Welcome to NCPC! Let's Connect...

As a leading professional organization in the performing arts industry in the Southeast US, NCPC is dedicated to fostering networking, collaboration, and growth opportunities for our members. Whether you're a new or seasoned presenter, an aspiring artist seeking professional development, or an established industry professional looking to expand your network, NCPC is here to support you and provide access to resources that will support your efforts to bring artists and audiences together for all communities.

Click below to learn more about NCPC and what it has to offer!

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What is NCPC?

The North Carolina Presenters Consortium (NCPC) is a non-profit membership association of professional performing arts presenting organizations and industry professionals from NC, throughout the Southeast and across the country. NCPC advances the performing arts through collaboration, shared resources and professional development.

Why Join?

NCPC is a valuable resource network for presenters, agents, artists, vendors, and service providers. As one of the largest and most active consortia throughout the southeast region, we provide access to a vibrant region-wide arts scene and a pool of friendly colleagues who have collectively amassed decades of experience in the industry.

What Our Members Say... 

 We work hard to serve and support presenters, agents, artists and service providers and to ensure that the business of the arts can be done in a thoughtful and supportive way. Click the video on the right to learn more about what our members love about being a part of NCPC.

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Member Benefits

NCPC is a valuable resource network for presenters, agents, artists, vendors, and service providers. As one of the largest and most active state consortia, we provide access to a vibrant statewide arts scene and a pool of friendly colleagues who have collectively amassed decades of experience in the industry. Check out the scroll to the right for some of our member benefits!


Membership Categories


NCPC Membership for Presenters

Presenting organizations must meet the following criteria:

Proof of 501c3 status
Presenting at least 3 events featuring professional touring artists/companies per year
Presentation of cultural-based programming being among the organization's primary purposes

Also eligible are emerging not-for-profit presenting organizations which present fewer than three events yearly or are in the process of establishing or further developing a broader presenting program (contact the Executive Director to discuss).


NCPC Membership for Non-Presenters

Agents, independent artists, vendors, and industry-related service providers are invited to join, too!

These "non-presenter" members play a crucial role in the successful functioning of our organization. They are instrumental in maintaining the thriving cultural ecosystem of our state, and benefit from the opportunities for communication and face-to-face interaction provided by NCPC. Agents, artists, vendors, and service providers have access to NCPC's private listserv and are invited to all association meetings and events, except for block booking meetings.

NEW for 2024! Professional Speaker Membership Category

NCPC is pleased to announce the addition of a new membership category to our NCPC community: Professional Speakers. This exclusive category caters to professional lecturers, motivational speakers, authors, and humorists who truly excel in their respective fields, captivating audiences with their knowledge and charisma at conferences, community organizations, colleges, and universities.

 

Who qualifies for a Professional Speakers membership? This new category of artist includes those who are experts on a particular subject matter.

    • Professional Lecturers: renowned experts delivering insightful and educational talks.
    • Motivational Speakers: inspirational individuals who empower and uplift audiences.
    • Authors: accomplished writers with knowledge to share on a particular subject matter
    • Humorists: entertaining speakers who infuse humor into their presentations


What sets our Professional Speakers category apart?

As one of the only presenting consortia offering this type of membership, NCPC offers professional speakers unparalleled opportunities for networking, collaboration, and visibility. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an emerging talent, the Professional Speakers category is designed to elevate your influence and impact within your chosen subject matter.


Membership Dues 

North Carolina Presenting Organizations

Dues are based on annual artist fee budgets

NC Nonprofit presenter w/ artist fees with more than $500K annually: $425

NC Nonprofit presenter w/ artist fees $100K-$499K annually: $250

NC Nonprofit presenter w/ artist fees $50K-$99K annually: $200

NC Nonprofit presenter w/ artist fees $25K-$49K annually: $150

NC Nonprofit presenter w/ artist fees less than $25K annually: $100

Outside NC (ONC) Presenting Organizations

Dues are based on annual artist fee budgets

ONC Nonprofit presenter w/artist fees w/more than $500K annually: $450

ONC Nonprofit presenter w/ artist fees $100K-$499K annually: $275

ONC Nonprofit presenter w/ artist fees $50K-$99K annually: $225

ONC Nonprofit presenter w/ artist fees $25K-$49K annually: $175

ONC Nonprofit presenter w/ artist fees less than $25K annually: $125

Artists & Agents (NC-based and Outside NC/ONC)

NC-based Performing Artist/Arts Company: $100

ONC Performing Artist/Arts Company: $125

NC-based Independent Professional Speakers: $100

ONC  Independent Professional Speakers: $125 

NC Agent/Manager: $275

ONC Agent/Manager: $350

Other NCPC Membership Types

Educators/School Liaisons: $50

Students: $25

Member Emeritus/Riff Raff: $25

NC Vendor/Service Provider: $275

Outside NC Vendor/Service Provider: $350

Events And Networking 


Our meetings, Listserv, and ArtsMarket conference help agents, artists, and vendors connect with presenters, and presenters connect with one another. Members communicate often and come together to openly share resources, advice, opportunities, and camaraderie.

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NCPC is growing faster than ever before through North Carolina and the Southeast! 

We hope you'll join today and grow with us! 

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Please Note: If you need assistance using our online application, please reach out to MaryJo Birschbach at marketing@ncpresenters.org or 828.949.4099, Ext 2 for support.



THANK YOU TO OUR ANNUAL SPONSORS

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DPAC

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts

Carolina Theatre of Durham

The Wilson Center

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Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts

BiCoastal Productions

NC State Live

UNCW Kenan Auditorium

AMAZ Enterntainment

CoMMA Performing Arts Center

Etix

Sampson CenterStage

Admire Entertainment

The Clayton Center

Cain Center for the Arts

Thalian Hall


Hive.co

Loyd Artists

Siegel Artist Management

Ed Keane and Associates

AND OUR PARTNERS

NC Arts Council

South Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

Our State Magazine

Arts North Carolina

AND THANK YOU TO OUR NCPC 2023-2024 BENEFACTORS

Randy McKay, John Ellis, Joey Bennett, Karen Morgan


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