Whether you are a manager, agent, represented artist, self-managed artist, affiliated business vendor, or presenter, NAPAMA is here for you. We offer member discounts for conferences, industry products and services, discounted legal advice and services, and more. We know this is a tough business, and we can put you in touch with the people and resources that can make things a little easier.
Please note that more complete information about our resources may only be available to current members.
The Conference Caravan is the easiest, cheapest, hassle-free way to ship your booth materials between fall regional conferences (Arts Midwest, WAA, and PAE). Our partner freight forwarder takes on the cargo responsibility so you don’t have to. The low transport cost is inclusive of pick-up, palletizing, delivery to/from conferences, & storage in between. Established in the early 2010s, the Caravan is a streamlined means of helping our members, most of whom are small businesses, easily and cost effectively transport their booth materials to/from conferences.
Learn more about the conference caravan here.
NAPAMA Members can access discounts on signs, software, travel, insurance, and advertising, including the following:
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.
Already a NAPAMA Member? Here is the direct link to the discounted CelebrityAccess Membership.
La Playa Insurance
Insurance for the Performing Arts
La Playa provides specialist insurance for artists, managers and agents from performing arts insurance broker La Playa. There's no need to wait until your policies are due for renewal. Email CEO Mark Boon at firstname.lastname@example.org and see how La Playa can help with your program. Also offered: Cancellation Insurance for Artist Managers.
For more information, visit www.laplayainsurance.com/napama
Shipping and Customs
Masterpiece International provides a wide range of freight services for the performing arts, including: freight forwarder, customs broker, and domestic and international transportation logistics coordination. Contact Mary Ellen Stuart at email@example.com or call their office at 310-321-1050 and identify yourself as a NAPAMA member to receive special discounts on services.
CRM Services for Ticketing and More
20% discount on setup (a $500 value). PatronManager provides ticketing, subscriptions, fundraising, e-mail marketing and staff collaboration on the Salesforce platform. Contact David Wannen for more information.
Glenn Weikert Design
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (267) 972-7672.
Trade Magazine for Dance
NAPAMA members get a 20% discount on all ads placed in Dance Magazine’s annual directory.
Goldstein & Guilliams PLC
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. Members receive Expert legal guidance at no cost to questions posed in the NAPAMA facebook group, a special NAPAMA member rate of $300/hr on legal fees as well as a liberal consultation policy. Contact Brian Taylor Goldstein 703-385-9891 or visit www.ggartslaw.com.
As a member of NAPAMA, you will become a member of the private NAPAMA facebook group. This community is a place where members share information (like presenters changing organizations or experiences with vendors), ask questions (like referrals for tax consultants or vehicle rentals), and more. It is a great way to connect with other NAPAMA members and access the collective hive of knowledge and experience found within the membership. Members can request to join here.
Co-operation within our competitive industry is the way that we all thrive. Within NAPAMA’s membership, we have a wealth of experience and skills. Through the Peer Coaching Program, we are creating ways for our members to share their knowledge and develop their understanding further.
As an extension of the new colleague mentoring sessions at the conferences, through the Peer Coaching Program, members can tap into the resources within our community to find wisdom, and specific skills they are looking for through single session or short-term engagement with a colleague.
Learn more about our Peer Coaching program here.
Performing Arts Market Report
The NAPAMA 2016-2017 Study of the Touring Performing Arts is a market research project initiated by the volunteer NAPAMA Board of Directors. One of the key tenants of NAPAMA’s vision is to build and share knowledge, and through this research effort, NAPAMA is seeking to share information with the field. Information about trends in the field and touring artistic work specifically can help artists, agent/managers, and presenters with their short and long range planning, understand competition and benchmarks within their niche of the industry, and consider the value of investments like showcasing and conferencing.
The results of the 2016-2017 Study are available through the Study Report for free to NAPAMA members. Learn more about the survey and get your copy of the report here.
Zoho Knowledge Share
A good CRM can save you time, energy and resources, increasing the efficiency of your business. Within NAPAMA, a growing number of members have adopted Zoho as their CRM of choice and created an informal group to share resources, tips, and templates to reap the most benefits of this software. To join the Zoho Knowledge Share group, contact Jennifer Morris.