2012-2013 Meeting Dates
June 17-19, 2013
Hosted by UNC Wilmington & historic Thalian Hall
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NCPC Invites You to Wilmington:
Register now for the 2013 NC Presenters Consortium Annual Meeting, Monday afternoon thru Wednesday midday, June 17-19, 2013. NCPC’s summer Annual Meeting alternates between mountain & coastal locations and we are delighted to be hosted in Wilmington for the 2013 event.
More about Wilmington: http://www.wilmingtonandbeaches.com/
Wilmington & the Beaches: http://vimeo.com/33683748#at=9
NCPC Executive Committee member Shane Fernando, director of UNCW Presents at UNC Wilmington and also a board member for historic Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, has assembled a great host team and an exciting agenda that blends valuable professional resources and a glimpse at some of the cultural attractions of the Port City for all NCPC members attending. The Annual Meeting is open to all categories of NCPC membership including presenting organizations, agents and managers, performing artists, vendors and service organizations. Members are encouraged to register additional staff and board members.
A few NCPC Annual Meeting 2013 highlights:
• Opening reception at historic Thalian Hall, originally opened in 1858 and one of America’s most distinctive historic theatres. Guided tours will be offered by Thalian Hall Executive Director Tony Rivenbark. http://www.thalianhall.org/
• Keynote remarks by North Carolina Secretary of the Department of Cultural Resources Susan W. Kluttz http://www.ncdcr.gov/
• Cape Fear River water taxi shuttle and opening night dinner served under the stars on the fantail of Battleship USS North Carolina http://www.battleshipnc.com/
• Revelatory & motivating professional resource sessions hosted on the beautiful campus of UNCW on Tuesday and Wednesday will include prescriptions for success for your organizations and communities. “Unlimited Refills: Rx for Community Engagement” and “A Dose of Development: The Elusive Elixir” will be led by accomplished arts development professionals Greg & Marissa Phillips of CSTAR Development, experienced specialists in performing arts management, programming, planning, marketing, fundraising and board development. We’ll also delve into “Taking it to the A&P, Revisited” – continuation of the facilitated exploration of issues as submitted by artist, agent and presenter members begun at November’s Bull Chat meeting in Durham.
• Tuesday evening trolleys from the host hotel to escort you to/from the Wrightsville Beach area restaurants of your choice.
• A super offer for discounted overnight stays at our host hotel – for days preceding and following the official dates of the Annual Meeting
THESE SPECIAL GROUP RATES ARE ONLY GUARANTEED THRU MAY 3.
DON’T WAIT TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS!
Homewood Suites by Hilton at Mayfaire
6732 Swan Mill Road, Wilmington, NC 28405
NCPC Annual Meeting special rate: (King studio suite or 1-bedroom Queen suite
Friday-Saturday, June 14 & 15: $169
Sunday-Monday-Tuesday, June 16-17-18: $129
Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 19-20-21-22: $169
GROUP BOOKING CODE: “PRE”
tel. 910.791.7272; www.homewoodsuitesmayfaire.com
Complimentary full hot breakfast daily; complimentary wi-fi. Complimentary light dinner & drinks for hotel guests Monday thru Thursday evenings (NC laws apply); full kitchen in each suite.
If making reservations by phone, identify yourself as a member of NC Presenters Consortium and reconfirm the group rate as quoted.
Annual Meeting Delegate Registration Fees
This convening is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council. We are very grateful for their generous support.
Early bird registration, prior to 5 PM on Friday, June 7: $125 per person (includes conference materials & session hospitality, professional development seminars, Monday evening opening reception, water taxi, battleship dinner, Tuesday lunch at UNCW, Tuesday evening roundtrip trolley service to/from hotel/restaurants as scheduled.
Late bird -- from 5 PM Friday, June 7 thru June 15: $160 per person
From Sunday, June 16: No bird at all. Sorry.
* For additional persons: Per our software terminology for online registration, use “guest” registrations at the full delegate rate to register additional professionals from your organization who will be attending the Annual Meeting; these persons will have access to all conference events. Use “spouse” registration to apply to any other person who may be joining you on an a la carte basis for Monday evening’s opening reception, water taxi transport and dinner on the battleship, and trolley transportation to Tuesday nights’ dinner-on-your-own. For “spouse” registrations, fee is $50 per person. This fee excludes admission into any sessions.
MEETING SCHEDULE(subject to change)
Event location notes:
Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St., Downtown Wilmington at intersection of Third & Chestnut; free parking in front of theatre after 5 PM on Monday
Monday evening’s water taxi departure from the riverfront, a three-block walk from Thalian Hall; 12-passenger van available for transport to taxi for those with mobility needs. Automobiles may remain at Thalian Hall through duration of dinner on battleship.
