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Introducing APAP's 2013-2014 annual report: Available online now

10.16.14 In our just-released 2013-2014 annual report,​ read about APAP's impact on strengthening the performing arts field, promoting live performance and serving local communities, including information on our year-round programs, annual conference, membership services and more.


Last call! Advance registration rate for APAP|NYC 2015 ends at 5 p.m. (EDT), Wed., Oct. 15

10.15.14 Today is the last day to register for the APAP|NYC 2015 conference​ at the advance registration rate! Save $65 when you register by 5 p.m. (EDT), today, Wednesday, October 15.


Nominate a colleague for a 2015 APAP award

10.10.14 Every year at APAP|NYC, we come together at the annual awards ceremony to celebrate colleagues who made a significant contribution to our field. Who are the leaders you look to for innovation, knowledge and outstanding professionalism in the performing arts world? Nominate a colleague for a 2015 APAP award by Friday, October 17!​


FREE APAP webinar Oct. 9: Creative placemaking for performing arts organizations

10.8.14 Attend a FREE APAP webinar tomorrow, Thursday, October 9, 3 p.m. (EDT), to learn about creative placemaking opportunities for performing arts organizations. Representatives from ArtPlace will also be online to share information about upcoming grant opportunities. Learn more about APAP's monthly webinar series.


Sign up for FREE pre-conference sessions, January 8-9, 2015

10.7.14 World music, festivals, dance, business fundamentals, global presenting and more! Join APAP for these popular (and FREE!) pre-conference sessions on Thursday, January 8 and Friday, January 9 before the official start of the APAP|NYC 2015 conference. RSVP now!​


APAP Job Bank special offer: Get 60-day postings for the 30-day posting price!

9.30.14 Finding the perfect job candidate can take longer than expected, so from now until October 31, purchase any 60-day single posting in the APAP Job Bank & Career Center​ for the 30-day pos​ting price! Want to stock up? Purchase a package of three or five 60-day postings for the comparable 30-day package price.


Why does engaging new arts audiences matter? Join us for a live-streaming event on Oct. 1

9.26.14 APAP invites you to a special live-streamed event at 3 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, October 1, hosted by the Wallace Foundation, where a distinguished panel will discuss audience building efforts for thriving arts organizations. Visit to stream the discussion on October 1.​ The event will include a major announcement from The Wallace Foundation about a new effort in the arts.


Three FREE APAP webinars this October

9.25.14 This October, APAP presents three free webinars to help you advance your career, grow your business and keep your skill set up-to-date. Topics include creative placemaking, issues for emerging arts professionals, and leadership trends. Learn more and sign up for a free webinar today!


Now online: APAP|NYC 2015 schedule-at-a-glance and professional development program tracks!

9.17.14 Want a sneak peek at APAP|NYC 2015 special events, networking opportunities and professional development offerings? Check out the APAP|NYC 2015 schedule-at-a-glance and thematic program tracks.​


Fall program highlights from APAP's Building Bridges grantees

9.12.14 Browse featured fall arts events from APAP's Building Bridges grantees and attend one close to your home! The Building Bridges program supports campus and community collaborations that expand awareness, knowledge and understanding of Muslim societies.


Connect on-the-go! Download the APAP|Community mobile app

9.11.14 APAP|Community,​ the year-round, online peer networking platform for the performing arts industry, is mobile! Simply download the MemberCentric mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play today, and log in to APA​P|Community!​


September is National Preparedness Month: Are you ArtsReady?

9.10.14 Is your organization prepared in case disaster strikes? ArtsReady​ makes emergency preparedness easy and affordable with a web-based platform for building business continuity plans. APAP members may join ArtsReady for just $150 for their first year - that's a 50% discount!


FREE APAP webinar Oct. 23: Leadership trends and issues

October 23September 25 for an engaging discussion about leadership. Learn how new trends and issues affect the ways we lead and how to become a better leader on the job and in communities. Learn more and register today!


APAP|NYC 2015 pecha kucha plenary presenter Tanya Tagaq speaks with Inside Arts

9.2.14 Get a sneak peek at the APAP|NYC 2015 pecha kucha! This plenary session features a series of fast-paced presentations by innovators in our field (see the full lineup on APAP|Community), and among them is the rare voice of Tanya Tagaq. Read a Q&A with Tanya Tagaq online and in the latest issue of Inside Arts magazine.


