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Apply now for the Cultural Exchange Fund!

3.4.16 APAP is now accepting applications for travel between July and December 2016 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. Deadline to apply is April 29, 2016. Apply Now.


FREE Social and Mobile Marketing Trends Today Webinar, Thursday, Mar. 17, 3 p.m. (EDT)

3.1.16 Focusing on current trends in marketing, specifically with social media and mobile marketing, this session will offer a series of examples and best practices from various diverse perspectives. This online discussion and dialogue will explore both how we can make good decisions and make money at the same time. Register Now.


Join the APAP|Community discussion on building arts audiences

2.24.16 Building arts audiences is at the core of our work as a field. As The Wallace Foundation and APAP continue to work together to deliver resources on best practices for building arts audiences, we want to know, how to you like to get information and share ideas? Join the discussion on APAP|Community and answer this one question survey, and help us better inform our community. Learn more.


APAP now accepting applications for Summer/Fall internships

2.16.16 APAP's internship program is designed to provide meaningful learning opportunities and on-the-job experience to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in the performing arts and/or arts administration. Deadline to apply for Summer internships is April 7, 2016. Learn More.


APAP|NYC 2016 5 Minutes to Shine competition winner on building arts audiences

2.15.16 During the APAP|NYC 2016 “5 Minutes to Shine” (5MTS) competition participants had the opportunity to share a compelling story about their organization’s stellar idea aimed at audience development. This year's stories were based upon one or more strategies identified in The Wallace Foundation publication The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences. Learn more about this year's winner and her work to build arts audiences at the University of Michigan. Learn More.


Today is the LAST day! Fill out the APAP|NYC 2016 conference survey for a chance to win!

2.12.16 Fill out the survey TODAY to be entered in a drawing to win certificate for a complimentary 2 night, weekend stay at the New York Hilton Midtown to use between now and Jan. 2017!

Your feedback is important to us. We read each and every answer and strive to improve each conference based upon the feedback we receive. Take the survey.


Informational webinar on APAP's Building Bridges grant program, Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. EST

2.12.16 APAP will award up to 8 presenting organizations with 29-month project grants of up to $170,000 each to increase cross-cultural knowledge and understanding by engaging young people in performances and interdisciplinary activities that focus on arts and culture that has roots in contemporary Muslim-majority regions. Free informational webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. EST to learn more. Deadline to apply is Mar. 3, 2016. Learn more.


FREE Making the Arts Matter Webinar, Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. EST

2.11.16 The APAP|NYC 2016 plenary and professional development sessions stimulated a number of provocative insights and ideas from featured speakers as well as audience members in New York and those who attended virtually. Join us for this opportunity to share further thoughts with some of our speakers and with your colleagues. Register Now.


Consider giving to APAP before the end of 2015!

12.28.15 APAP is committed to providing invaluable professional development opportunities and knowledge resources to the field. Our year-round programs, services and scholarships help members gain the information, skills and resources needed to make the arts a vibrant, valuable and sustainable part of everyday life. As 2015 comes to a close, consider making a tax-deductible contribution to one of our funds to help us support and educate today's and tomorrow's performing arts leaders. Donate today.


New round of funding available for APAP's Building Bridges program

12.21.15 APAP is pleased to announce grants funding for the Building Bridges: Arts, Culture and Identity program. APAP will award up to six individual organizations or consortia applicants with up to two-year project grants ranging from $100,000-$200,000 each. Guidelines and more information will be available here in January 2016. Learn more.


Your voice (and vote) are needed!

12.15.15 Help shape the future of APAP. For the coming year, APAP is putting forth two items on which your vote is needed: The 2016 slate of board leaders up for renewal and the 2015 APAP Annual Membership Meeting minutes. Each organizational member is entitled to ONE vote (usually cast by the Primary Contact person). Review the two items up for vote and make sure your organization’s voice is heard by casting your vote here. The deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. 


