Consortia and Special Interest Meetings


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South Arts is committed to providing space for Consortia and Special Interest Meetings at PAE. Consortia, such as presenter networks, often use the time to share details for block booking or to discuss trends of the industry.  Arts service organizations may use this time as a platform to share details of their programs.

Please note that in order to commit space and advertise times/locations in the program book/mobile app, meetings must be held during designated times within the normal conference schedule.  Please contact PAE Program Director, Leland McKeithan, before July 15, for more information on booking space. Below is the Consortia and Special Interest Meeting schedule for PAE.


Special Interest Meetings on Tuesday, September 26, 8:00 – 9:00 am

Chamber Music America (CMA): Grant Opportunities
LL3 Lenox
Each year, CMA distributes more than $700,000 to small ensembles and concert presenters through its four grant programs. Are you eligible to apply? This session will provide an update on CMA’s grant programs, eligibility requirements, and tips for grant writing success. CMA, the national network for chamber music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop and strengthen a dynamic chamber music community. With a membership of nearly 6,000, including musicians, ensembles, presenters, artist managers, educators, music businesses, and advocates of ensemble music, CMA welcomes a wide range of musical styles and traditions. For more information, please contact membership@chamber-music.org or (212) 242 2022 x 114.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF): Regional and National Funding Programs
LL3 Courtland
Artists and presenters based in the mid-Atlantic region, as well as those from around the United States, are eligible for funding through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s grant programs. This session will provide an overview of MAAF’s regional programs, such as Mid Atlantic Tours, the Jazz Touring Network, and ArtsCONNECT as well as its national programs, including USArtists International and Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America. Join MAAF staff to learn more about these opportunities for the 2018 – 2019 season and beyond. Or contact Haowen Wang (haowen@midatlanticarts.org) to sign up for a private information session during PAE.

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) Funding: National Dance Project, National Theater Project & Center Stage
LL3 Edgewood
Join Cheri Opperman of the New England Foundation for the Arts as she provides information for presenters, artists, agents, and organizations to learn more about NEFA’s national funding programs, including the National Dance Project, the National Theater Project and Center Stage. Please contact Cheri (copperman@nefa.org) if you wish to sign up for a private information session during PAE.

South Arts Update
LL3 Piedmont
Join South Arts Executive Director, Susie Surkamer, to get the inside scoop on what is being discussed as some of the possibilities for South Arts new strategic plan. Also, Program Directors will be there to discuss grants for presenters and Southern Circuit, a tour of independent films and filmmakers.

State and Regional Consortia Meetings on Tuesday, September 26, 10:30 – 11:45 am

Florida Presenters (FPPC) Fall Meeting | LL3 Dunwoody
Not open to Agents/Artists.

Georgia Presenters | LL3 Inman
Not open to Agents/Artists.

Gulf State Presenters (GSPN) | LL3 Greenbriar
(AL, LA, MS)
Not open to Agents/Artists.

Kentucky/Tennessee Presenters | LL3 Fairlie
Open to Member Artists/Agents.

Mid Atlantic Presenters | LL3 Courtland
(DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV)
Open to Artists/Agents at beginning of meeting only.

New England Presenters | LL3 Edgewood
(NEP, APPNE, ConsERT, etc.)
Not open to Agents/Artists.

North Carolina/South Carolina Presenters (NCPC) | LL3 Spring
Open to Member Artists/Agents.

Wednesday, September 27, 9:00 – 10:00 am

North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) Membership Meeting | LL3 Spring
NAPAMA is your voice in the performing arts field, whether you are a manager, agent, represented artist, self-managed artist, affiliated business vendor, or presenter. Join us! For membership details, visit www.napama.org.

State and Regional Consortia Meetings on Thursday, September 28, 8:00 – 9:00 am

Florida Presenters (FPPC) Small Hall/Education Meeting | LL3 Dunwoody
Not open to Agents/Artists.

Gulf State Presenters (GSPN) | LL3 Greenbriar
(AL, LA, MS)
Not open to Agents/Artists.

Kentucky/Tennessee Presenters | LL3 Fairlie
Not open to Member Artists/Agents.

North Carolina/South Carolina Presenters (NCPC) | LL3 Spring
Not open to Member Artists/Agents.

Pennsylvania Presenters | LL3 Kennesaw
Open to Artists/Agents at beginning of meeting only.