Case study: Turning single-ticket buyers into repeat visitors

8.28.14 APAP and The Wallace Foundation have partnered to share in-depth research and resources on audience-building efforts in the performing arts field. This month, we are highlighting a case study about ways to strengthen relationships with single-ticket buying patrons. Read highlights from the case study.


Buy a booth in the APAP|NYC 2015 EXPO Hall!

8.27.14 Business is always buzzing in the APAP|NYC EXPO Hall! Booths are now on sale to all registered conference attendees. Buy a booth today - they will sell out quickly.


Inside Arts is on its way to your mailbox!

8.26.14 The fall issue of Inside Arts magazine arrives in APAP member mailboxes soon! Enjoy in-depth looks at leadership development and global collaboration, as well as member and industry news. Can't wait for your snail mail edition? Read the digital version today!


Share your big idea about the arts at APAP|NYC! Application deadline extended to Sept. 5

8.19.14 How do you shine as a performing arts professional? We want to know! Share an accomplishment, big idea or an instructive failure in our popular 5 Minutes to Shine program at APAP|NYC 2015. Learn more and send us your proposal by Friday, September 5.


Apply for a CEF travel grant! Applications reviewed on a rolling basis through Sept. 30

8.13.14 APAP's Cultural Exchange Fund provides travel grants to U.S.-based presenting professionals, organizations and artists building international partnerships and global collaborations. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through September 30. Apply for a CEF travel grant now!


APAP webinar Aug. 21: Engage communities around controversial topics

8.12.14 Learn how to engage university campuses and communities in controversial topics through interdisciplinary exchanges and performances at a free APAP webinar, 3 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, August 21. Sign up for this FREE webinar today!


Ira Glass tops the bill for the APAP|NYC Sunday plenary session!

8.5.14 APAP is excited to announce the first official APAP|NYC 2015 speaker! Ira Glass,​ host and creator of public radio program This American Life, will host a special performance and presentation on Sunday morning, January 11.


Watch a replay of APAP's webinar about adapting to new economic realities in the arts

8.1.14 Did you miss this month's webinar about the ways that leading presenters, agents and artists are coming together to adapt to new economic realities in the performing arts? Now's you chance to catch up on this highly insightful discussion! APAP members may now log in to watch a re-play of this webinar.​


Artists, are you UP NEXT? Apply to pitch your work at APAP|NYC 2015

7.28.14 The popular UP NEXT! artist pitch session is back for APAP|NYC 2015! In a fast-paced series of presentations, artists and managers pitch new works to an audience of presenters and producers. Artists and agents: Apply to make a pitch by August 29.


Building arts audiences: A case study in attracting an elusive audience

7.24.14 APAP and The Wallace Foundation have partnered to share in-depth research and resources on audience-building efforts in the performing arts field. This month, we are highlighting a case study about initiatives to re-brand, create a unifying mission and build a loyal following of classical music patrons. Read the case study and explore more resources about building arts audiences.​


Last call! Register for APAP|NYC 2015 by 5 p.m. (EDT), TODAY, to save $155

7.23.14 Save BIG on APAP|NYC 2015! Register before 5 p.m. (EDT), today, July 23 to take advantage of a $155 early-bird discount. Register for APAP|NYC 2015 today!


Nominate a colleague to the APAP board of directors

7.21.14 The APAP board of directors will have five openings beginning in 2015 - and we need YOU, our members, to fill the ranks! Nominate a colleague to the APAP board of directors by Sept. 12.


Free APAP webinar July 17: Adapting to the new economic realities in the performing arts

7.11.14 What must we do differently to survive and thrive as presenters, artists and agents in the new economic realities we face? Learn how colleagues are adapting to a quick-changing economic climate. Join the discussion in our FREE on​line webinar, 3 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, July 17. Learn more about APAP's monthly webinar series.


