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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 ( -- 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

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

DPAC ( 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.

Our Marriott ArtsMarket conference rate is $119 plus tax, single or double.  Rate is valid for check-in from Sat., Nov. 2 through checkout on Thur., Nov. 7.  ArtsMarket's official dates are Monday thru Wednesday, Nov. 4-6, with the NCPC collaborative booking meeting for presenters scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Carolina Theatre.

The Mariott’s ArtsMarket conference rate will be offered,
based on availability, til Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Rooms may still remain available at this property, but would not be guaranteed at the conference rate. Please inquire.


Use this direct link for the ArtsMarket conference reservations --
DURHAM MARRIOTT CITY CENTER :  Book genr at Durham Marriott City Center for 119 per night

For more information about Durham Marriott City Center, visit

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

ArtsMarket13 Sponsorship Information

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

ArtsMarket13 Sponsorship.pdf

ArtsMarket2013 Sponsorship Opportunities Announced Nov. 4-6, Durham, NC


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; gratis insert for each Host Sponsor in all delegate packets.
  1. Audio & Light, Greensboro, NC
  2. OUR STATE Magazine, Greensboro, NC
  3. Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Durham, NC

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
  1. Jeanne Robertson
  2. Squonk Opera, Pittsburgh, PA

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

Sponsorships received to date, since May 14, 2014 are listed below.
Come join us in the ArtsMarket Circle of Welcome!!

  1. Admire Entertainment, Barbara Meyer;
  2. TG2 Artists, Trish Galfano;
  3. The Roots Agency, Larry Kosson;
  4. SeaSoundStudio Entertainment, Patrice Kaluza;
  5. Loyd Artists, Susan Lounsbury;
  6. Spencers Theatre of Illusion, Kevin Spencer;
  7. SRO Artists, John Schimmelman;
  8. Hyperion Productions, Katie Underwood;
  9. JRA Fine Arts, Dan Mann;
  10. Gardner Arts Network, Jeannette Gardner;
  11. Baylin Artists Management, Marc Baylin;
  12. Piccadilly Arts, LLC; Chrissie DiAngelus;
  13. CAMI Music;
  14. The Connie and Monte Moses Fund for the Arts in Durham

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; recognition in all media materials

To confirm your sponsorship, please contact North Carolina Presenters Consortium at 919.489.1541; email to 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...

Since the year 2000, North Carolina Presenters Consortium has partnered with the North Carolina Arts Council to co-produce the biennial ARTSMARKET performing arts showcase conference. First hosted in Wilmington, ArtsMarket then relocated to High Point and, in 2011, moved to our current home in downtown Durham.

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.

Then a little philosophy... 

NCPC and NCAC partner in a belief that presenting is an act of collaboration – between artists, managers, presenters, sponsors, and audiences.  We intentionally design the ArtsMarket to foster a spirit of collaboration and collegiality, rather than competition. As NCPC states, when we stop talking with each other, we’re out of business.

We want all aspects of the conference to inspire conversation among delegates. To discourage a “buyer vs. seller” attitude, we print out nametags in one color. We do not schedule concurrent activities, and we travel as a pack from one conference function to the next. We believe that presenting as a field benefits greatly from diversity – among artists and among presenters.  We can learn an incredible amount from each other even if our venues are different sizes and our artistic mission is served by a different genre.  We want ArtsMarket to promote interaction between a wide scope of organizations and individuals.

Most of our showcases have a sampling of genres in each block rather than clustering the art forms. We position artistic quality as our prime determinant of content of the conference. We value our supportive sponsors greatly, and couldn’t produce the conference without their support. We don’t “trade” showcases as part of sponsorships. 

Registration fees are subsidized to allow individual artists, small venues and schools to participate alongside agencies and venues with larger budgets. We believe that we should never miss an opportunity to be inspired by the great art work and the great people that surround us in this business.


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