Laurel Canan

Artist Manager

Siegel Artist Management

Laurel brings a unique perspective with her experience as a booking agent/artist manager and former presenter. She is excited to be part of the Siegel Artist Management team.

Laurel has been in the arts industry for over 18 years. She served as executive director of the Janesville Performing Arts Center (Janesville, Wisconsin). Managing the capital campaign for the project, Laurel was instrumental in raising $3.4 million for the restoration project. She has extensive experience in all facets of arts management, programming, arts marketing, organization strategic planning, and fundraising.

Laurel was recognized for her work the arts as recipient of Forward Janesville’s Woman of Excellence- 2008” award and induction into the Rock County (WI) Arts Hall of Fame in 2009.

Laurel enjoys continuing education and professional development. She participated in the Prairie Arts Management Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the Professional Arts Management Institute at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. She has lead professional development sessions for several organizations. Laurel has also been a guest lecturer on Arts Administration and Development for several university programs.

During her time in Wisconsin, Laurel was a State Captain for Arts Wisconsin working on arts advocacy issues around the state and the national level. Laurel served on grant review panels for the Wisconsin Arts Board and the South Dakota Arts Council.

Laurel serves as President of the North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) board and in 2016 served as co-chair of the Arts Midwest Conference

She earned her MPA (Masters, Public Administration Degree) from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

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