The 43rd Annual Arts Northwest Conference
October 14 - 17, 2024
at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox and the Historic Davenport Hotel
Are you interested in showcasing at the 43rd Annual Conference? Applications to showcase will be open February 19.
What you can expect at next year's ANW conference:
- Live performances - Juried showcases, fivepointO, Sessions, and coming next year: Comedy night
- Professional development workshops
- Networking opportunities
- Block booking meetings and discussions
- The Hub, our reimagined exhibit hall
- New! Mentoring Meet Up
All this and more in a friendly, fun, and productive gathering.
ARTS NW MEMBER TESTIMONIALS!
The showcases make a huge difference in our bookings in the NorthWest! Thank you for the opportunity.
AnneMarie Martins- Agent, SRO Artists, Inc.
I enjoyed everything that Arts Northwest offered. Connecting is probably the thing that I value the most and Arts Northwest gives us plenty of opportunity to do that. Starting from the welcome reception through the block booking meetings I had so many opportunities to meet new faces, exchange business cards, and walk away knowing that I have made another connection that may be of some value to my organization.
Tammy Dahle- Salmon Arts Council
I loved the intimacy that holding this year's conference in a smaller venue afforded. It was TERRIFIC to have the Hub place in the same facility as the hotel.
Ricklen Nobis- Artist
Meeting interesting, connected, knowledgeable, nice people and learning about Arts Northwest and how booking in the region works.
Nanette McGuinness- Artist
The friendly and supportive atmosphere was very welcoming.
Emily Wolfram- Agent, Great Fall Symphony
Juried showcase and during the "interview" portion got to reveal additional relevant information about our dance company that really helped to peak interest of presenters EVEN MORE!
Peter Kalivas- Artist, The PGK Dance Project
Good booth traffic that was aided by the Pitch/Perform Session. It gave visibility and presenters noted booth numbers to seek out artists and agents in the exhibit hall.
Jennifer Morris- Agent, Siegel Artist Management
It was my first time attending an Arts NW Booking Conference. However I have been to other sorts of conferences, and this was the best conference I've ever been too, hands down! I enjoyed everything about it. The three workshops I took were very educational. I enjoyed meeting peers and co-presenters. All of the performances were entertaining and inspiring. I enjoyed having time to visit with people at their tables and between events.
Paula Payne- Presenter, Cordova Arts and Pageants
This is a friendly conference. The presenters are very conscientious about seeing work, using the Exhibit Hall, attending events -- makes it worth coming for artists and agents. Also, the block booking format is good if you are lucky enough to be part of a block book.
Karen Fischer- Agent
I always feel like the conference has my best interests at heart and that I can always come to a staff member with any problems or questions I might have.
Carey Rayburn- Artist, Good CO
Your showcases have a great range of groups and artists, something for everyone! You have different things for different price ranges, and the block booking meetings are so helpful.