Award for Excellence in Presenting the Performing Arts


Nominations must be received no later than October 28, 2016. Nominations received after the deadline will not be considered.


The NAPAMA Award for Excellence in Presenting the Performing Arts is given each year to a distinguished colleague presenter. The award includes a citation for excellence, and the Award recipient receives a $500 check on behalf of NAPAMA made payable to the individual's organization. 

The nominated recipient and his/her organization should be a not-for-profit performing arts presenter and his/her organization must be an active company involved in the live performing arts industry presenting artists, attractions, or events that are deliverable to the presenting field and exemplify excellence in the field. NAPAMA defines excellence in both Agent/Manager and Presenter categories as:

1. Exemplifying mentoring: the consistent guidance of less experienced or less knowledgeable colleagues in the performing arts.

2. Setting an example of best practices, achievement, and leadership in their respective disciplines

3. Cultivating and promoting diversity, practicing inclusion, and creating equity for underserved members of our community

As for our third criteria above, we encourage a range of qualifications for promoting diversity and creating equity for others.  These qualifications can be seen in Programming, Artist Rosters, or any inclusive practice for the participants in our touring performing arts industry. 

Nomination Procedure

Current NAPAMA members may nominate one presenter/organization. If you would like your nomination to be confidential (only to be known by NAPAMA’s board), please include this in the nomination statement. 

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Please provide a brief paragraph telling us why you’d like to see your nominee win this award.