Before and after: How to attract an elusive audience
7.28.15 Learn how the San Francisco Girls Chorus was able to attract new audiences to its performances in this Wallace Foundation case study. Bonus features include focus group findings and before and after examples of their website, live performances and more! This and other audience building case studies are available on APAP's website. Read More.
Apply now for the Cultural Exchange Fund!
7.14.15 APAP is now accepting applications for travel between August and December 2015 from its member presenting organizations, agents, managers, producers and artists for the purpose of seeing the work of artists and companies or collaborating with international artists and their collaborators. Apply Now.
FREE Marketing Deep Dive Webinar, Thursday, July 23 at 3 p.m. EDT
7.8.15 Learn the individual elements of a successful marketing plan, discuss new trends in audience engagement, and strategize tactics to increase loyalty and create raving fans. This free webinar takes place on July 23 at 3 p.m. (EDT). Register Now.
APAP Job Bank special: Get $30 off a 60-day posting!
6.2.15 With nearly 5,000 monthly visitors, the APAP Job Bank is the most visited page on the APAP website. Now you can get even greater exposure for your job posting with $30 off a 60-day posting! Now through June 30, use the promo code "G26HVEMG" at checkout. Visit the Job Bank.
APAP announces the APAP|NYC Scholarship Program!
6.19.15 APAP is excited to launch the APAP|NYC scholarship program to expand access to the conference. Current, paid APAP members can apply for a scholarship, which includes one complimentary registration to APAP|NYC 2016 and a $500 stipend. Deadline to apply is Monday, August 3 at 5 p.m. (EDT). Number of scholarships awarded are based on funds available. Donate Now OR Apply Now.
FREE Targeting New Audiences Webinar, Thursday, June 18 at 3 p.m. EDT
6.10.15 Join APAP and Chamber Music America on Thursday, June 18 at 3 p.m. EDT for a free webinar. Learn about three Wallace Foundation grantees' projects, their audience-building strategies, and new ways you can reach audiences in your home community. Register now.
Celebrate your APAP colleagues through new Applause pages in Inside Arts magazine!
6.9.15 Have you or a colleague gotten a promotion? Has your organization won an award? Share a special congratulations with the performing arts field with an ad on APAP's new Applause pages in Inside Arts. Ads are $185 each and include space for an image and message. Email Kristen Cooper to learn more. Contact now.
APAP|NYC 2016 registration now open!
6.9.15 Held each January in NYC, the APAP|NYC conference is the world's leading networking forum and marketplace for performance arts professionals. Join us for five days of professional development, the EXPO Hall and showcases! Register now.
UP Next! pitch session applications available
6.2.15 Artists, agents and/or managers have five minutes to spark the interest of presenters and producers with a pecha kucha-style presentation followed by a moderated Q&A period. This curated session for pitching new projects, generates interest for potential bookings and more. Deadline is July 30. Learn more.
FREE Technology & International Presenting Webinar, Thursday, May 28 at 3 p.m. EDT
5.21.15 What opportunities exist for technology to support international presenting in the U.S. and around the globe? How might presenters be able to access better and more information on the work of artists from other countries and cultures? Join the conversation and explore these questions with APAP. Register Now.
APAP|NYC 2016 registration opens June 9
5.21.15 APAP|NYC 2016 will be here before you know it, and we couldn't be more excited! Visit the APAP|NYC 2016 website for detailed conference registration information. Registration opens at noon (EDT) on June 9, 2015. Learn more.
Applications are available for the YPCA class of 2016
5.18.15 Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA) is a program of the APAP Classical Connections initiative designed to support classical musicians in the formative stages of their careers by offering opportunities to meet and work with established presenters, managers, agents and artists. Apply by July 16, 2015. Learn more.
Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) applications for 2016 are now available
5.12.15 APAP's Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) is an intensive two and half-day seminar that develops critical leadership skills for arts professionals. This workshop is a beneficial and rare opportunity for each participant to reflect on and develop their ideas about leadership and their own career. Apply by July 1, 2015. Learn more.
Wallace Foundation names 26 performing arts organizations for $52 million audience-building initiative
4.15.15 Representing a spectrum of organizations - from dance and opera companies to orchestras, theaters and multidisciplinary arts institutions - the efforts of the grant recipients will strengthen the performing arts audience-building efforts nationwide. Learn more.
The spring issue of Inside Arts is here
4.16.15 The latest issue of APAP's member magazine is here! Enjoy highlights from the APAP|NYC 2015 conference, including special coverage of the APAP Annual Awards Ceremony, and a look at how arts organizations succeed at connecting to audiences, in a report from The Wallace Foundation. Read it online now.
APAP Monthly Webinar Series returns Mar. 26
3.24.15 Your professional development opportunities await with the return of the APAP Monthly Webinar Series. On March 26, we hosted Emerging Leadership Institute alumni (webinar available for replay).
On April 16, you can engage with Next Generation Voices on Diversity and Inclusion. In May, discover how Technology and International Presenting intersect. And in June, check out what’s on the horizon in classical music. Learn more.
