Jodi Kaplan & Associates offers two levels of representation for artists through its Main Roster and its Boutique Roster.

Main Roster
Jodi Kaplan & Associates provides exclusive booking representation for her Main Roster Artists. The agency initiates, follows up, negotiates and contracts all performance engagements domestically and internationally. Jodi Kaplan & Associates selects a small yet diverse Main Roster to ensure that each company gets personal attention. This year the Main Roster Artists have enjoyed performing at The Joyce Theater, the World Financial Center, Dance Theater Workshop, at Jacob's Pillow and among others. Theaters contact Jodi Kaplan & Associates for Main Roster bookings.

Boutique Roster
The Boutique Roster is an up-and-coming group of exciting and diverse dance companies ready to tour! As part of Jodi Kaplan & Associate's Boutique Roster, companies are represented at conferences such as APAP, Arts Midwest, and the Performing Arts Exchange. JK&A introduces your art to both domestic and international presenters while serving as an advocate of your work.

The overall motto of the Boutique Roster is "helping artists help themselves and helping artists help each other."

Benefits of Boutique Roster
Jodi and her Associates will assist in establishing the right contacts in the world of performing arts presentation, equipping Boutique Roster artists with everything they need to follow through to complete booking arrangements. The agency will help promote upcoming shows via social media and personal invitations to select presenters, creating valuable connections that could ideally lead to greater opportunities for your company. Participation on the Boutique Roster includes a pitch session, a review of your booking goals, and discussion of presenter interest. Additionally, quarterly conference call seminars for Boutique Roster Artists will cover a variety of booking topics, giving artists enhanced knowledge in order to reach their artistic goals. As a Boutique Roster artist, your company is also automatically invited to participate (at an additional fee) in the Booking Dance Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center that Jodi Kaplan & Associates produces during New York City's annual APAP conference.

Being part of the Boutique Roster includes:
 - Representation at US Regional booking conferences and APAP
 - International visibility
 - A fully produced APAP showcase (at an additional fee)
 - Pre/Post APAP conference meetings and conference calls
 - Conference follow-up information packets (2 packets from regionals and APAP)
 - One individual pitch session
 - One wrap up consultation
 - Networking opportunities with other Boutique Roster companies
 - Featured in monthly newsletter sent out to thousands of presenters
 - Private Boutique Roster workshops and consultations with Jodi (at reduced fees)
 - Quarterly conference call seminars with Jodi covering various booking topics

By participating in the above as a member of the Boutique Roster, companies gain the benefits of conference exposure at a fraction of the cost. (The cost of attending these booking conferences and producing a showcase would be at least four times as much as the fee charged.) In this way, Jodi Kaplan & Associates is helping companies reach their goals at a substantial savings.

All Boutique Roster companies are responsible for their own follow-up/bookings. They are separate from Jodi Kaplan & Associates' Main Roster, which consists of companies that are booked directly through the agency. It is recommended that all Boutique Roster applicants have touring experience and a strong organizational structure in place to do the appropriate follow-up necessary with interested presenters. It is required that BR companies have strong promotional materials (press kit and DVD/video and website) and administrative support staff.

Commitment
There is a one-year commitment from July 2019 through July 2020. Applications are accepted now through July 1st, 2019 and applicants will be notified of acceptance July 15th, 2019. Cost is an annual fee of $3,500, payable on/before July 20th, 2019. APAP showcases are an additional cost for one showcase or for two showcases payable on/before November 1, 2019. There is a $200 "First-timers Fee" for all new companies, which covers the cost of the introductory workshop "Being on the Boutique Roster," press kit feedback, and an extended pitch session.

If you have questions regarding the Boutique Roster or the application process, please contact Jodi Kaplan & Associates at: artists@bookingdance.com.



       
   

"Working with Jodi Kaplan is an experience of professionalism with the perfect amount of personal touch. I look forward to working on more projects with her because I am confident in the positivity of both the process and result.”
- Donna Scro Samori, Artistic Director, Freespace Dance (Boutique Roster Artist)


 

 

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