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