Monthly Webinar Series Continues April 18
4.15.13 Join APAP online, 3-4 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, April 18 at the next installment of the APAP monthly webinar series. Learn about identifying and adapting to new ways that presenters, artists and agents are working together in today's economic climate. Learn more and register today!
Announcing: Building Bridges Grants Program Application
3.27.13 Visit the Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement page to learn more about the program, review grant criteria and access the application.
Free Youth and Family Programming Webinar March 21
3.15.13 Discover emerging family arts and how you can join forces with community to capture the attention and participation of a wider audience. At this online learning session, 3 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, March 21 learn how artists, agents and presenters are creatively and successfully entertaining families. Register today!
Network of Performing Arts Conferences
Meets in Washington, D.C.
3.5.13 The four organizations behind the leading national and regional performing arts conferences gathered at the offices of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-12, 2013. Executive staff from APAP, Western Arts Alliance, Arts Midwest and South Arts met to collaboratively explore new ideas to better serve the performing arts industry through national and regional conferences which provide opportunities for professional development, networking, artistic discovery and business meetings.
“Meeting with this network of our colleagues to explore how we can best serve the performing arts field together is extremely helpful,” says APAP President and CEO Mario Garcia Durham. “We are examining our practices and policies, industry trends and sustainable projects to provide our industry and our conference attendees with the resources and knowledge that they deserve and have come to expect.”
Over two days of roundtable meetings, the four organizations discussed showcasing, exhibiting, green initiatives, hot topics for professional development sessions and more. A key part of the talks focused on new programming efforts to engage industry professionals at all career stages: the network expressed the need to bring more young professionals to the conferences while also providing advanced-level professional development and transition training for retiring arts executives. Download the full-length media release.
Membership Associate Vanessa Ferreira Takes a Bow
3.4.13 With a tear in our eye and a gulp in our throat, the APAP staff wishes a fond farewell to our membership associate, Vanessa Ferreira. Vanessa began her three years at APAP in 2010 after working at the Puppet Company Playhouse at Glen Echo.
Vanessa’s APAP highlights include attending the Performing Arts Exchange in Miami this past September, and receiving picture-taking tips from Brooke Shields while at the 2011 conference. Most of all, she said, she will miss working with the members each day.
President & CEO Mario Garcia Durham said, “though we will all miss Vanessa’s ebullience and passion for our organization and membership, we wish her the very best in her adventures ahead.”
Vanessa’s plans include getting married in September, and beginning work as membership coordinator for the Electronic Transactions Association. Vanessa wishes to stay in contact with her APAP friends – you may spot her wearing a volunteer pin at next year’s APAP|NYC conference!
Free Informational Webinar for New APAP Grant
3.1.13 Following the announcement of the new Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement program, APAP will host a second informational webinar at 3 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, March 5. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the program and application process. Register now for the informational webinar.
Free Arts and Sustainability Webinar Feb. 21
2.12.13 The changing climate and arts ecology are realities that pose our industry with a new set of challenges and opportunities. At the free APAP webinar, noon-1 p.m. (EST), Thursday, Feb. 21, learn how you can start a movement to lead creative, sustainable change in your community. Learn more and register today!
APAP Awards Six Performing Arts Organizations $25,000 All-In Grants for Targeted Community Participation in the Arts.
2.7.13 The All-In: Re-Imagining Community Participation grants program awards $25,000 to arts presenting organizations for projects that go beyond conventional audience engagement strategies. The six 2013 awardees are: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dancing in the Streets, Hancher Auditorium (University of Iowa), The Foundry Theater, Millersville University and Network of Ensemble Theaters.
Read the full press release.
Free Informational Webinars for New APAP Grant
1.22.13 Following the announcement of the new Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement program, APAP will be hosting informational webinars at 3 p.m. (EST), Thursday, January 31, 2013 and 3 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, March 5. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the program and application process. Learn more about the program and register for a webinar.
APAP to Announce New Grant Opportunity in 20131.2.13
APAP is excited to announce Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement, a new grant program based on Creative Campus.
Building Bridges will be formally announced at the APAP|NYC conference, 3 p.m., January 12, 2013 during the session The Creative Campus: What We Have Learned
. Access the program guidelines
now; the full application will be posted at the end of January.