Deadline extended! APAP|NYC session proposals due July 11

7.3.14 The deadline to submit a session proposal for APAP|NYC 2015 has been extended! Proposals for professional development sessions and "5 Minutes to Shine!" presentations are now due July 11. Read more about the APAP|NYC 2015 session proposal process.


With Sympathy

6.25.14 APAP mourns the loss of Rebecca Blunk, a dear friend and colleague. Ms. Blunk was a tireless champion of the arts, serving as executive director of New England Foundation for the Arts for ten years. Read more about Rebecca Blunk's legacy.


APAP's Young Performers Career Advancement program now accepting applications

6.24.14 APAP's YPCA program supports classical musicians in the formative stages of their careers through specialized seminars at APAP|NYC 2015, January 9-13. YPCA participants will also perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall this January. Apply for YPCA by Thursday, July 24.


Deadline for APAP|NYC 2015 session proposals is approaching. Business track just added!

6.19.14 The deadline to submit a session proposal for APAP|NYC 2015 is quickly approaching! Proposals for professional development sessions and "5 Minutes to Shine!" presentations are now due July 11. Proposals for the new track of sessions about business fundamentals are due August 14. Begin the APAP|NYC 2015 session proposal process now.


Free APAP webinar Thursday, June 19: Show new audiences the classical music “cool” factor

6.6.14 Classical music is seeking new ways to engage and inspire new audiences. What does it take to make classical music more important to today’s audiences? And how can we make contemporary repertoire meaningful? Find out at the latest installment of the APAP monthly webinar series, 3 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, June 19. Learn more about APAP's monthly webinar series.


Watch The Work of Art online! APAP member Artown featured in latest episode

6.2.14 The latest episode of The Work of Art, produced by PBS affiliate KNBP in Reno, takes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create the annual Artown festival (including a trip to APAP|NYC!). Watch The Work of Art online now.


Watch a re-play of APAP's webinar on top arts law issues

5.30.14 Did you miss this month's webinar about top legal issues facing the arts industry? APAP members may now watch a re-play of this informative (and entertaining!) webinar to learn about artist travel and immigration issues, contract breaches, copyrights and more. Sign in to view a re-play of the webinar.


Calling all young arts pros! Apply for APAP's Emerging Leadership Institute by July 1

5.28.14 Develop critical leadership skills, exchange ideas and engage in new professional relationships! The APAP Emerging Leadership Institute is an intensive two-day seminar during APAP|NYC, January 9-13, 2015 for arts professionals in the first 3-7 years of their careers. Apply for ELI by July 1.


Call for APAP|NYC 2015 session proposals

5.22.14 APAP members and industry leaders fuel the lively exchange of information and ideas every January at APAP|NYC! We invite you to propose sessions that will be of interest to the 3,600+ attendees at the 2015 conference, January 9-13. Propose an APAP|NYC 2015 session today.


PBS documentary series The Work of Art features APAP member Artown and APAP|NYC, airs May 15

5.14.14 From PBS affiliate KNPB in Reno, Nev., the television show The Work of Art: Artown takes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create the annual Artown festival (including a trip to APAP|NYC!). The program debuts locally in Reno, May 15, 8 p.m. (PDT), on KNPB, channel 5. After May 20, the show will be available to watch free online.


Announcing APAP|NYC 2015, January 9-13! Registration opens June 11

5.13.14 At APAP|NYC 2015, we ignite the collective energy and expertise that defines us as the performing arts presenting industry. We gather, we learn, we connect, we celebrate - together! Registration opens June 11 at noon (EDT).


Free APAP webinar May 15! Get to know the top legal issues in our industry

5.7.14 Experts from GG Arts Law share their list of the top business and legal issues in the arts presenting industry at an exciting online session, 3-4 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, May 15. Learn more about APAP's monthly webinar series.


Make a smart career move! Check out APAP's new Job Bank and Career Center

4.29.14 APAP's enhanced Job Bank and Career Center makes it easy to take the next step in your career. Post your resume and work samples, receive notifications when new jobs are posted that match your skills, and save lists of jobs you want to apply for. Get your dream job today!


APAP|NYC 2015 registration opens June 11!

