The application to submit to showcase is now CLOSED. The deadline was March 31, 2024. 

Juried Showcase Artists will be announced the week of April 22, 2024.

Registration: Opens May 1, 2024

Registration: $375-$475
Exhibitor Booth: $250


HOTEL OPTIONS - Bookings Opens May 1st

Hilton Hotels in Downtown Toledo
101 N Summit St, Toledo, OH 43604

Hilton Garden Inn Toledo Downtown, $139/night 
Upgraded Room: Hilton Homewood Suites, $159/night


Ohio Arts Professionals Network 2024 Regional Booking Conference
Sunday, September 29th - Wednesday, October 2nd
Toledo, Ohio

After partnering with Destination Toledo for a wildly successful 2022 conference, OAPN will return to Downtown Toledo for its 2024 conference. The Ohio Arts Professionals Network will host its next in-person regional juried showcase, booking, and networking conference on Sunday, September 29th through Wednesday, October 2nd, 2024

The Ohio Arts Professionals Network conference will bring together performing artists of all disciplines from musicians, comedians, variety acts, to dance organizations; small-to-large booking agencies; and presenters who book performing artists on their stages. Attendees can connect and conduct business during four days of one-on-one networking, juried showcases, professional development sessions, and a bustling exhibit hall.

The conference will be hosted in the heart of the “Glass City” at the newly renovated Glass City Convention Center, which is conveniently connected to our partner hotel, the Hiltons at Toledo Downtown, with juried showcases at the historic Valentine Theatre, located within walking distance from the hotel and convention center.

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OAPN welcomes presenters of performing arts centers, libraries, city municipality amphitheaters, and music venues from Ohio and across the region, local-to-international talent booking agencies, and performing artists of all disciplines. 

Artists interested in showcasing can submit an application through our online “I Want To Showcase” portal beginning in early 2024, and their application will be reviewed by a showcase jury. Conference registration will open in summer of 2024. To be notified of conference updates please sign up for our email list (click here).

Founded in 1960, the Ohio Arts Professionals Network, a 501(c)3 member-based organization, provides a forum for developing business relationships, partnerships, and cooperative ventures among organizations that present arts and entertainment programming as well as performers, arts service organizations, and artist management agencies doing business in Ohio and nearby states.

2024 Conference Sponsors: Arts Midwest & Ohio Arts Council 
2024 Conference Partners: Destination Toledo, Hiltons at Toledo Downtown, Glass City Convention Center, The Valentine Theatre