Annual Events

Agents & Managers Retreat

Like getting a college semester of valuable knowledge in two days, then there is the social end that builds relationships that can turn into project partnerships. Finally, there is simply the FUN relaxed environment all this good stuff happens in. Invaluable”

— Respondent, 2017 Retreat Survey

About the Retreat

Started in 2011, the retreat has grown since both in numbers, and in ideas and content. The NAPAMA Agents and 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 tourimg performing arts industry an opportunity to network, learn, and share information and resources with other agents and managers with everyone involved in the performing arts welcome.

The Agents and Managers Retrat, planned orirginally for May 2021 in New Orleans, LA, has moved to a virtual convenining scheduled for May 17 and 18, 2021, Online on the Bayou.

NAPAMA at the Conferences

Professional Development | Making Artistic Cents

For every major fall conference in the U.S. and Canada and during APAP, NAPAMA has traditionally provided several professional development sessions including our annual "Making Artistic Cents" series. Please keep an eye out for more information about NAPAMA's plans to provide virtual sessions as part of the AMW-WAA virtual conference. We will also plan to participate during APAP in whichever format will be provided.

We also host meetings during several conferences for members and others to gather, discuss issues, and share ideas. These sessions, as well as any receptions we have offered or will in the future, are open to everyone.

New Colleagues Sessions

NAPAMA works with performing arts conferences to sponsor the new colleagues sessions, which follow our mentoring guidelines. Support NAPAMA, welcome your new colleagues to the field and conferences, and join us. Dates for this coming seasion's sessions will be posted mid-summer.

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.


When possible and as soon as we are back to being able to meeet in person, NAPAMA will resume hosting receptions at conference as time and funds will allow. We look forward to seeing you then!