Tuesday & Wednesday’s professional development sessions will be hosted in facilities on the UNCW campus, in Wagoner Hall’s Madeline Suite and at Fisher Student Center. Parking will be available on campus for all NCPC events. See map in your registration packet. UNCW: 601 S. College Road, Wilmington http://uncw.edu/presents/
The Tuesday evening trolley departs from Homewood Suites, 6732 Swan Mill Road at Mayfaire on runs as scheduled. Trolley capacity 35 per trip. Sign-up’s will be offered.
Monday, June 17:
1:00-4:00PM: NCPC Executive Committee, 2nd fl. Studio Theatre, Thalian Hall
5:15-6:00PM: NCPC event delegate registration, Thalian Hall, Main Lobby
(persons needing van transport to water taxi sign up at registration desk)
5:15-7:00PM: Opening reception, 2nd fl. Thalian Hall Ballroom;
5:30 & 6:05 PM: Guided small group tours of historic Thalian Hall,
led by Tony Rivenbark, Executive Director, THCPA, Inc.
7:00-7:40PM: Welcome remarks from hosts & special guests;
Keynote, NC Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan W. Kluttz
7:40PM: Water taxi across Cape Fear River to Battleship USS North Carolina;
van transportation available from Thalian Hall to water taxi for those needing special services
8:00 PM: NCPC dinner for delegates & guests on the fantail of Battleship
USS North Carolina; battleship open for self-guided tours
(rain location: dinner at Thalian Hall ballroom)
9:45 PM: Water taxi return to riverfront; Wilmington nightlife on-your-own.
Tuesday evening trolley to waterside restaurants.
Tuesday, June 18:
Complimentary breakfast, Homewood Suites
8:45-9:15AM: Registration open & morning coffee, Wagoner Hall, Madeline Suite, UNCW
9:00 – 10:15AM: NCPC Annual Meeting, all membership, Madeline Suite, UNCW
NCPC President William Lewis, Earl of Yum-Yum, presiding
Agenda to be distributed
10:15-10:55 AM: Agent/Artist members’ introductory mini-Pitch-&-Plea
Madeline Suite, UNCW
11:05AM-12:50PM: Unlimited Refills…Rx for Community Engagement
Madeline Suite, UNCW
Greg & Marissa Phillips, CSTAR Development
Delegates will drive to Fisher Student Center for lunch and Unlimited Refills/Part 2; campus parking will be provided.
1:00-2:15 PM: Lunch
Boxed lunches served at Clock Tower Lounge, Fisher Student Center. Lunch may be enjoyed on balcony, terrace, lounges, picnic tables or amphitheatre.
2:15-4:00 PM: Unlimited Refills…A Dose of Development
Fisher Student Center, Lumina Theater
Greg & Marissa Phillips, CSTAR Development
From 6:30 PM: Clang Clang Clang to Dinner-on-Your-Own
We suggest advance reservations at the locale of your choice.
From the hotel, you may hop aboard our Wilmington Trolley for scheduled loops to area restaurants between the hotel and Wrightsville Beach. Dinner stops include the beachfront Oceanic Restaurant & Holiday Inn Sunspree, and BlueWater Grill on the Intracoastal Waterway. Our NCPC-reserved trolley will make roundtrip loops at 6:30, 7:30, 9:00 and 10:00 PM.
Members of the NCPC Royal Court will accompany each loop and will tell long-hidden secrets and lies about palace cavorting and romps in the moat.
Here’s your live-cam view from atop the Oceanic at Wrightsville Beach:
Wilmington Trolley Company: http://www.wilmingtontrolley.com/
Wednesday, June 19
Complimentary breakfast, Homewood Suites
9:00AM: Morning coffee, tales of wow and woe
Fisher Student Center’s Clock Tower Lounge, UNCW
9:15-10:45 AM: Taking it to the A&P, Summer Edition
Resource Session #3/Membership Panel
Fisher Student Center, Clock Tower Lounge
10:45-11:00 AM: Break
11:00-11:45 AM: NCPC Open Mic, Kum Ba Ya Y’all
Fisher Student Center, Clock Tower Lounge
NCPC’s professional resource sessions are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.
Battleship on the Cape Fear
Tuesday, June 18: NCPC Welcomes CSTAR Development
"Unlimited Refills: ℞ for Community Engagement"
In the 21st century, cultural arts organizations must be reinvented to become centers for the arts, culture and community. Today, audiences
in search of community want performances that provide total experiences.
