The Mid-Atlantic Performing Arts Presenters Exchange will take place December 8, 9, 12, & 13, 2022 virtually through Zoom.

The purpose of the Exchange is to:

  • Connect mid-Atlantic region performing arts presenters with one another, creating new relationships and bolstering existing ones
  • Share field updates and funding opportunities applicable to the work of mid-Atlantic region presenters
  • Engage in collective visioning around the future of our work as a region, centering equity and justice throughout

The 2022 Exchange will be virtual and will feature four sessions. Descriptions and registration links for each session can be found below. While these sessions have been developed with mid-Atlantic region presenters in mind, anyone is welcome to attend, including agents, managers, and presenters from other regions. Attendees must register for each session separately.

Interested in the Exchange, but not able to attend in real time? No problem – register for a session and you will receive an email with the session recording. Mid Atlantic Arts will post recordings of all sessions on our website the week following the Exchange.

Accessibility: Each session will feature ASL interpretation and auto-generated Zoom captioning. To request additional accommodation, or for any questions surrounding accessibility and disability justice at Mid Atlantic Arts, reach out to Sarah Lewitus at or call 410-539-6656 X 110.

Resources + Conversations
Thursday, December 8, 4:00-5:15pm EST

View a recording here

Hear from arts leaders, organizers and grant makers about opportunities coming up for mid-Atlantic region presenters for 2023 and beyond. Speakers include staff from Mid Atlantic Arts along with staff from our peer regional arts organizations and others in the field creating opportunities for performing arts presenters in the mid-Atlantic region.  

Then, connect with fellow presenters in breakout rooms for informal conversations on presenter-driven topics. Prompt: What is the future of our work as presenters in the mid-Atlantic region?

Friday, December 9, 4:00-5:00pm EST
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Hear from members of the Mid Atlantic Accessibility Resource Committee about the Committee’s work, including challenges and successes throughout the process. Learn about the accessibility and disability justice resources that will be available to the field this Spring, the curriculum for which was generated in dialogue with the committee, as well as existing accessibility and disability justice learning resources already generated by Americans for the Arts and Mid Atlantic Arts.

Mid Atlantic Tours Roster Artist Share
Monday, December 12, 4:00-5:30pm EST
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Learn about artists on the Mid Atlantic Tours roster for 2023-2024. Hear about the performances and community engagement activities each Roster Artist could bring to your community. Then, join a breakout room with the Artist/Company you are interested in engaging to learn more and speak directly with their tour manager.

Click here to learn more about the Mid Atlantic Tours program. 

ArtsCONNECT Presenter Pitch Session
Tuesday, December 13, 4:00-5:30pm EST
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Hear from mid-Atlantic region presenters about their prospective artist proposals for the 2023-2024 ArtsCONNECT application cycle. Since each ArtsCONNECT project requires two or more presenters from two or more states or jurisdictions in the mid-Atlantic region, this pitch session is an opportunity for presenters looking to join an ArtsCONNECT consortium in progress to network and brainstorm.

If you are an ArtsCONNECT-eligible mid-Atlantic region presenter interested in leading a pitch for an artist you plan to include in your ArtsCONNECT proposal, you can indicate your interest in pitching in the registration link below. You will be contacted with next steps.

Click here to learn more about the ArtsCONNECT program.

Questions or feedback to share about the Mid-Atlantic Region Performing Arts Presenter Idea Exchange? Email Program Director, Performing Arts & Accessibility Coordinator Sarah Lewitus at or call 410-539-6656 X 110.