RECORDED WEBINAR: Basics of Programming for Your Community

Professional Presenting
Volunteer Presenting

Having responsibility for programming a show or a series can be as daunting as it is rewarding. Join Tim Yerxa, Executive Director of the Fredericton Playhouse in this webinar which explores the basics of selecting artists for your community. Participants will learn and explore fundamentals of the artistic programming practice such as connecting programming to organizational and personal mission, researching and discovering artistic offerings, developing and using various resources for artist selection, assessing the feasibility of engagements and tours, and the fundamental relationship between programmers, artists, agents, managers, and collaborative (block) booking programs. Learn how great programmers make selecting artists a joyful practice and measurably impact their communities as a result.



Tim Yerxa is the Executive Director of the Fredericton Playhouse (NB), where he is responsible for the overall operation and development of Fredericton’s premiere performance venue. He oversees an annual multidisciplinary presentation series of 40+ performances as well as an extensive education and outreach program. Under his leadership, the 709-seat venue was named Organization of the Year (2003, 2010) by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA), the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Award – Community Impact winner (2008), and Venue of the Year (2006, 2007, & 2009) by the East Coast Music Association. He was the first recipient of the New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts’ Caisses populaires acadiennes Arts and Cultural Managememt Award in 2009. Tim’s volunteering experience includes serving as chairman of Fredericton’s prestigious Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and East Coast Music Awards and Conference. Tim is a past president of CAPACOA and APA.