Professional development, or “PD@PAE”, is a major component of the Performing Arts Exchange, designed to give conference-goers extra knowledge to take into the field with them once PAE is over. There are five kinds of sessions offered through PD@PAE: Pre-Conferences, Workshops, Face Time, the New Colleague Program, and Consortia Meetings. Additionally, PAE makes it a priority to provide space for Special Interest Meetings.
Pre-Conferences are specialized, extended workshops designed by South Arts and our partner organizations to cover a variety of topics, skills, and issues related to the field of presenting and touring. These workshops take place on Monday before the main conference begins, and are included in the cost of conference registration. Non-conference attendees may also register for a pre-conference session at a reduced cost.
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PD@PAE Workshops support the presenting and touring field with practical management, leadership, and career training. Presenters, artists, agents, and managers will find a variety of topics to deepen their knowledge and expand their ways of working.
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Face Time provides quick and easy access to experienced professionals in the presenting field. After all, there’s nothing like talking one-on-one with an experienced professional to get your questions answered and specific needs addressed. We’ll be inviting knowledgeable experts in various fields to speak with attendees during 20-minute sessions at PAE.
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The New Colleague Program is a collaboration between South Arts and NAPAMA to help first-time attendees to have their best possible PAE experience. First time agents, managers, artists, and presenters are paired with experienced mentors to guide them through the process of attending a booking conference.
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South Arts is committed to providing space for Consortia and Special Interest Meetings. Arts organizations may have a platform to share details of their programs and consortia may have the chance to share important information with their networks.
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