Become a Member of NACA - Associate Membership

Benefits of Associate Membership with NACA

National Membership

As a National Associate Member, you will have the opportunity to exhibit and submit to showcase at all seven NACA® Regional Conferences as well as the National Convention. National Associate members also have access to our entire directory of over 900 member schools.

Regional Membership

A Regional Associate membership provides access to exhibit and showcase submissions for your region’s conference, as well as to the directory of member schools from your region. Not sure which region you’re in? Check the regional map to find out.

Want a Closer Look at NACA? 

Sign up for Discover NACA at one of our seven Regional Conferences. Held on Saturday at 2 p.m. during each conference, this two hour tour will enable you to get a better look at the Campus Activities Marketplace, check out a showcase and get your questions answered by current associate members.

For more information or to sign up, email memberrelations@naca.org

2019-20 Associate Membership Dues

NACA MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
The NACA® membership year is May 1-April 30, regardless of join date.

NATIONAL
Agency/Company

$878
  • Access to all NACA regional and national events
  • Access to the entire NACA member directory.
  • Submit any/all acts on your roster for showcase consideration at NACA events nationwide.

NATIONAL
Single Act

$663
  • Access to all NACA regional and national events
  • Access to the entire NACA member directory.
  • Submit your act for showcase consideration at NACA events nationwide.

REGIONAL
Agency/Company

$438
  • Access to the NACA conference for your region.
  • Access to the NACA member directory of schools in your region.
  • Submit any/all acts on your roster for showcase consideration at the NACA conference for your region.

REGIONAL
Single Act

$276
  • Access to the NACA conference for your region.
  • Access to the NACA member directory of schools in your region.
  • Submit your act for showcase consideration at the NACA conference for your region.

Please be aware that there are additional costs associated with showcasing and exhibiting at regional and national events. Visit our performing & exhibiting page for more details.

MARKETING FIRMS: PLEASE READ BEFORE CONTINUING
Riddle & Bloom is NACA’s exclusive marketing partner. As such, a non-compete agreement restricts NACA from extending membership to organizations and businesses that may be perceived as competitive with Riddle & Bloom's business interests. If you have a question as to whether or not you fall in this category, please call Maureen Taylor, Director of Member Development and Services, at 803-732-6222 before applying.

NACA MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
The NACA® membership year is May 1-April 30, regardless of join date.

NACA reserves the right to deny membership to applicants that compete with the association's programs and services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Riddle & Bloom is NACA’s exclusive marketing partner. As such, a non-compete agreement restricts NACA from extending membership to organizations and businesses that may be perceived as competitive with Riddle & Bloom's business interests. If you have a question as whether or not you fall into this category, please call Maureen Taylor, Director of Members Development and Services, at 803-732-6222 before applying for membership.
Associate members wishing to attend an event must purchase a booth space in the exhibit hall (CAMP) in order to attend. Below are the fees as of Spring 2019:

Booth Fee (does not include registration) - $316
Registration Fee (at least one full registration per company is required) – varies by region

Optional Add-Ons *Additional fees may be charged by the facility for services such as electricity, water, internet etc.
Attraction Space - $3 per square foot
Booth demonstration fee - $245 (this is an interactive display of talent or product to event delegates in the CAMP that normally cannot be offered in a showcase setting). Proof of insurance may be required based on the attraction/demonstration you are exhibiting. See guide for further details.
To perform at an NACA® event (or what we call showcasing) you must be a current member of NACA. We have deadlines on when you can submit for each region beginning each June. Showcase applicants must have paid the $99 application fee* and have purchased at least one booth ($316) for the regional event. If all of these things are not submitted your application will be ineligible for review.
Spotlight Low Showcases include acts that have prices of $1,250 or less. Isolated dates for Spotlight Low can be exclusive of travel, but block prices must include travel. These acts will be interspersed with Spotlight High acts, rather than showcasing together. Spotlight High encompasses all other pricing. Both types of showcases feature established and up-and-coming artists performing for 10 minutes each.
Low tech performances include:
  • Four or less inputs (either microphone or direct input)
  • No pianos
  • Minimal tech needs as defined by the Showcase Production Coordinator at your region
  • May be required to perform in the front of the curtain on the thrust
High tech performances are any acts that do not fit into the above description.
Showcasing acts are selected by a committee of students and professional staff for each regional conference and National Convention. The committee remains anonymous. Results will be posted on the NACA website, and you will receive an email directing you to the link on the website. If selected there are additional fees involved depending on what you were selected for. Fees range from $115-$300. Alternates are selected by the committee as well.
Alternates will be required to accept their selection by paying the applicable alternate fee. Additionally, alternates should be available for the duration of the event and may get called up at any time (before or during the conference). If an alternate moves up to a showcase, they will need to pay the full showcase fee prior to performing. Any alternates not selected to showcase will receive a refund of their fee.
The On-site Selected Showcase is reserved for new members who have never performed in the designated region. Artists or their representatives must register for this category at Associate Registration the first day of a conference. The act is select on-site by conference delegates, who will vote from the list of participating associates members who have pre-registered for this category. If chosen, you will have to pay the showcasing fee.
If you don’t get a showcase we still encourage members to attend the conference. Your purchased booth will be set up in the Campus Activities Marketplace (CAMP), which is the exhibit hall. You will still be able to market and promote yourself to the schools and get your name out there. Plus, there is still an opportunity to win a showcase spot with On-site Selected Showcase.
If you still don’t want to attend the conference, you are eligible to receive a half price refund for the booth purchase up to 30 days prior to the start of the conference. All other fees are non-refundable.
Booths are the vendor spaces located in CAMP that display each exhibitor’s business information, products, services, and more. Each firm exhibiting at the event must maintain separate membership in NACA and must occupy separate booth space. Staffing for booths must be employees, artists or hospitality staff registered as delegates of the exhibiting firm. Staff must be present in the booth during the entire duration of all CAMPs. An exhibitor may advertise, display, exhibit, or sell only the talent, products or services of its company.

Electricity is not provided in the exhibit fee and must be requested and paid for on the form provided to each exhibitor in the service kit which will be sent directly to you 6 weeks prior to the event.

Video Tutorials

Have a question about managing your account? Check out these video tutorials for step by step instructions.

Adding/Removing Acts & Office Contacts
Adding/Updating Company Info & Genres
Submitting Educational Program Proposals

 

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