January 23, 2018 – (Becket, MA) Jacob’s Pillow announces the return of The National Dance Presenters Forum at Jacob’s Pillow, organized with key partners in response to field-wide demand and in support of the Pillow’s commitment to facilitate and host discourses in dance development as outlined in its five-year strategic plan, Vision ‘22. The National Dance Presenters Forum was first established at Jacob’s Pillow in August 1996 and was held annually through 2006. The forum was widely recognized for its lasting impact on the professional development of performing arts presenters and the national growth and interest in the presentation and touring of dance.
This five-day leadership development conference for 15 presenters from across the U.S. will be held July 11– 15, 2018, coinciding with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, MA. Lead funding for this initiative comes from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) and The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by The Barr Foundation, Dance/USA, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, South Arts, and curriculum support provided by the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University.
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