Attracting and including the elusive younger audiences that everyone wants and needs requires a much more thoughtful, strategic, long-term plan.
Experiencing the Extraordinary
Commissioning, presenting, and producing the most exciting work possible in various venues is dependent on development. Only when development, marketing and programming departments work together will audiences and communities experience the extraordinary. In today's world people are yearning for extraordinary and waiting for someone or something to lead them to it.
"A Dose of Development: The Elusive Elixir"
Dedicated to Development
Development, advancement or fundraising is both an art and a science. When learned and practiced by senior management and lay leaders, it inspires an ever-expanding family of subscribers, members and donors. Understanding the difference between approaching and engaging contributors in our industry and attracting investors in the for-profit world is fundamental and revelatory.
Creating a Culture of Giving
An arts organization’s brand and culture must include a culture of giving. Everyone in the organization should understand and enjoy their role in development. Only then, in these increasingly challenging times, does surviving give way to thriving. When a community is treated and embraced liked beloved family, everything changes.
Greg Phillips has over 35 years experience in performing arts management, programming, planning, financial analysis, marketing, PR and branding, fundraising, and board development. During his varied career, Phillips has started, turned-around, led, and grown several producing and presenting organizations. He recently returned to the company he founded in 1995, CSTAR, with a new focus of helping arts organizations with development.
In 2011 Phillips worked as a project consultant for the Arts Consulting Group. With ACG he led the search for ODC/Dance’s new executive director and consulted for the Oregon Cultural Trust on how to enhance development. Prior to that Phillips was Executive Director of Portland Center Stage, one of the fifteen largest American theater companies, which produces 455 performances and 300 additional events annually. During the most economically challenging years, his expertise helped the company to continue growing its subscriber and donor base. In addition he secured the largest-ever Capital Campaign contribution and some of the largest individual and foundation contributions in the Company’s 25-year history.
As the Executive Director of Broadway By the Bay, he produced musicals at San Mateo Performing Arts Center, presented Broadway artists in concert and conversation, and commissioned new work. By dramatically increasing contributed income, he enabled the elimination of the 45 year-old company’s accumulated deficit.
In 1991 he founded CenterStage at the Osher Marin JCC (the San Francisco Bay Area’s 92nd St. Y) and over the next 15 seasons presented 600 events and performances. Before leaving the JCC he managed a capital campaign, secured multiple million-dollar naming gifts, led the planning efforts, and negotiated the purchase of an adjacent property to expand and upgrade the Center.
In 1995 Phillips founded CSTAR, Creative Stage Artists Management, and for the next decade represented Broadway artists including Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley and songwriter Stephen Schwartz. His work in television and film includes hosting and producing the first PBS home remodeling series, KQED’s Grin and Repair It (the forerunner to This Old House) and coaching Robin Williams for his role as the Russian Saxophonist in Moscow on the Hudson.
Greg Phillips holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Marlboro College, home of Music from Marlboro and the Marlboro Music Festival.
Marissa Phillips has planned intimate and exclusive events, fashion shows, 1,000-person galas and festivals for 100,000 people. She understands the positive impact of a well-planned event and has the vision, knowledge, organizational skills and attention to detail to ensure that each event that she plans is a success. Phillips started her career at the Sausalito Art Festival in Marin County, a three-day festival over Labor Day Weekend that brings hundreds of artists to “The Granddaddy” of Outdoor Fine Art Festivals. After interning with them during the summer of 2008, she was hired back in 2009 to act as the Festival Coordinator and oversee the planning and execution of the event. This included organizing the 200+ participating artists, managing the budget and financial elements of the festival, creating promotional materials, and more.
In December of 2009, Phillips was hired as the Special Events Associate for San Francisco Ballet. Beginning one week before the annual Nutcracker Lunch and one month before the annual Opening Night Gala, she hit the ground running and proceeded to spend the next two and a half years assisting in the planning of hundreds of events, including Fashion Shows with Michael Kors, Donna Karan, and Giambattista Valli, on-stage dinners, donor appreciation events, cast parties, and other exclusive events.
Currently Phillips is the Director of Development at Berkeley Symphony where, in addition to planning all of their events, she is working to increase their contributed revenue from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government resources. Marissa Phillips holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a focus on Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration from University of Oregon.
Thank you, UNC-Wilmington!
Monday-Wednesday, November 4-6, 2013
Carolina Theatre/Durham Convention Center, Durham, NC
Thursday, November 7, 2013
NC Presenters Consortium Fall Collaborative Booking Forum/post-ArtsMarket
Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC
Pictures From the NCPC Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC
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