With over 24,000 international listings split across two essential volumes covering all art forms, it’s a one-stop shop for classical music, opera, dance, venues, agencies, promoters, recording companies and much, much more!
Distributed to major arts organisations, institutions and artist managers around the globe, this is the key publication for building networks and lasting relationships with other professionals in the industry.
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The 2 volumes are collated into the following sections
Agents and Management
The majority of the agents listed are involved with music, opera and dance/ballet. There are a few actor’s agents or personal managers. When the organisation’s name is that of an individual, the ordering is done by the first name.
This section comprises broadcasting stations and television channels that initiate productions of interest to arts organisations. For that reason, many commercial stations and channels, including classical music radio stations, are not included.
Major international music competitions are included along with the substantially fewer international dance and drama competitions that exist.
Conferences and Trade Shows
We have included a wide range of conferences and trade shows that we think will be of the interest to those working in the performing arts industry.
Education and Training
This section lists schools, universities and conservatoires for music, dance and theatre.
The emphasis of this list is on major festivals or those distinguished for other reasons, e.g. new work. Folk festivals have generally been excluded, as have festivals that are primarily amateur. Preference has been given to events that are arranged for a short period, rather than a season of concerts spread over several months; however, some exceptions have been made, especially where such events have a long established or significant reputation.
Journals and directories selected for inclusion are those that it was considered would be of particular interest to Performing Arts Yearbook readers.They cover management issues, financing, products, performances or contain contact addresses. In general, periodicals concerned primarily with the theory or study of art forms have been excluded, as have those aimed principally at the amateur enthusiast or layman.
We have included a wide range of international organisations and networks that we think will be of interest to those working in the performing arts.
Ministries of Culture and Funding Agencies
This section includes information on the headquarters of some of key organisations that promote their national culture, e.g. the British Council, Goethe Institute and Swedish Institute. Also listed are organisations which may be able to provide financial or other assistance on occasions. Includes cultural departments, councils and foundations.
This section seeks to provide details of some of the key organisations involved with the performing arts in each country, who operate on a national level. Some of these are better resourced than others and the level of advice and help they provide often reflects this fact.
Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Entries on choirs/vocal ensembles in this section have been based on information received about engagements. We do not intend to pass judgement on quality. If you wish to be considered for inclusion, please send information regarding performances and touring engagements to the editor.
Ballet and Dance Companies
The ballet and dance companies listed here represent a broad range of types and sizes, including contemporary and classical dance. Some of the ballet companies listed perform in theatres that present opera and drama and do not have an existence outside that theatre.
Opera and Music Theatre Companies
This list comprises companies that spend all or much of their life presenting opera and/or operetta or music theatre. The companies are mainly building-based, but there are also a significant number of touring companies.
Orchestras, Bands and Instrumental Ensembles
In the main this section includes only subsidised symphony or chamber orchestras, or those contracted to do regular recording work. Some orchestras are building-based, but also included are touring companies.
This sections lists performing companies that spend all or much of their time presenting plays or theatre productions in a theatre setting.The companies are mainly building-based, but there are also a significant number of touring companies.
Products and Services
The following is a list ordered alphabetically by products and services, and alphabetically within each country, useful to those who work in the performing arts.
Promoter, Producer, Presenter
The majority of the promoters, producers and presenters in this section are involved with music, opera, theatre and dance/ballet.
This section comprises producers of physical and digital recordings, with particular emphasis on offices where Artist & Repetoire (A&R) decisions are taken. It also includes producers of videos/films of performances and of performing arts documentaries.
This list includes venues that present, and/or are available for hire/rent for a significant period of the year and/or interested in co-productions. The commercial theatres of London’s West End and the boulevard private theatres of Paris are also included.
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