The Conference issue of Inside Arts is here!

12.10.15 In this issue, we introduce and celebrate artists, their collaborators and others who will bring our theme of MAKERS to life. Read interviews with Rita Moreno and with Bill T. Jones, as well as with three arts leaders on their experiences working with artists and building community around the making of art. Plus, enjoy field news, member transitions and more. Read it now.


APAP Professional Development Institute: The Blueprint: What Artists, Agent/Managers and Presenters Want in the 21st Century. on Jan. 14 in NYC

12.2.15 Part of what is driving this session is recognizing that we all have the challenge of transforming the vision for our organization into a reality---whether that’s because of a lack of cash flow, poor communication, or feeling trapped by legacy decision-making. Open to members and non-members alike. Special discount for APAP members. Learn more.


5 Minutes to Shine at APAP|NYC 2016 showcases effective practices for building arts audiences

11.26.15 Attend our 5 Minutes to Shine competition at APAP|NYC 2016, Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m., to hear participants explore effective practices based on The Wallace Foundation's publication The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences. Learn more.


APAP Professional Development Institute: The Fundamentals of Presenting on Jan. 14 in NYC

11.24.15 Led by Bruce Thibodeau and Michael Blachly of Arts Consulting Group, this full-day intensive, designed for mid-career and seasoned professionals, will cover what it takes to build and sustain audiences in the ever-changing arts field, balancing the economics of presenting with the curation of presenting and thoughts for the future and ideas for implementation. Open to members and non-members alike. Special discount for APAP members! Register today!


Announcing APAP's 2016 annual members meeting at APAP|NYC

11.16.15 The 2016 annual APAP membership meeting will take place at APAP|NYC, 11 a.m., Monday, January 18, immediately prior to the Annual Awards Luncheon. This is an important once-a-year opportunity where you can share your feedback with APAP leadership, hear the state-of-the-association, and cast your vote on the 2016 slate of board members eligible for additional terms. Read the agenda here.


Apply for APAP's Leadership Fellows Program (LFP)

11.10.15 With a 20 month program arc, LFP is a unique opportunity designed to develop the skill sets of mid-career professionals and help them transition into leadership roles in the arts presenting field. It includes a five-day intensive session in the summer at USC, ongoing peer-based mentoring, annual gatherings and more. Deadline is February 11, 2016. Learn More and Apply!


Let's Make This!

11.2.15 Gain some insights from the APAP|NYC 2016 co-chairs who discuss and reflect on what it takes to piece together a landmark conference. Read More.


Have you ever asked: How do we build our audiences?

10.27.15 Building and sustaining arts audiences is a constant question in the performing arts field. APAP and The Wallace Foundation are working to support organizations' efforts to reach new audiences and deepen current relationships. The Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences and other case studies provide proven practices that can help with your audience-building efforts. Read More.


APAP Job Bank Flash Sale

10.27.15 The APAP Job Bank is the second most visited page on our website after our home page. Job postings are shared on APAP's social media channels, Spotlights, and in a monthly targeted e-mail. Attract qualified candidates in the performing arts! Now through Oct. 30, receive 50% all 30- and 60-day packages and postings with the code "APAPFLASH4".  Post your job now.


Last chance to win a FREE APAP|NYC 2016 conference registration!

10.21.15 The APAP|NYC “5 Minutes to Shine” (5MTS) competition is an opportunity to share a compelling story about you and/or your organization’s stellar idea aimed at audience development. Deadline is October 23. Learn More.


The APAP|NYC 2016 Advance Program is now online

10.21.15 Get to know the keynote speakers, browse professional development program tracks, learn about not-to-miss events, see who is exhibiting, and so much more! Read it now.


FREE Today's Arts Leadership Webinar, Thursday, November 12, 3 p.m. EST

10.19.15 Drawn from findings of APAP’s recent discussions in the arts field on the evolving leadership landscape and the evolution of its own leadership programs, APAP looks to discuss current trends within our field. Register Now.


