Are you interested in booking tours in the college market?
Most artists and agencies struggle for years to attract the attention of campus talent buyers through phone calls or emails. Although they try everything to get the attention of campus activities boards and directors, they usually find that either someone else has been booked for the date or the school has a standing deal with an agency or artist that performs there every year and the doors are closed to new talent. Good news! There IS a way to get your foot in the door!
The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) can get you in front of the closed circle of campus activities buyers.
The APCA is a national campus activities association that will give you all the tools you need to start working in the campus activities market. APCA holds conferences where showcasing opportunities are available to talent who are interested in college bookings and tours. Buyers have the opportunity to watch live performances and meet artists in person as opposed to talking to a voice over the phone or dealing with an email address of someone they have never met. At APCA conferences meet and begin building relationships with buyers in person, face-to-face, with a handshake and a smile.
APCA offers the resources to help buyers find you.
Post your tour schedules on the APCA website for campus activities programmers to browse. This is a great way for many campus buyers to find talent, like you, touring in their area. Artist evaluations can be requested from campuses you have performed at. Buyers can fill out artist report cards so that other colleges and universities can have a reference to the impression you left from previous performances. You'll be able to access the Student Activities Journal through the website, the APCA magazine that keeps you updated on college booking trends and how you can fit into their programming. As a member, your most recent report cards will also be listed in the Journal.
The APCA is a national campus activities organization that will give you all the tools you need to get working in the campus activities market. APCA holds showcases where artists can perform for buyers live and in person. The APCA also distributes your information to every campus talent buyer in our association and even starts word of mouth advertising between campus buyers around the country about you as you begin to tour in the market.
APCA gives you the resources to find campus buyers.
With your membership, you have access to the most recent issue of the APCA Buyer's Guide and Directory, contact information for every campus activities buyer in the country is listed in this directory. Every school in the country that has a campus programming budget is listed within this guide. The APCA Buyer's Guide and Directory is updated randomly throughout the year to keep all of the contact information current. If you find any outdated information please join in helping the rest of the association keep the contacts fresh by emailing us with any updates.
Invitation only college market talent showcases... and you're invited! WE GUARANTEE IT!
Only APCA members are eligible to attend and showcase at Leadership Workshops and APCA Campus Events Planning Conference. These events are where schools do the bulk of their campus programming... and we GUARANTEE your showcase acceptance at the Campus Events Planning Conferences or your booth and delegate fees will be completely refunded. We do not charge a showcase application fee, and limit the number of booths in our exhibit hall to give you more face-to-face time with college buyers at a conference or workshop. Also, APCA offers the cooperative buying program which is a great asset for building a tour schedule and a loyal base of buyers. Become a member and begin booking your campus tours today!
To be eligible for conferences you must be a member for the 2013/2014 year. If you were a 2012/2013 member and renew your membership by June 1, 2013 you will receive 10% discount off any membership package and your membership will be active through July 1, 2014. APCA Membership is a requirement to register for and attend any conferences or workshops for that membership year.
Basic Package: $299
Gold Package: $799
Platinum Package: $999
APCA membership begins on date of acceptance and ends on the next occurrence of July 1st.