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Biennial Conference


2020 OAPN Block Booking Conference

October 18-20, 2020


2020 Conference Details

OAPN 2020 in Cleveland!

  • OAPN 2020
    OAPN 2020

    The Ohio Arts Professionals Network 2020 Conference will take place in Cleveland, OH on October 18-20. The beautiful Music Box Supper Club, Westfield Studio Theatre and Aloft Hotels will host this year's conference. Exhibition Hall will take place at Aloft Hotels and Juried Showcases will be split between the Music Box Supper Club & Westfield Studio Theatre located inside the Idea Center at Playhouse Square.

    OAPN welcomes Agents and Artists from across the globe and Presenters throughout the entire state of Ohio. Our Presenters range from Performing Arts Centers and Music Halls to outdoor amphitheaters and concert series. Presenters are seeking talent of all varieties and styles to fit their season needs.

    OAPN is proud to host top-notch talent from across the globe. We present this talent to our Presenters in the form of 12-minute Juried Showcases over the course of our 3-day conference. There are additional SPONSORSHIP opportunities for Agents and Artists for an amplified reach. If you're interested in learning more, please email and write "Sponsorship" in the subject line.

    • Artist Submissions will open through I Want To Showcase on March 1, 2020
    • NEW (As of April 1): Conference Registration will open on May 1, 2020
    • The deadline to reserve your hotel room at the $129 per night room rate is September 18, 2020.

    Reserve your room TODAY through Aloft Hotels, call 888-236-2427 (use code OAPN to save)

  • For Showcasing Artists: Download a copy of the Music Box Supper Club Concert Hall stage dimensions.

  • For Showcasing Artists: Download a copy of the Westfield Studio Theatre stage dimensions.

  • Submit to showcase your artist starting March 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM.

    Updated March, 23, 2020:

    • Artist Submission fee has been waived and is $0 to submit.
    • Please be available all days, October 18-20, 2020 as you may be asked to tech a day prior to your showcase.
    • If you or your artist is selected to showcase there will be an additional showcasing fee of $350 per act. This will only be charged once you confirm your showcase slot.

    Deadline to submit is now Friday, June 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

  • OAPN offers a variety of sponsorships designed to fit your budget, amplify your brand and visibility, and support the vital work of the Conference.

    Take advantage of these opportunities to support yourself, your agency, your artist or a new series. Our sponsorships range from $100-$5000.

    Click the title above to download a PDF of our 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities.

  • ATTENTION ARTS ORGANIZATIONS: You can apply for funding to offset the costs associated with attending a Conference through the OAC’s Capacity Building grant program, which has an upcoming deadline of June 1, 2020.

A Special Thank You to our Continued Conference Partners:

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