Showcase Artist Provisions 

ArtsMarket will provide the following to showcase artists:

Sound: A full FOH and monitor sound system will be provided for showcasing artists.  This will include FOH and monitor consoles with operators, monitor wedges, microphones, and cabling as needed.  This will be set up and operated in a “Festival Style”.

Lighting: One or two general static washes will be available. Please know that we will not be able to accommodate multiple lighting cues, spotlights, or specials.  We use the Carolina Theatre's House electrics plot and we will not be able to provide special focusing. 

Backline: A standard main stage backline package will be provided, including:  an acoustic drum kit on a riser, electric piano, synthesizer, two guitar amplifiers, and a bass amplifier/cabinet. This equipment is provided as a convenience to the artists and to assist in keeping showcases running smoothly and on time. Use of artist-provided drum kits will not be allowed. Showcases utilizing the drum kit will have a maximum of 15 minutes prior to their showcase to adjust the drums off-stage during other showcases. Specific models of equipment to be offered will be finalized and included in the contract/technical specification sent to presenting performers.  Showcasing Talent is expected to travel with their own instruments please.

Piano: A tuned 6’ or 7’ grand piano will be available for use during main stage showcases.

Soundcheck:  Please note that you should plan to be in the building at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled soundcheck time, and 45 minutes prior to your showcase time to run a brief 15 minute soundcheck/stage setup and to review final needs with the Production Manager and technical staff.  Each soundcheck will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes, no exceptions. All showcasing artists will be notified in advance of their load-in/soundcheck schedule.

Dressing Rooms:  We will have a staff member located at the Stage Door/Stage Left to check you in and provide your dressing room assignment. Please note that some dressing rooms are shared with other showcasing artists. Assignments have been made according to group size and the showcase schedule.

The ArtsMarket Production Manager will work closely with showcase artists to best meet their needs, but certain modifications may be necessary due to time constraints and production flow.  Only technical staff provided by ArtsMarket may operate equipment during the juried showcases, unless otherwise agreed upon in advance.

 Showcase & Rehearsal Schedule 

Coming Soon!

 Registration Information for Showcase Artists 

ArtsMarket 2023 Registration is Open NOW! See Dates Below:

Early Registration for Annual Sponsors, Partners & Showcase Artists: Wednesday, July 19th

Priority Registration for NCPC Members: Wednesday, July 26th

Registration for the Public: Wednesday, August 2nd

ArtsMarket Cancellation Policy for Showcase Artists

Showcase cancellation and requests for production fee and/or exhibit table refunds on or before Thursday, August 31, 2023 will be honored, less a 30% processing fee. Such requests must be made in writing. No refunds will be available for showcase artists after August 31, 2023 

 Carolina Theatre Loading & Unloading Information 

Unload from the bus parking that is to the left of the Carolina Theatre dock (Please note: the bus space to the right is not a part of the Carolina Theatre). After unloading you will need to move cars to one of two parking decks across the street. If you are towing trailers you need to find additional parking elsewhere.

 Contact the ArtsMarket Team 

Conference Coordinator: Deb Royals,,  919-272-1551

Showcase Production Manager: Tracy Francis,, 919-360-1750   

Exhibit Coordinator: Bunny Nash,, 812-264-6735

Registration Coordinator: Tia Canada,, 910-265-8365

Communications & Development ManagerMaryJo Birschbach,,  828-949-4099 (ext. 2)

NCPC Executive Director: Cathy Gouge,, 828-949-4099 (ext. 1)

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.



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