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A news scoop about our opening day schedule & attractions so you can make your plans accordingly!
ArtsMarket's opening ceremony will begin at 4 PM in Fletcher Hall at historic Carolina Theatre (www.carolinatheatre.org) -- with a keynote performance by none other than NC's incredible JEANNE ROBERTSON!
If you're not in great spirits when you leave home, she'll certainly put you in one when ArtsMarket kicks off in Durham! The performance will be open to all ArtsMarket delegates. Make sure to arrive in time to complete your registration and pick up your conference credentials so you can be in your seat when the hilarity begins. Visit http://www.jeannerobertson.com/
When Jeanne's wrapped up and you've regained your composure, begin your stroll from the Carolina Theatre over to DPAC, the glittering Durham Performing Arts Center, where ArtsMarket's opening reception and dinner will be hosted starting at 5:30 PM. En route, on the grounds at DPAC's entrance -- prepare for the mind-blowing spectacle of SQUONK OPERA, whose GO ROADSHOW will begin at 5:45. The bar will open outside from 5:15 til 6:30. Squonk's performance will be staged not only for conference delegates but also as a gift to the wonderful folks of downtown Durham -- so we'll all be Squonkin'-at-DPAC as part of the evening's opening fete. ArtsMarket registration for latecomers will be temporarily located just inside DPAC. Only conference delegates & guests with ArtsMarket credentials will be able to join the opening night soiree on the second floor. (Squonk Opera performance on a weather-permitting basis. Rain date and location is Tuesday, Nov. 5 during the lunch break at Durham Central Park, just down from the Carolina Theatre.) Visit www.squonkopera.com
DPAC (www.dpacnc.com) graciously hosts the opening soiree, then we'll head back to the Carolina Theatre for ArtsMarket's opening showcase, with the curtain going up at 8:15 PM.
And so it begins…
ArtsMarket Host Hotel Information
1) Official on-site conference hotel: Durham Marriott City Center
2) Back-up host hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites, Durham - North @ I-85
1) Marriott City Center:
Our block of conference rooms at the official ArtsMarket host hotel, Marriott City Center in downtown Durham, is nearing sellout. It’s impossible to be more “convenient” than the Marriott – as the hotel is on site with Artsmarket’s exhibit hall and the historic Carolina Theatre where all showcases will occur.
direct link for the ArtsMarket conference reservations
2) Hampton Inn & Suites, North – North @ I-85:
Arrangements have been made with the new Hampton Inn & Suites at Northgate Shopping Center, at the intersection of I-85 and Duke & Gregson Streets, as our back-up conference hotel. This is the nearest hotel to the ArtsMarket conference site, approx. 1.7 miles away and is an easy, 5-min. uncomplicated drive.
Hampton Inn & Suites will offer a $109-plus-tax ArtsMarket conference rate, single or double, for November 4-7. Cutoff date for guaranteed conference rate reservations, based on availability, is October 10. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required. Complimentary breakfast and free wi-fi provided. Any guest who is shipping packages to the hotel address must notify the hotel at least one week in advance of the shipment arrival.
Call the hotel direct to make reservations at the conference rate. Ask for the ArtsMarket2013 conference rate. Call 919.688.8880.
For more information about Hampton Inn & Suites, Durham, visit http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/north-carolina/hampton-inn-and-suites-durham-north-i-85-RDUNOHX/index.html
ArtsMarket2013 Sponsorship Opportunities Announced Nov. 4-6, Durham, NC
THE 2013 CIRCLE OF WELCOME
At ArtsMarket, we think of our sponsors quite affectionately. We’re all part of the same team, all working to create a uniquely memorable experience for every presenter, artist, agency & business delegate who join us in Durham.
For years, NCPC’s watchwords have been “collaboration” and “non-competitive spirit.” They still are. If we’re not talking with each other, we’re out of business.
We invite you to officially come on board our “Circle of Welcome” as an ArtsMarket sponsor for 2013.
ArtsMarket Host Sponsors & Underwriters
($5,000-$10,000 in services and/or underwriting support)
Host Sponsor Benefits: Complimentary ArtsMarket and exhibitor booth registration; premier exhibit booth locations of choice; all-conference signage, banner & printed program recognition; acknowledgment on conference tote bag; recognition by emcee and onscreen at showcases throughout event; acknowledgment and link on website at ncpresenters.org; gratis insert for each Host Sponsor in all delegate packets.
Performing Arts Industry Sponsorships at 1.5
($1,500 in underwriting support and/or services)
$1500 Sponsor Benefits: Complimentary conference/exhibitor registration for up to three delegates ($350 value); prime exhibit booth location of choice; one year’s membership in NC Presenters Consortium ($250 value/agencies, $100 value/artists); two gratis inserts in all delegate packets; conference signage, banner & printed program recognition; acknowledgment on conference tote bag; acknowledgment at mainstage showcases; acknowledgment and link at ncpresenters.org
Performing Arts Industry Sponsorships at 1.0
($1,000 in underwriting support and/or services)
$1000 Sponsor Benefits: Complimentary conference/exhibitor registration for up to two delegates ($175-275 value); prime exhibit booth location of choice; one year’s membership in NC Presenters Consortium ($250 value/agencies, $100 value/artists); one gratis insert in all delegate packets; conference signage, banner & printed program recognition; acknowledgment on conference tote bag; acknowledgment at mainstage showcases; acknowledgment and link at ncpresenters.org
Sponsorships received to date, since May 14, 2014 are listed below.
Come join us in the ArtsMarket Circle of Welcome!!
The City of Durham’s Circle of Welcome
($1000-$2000 grants in underwriting support)
Benefits: Complimentary ArtsMarket credentials permitting access to all showcases and exhibit hall; invitation to official ArtsMarket keynote performance with Jeanne Robertson, opening reception dinner at DPAC, with special on-site performance by Squonk Opera; all-conference acknowledgment and on-screen attribution at mainstage showcases throughout conference; acknowledgment and link at ncpresenters.org; recognition in all media materials
To confirm your sponsorship, please contact North Carolina Presenters Consortium at 919.489.1541; email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsor booth assignments will be allocated in order of date sponsorship commitment received. All sponsorships will be invoiced by NCPC, with payment due no later than September 20. Special ArtsMarket registration instructions will be provided to all sponsors.
We thank you. Everyone who’s coming will thank you.
A bit of history...
Our organizations’ unique partnership has produced seven memorable, highly successful ArtsMarkets full of inspiring artistic performances, extraordinary opportunities for professional growth and just a few natural disasters along the way that have bound us together forever. (Ask about blizzards, ice storms, floods and talking pit bulls in the dining room.). Over the years, ArtsMarket has earned a reputation for being welcoming, informative, scrappy, accessible, worthwhile, inspirational, a great value – and fun.
While ArtsMarket was initially designed as a primary resource for mid-sized to small presenters in and near NC, especially those who do not have consistent opportunities to attend national and regional conferences, the event has grown to merit active participation by presenting organizations of all sizes from a continually growing region. Exhibitors include artists and artist representatives from around the country and beyond. ArtsMarket2011 welcomed 191 presenter delegates representing 100 presenting organizations from DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, VA & Canada. Our capacity 150 exhibitor booths represented a total of 248 exhibitor delegates registered. We featured 39 jury-selected showcases from more than 200 showcase applications, with 150+ performing artists on site at the event. Yet the conference, through the help of the NC Arts Council, has remained remarkably affordable and accessible to all.