Artists, audiences, adventure converge in APAP’s Emerging Markets Program
3.10.15 In August 2014, five successful risk-taking presenters were matched with five adventurous artists to engage new audiences. Starting this April, performances take place on site. Learn more and listen to the Emerging Markets session at APAP|NYC 2015.
Introducing "The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences"
2.26.15 Want insight into what works — and what doesn’t — in building arts audiences? The Wallace Foundation presents "The Road To Results", a study aimed at helping arts leaders tap the experiences of their peers and begin their own cycles of continuous learning. View related resources, including case studies and a handy infographic.
Building Bridges grantees bring awareness to stages across the U.S.
2.24.15 On February 27, Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents the first in a series of featured events by Building Bridges grantees. APAP's Building Bridges program supports projects by U.S.-based performing arts presenting organizations aimed at expanding awareness, knowledge and understanding of Muslim societies.
APAP hosts for APAP|NYC 2015 feedback webinars on Feb. 19 and 26
2.13.15 Join us online for conference feedback webinars with APAP President and CEO Mario Garcia Durham and APAP staff. Share with us your overall experience, your favorite sessions, registration, the EXPO Hall, showcasing, networking and more! Use these links to join the webinar for all attendees on Thurs., Feb. 19, 2 p.m. (EST) or the
webinar designed for exhibitors and showcasers on Thurs., Feb. 26, 2 p.m. (EST)
Introducing Emeritus Membership: Retire, and stay connected!
2.10.15 As a way to keep retiring leaders engaged and involved, APAP is proud to announce a new membership type, Emeritus Membership. "We realized our field might lose an incredible amount of wisdom and experience as people retire; we wanted to find a way to keep these individuals connected,” says Mario Garcia Durham, President and CEO. This membership is free to retired individuals who have been APAP members for ten or more years. To learn more, contact Membership Director, Sue Noseworthy, email@example.com
The full archive of APAP|NYC 2015 video and audio highlights is now online!
2.10.15 Re-live your favorite APAP|NYC 2015 moments or catch up on sessions you may have missed! All of the APAP|NYC 2015 highlights are online now including video recordings of select plenary sessions and downloadable audio recordings from professional development sessions.
Apply for APAP's new Leadership Fellows Program by Feb. 10
2.4.15 Apply now for APAP's new Leadership Fellows Program, an individualized, applied leadership development opportunity for mid-career performing arts professionals! Learn more and apply by February 10.
Now online: Photo and video highlights from APAP|NYC 2015 - more to come!
1.26.15 Re-live your favorite APAP|NYC moments! View the photo gallery or watch video recordings of sessions you may have missed. A special selection of APAP plenary and professional development programs are now available to watch on-demand for free. Audio recordings of even more professional development sessions are coming soon.
A second chance to win! Take the Inside Arts survey and enter drawing for a free year of membership
1.23.15 We want your feedback on APAP's membership magazine, Inside Arts. Complete the Inside Arts survey by February 15 and enter to win one year of membership. APAP values your voice! View the latest issue of Inside Arts here.
Take the APAP|NYC 2015 conference survey by Feb. 6 and enter to win!
1.21.15 Tell us about your APAP|NYC experience in the 2015 conference survey and enter to win one free registration to APAP|NYC 2016, January 15-19. The survey will only take a few minutes of your time and is invaluable for future planning. Thank you!
Announcing APAP’s new Leadership Fellows Program and informational webinar Jan. 21
1.16.15 APAP is excited to launch the Leadership Fellows Program! The program has a three year arc, beginning with a five-day intensive session this summer at USC. Learn more and apply February 10. You can also learn more about LFP at an upcoming online informational session, 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, January 21.
Hear the rising stars of classical music at Carnegie Hall, Jan. 12 during APAP|NYC
1.7.15 You're invited! On Monday, January 12, 6-8 p.m., the participants of APAP's Young Performers Career Advancement program take the stage at Weill Concert Hall in Carnegie Hall for a free recital and reception. The YPCA program supports rising classical music artists during the formative stages of their career.
Read it online today! The conference issue of Inside Arts magazine has arrived
12.22.14 The conference issue of Inside Arts magazine is here! It features interviews with Misty Copeland and Jane Chu, spotlights the rising stars of classical music, and features member news and field updates, plus so much more. Read this issue online now.
All are invited: Live streaming comes to APAP|NYC 2015
12.18.14 APAP welcomes performing arts professionals and enthusiasts around the world to join us remotely during APAP|NYC 2015 for select plenary events and professional development sessions. Live stream access is free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP - we'll send you a reminder the day before the event!
The APAP|NYC 2015 mobile app is here!
12.17.14 Download the APAP|NYC 2015 mobile app today and start building your customized schedule of sessions and showcases, explore exhibitors, and get important alerts and updates. Simply search "APAP|NYC" on the Apple App Store or at Google Play, or visit tripbuildermedia.com/apps/apap2015.
Deadline extended! Dec. 26 is the last day to book your Sheraton hotel stay at special APAP rates
12.16.14 Friday, December 26 is the last day to book your APAP|NYC hotel stay at the Sheraton for the special APAP-only rate of $229 per night! When you book your stay at the Sheraton, you also receive free in-room WiFi and complimentary access to the fitness center.