Book: Presenting Performances – A Basic Handbook for the Twenty-First Century

Association of Performing Arts Presenters

This recently revised edition of an industry classic contains seven chapters devoted to discussion of presenting from several perspectives, including that of the community, the organization, the performer, the audience member, the fund-raiser, and the technician. This edition contains appendices with sample bylaws, contracts, and press releases as well as glossaries of technical and presenting terms.

Available for purchase.


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