PD@PAE Workshops

Professional Development sessions at PAE support the presenting and touring field with practical management, leadership and career training. During PAE, we offer sixteen workshops and workshops for artists, managers, agents and presenters through three focus areas: Fundamentals, Skills and Issues & Ideas.

Fundamentals workshops are designed to meet the needs of those new to the field, providing essential information. Skills workshops are designed for professionals with more experience, but who are in need of more specialized and in-depth exposure to major issues of concern in the field. Issues & Ideas workshops are designed for professionals who want to dig more deeply into an artform, an issue, or explore an idea. In addition to the traditional workshop setting, we offer these workshops in various formats including facilitated roundtables, panel discussions, and small, informal conversations with thought leaders.

These three focus areas of learning allow PAE participants at all points during their careers to find opportunities for stimulating conversation. Attendees will find an array of topics that will help deepen their knowledge and expand their ways of working.

Workshops Schedule at a Glance

Monday, September 25. Pre-Conferences. Noon – 4:30 p.m.

Pre-Con Presenting 101: The Fundamentals of Presenting
Faculty: Mark Alexander, Krista Bradley (BlackRock Center for the Arts)
Pre-Con Arts in Motion:  An Artist’s Guide to Touring and Community Engagement
Faculty: Alec DeLeon (National Performance Network)
Pre-Con Dance Forum South
Faculty: Amy Fitterer (Dance/USA)


Tuesday, September 26. 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Fundamentals ArtsReady
Faculty: Mollie Quinlan-Hayes (South Arts)
Fundamentals Social Media Nuts and Bolts
Faculty: David Rowell (Point Park University)
Skills Making Artistic Sense: Basics and Beyond
Faculty: Tim Robinson (NAPAMA)
Issues & Ideas ABC’s of Family Programming
Faculty: Christine Cox (The Amazing Max)
Issues & Ideas Raising your Equity Quotient, Part II
Faculty: Keryl McCord


Tuesday, September 26. 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Fundamentals Are You Ready for an Agent?
Faculty: Manuel Prestamo (PMI, Performance Management International)
Skills Reaching Beyond Your Stage: Residencies with Impact
Faculty: Kevin Spencer (Hocus Focus)
Issues & Ideas Navigating the Field of Arts & Healthcare as an Artist
Faculty: Suzanne Costello (Stuart Pimsler Dance)


Wednesday, September 27. 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Fundamentals Arts in Social & Emotional Education
Faculty: Nancy Meyer and Stacey DeWitt (Connecting with Kids)
Fundamentals Can We Talk?
Faculty: Lori Andersen (Andersen Group)
Skills Easy Approaches for Evaluating Programs
Faculty: Surale Phillips (Decision Support Partners)
Skills Embodied Diversity
Faculty: Madison Cario (Georgia Tech)
Issues & Ideas Current Trends & Hot Topics in Social Media & Mobile Marketing
Faculty: David Rowell (Point Park University)
Issues & Ideas Creative Place-Making through an Equity Lens
Faculty: Alternate ROOTS

Please note that schedule, sessions, and faculty are subject to change.