Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting PA Presenters and the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Performing Arts Market.

STARRING SPONSOR

Avenel Arts Center

The Avenel Arts Center, slated to open Winter 2019 in Avenel, New Jersey, will present theater, comedy, music, dance and more to Central New Jersey. With an intimate theatre and adjacent cabaret restaurant the Avenel Arts Center will usher in a new arts community in Central New Jersey. https://www.facebook.com/avenelartscenter

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PRODUCING SPONSORS

Jeff Boyer Productions

Jeff Boyer is an internationally acclaimed pioneer of highly interactive community based bubble performance. Specializing in inclusion and diversity, he seamlessly engages audiences beyond language, cultural, age, and ability barriers. Jeff’s school shows evolve STEM to STEAM learning providing alternate access to curriculum for creative thinkers. The unique inclusiveness of Jeff’s Sensory Friendly performances serves under-served groups with all his shows building lasting community among performing arts center’s patrons.     http://jeffboyer.com/

ORGANIZATIONAL AND MAPAM SPONSOR

Kosson Talent

Kosson Talent is a national entertainment booking agency founded by husband and wife team Larry Kosson and Robin Spielberg. Located in south central Pennsylvania, the agency represents over a dozen performers including four-time Grammy Award winner Jimmy Webb, Grammy nominated bands Trout Fishing in America and Tiempo Libre, as well as Black Violin, Gina Chavez, the Canadian folk duo, Dala, Velvet Caravan, and the NJ-based theater company, Pushcart Players. Kosson is a veteran agent and winner of the 2013 NAPAMA Agent of the Year Award. Spielberg is an internationally known pianist/composer and Steinway Artist. She serves as National Artist Spokesperson for the American Music Therapy Association.   http://www.kossontalent.com

ORGANIZATIONAL AND MAPAM SPONSOR

Joanne Rile Management

For over 40 years Joanne Rile Artists Management has offered creative programs by a diverse and exciting list of artists, ensembles and dance companies. Rile artists hail from the U.S. and abroad and include such artists as the Ahn Trio, Prism Quartet, Sweet Plantain and Nai Ni Chen Dance Company, all performing a wide range of classical to contemporary, cross-over and collaborative works.   http://rilearts.com/

ORGANIZATIONAL AND MAPAM SPONSOR

Kids' Entertainment

 

Kids’ Entertainment exists to foster and promote only the best in theatre for young audiences. With a roster full of international theatre companies and performance artists, Kids’ Entertainment specializes in theatre shows that educate and inspire youth and family audiences. Kids’ Entertainment’s Cheryle Hansen travels the world in search of the very best youth-oriented shows and performers. Based in Toronto, Ontario Canada, Kids' Entertainment has been the industry’s premiere agency for theatre for young audiences for 25 years. http://www.kidsentertainment.net/

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DIRECTING SPONSORS

BiCoastal Productions

Booking the right artist for a stage show is an art unto itself. The art: matching the right talent to each venue and its audience preferences at the right fee. BiCoastal Productions operates on the principle that every deal has to work for both venue and artist, which is why we’ve grown so fast and why our talent roster includes a wide range of music acts, stage shows, and name headliners.   http://www.bicoastalproductions.com/

ORGANIZATIONAL AND MAPAM SPONSOR

Baylin Artists Management

Baylin Artists Management (est. 1993) is a full-service agency managing the careers, project development, and touring of more than 25 professional musicians, ensembles, theater companies, dance companies, and family artists. A well-respected name in the industry, our roster consists of several award-winning artists who have performed at the nation’s most prominent venues and festivals.    http://baylinartists.com/

ORGANIZATIONAL AND MAPAM SPONSOR

Siegel Artist Management

Siegel Artist Management is an award-winning, boutique agency known for its artistic excellence, integrity and superior service. We represent an eclectic roster of exceptional artists ranging from special attractions, dance and music, to family entertainment and arts in education. We believe in the power of the arts to change lives and enhance the quality of life in every community.   http://www.siegelartist.com/