APAP Showcases Young Musicians at Carnegie Hall 12.5.12
APAP announces two soloists and two ensembles selected for the 2013 Young Performers Career
Advancement program. Gabriel Cabezas (cello), Gabriela Martinez (piano), Sybarite5 and the
Linden String Quartet have been chosen from a highly competitive field of classical music
applicants to participate in the APAP 2013 YPCA program. Read the full press release.
Free Webinar for International Colleagues11.16.12
The APAP International Advisory Committee invites international APAP colleagues to participate in a webinar featuring a conversation with Pennie Ojeda, director of international activities at the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as other committee members from around the globe. Discover engagement opportunities for international attendees of APAP|NYC 2013. Learn more and register now.
Fall Webinar Series Explores Online Engagement
11.4.12 Join the APAP Leadership Development Institute and Trudel | MacPherson online for a members-only, two-part webinar series beginning Thursday, November 8 at 3 p.m. (EST). Part 1 will focus on using social media to engage and connect with audiences, potential attendees and donors, and part 2 will be about new platforms for marketing and fundraising. Learn more and register for this webinar series today.
Improvements Made to the APAP|NYC 2013 EXPO Hall and Showcase Listing Book
10.18.12 Following the APAP|NYC 2012 conference, APAP convened two member committees in an effort to gain input from our membership relating to the EXPO Hall and showcase listings.
The following lists outline changes that have been made to APAP policies and procedures based on feedback from these member committees:
EXPO Hall improvements for 2013:
- Elimination of the GEM booths
- Discontinuation of the surcharge placed on multiple booth purchases
- Revision of deadline schedule to suit needs of exhibitors
- Return of smaller booths in Americas Hall I and II
- No increase in booth prices from 2012 to 2013
Showcase listing improvements for 2013:
- Showcase Listing Book will feature only chronological listings with all information including additional show times
- Inclusion of two indexes organized by artist name and showcase title
- Elimination of the genre section
- All content will be unified, and bold and all caps will be consistent throughout
- Ability to “preview” listing in the online purchase process
- Showcase search will be available in mobile app
Rosanne Cash to close APAP|NYC 2013!
10.9.12 Rosanne Cash, Grammy award-winning musician and songwriter, will close the APAP|NYC 2013 conference at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15. Read more about Rosanne Cash and all APAP|NYC featured speakers.
Free Audience Engagement Webinar Sept. 20
9.17.12 Four presenting arts organizations will share the successes and struggles encountered in their own exemplary community engagement programs. Register for this webinar today.
APAP Now Accepting Nominations for 2013 Board of Directors
9.14.12 APAP now accepting nominations for the 2013 board of directors. Board nominations are due October 5, 2012.
Nominate a Colleague for an APAP Award
8.23.12 The APAP Awards Program is a long-standing tradition that honors, celebrates and recognizes our trailblazing colleagues each year. APAP members are invited to nominate organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the performing arts for recognition at APAP|NYC 2013. Submissions are due October 5, 2012.
Apply for YPCA 2013 and Perform at Carnegie Hall
8.22.12 The prestigious APAP Young Performers Career Advancement Program supports classical musicians in the formative stages of their careers through intensive, specialized seminar activities and performance opportunities at APAP|NYC 2013, January 11-15. Learn more about YPCA and apply today.
Leading Arts Professionals Promote Diversity in the Arts with APAP Travel Grants
8.6.12 APAP announces the latest round of Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) travel grant awardees. CEF grants allow arts professionals and artists pursuing unique international partnerships and collaborations to fully explore world arts, traditions and cultures.
APAP Welcomes New Key Staff Appointments
7.13.12 APAP Chief Mario Garcia Durham appoints Gil Gonzalez as director of conference & meetings and Lynne Kingsley as director of marketing & communications. Read the full-length press release.
Present a Session at APAP|NYC 2013
7.10.12 In the spirit of Imagine, APAP members are invited to submit proposals to present a Special Interest Session, Idea Lounge or host a Consultation Salon at APAP|NYC 2013. Proposals must be received by August 10, 2012.
FREE Social Media Webinar July 19
7.9.12 Social media isn't a trend; it's here to stay. Learn how to make the most of your digital messaging at the FREE APAP webinar 3 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, July 19.
