents, managers, record companies, talent buyers and venues. Information such as artist touring schedules, box office scores, performance fee ranges, responsible agents and managers - direct phone numbers and email addresses, bios, and web site links, industry news, and more - are all available through CelebrityAccess. Find out more about CelebrityAccess.
La Playa Insurance
The NAPAMA Insurance Program: specialist insurance for artists, managers and agents from performing arts insurance broker La Playa. La Playa's CEO Mark Boon wants to emphasize that there's no need to wait until your policies are due for renewal. Just drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can get started on how they can help with your program. Also offered: Cancellation Insurance for Artist Managers.
Masterpiece International, Ltd. – The premiere shipping company for the Performing Arts
Domestic and international transportation logistics
NAPAMA members, please contact Mary Ellen Stuart at email@example.com or Michele Safarik at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 310-321-1050. Identify yourself as a NAPAMA member to receive special discounts.
20% discount on setup (a $500 value). Contact David Wannen for more information.
Website Design Discount
Glenn Weikert, owner of Glenn Weikert Design, offers an exclusive discount to NAPAMA members for website design: a fully functional basic site for $1250. For more information and to take advantage of this benefit, contact:
Glenn Weikert, Glenn Weikert Design
20% discount on all ads placed in its annual directory
Membership in NAPAMA gives you access to free and discounted professional legal and tax advice through a partnership with the firm of Goldstein & Guilliams PLC. Contact Brian Taylor Goldstein 703-385-9891 or visit www.ggartslaw.com.
- Expert legal guidance at no cost to questions posed on NAPAMA forum
- Discount on legal fees: G&G Arts Law offers a special NAPAMA member rate of $300 an hour. This is a savings of $25 per hour.
- Liberal consultation policy
American Dance Abroad
Please Send American Dance Abroad Your Upcoming International Engagements!
American Dance Abroad's endeavor to collect international tour information from American dance companies. As I mentioned, we now have a form prepared for artists/companies to easily share their international tours. American Dance Abroad will use your information to help promote your performances and other artistic activity through our newsletter and website. ADA will also utilize your information to track trends in U.S. dance as a whole, to foster connections between international colleagues and American dance artists, and to track the effects of our own programs. Visit the website to learn more and submit.
Advocacy & Industry Liaison
NAPAMA has led the industry over the years in the fight to improve processing times of artist visas, to increase the role of managers and agents in the planning of conferences, and more. NAPAMA promotes the active and strategic participation and recognition of artists, managers, and agents in the industry at a local, national, and international level. NAPAMA is connected to a diverse group of organizations such as Arts Presenters, League of American Orchestras, Dance USA, Western Arts Alliance, Chamber Music America, CINARS, IPAY, ISPA, American Folk Alliance, and many others.
Immigration and Taxation
NAPAMA continues to advocate North American governments for International cultural engagements. Below are some helpful links:
At NAPAMA we pride ourselves on providing a number of ongoing opportunities for education.
- Annual retreat
- National/regional conference meetings
- Annual membership meeting
- NAPAMA CPAE (Certified Performing Arts Executive) Certification
- Professional Development at Annual Meeting
Awards & Industry Recognition
Communication & Outreach
Getting information out to our members is important! We keep you updated on industry trends and events.
- Quarterly Newsletter
- NAPAMA members only Facebook group
- NAPAMA email blasts
- NAPAMA Performers Reference Guide