South Carolina presenters invited to meet in Florence

South Carolina presenters and presenting organizations are invited to a gathering in Florence, S.C., on Thursday, May 30 at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The event begins at noon with lunch and will conclude at 4 p.m.

A highlight of the event will be the opportunity to meet and interact with two guest speakers: Perry Mixter, president of Mixter Consulting Services and former president of the North Carolina Presenters Consortium, and Bob Boyer, executive director of Tennessee Presenters. Both have agreed to share their experiences in starting a presenters’ consortium and suggest steps that South Carolina presenters can take to do the same. Also on the agenda is a discussion of potential block-booking opportunities for 2013-2014 and future seasons.

Laura Sims, director of the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center, is working in partnership with Joy Young, director of performing arts and presenting at the South Carolina Arts Commission, to offer this exciting opportunity to build collaborative relationships among South Carolina presenters.

The event is free, but registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Laura Sims, (843) 661-1720. Hotel discount opportunities are available for attendees who wish to spend the night in Florence.

Frances Marion University Performing Arts Center

Frances Marion University Performing Arts Center