One of Only a Few Nonprofit Booking & Management Agencies in the US
Since 1978 GLPAA has encouraged and supported the growth and preservation of the performing arts in the Great Lakes region. We provide career development and concert booking services to culturally and artistically diverse performers.
Who We Are
Great Lakes Performing Artists Associate’s mission is to strengthen the careers of emerging, developing and established performing artists in the Great Lakes region, serving Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Western New York, and Western Pennsylvania, by providing them with managerial, technical and consulting support.
GLPAA was founded in 1978 when Theodore Lettvin (1927-2003), professor of piano at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, noticed that his students, discouraged by the lack of performance opportunities in this area, left for New York, California, Europe, or gave up performing altogether. So he created a regional, not-for-profit artist management organization that focused on artists’ talent and promise, rather than their ability to generate profits.
We envision that our work in supporting regional artists will increase cultural enrichment and exposure to the performing arts in the Great Lakes region which in turn, will enhance the business prosperity of the region by making Midwest communities more attractive as places to live and work.
What we Do
For the Great Lakes Region
GLPAA is committed to representing regional performing artists. Helping these artists enhances the cultural vitality and business prosperity of the region by making Midwest communities more attractive as places to live and work. GLPAA is also dedicated to providing performances and educational programs to underserved communities.
We will work collaboratively with you to define your artistic goals and help you reach them.
For the Community
We strengthen the cultural vitality of communities and promote regional economic growth.
Our artists are talented and reliable. We provide a clear and straightforward booking process.
Donors Like You
Because of donations from individuals like you GLPAA is able to keep its fees below standard agency fees, allowing the artists to focus on what’s most important, their art.
Help us keep the performing arts alive in the Great Lakes region
Supporting What We Do
This activity is supported in part by Michigan Arts and Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Nonprofit Profile Information
We Have Received the GuideStar Silver Transparency Rating for 2022
GLPAA has worked hard to maintain high standards for the organization. Our policies and procedures, governance, and financial reporting are reviewed annually and follow the best practices expected of a respected nonprofit. We want our donors to know that we value their support and will stay true to our values of integrity and transparency.
GLPAA is a Nonprofit Organization
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit we are glad to provide financial information to our supporters. Forms are updated as they become available.