August 2020 Print


"The days are long, but the years are short"...I've heard that a lot about parenting but it's just as true (if not more) about these strange times. How is it that we're in August already?!

Given that business is most definitely not as usual and won't be for some time, I hope that you all are taking care of yourselves and managing the best you can. Will we ever get back to business as usual? It's hard to say, but times are constantly changing and NCPC is here to support you along the way.

Rather than preparing for season openings and fall conferences, we're all rethinking traditional models and dreaming up new ways to bring the arts to our communities. The most successful endeavors are those that are the product of open communication and collaboration among artists, agents, and presenters. I encourage you to keep leaning into your NCPC network to ask questions, listen, and help one another--that's what we're here for!

We're looking forward to bringing you more virtual events this fall and hope to see you in the Zoomiverse soon. Thank you for your continued membership; NCPC exists for you but also because of you. Please keep sharing your experiences and let us know if there are other ways NCPC can be of support. 

Wishing you all the best,
Susan Heiserman
Executive Director

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Serving Young Audiences Aug 13 webinar

NCPC WEBINAR: Serving Young Audiences in an Unpredictable Future
Thursday, August 13th - 1:30PM EDT


Young people need the arts now more than ever to help process and cope with all of the uncertainty in the world. But with so many question marks about the status of school openings and audience intent to return to arts entities, what might the future of young audience programming look like? How can artists, agents, and presenters work together to continue delivering meaningful arts engagement to young audiences despite the challenges we face?

Speakers: Christine Cox, C Squared Entertainment; Daniel Hahn, Playhouse Square; Bunny Nash, Cabarrus Arts Council

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Welcome New and Returning Members

Welcome to our new and returning members! We're so glad you've joined us.

Pennyroyal Arts Council (Hopkinsville, KY)

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We're In This Together


Our sponsors
goingbarefoot | BiCoastal Productions | Paramount Theatre of Goldsboro

Our individual donors
David Briggs | Marianne Carruth | Michael Crane | John Ellis | Jeannette Gardner | Susan Heiserman | Sarah Preston | Noelle Scott | Jeff Yackel

And to all of our renewing members! We appreciate you!

As a reminder:

Memberships are the bedrock of the NCPC budget. We hope you can continue at your current level. To check your expiration date or renew your membership, log into the Member Area at and select "Manage/Renew My Membership."

We have instituted a 90-day grace period to give you more flexibility. For up to 90 days after your expiration date, your membership will remain active and you can pay anytime without a penalty. Please contact us if you need to talk about delayed payment or installments.

NCPC promises to keep your names and websites front and center through your sponsorships. Please take a look at for more information. 

If you are able, we hope you can continue at your same level. If not, please consider a lower level (we've added a new $250 level) or payment installments. However, we understand that budgets are tight, so if you cannot sponsor at all this year we hope you will maintain your membership.

For the first time, we're offering the opportunity for individuals to support the great work of NCPC. We realize that some of us can and want to support NCPC even if our organization cannot.

Part of these donations will be used to give our colleagues a boost if they are unable to afford a membership – their dues will be paid in part or in full by your donations. Please visit to make a tax-deductible gift.

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Conference News

Arts Midwest + WAA 2020 Conference

Regional conferences Arts Midwest and WAA are teaming up this year to produce a virtual conference! "Pick your price" registration opens on August 11.

Visit for more info and to sign up for email updates.

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