February 2018 Print

Winter Meeting

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Thanks to all the presenters who joined us in Spindale last week for the Winter Booking Meeting! It was a fun, productive gathering and it's exciting to hear about all of the amazing performances that will be coming to our state next season.  A big thanks also to our generous host, Russell Wicker, of the Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center!

Now, to follow up:

Presenters: Whether you were or were not at the meeting, be sure to check the block booking spreadsheet for updates and new blocks. Hopefully you have the link saved by now, but if not, you can find it in the Member Area of the NCPC website (in the left-hand menu after you log in).

Artists and Agents: Presenter "blockheads" will be contacting you if there is enough interest in a block. In the meantime, if you have updates on avails or fees to share, you can use the NCPC listserv to email presenter members; just send your message to ncpc@ncpresenters.org. As always, use your best judgment and email etiquette when utilizing this resource!

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Save the Date!

June 25-27, 2018: NCPC Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC
NCPC's primary networking and professional development event, open to all members

November 13-14, 2018: NCPC "Bull Chat" Meeting, Durham, NC
Pitch opportunity for agent and artist members plus booking meeting for presenters

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Conference News

I Want to Showcase logo
Looking for showcase opportunities? Although ArtsMarket only happens on odd years, there are plenty of other conferences scheduled for this fall.

Check out the I Want to Showcase website to learn about and apply for other showcases. Several deadlines are coming up in March and April!

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You're invited to the
8th Annual NAPAMA Agents & Managers Retreat

May 20-22, 2018
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The NAPAMA Agents & 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 performing arts industry an opportunity to network, learn and share information and resources with other agents and managers. It is three days where agents and managers step away from their daily operations to focus on business planning and solutions for current issues. This year's topics will include sales training and strategy, agency methodology, social media, equity in the arts, and work/life balance.

More info at http://www.napama.org/agents-managers-retreat/

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Opportunities

NC Arts Council logo

The NC Arts Council deadline for organizational grant applications is March 1.
Applicants will submit the form electronically through the GO-Smart portal (https://ncarts.gosmart.org).  Click for more information

 

South Arts logo

Grant applications supporting performing arts presenting projects are due March 1!

South Arts' Performing Arts Touring grant program (formerly the Regional Touring program) is an opportunity for presenting arts organizations in our nine-state region to receive fee support to present Southern performing artists from outside of the presenter’s state. Touring support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, and dance projects containing both a public performance and an educational component. 

These grants are competitive and support projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $7,500 for dance projects or $5,000 for all other projects. 

Recent Changes:
• The engagement of a Southern artist or ensemble/company based in the South is a requirement.
• Block-booked engagements are no longer a grant category.

View Guidelines and Application

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Welcome New and Returning Members

Welcome to this month's new and returning members! We're glad to have you!

McGregor Hall (Henderson, NC)
Ol' Front Porch Music Festival (Oriental, NC)

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