The Dance/USA Agents/Artist Representatives membership category is comprised of booking agents and artist representatives for companies and artists large and small, emerging to established. Members in this category are invited to actively participate in the Agents/Artist Representatives Council, a Standing Council with representation and voting rights on the Board of Trustees. The Council works together and with fellow Dance/ USA Councils to keep abreast of issues, strategies and trends related to touring dance throughout the United States and internationally.
To become a member of Dance/USA, simply fill out our online form. You will be added to our database and begin receiving member benefits immediately. The Dance/USA membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Dues for new members joining in the middle of the year will be pro-rated on a quarterly basis*. Agent/Artist Representative members may choose to establish a payment plan for their membership dues. All memberships are renewable annually on July 1 and dues are invoiced at the end of the prior fiscal year (June). Please contact the director of member services with any questions regarding the membership program and benefits, the application process, or dues payments.
- Organizations with no more than three full-time agents on staff: $150/year
- Organizations with four or more full-time agents on staff: $350/year
*For new members joining in the middle of the year, dues are prorated on a quarterly basis. Any payment(s) made on membership dues are non-refundable.
Benefits marked with an * are extended to all permanent employees of the organization. Employees should contact the director of member services to inquire about any of these benefits.
- Subscription to The Spin—a bi-weekly e-newsletter and the Member Bulletin—a monthly listing of jobs, auditions, grants, and other opportunities; organizational members are invited to submit news items and job announcements complimentary for these e-newsletters and to appear on the Dance/USA website*
- Visibility on Dance/USA’s website, including a link to your organization’s website
- Quarterly updates on Dance/USA’s activities from Executive Director Amy Fitterer*
- Access to the member-exclusive Dance/USA Agent/Artist Representative Google Group*
- Participation on quarterly Council Calls to connect with your colleagues to discuss current issues and trends in the field*
- Membership in the Performing Arts Alliance, the premiere advocacy organization for the non-profit performing arts*
- Representation on Capitol Hill and assistance with scheduling visits to federally elected officials*
- The opportunity to be an advocate yourself and receive a complimentary registration for one staff member from your organization to participate in Arts Advocacy Day.
- Arm yourself with tools to advocate for dance!
- Join our Dance Advocacy Network to increase the sharing of advocacy information, develop tools and resources for effective dance advocacy, and inspire other citizens to advocate for this wonderful art form. If you have questions about the Network, contact Brandon Gryde, our government affairs director*
- Now that you’re a part of the movement to strengthen dance in America, you need to have your very own pocket-size advocacy resource on dance! Pocket Advocacy is a bi-fold card, the size of a traditional business card, which can be referenced on short notice for quick advocacy facts. To request your Pocket Advocacy today, contact the director of member services*