Apply now for a Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) grant!

10.13.15 Thinking of traveling abroad to see the work of artists or collaborate with artists and their partners? Funded by the Mellon Foundation, APAP offers grants of up to $2,000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for groups. Apply by Oct. 30 for travel between Jan. and June 2016. Apply Now.


FREE Connecting the Non-Profit and For-Profit Worlds in Arts Management Webinar, Thursday, October 15 at 3 p.m. EDT

10.6.15 Despite clear differences in governance and responsibility between the for-profit and non-profit sectors, similarities abound between their structures, and information sharing contributes to both with increased efficiency and effectiveness. Register Now.


Register for first-timer webinars!

10.1.15 New to APAP|NYC? Register now for one or all of our FREE webinars designed specifically for first-time attendees, first-time exhibitors and first-time showcasers. Learn more.


Win a free trip to APAP|NYC with 5 Minutes to Shine

9.30.15 The APAP|NYC “5 Minutes to Shine” (5MTS) competition is an opportunity to share a compelling story about you and/or your organization’s stellar idea aimed at audience development. Deadline is October 15. Learn More.


Meet the APAP team at Performing Arts Exchange

9.23.15 Less than a week away, a number of APAP staff will be on the ground in Baltimore for PAE. Stop by booth #310 for some facetime with APAP's membership, conference, advertising and marketing teams and a chance to win a FREE year of membership, a FREE APAP|NYC 2016 conference registration!


Ken Fischer wins National Medal of Arts

9.22.15 On September 10, Ken Fischer, winner of APAP's Fan Taylor Award and former APAP board member, accepted the National Medal of Arts on behalf of the University Musical Society, where he has served as president since 1987. UMS received this award for presenting the performing arts to communities in Michigan. Learn More.


September is National Preparedness Month

9.18.15 Did you know that APAP members can join ArtsReady for just $150? Better yet, artists/companies represented by APAP members can join ArtsReady at no cost for the first year! Take advantage of this valuable member benefit and build your sustainability plan. Learn More.


FREE New Paradigms for the New Economic Realities in the Performing Arts Webinar, Thursday, September 17, 3 p.m. EDT

9.15.15 Join this ongoing discussion of the prevailing view of things to gain insights into how others navigate the industry's new economic realities, and share your own insights.​ Register Now.


Have you seen the Artists Committee for APAP|NYC 2016?

9.3.15 In the article, “Artists among Us,” to learn more about the committee. They have some amazing advice to share about their experiences in the arts. Read more about their journeys in the digital edition of Inside Arts


APAP on the road at WAA, Arts Midwest and PAE!

8.28.15 Attending any of the regional performing arts conferences? So is APAP! Stop by our booth to have a one-on-one chat with APAP Membership Director, Sue Noseworthy and enter to win a FREE year of membership or a FREE APAP|NYC conference registration! 


Who will shine at the APAP|NYC Awards Luncheon?

8.19.15 The APAP Awards Program is a longstanding association tradition that honors, celebrates and recognizes our exceptional peers whose hard work and dedication have contributed to the strength and power of our industry. Nominate your hero (individual or organization) for a 2016 APAP Award by October 16, 2015!Nominate Now.


The fall issue of Inside Arts is here

8.10.15 The latest issue of APAP's member magazine is here! Read about how our Building Bridges program is helping challenge stereotypes, what's happening at regional conferences, how our new Artists Committee is bring important voices to the table and more! Read it online now.


FREE Campus Community Engagement Webinar, Thursday, August 20 at 3 p.m. EDT

8.7.15 Hear from those involved in project's to increase understanding of contemporary Muslim societies by showcasing Muslim artists on U.S. college campuses. Learn how you can utilize the arts to spread awareness and transform perspectives on campus and in your community. This free webinar takes place on August 20 at 3 p.m. (EDT). Register Now.


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,


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


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.​​​​​​​​​

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