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The Boards of Directors of

New England Presenters


Arts Presenters of Northern New England

are pleased to announce:

Our members have offered a unanimous YES! vote to unite our organizations into one strong, diverse consortium, focused on supporting arts presenters throughout New England.

Thank you to all consortia members who voted and who expressed support for this exciting step forward!

What does this merger mean for members and for the organization?

  • The boards of directors have merged, with several members of each electing to continue their tenures on the unified board. Recruitment and nominations for open positions are underway -- you'll hear more about this soon -- with an election slate to be announced at our annual meeting on October 4. (See Save the Date below!)
  • Finances have merged, and will be managed by current Treasurer Vicky Pittman.
  • Memberships have merged. Current members of both organizations will continue to be members of the merged consortium. We have extended our membership period and will invite you to renew later this fall. Membership and event management will continue using NEP's website & member database powered by Wild Apricot. APNNE members were integrated into this system in late spring. Your log-in remains the same.
  • APNNE and NEP have merged. Because NEP is incorporated and holds 501c3 status as a tax-exempt non-profit, the merged organization will continue, legally, as New England Presenters, Inc. for the foreseeable future. Visitors to the APNNE website will be directed to the NEP website, and emails will forward to
  • Bylaws will be revised and presented for membership approval. The fact that the organization will continue legally as NEP will allow leadership to consider and revise bylaws in a thoughtful and deliberate way with participation from members.
  • We continue to be a member-supported and member-focused organization. NEP and APNNE have been working closely together since last year, with shared planning of meetings and events, and a united vision for the future. Apart from some standard shifts in leadership, you will not see a lot of immediate change in the way the merged organization functions.

Member participation and support is necessary to ensure that we can realize the goal of a strengthened, revitalized space to learn, grow, and support one another and the performing arts presenting needs of the region.


Founded in 1981, New England Presenters (NEP) is a non-profit, regional consortium of over 80 organizations consisting of performing arts presenters from public and private colleges and universities, preparatory schools, municipal arts agencies and community based organizations of all sizes.

NEP serves its membership by facilitating block booking of tours by performing artists that reduce fees to individual presenters; commissioning new works in dance, music and mixed art forms that tour the New England region; supporting special projects by artists, sometimes in collaboration with other regional presenting groups and, providing professional development opportunities for presenters to exchange management and artistic ideas.

NEP maintains liaison with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), the National Association of Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA), the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), the Arts Presenters of Northern New England (APNNE), and the six state arts agencies.


    • NEP members serve a combined audience base of 18 million in urban and rural areas
    • Member organizations spend more than $7 million annually in fees paid to performing artists
    • Organizations can save 20%-40% when participating in block booking
    • NEP returns to the performing arts a substantial portion of its annual budget through special projects and the commission of new works.


    As of May 2024


    Non-voting member of the board


    Appointed as of December, 2023

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