What is a presenter?

Performing arts presenting organizations facilitate exchanges between artists and audiences through creative, educational and performance opportunities. The work that these artists perform is produced outside of the presenting organization. ("The Capacity of Performing Arts Presenting Organizations," by Mark A. Hager and Thomas H. Pollak, The Urban Institute, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, April 2002)

Presenters contract talent spanning multiple genres for one or more engagements at theatres, colleges and universities, festivals, performing arts centers, and other venues in communities large and small.

Why should I join NCPC?
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. Our meetings, listserv, and ArtsMarket conference help agents, artists, and vendors connect with presenters, and presenters connect with one another.

Do you offer showcase opportunities for artists?
Yes, we do. Every other year we host the ArtsMarket conference, which features around three dozen juried showcase performances. You must apply online for a showcase at; applications typically open early in the calendar year for the following fall's conference.

When is the next ArtsMarket conference?
ArtsMarket is held on odd years, with the next one planned for November 6-8, 2023 in Durham, NC.

How do I use the NCPC listserv to communicate with other members?
The NCPC listserv is available to current members to ask questions, share news, and communicate about block booking.  For complete instructions and information, members may view our LISTSERV page (login required).




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