4.8.14 Registration for APAP|NYC 2015, January 9-13, begins Wednesday, June 11! Early-bird discounts are available through 5 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, July 23. Stay tuned for more updates in May. Too excited to wait? Get pumped for APAP|NYC 2015 by re-living highlights from the 2014 conference.


With sympathy

4.7.14 APAP is saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague Calvin Hunt, senior director of performance and production at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Calvin passed away on Sunday, April 6. APAP sends our warmest thoughts to his friends and family.


Free APAP webinar April 17: Community engagement at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

4.4.14 Every university presenter strives for deeper engagement with campus and local communities. Join APAP online, 3 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, April 17, to hear from staff at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, MD reflect on their audience engagement efforts. Come, learn and share! Learn more about APAP's monthly webinar series.


Calling all star students! Apply for a summer internship at APAP

3.31.14 Are you a current undergraduate or graduate student looking to gain experience in the performing arts workforce? Come work in the APAP offices for the summer! Apply by April 7, 2014. Learn more and apply now.


The spring issue of Inside Arts has arrived!

3.24.14 The spring issue of Inside Arts magazine hits mailboxes this week! Can't wait for snail mail? Read Inside Arts online. Featured in this issue: APAP|NYC 2014 highlights, day-in-the-life member profiles, industry news and so much more!


Explore the Building Bridges project profiles - a must-read for campus presenters!

3.21.14 Check out Building Bridges grantee and semi-finalist project profiles including goals and objectives, activities, artist selections and more. These profiles are a must-read for any on-campus or community presenter interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.


APAP and Montclair State University featured in Wall Street Journal

3.19.14 Montclair State University, an APAP Creative Campus grantee, was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal. The story highlights the university's collaborations with choreographer Wayne McGregor to integrate the arts into academia. Read the full story.


APAP webinar on youth and family programming, March 20

3.11.14 How do you capture the attention of family audiences? Learn to join forces in your community to expand arts participation at the latest installment of the APAP monthly webinar series, 3 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, March 20. Learn more about APAP's monthly webinar series!


Check out the best of APAP|NYC 2014 - new audio files now online!

3.7.14 Re-live your favorite APAP|NYC moments or catch up on programs that you may have missed. Video highlights and full-length audio recordings of sessions are now online!


Introducing the new APAP Job Bank and Career Center!

3.6.14 Seeking stellar job candidates for your organization? Looking to make your next big move? The new APAP Job Bank and Career Center helps you meet your staffing and career needs by increasing the visibility of your posting or resume. With enhanced functionality and useful tools, managing your information is easy! Get started now.​


Were you an APAP|NYC first-timer? We want to hear from you!

3.4.14 If you attended the APAP|NYC New Colleagues Orientation on Friday, January 10, please complete a survey for APAP|NYC first-timers. Your feedback is very important. It ensures we are able to improve the event and provide first-time attendees with the tools needed to make their first APAP|NYC experience a successful one!


APAP's FREE monthly webinar series returns Feb. 27! Feel the pulse of world music

2.19.14 APAP's monthly webinar series returns for 2014! Join us online at 3 p.m. (EST), Thursday, February 27, for a session about creative ways to present emerging global music artists while keeping local audiences engaged. Learn more about APAP's monthly webinar series.


APAP|NYC 2014 video and audio highlights are now online!

1.30.14 The best of APAP|NYC 2014 is now online! Re-live your favorite APAP|NYC moments or catch up on sessions that you may have missed with full-length video and audio recordings of plenary events and featured professional development sessions.


Cultural Exchange Fund Deadline Extended to Feb. 27

1.28.14 The Cultural Exchange Fund application deadline has been extended to Thursday, February 27. Read more about CEF and access the application.


Tell us about your APAP|NYC 2014 experience

1.23.14 Tell us about your APAP|NYC experience in the 2014 conference survey by Friday, February 7 and enter to win one free registration to APAP|NYC 2015, January 9-13! The survey will only take a few minutes of your time and will provide invaluable feedback for future planning. Take the conference survey today.


APAP announces Building Bridges grantees

1.7.14 APAP announces six grants to campus presenting organizations through the Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement grants program. Building Bridges supports interdisciplinary cross-campus and community collaborations that expand awareness, knowledge and understanding of Muslim societies. Read more.