Sara smiles in front of a plain backdorp in a tan sweater
Former Program Director, Dance

NEFA staff will be out and about attending regional booking conferences this September as the 2014-2015 season kicks off.  There are opportunities to attend panels and meet individually; see below for details.

September 2-5, 2014

Western Arts Alliance (WAA) Annual Conference | Seattle, WA
You can set up individual consultations with NEFA staff during the conference. Email us directly to set up a time in advance: Sara Nash, National Dance Project, or Quita Sullivan, National Theater Project.

September 17-20, 2014

Arts Midwest Annual Conference |  Minneapolis, MN,
NEFA staff attending: Sara Nash, Quita Sullivan

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:00AM-8:30 AM and 8:30AM-9:00AM, Room 101G
New England Foundation for the Arts Information Session
The New England Foundation for the Arts will provide information for and answer questions from artists, agents, and organizations seeking to learn more about its national  programs, including the National Theater Project, the National Dance Project, and Center Stage.
NEFA staff in session: Sara Nash, Quita Sullivan

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:15am to 9:45am, Room 101D
Identifying New Allies: Taking the Risk out of Risky Programming
Presenters wear many hats: managing board expectations, audiences’ tastes, and myriad obligations as a cultural facility. There is an often overlooked segment of talent that can broaden new collaborative models for both qualitative and quantitative transformation, all while maximizing your bottom line. These unique performers fill a niche that, with proper marketing tactics and community outreach, can appeal to not only your dedicated constituency, but also the next wave of young and enthusiastic art appreciators.
NEFA staff on panel: Quita Sullivan

For more information about the Center Stage program, visit Lisa Booth Management at Arts Midwest in booth #339.

September 29-October 2, 2014

Performing Arts Exchange |  Atlanta, GA,
NEFA staff attending: Sara Nash, Adrienne Petrillo, Quita Sullivan

Tuesday, September 30, 2014   9:00am-10:15am
World Music 101 
You’ve been thinking about bringing world music to your community, but you’re a little uncertain about it.  This workshop will cover how to introduce world music into a community that has limited experience with it, look at some practical tactics that have helped to develop new audiences, and investigate the dynamics of working with international artists.  These world music experts will also identify some of the resources available to help presenters select world music artists that may be outside their area of expertise.
NEFA staff on panel: Adrienne Petrillo

Tuesday, September 30, 2014   9:00am-10:15am
Creating Successful Residencies in Dance
Residencies are becoming the way to work. Why? Who is doing them and how are they beneficial to artists, presenters and communities? Hear from and talk to artists, presenters and service organizations who are working and supporting this model.
NEFA staff on panel: Sara Nash, Quita Sullivan

Other ways to connect at PAE
Sign up on site for a Face Time session with Adrienne or Sara on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 2:30-4PM. Set up individual consultations with Quita during the conference by emailing her in advance to schedule.

We love seeing and hearing from you, so if you’ll be attending any of these events, let us know!