Dear Arts Northwest members, colleagues, and friends,
In response to tight budgets, travel concerns, and the safety of everyone, Arts Northwest is exploring the possibility of creating a series of mini-conferences in the Fall of 2021. We want to potentially strengthen our routing blocks, see colleagues, and creatively find a way to gather as many as we can (safely) to recharge, renew, and be inspired! These gatherings would take place in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. This format would allow us to provide resources to our members without the financial burden of attending a four-day conference. We envision these to be a way for us to gather more regionally, give us the chance to network, see new artists via video and live, and inspire us all to what comes next for the world of performing arts!
ANW mini-conferences would be:
- More affordable: reduces the cost for Arts Northwest AND attendees – no hotel blocks, no conference centers, fewer days, limited travel expenses, sliding scale for attendees
- More regional: that could be a drive distance, one night (maybe two, depending on how far folks are driving) of hotels
- A chance to meet in a location that is different from our usual conference sites
Your feedback is important to us!
Please take our conference survey. This is survey is for Presenter members only. We will have a survey available soon for Artists/Agency members.
Click here to begin the survey. Thank you for your participation.
We can’t do this without you!
2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, to say the least. ANW is a membership organization that relies on 80% of our revenue from membership dues and fees from our annual conference. This year, that number dropped to 10%. To cover expenses, we have laid off staff, taken pay cuts, and reduced work hours. We feel confident that we will get through this but we need your support.
Your support helps us to continue to do the work we do of helping you bring quality performing artists, outreach programs, and professional development opportunities to your communities across the Northwest.
If you have the means, please make a donation.
Your donation will support us in our mission of
"Connecting and inspiring through the Performing Arts"
In response to the current situation with COVID, but also looking beyond it, Booking Connection allows artists to create a profile, complete with audio, video, and links to your websites and social media. We are also looking to gather information as to who is comfortable touring, in what configuration, and what an amended/altered artist and tech rider would be to comply with current regulations.BC will help presenters identify artists that fit their requirements for successful bookings. As long as your membership is current, your profile will appear to all current Arts Northwest members. Each week, we will feature selected profiles on our website and through emails. To create your profile, simply login to our website and follow the instructions. Create your profile today!
HOW DO I APPLY? Booking Connection is part of your ANW membership! Login and you will be able to create your profile or update an existing profile.
ALL PERFORMING ARTISTS and AGENTS across all genres are encouraged to apply.
Special Note: All artists applying for consideration for inclusion in BOOKING CONNECTION must be seeking bookings in the western region of the USA during the next 2-3 years at the minimum.
COST : These profiles are included as a member benefit. While creating Booking Connection, we contemplated a price structure which was 3 profiles included with your membership and $50 for each additional profile. However, we do not want to price anyone out of the program so we decided to offer the service for free. However, ANW does need income in order to survive so, if you have more than three profiles, please consider donating what you are can. We would really, really appreciate it.
Click here to donate to Arts Northwest
Thank you and we will get through this together,
We hope all of you are well and look forward to a time when we can safely gather again. Please stay in touch. We have limited office hours, but please feel free to call us, 360-457-9290.
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