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 2020 Agents and Managers Retreat scheduled for New Orleans May 31-June 2 has been postponed as of April 10 due to the Covid-19. Information on the next 2021 Retreat, which wil be held in New Orelans, will be available as soon as the locaiton and a new date has been confirmed.

 


NAPAMA at the Conferences

Professional Development | Making Artistic Cents: Communication Conundrum 

We are constantly questioning how to effectively and efficiently communicate across the full spectrum of the touring performing arts field. Designated presenters, agents, and artists will share comments regarding modes of communication followed by facilitated, interactive discussion.

Join Us: Meetings and Receptions

Open to everyone, NAPAMA invites you to its meetings and receptions, providing an opportunity to learn more about the organization, share ideas, discuss conference activities, and ask questions.

Dates and information for this coming conference NAPAMA activities will be posted mid-summer.

2019 - 2020 Member Meetings

Western Arts Alliance | Thur., Aug 29; 8:30 a.m.; Olympic 3

Arts Midwest | Sat., Sept. 7; 9:00 a.m.; Conv. Cntr., Room 102C

Performing Arts Exchange | Wed., Sept. 25; 8:00 a.m.; Curacao 3

Ontario Contact | Sat., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m.; room TBD

Contact East | Thur., Sept. 26; 9:30 a.m.; room TBD

NC ArtsMarket | Mon., Nov. 4; 3:00 p.m.; room TBD

APAP | Sun., Jan., 12; 10:15 a.m.; room TBD

Dates for this coming conference seasion's sessions will be posted mid-summer.

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.

Professional Development Series

NAPAMA curates a series of professional development sessions called Making Artistic Cents at performing arts conferences. Each session features different speakers, with the underlying theme consistent across the conference season.

Dates for this coming conference seasion's sessions will be posted mid-summer.

Making Artistic Cents: Communication Conundrum

We are constantly questioning how to effectively and efficiently communicate across the full spectrum of the touring performing arts field. Designated presenters, agents, and artists will share comments regarding modes of communication followed by facilitated, interactive discussion.

2019 - 2020 Making Artistic Cents

Western Arts Alliance | Wed., Aug 28; 9:00 a.m.; Olympic 2

Arts Midwest | Fri., Sept. 6: 8:30 a.m.; Conv. Cntr., room 211AB

Performing Arts Exchange | Tue., Sept. 24; 9:00 a.m.; Bonaire 3

NC ArtsMarket | Mon., Nov. 4; 1:45 p.m.; room TBD

CAPACOA | Fri.. Nov. 15; 9:00 a.m.; room TBD

APAP | Sun., Jan., 12; 9:00 a.m.; room TBD

 

Receptions

NAPAMA Reception at Arts Midwest

NAPAMA hosts a reception at Arts Midwest, open to members, former members, and potential members on the first day of the conference. RSVP required.

Dates for this coming conference seasion's receptions will be posted mid-summer.

 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
5:00-6:00pm
Marketplace Pitch & PD Lounge