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ArtsMarket 2023 Event Information

The NCPC Board of Directors in partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council, cordially invites you to join us for ArtsMarket 2023, an extraordinary gathering that guarantees numerous networking opportunities, captivating showcases, and a few special surprises as well! ArtsMarket 2023 will be hosted at the Carolina Theatre, the Durham Convention Center, and the DPAC, all located in the heart of beautiful Durham, NC, which provides an exquisite backdrop for what will be a truly unforgettable experience.

 Join us and expand your network, discover inspiring talent, and foster collaborations that will bring artists and audiences together throughout the southeast and beyond!

 Conference Schedule 

 Event Activities 

New Colleague Information Session

Monday, November 6th from 3:00-4:00p at the Carolina Theatre Connie Moses Ballroom

We invite new presenters and all first time ArtsMarket attendees to join representatives from the NC Arts Council,  NAPAMA, and NCPC for an informational session where you will learn how to best navigate ArtsMarket and gain tips and tools that will enhance your conference experience. Please Note: Attendance is optional. Please sign up to attend this session when you register for the conference.

Bull Chat Sessions #1 & 2: Speed Networking (*limited spots available*)

Wednesday, November 8th at 8:15a at the Durham Convention Center and the Carolina Theater

Click here for more information on Bull Chat Speed Networking Session

Dine Around About Dance

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.

Dancers, choreographers, presenters, and agents representing dancers/dance companies are invited to an informal dine around at Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub with North Carolina Arts Council’s Music & Dance Director Jamie Katz Court and Jodee Nimerichter, Executive Director of American Dance Festival for a conversation about all aspects of dance and dance performance. Bring your burning questions, dreams, and ideas! Sign up at the registration table. NOTE: Participants are responsible for paying for their own meals at this event. 

VIP Annual Sponsor Reception

Tuesday, November 7th from 5:30p-6:30p (location TBD)

Details Coming Soon!

Presenter Block Booking Meeting Information

Thursday, November 9th from 8:30a-3:00p at the Durham Convention Center. This meeting is for presenters only.

Details Coming Soon!

 Featured Showcase Artists  

 ArtsMarket Sponsorship Opportunities

NCPC is excited to invite you to become an ArtsMarket 2023 conference sponsor! By partnering with us, you'll gain unparalleled exposure while connecting with professionals within our field while supporting NCPC’s mission in bringing artists and audiences together. 

Why Become an ArtsMarket Sponsor?

Exposure for your Organization: As the premier performing arts conference in the Southeast, you will reach hundreds of attendees while also gaining advertising on our website and social media platforms.

Maximizing the ArtsMarket Experience: Sponsoring merchandise and activities helps to ensure that our conference attendees enjoy an unforgettable experience and ensures that your organization is recognized as a benefactor of the experience. 

Member Support: As an ArtsMarket 2023 sponsor, your support helps to ensure that NCPC is able to continue to offer access to events and programming that is affordable and accessible for all members.  

For detailed information please click below to access our available sponsorship opportunities button below. If you have any questions or if you’re interested in becoming an ArtsMarket 2023 sponsor, please reach out to MaryJo Birschbach at

Click HERE to access ArtsMarket 2023 Event Sponsorship Opportunities

 Travel and Accommodations Information 


Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) - 20 mins from downtown Durham and hotels. 


Durham Marriott City Center Hotel (attached to DCC)

201 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

$219/night + tax & parking

Group Rate Reservation Link - CLICK HERE

Last Day to Book: Friday, October 6, 2023

21C Museum Hotel (3 minute walk to DCC)

111 North Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701
$209/night + tax & parking
Group Rate Reservation Link - CLICK HERE 

Guests will book as an “Attendee” to make their reservations. Please note: The links will only allow guests to make reservations within the contracted dates 11/6-11/8/23. If you would like to extend your reservation to include shoulder nights, you can reach out to Emily Williams at 919.956.6714 or after setting up your initial reservation through the link.

Last Day to Book: Saturday, October 7, 2023

Unscripted Hotel Durham (2 minute walk to DCC)

202 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701
$189/night + tax & free parking

Group Rate Reservation Link - CLICK HERE

If you would like to extend your reservation to include shoulder nights, you can reach out to Brett Hartmann at after setting up your initial reservation through the link.
Last Day to Book: Friday October 6, 2023

Map of event locations

Conference Parking: The Durham Center Parking Garage (directly across the street from the Durham Convention Center and Carolina Theatre) is offering ArtsMarket attendees a special (one-time use per day only) parking pass for $7 per day. This is not for multiple in and out privileges. When registering for the conference, please be sure to indicate if you would like to purchase a pass, and for which days so that one can be provided to you. 

Airport Transportation Options:

Skylink Shuttle is offering ArtsMarket attendees the following airport shuttle prices as an "ArtsMarket Special." Skyline Shuttle will pick you up at the airport and transport you to ANY downtown Durham hotel. Pricing is as follows:

$45 (1st Passenger) and $5 for each additional passenger if you are picked up as a group.

Please Note: Airport shuttle services are NOT included with your registration. Transportation costs and arrangements will be the responsibility of the conference attendee. ArtsMarket attendees are not obligated to use Skylink Shuttle and are welcome to use Uber or any other preferred mode of transportation.

If you would like to make a reservation for transportation with the Skylink Shuttle please CLICK HERE and use code NCPC2023 to receive the discounted rate. 

CLICK HERE for a printable map of the Carolina Theatre, Durham Convention Center & Marriott layout.

Map of layout of event locations

This project was funded in part by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

NC Arts Council logo   National Endowment for the Arts logo    South Arts logo


             link to website: audio and light   link to website: DPAC   link to website: Wortham Center for the Performing Arts                  link to website: Carolina Theatre of Durhamlink to website: The Wilson Center  link to website: Ablr  

link to website: Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts        link to website: BiCoastal Productions          link to website: NC State Live       

link to website: UNCW Kenan Auditorium            link to website: AMAZ Enterntainment            link to website: CoMMA Performing Arts Center          link to website: Etix

link to website:      link to website: Sampson CenterStage      link to website: Admire Entertainment  link to website: Loyd Artists   Logo: Siegel Artist Management   

link to website: The Clayton Center       link to website: Cain Center for the Arts       link to website: Thalian Hall    link to website: John Brown   link to website: Ed Keane and Associates


link to website: NC Arts Councillink to website: South Arts link to website: National Endowment for the Artslink to website: Our State Magazine Link to website: Arts North Carolina   


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