ArtsConversation is back! Tennessee Presenters’ ArtsConversation conference, is now taking the form of a virtual conference over two Mondays, February 8, and March 8, 2021, to provide time to learn, discuss, and work together to get the performing arts performing again in the southeast (and beyond).

We’d like to invite you to join us in 2021 for these two virtual conferences, each featuring a fast-paced, information-filled hour of professional development; an hour and a half of time for agents, artists, and presenters to see potential future artists for our stages, and discuss live, virtual, or hybrid performance opportunities to get our stages open as quickly as possible; and an hour for presenters to discuss current start-up issues and potential bookings/routings.

Conference participation is open to all, registration is pay-as-you-are-able ($50, $75, or $100 per organization) and free if you are unable to pay anything. For more information, contact Steve Krempasky (sfkrempasky@gmail.com or (865) 307-2486). Given the ever-changing nature of our business right now, we include the attached agendas for each conference, knowing that dates, times, and formats are subject to change as our business realities change.

 

ArtsConversation 21

Monday, February 8, 2021

All Times Central Standard (CST)

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Live Performance Streaming: The Legal Landscape. Delve into the issues surrounding live streaming and recording of performances for your venue with noted entertainment and intellectual property attorney Brian Goldstein. One of the industry’s foremost legal experts, Brian brings over 20 years’ experience providing legal, arts management, consulting services and strategic support to artists and arts organizations throughout the field of arts and entertainment on issues such as visas and touring for foreign artists; rights and licensing; profit and non-profit organization and management; project management; negotiations and representation; career development; and the general practices and trends of the arts and entertainment industry. Additionally, Brian performs in numerous comedies as a founder and the artistic director of Lord Foppington & Company, a theatrical production company dedicated to the performance of period and period-themed comedies.
  • 2:15 – 3:15 pm. Artist/Agency/Presenter Networking & Showcases: Presenters, agents, and artists can all interact on a virtual trade show floor while discussing performance options for upcoming seasons.
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Presenters only conversation: join your fellow presenters in discussing current restart issues, booking, revenue sources, anything at all regarding your current operations. Do not have to be a member of Tennessee Presenters to join this meeting.

 

ArtsConversation 21

Monday, March 8, 2021

All Times Central Standard (CST)

  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Marketing Online: Audiences move at the speed of digital and your organization must, too. The COVID-19 Pandemic has made it even more urgent that you remain engaged with and grow your online audiences. Spend a fast-paced hour learning from guest speaker and professional development facilitator Julie Nemitz how to power up marketing content for your “digital trifecta” of social media, email marketing and your website to ensure the content you create gets seen! Julie is a digital brand marketing expert and highly sought-after consultant to arts organizations For over fifteen years, Julie partnered with Fortune 500 brands like Procter & Gamble, Disney, Nestle, Verizon, Walmart, and Microsoft among others to create marketing and advertising campaigns that grew wildly successful customer engagement and drove significant revenue for those companies. Since 2018, she’s turned her expertise towards empowering nonprofit arts organizations and creative artists to make a significant impact on their businesses by creating influential online content born from innovative digital strategies.
  • 2:15 – 3:15 pm. Artist/Agency/Presenter Networking & Showcases: Presenters, agents, and artists can all interact on a virtual trade show floor while discussing performance options for upcoming seasons.
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Presenter Booking Meeting (Presenters only): join your fellow presenters in discussing performers’ routing options for upcoming seasons and plan booking blocks which will save money for your next season and beyond. Do not have to be a member of Tennessee Presenters to join this meeting.