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ECE Touring

ECE Touring has been known for over twenty years as an exceptional resource for performing arts venues and universities seeking entertaining, enthusiastic, and engaging artists. Clients choose ECE for quality shows: artists who sell tickets, get rave reviews, offer community outreach, and have audiences asking for more. ECE Touring is known for attention to detail, great customer service and a dedication to making every show go smoothly. We love serving our Presenter and Artist clients! www.ecetouring.com

ORGANIZATIONAL AND MAPAM SPONSOR

Mosby Music Group

Mosby Music Group is a boutique music agency representing award winning artists and contemporary dance.  Mosby Music Group specializies in Contemporary Acoustic Instrumental music in all its derivations. Our goal is to transform your audience with dynamic performances, memorable moments, and an evening which they will long remember. Our success depends on our ability to listen, implement positive change, and continually refine the live music and dance performance experience to exceed audience expectations. https://mosbymusicgroup.com/

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SERVICE SPONSORS

NAPAMA

The North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents is a service organization founded in 1979 and dedicated to promoting the professionalism of its members and the vitality of the performing arts. Its mission is to promote the best interests of performing arts agents and managers through leadership, professional development, and alliances in the performing arts industry. It is also recognized internationally as the steward of the annual NAPAMA awards for management and presenting given at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals New York conference.   http://www.napama.org/

ORGANIZATIONAL AND MAPAM SPONSOR

Cathy Pruzan Artist Representative

Cathy Pruzan Artist Representative’s roster includes international and domestic dance companies, whose works range from pure dance to theater/performance art.  In addition to securing engagements for the artists, I am also committed to finding ways of working in communities to strengthen awareness of the arts through education and meaningful residencies.  http://www.pruzandancearts.com/

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KMP Artists

KMP is an international firm, founded in 2004. KMP boasts a roster of some of the World’s top artists and companies featuring dance, music and family programs. KMP is committed to international exchange touring exceptional projects from around the globe that stimulate conversation and encourage mutual understanding. KMP gets the job done whether as agent, producer, consultant, tour manager or logistics expert. http://kmpartists.com/

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Raising Arts

Raising Arts was started by long-time presenter, Hank Knerr, upon his retirement from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in July 2016. As a consultant, Hank’s mission is to positively influence the arts industries, utilizing his nearly 40 years of professional arts experience to help other professionals significantly raise their abilities to influence engagement and effectiveness in the arts. https://raisingarts.com/

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Harmony Artists, Inc.

Harmony Artists is the best source for musical, theatrical, and special event entertainment nationwide. Based in Los Angeles, California since 1975, we specialize in providing top national headline and regional entertainment for venues throughout the world. http://www.harmonyartists.com/

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Ed Keane Associates

Through the years, Ed Keane Associates has represented some of music’s most gifted artists in the genres of jazz, classical, and world including Nnenna Freelon, T.S. Monk, David Amram, The Manhattan Transfer, Take 6, and more. Ed Keane Associates has produced touring productions including Century Americana, Dreaming The Duke in association with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 (which became a PBS SoundStage Special).  Ed Keane personally supervises all international bookings, production, and operations. In addition, the company provides consulting services to multi-national corporate and educational institutions. https://edkeane.com/

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Vital Theatre Company

Vital Theatre Company is dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences. Since 1999, the company has been honored with the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Musical, two Awards for Excellence by the Off-Off Broadway Review, and has received high acclaim from audiences and critics alike for being "a wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theatre, done well and at modest prices."  https://www.vitaltheatre.org/

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GRANT FUNDING

This conference was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts believes that arts and culture play a vital role in the diverse communities across Pennsylvania. The multitude of artists, arts organizations, and arts programs and projects provide our fellow citizens with opportunities to engage in and benefit from the arts as creators/artists, audiences or participants. Statewide arts in education programs provide schools and community settings access to the arts for people of all ages. The PCA will continue to—directly and through regional and statewide partnerships—provide support and information to enhance the delivery of cultural services to the people of Pennsylvania. http://www.arts.pa.gov

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