APAP Announces Winners of All-In Grants
6.14.12 Arts Midwest, Lied Center of Kansas, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas were each awarded $25,000 All-In grants. This program is funded in partnership with MetLife Foundation. Read more about the grantees' community engagement projects.
Emerging Leadership Institute Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Class
6.12.12 ELI participants will develop critical leadership skills, exchange ideas and engage in new professional relationships at a three-day seminar, Jan. 9-11, 2013. Apply by July 12, 2012.
All About Presenting Classical Music at the APAP June Webinar
6.7.12 The APAP Classical Connections committee presents a FREE professional development webinar for presenters of classical music, 3 p.m. (EDT), June 21. Learn more and register today.
Artists from Abroad Re-Launches With Updated Look and Content
5.23.12 APAP and The League of American Orchestras present the newly re-launched Artists from Abroad website, a complete and up-to-date resource for presenting international artists. Visit www.ArtistsFromAbroad.org today.
APAP|NYC 2013 Registration Opens June 20
5.22.12 Be the first to sign up and save when early-bird conference registration opens Wednesday, June 20. View 2013 rates and important dates.
Join APAP and FTM Arts Law for a Digital Rights Webinar May 17
5.3.12 Kicking-off a new monthly webinar series, FTM Arts Law will shed light on the five most misunderstood concepts about digital rights. Register for this webinar today.
A Message from the President & CEO
4.6.12 Mario Garcia Durham reflects on the success of APAP|NYC 2012, his interaction with the membership and his excitement about APAP|NYC 2013. Watch the video message.
Arts Advocacy Day 2012
3.29.12 The Association of Performing Arts Presenters is a national co-sponsor of Arts Advocacy Day, April 16-17, 2012. Learn more about our collaborative advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill as a part of this national event in the 2012 Summary of Legislative Requests and visit the Arts Advocacy Day website.
APAP Announces 2012 LDI Class
3.27.12 Participants of the 2012 Leadership Development Institute were chosen from a national pool of competitive applicants and will meet throughout the year to explore the topic Know and Connect with Community. The class will present its findings at APAP|NYC 2013, January 11-15.
Apply for a CEF Travel Grant
3.26.12 CEF grants provide an opportunity for APAP members to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions and cultures from around the world. Learn more about CEF. Deadline to apply: 5 p.m. (EDT), May 1, 2012.
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters mourns the loss of Colleen Porter, director of community engagement and education at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland, as well as a valued and valuable APAP board member. Porter passed away March 22 in Cleveland. Because of her work with local, national and international programming, Porter has left her mark not only in the presenting field and her community but also in our hearts. Her fierce intelligence, commitment to the industry and contribution to our association will be missed.
"The field lost a bright light in the passing of Colleen," said APAP President & CEO Mario Garcia Durham. "She was such a great colleague and leader. She brought energy, vision and commitment to all of her many projects and touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing her."
A celebration of Porter’s life will take place March 31 in her hometown of Lewiston, NY, and then again in May in Cleveland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the PlayhouseSquare Education Fund.
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters mourns the loss of Robert Bluestone, an esteemed colleague, artist and friend. Bluestone tragically took his own life on March 18, and we lament the loss of hope and of his presence among us. “Robert was one of the most caring, passionate and loving souls I have had the pleasure of knowing,” said Mario Garcia Durham, president & CEO of APAP. “He was also a visionary whose goals for the arts and humanity were always inspiring. We have lost a dear colleague and friend.” In addition to his many accomplishments and contributions to the performing arts world, Bluestone was also on the editorial advisory committee for Inside Arts, the quarterly magazine of APAP. Western Arts Alliance has written a moving remembrance of Bluestone. The APAP staff extends its sympathy to his family and friends.
New All-In Grant Opportunity
3.19.12 All-In: Re-imagining Community Participation, a new grant program funded by the MetLife Foundation, supports member presenting organizations that exhibit outstanding approaches to community engagement. The application process is now closed.
APAP Partners with ArtsReady
ArtsReady is a web-based emergency preparedness platform providing arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. Find out more about ArtsReady and take advantage of a special promotion for all APAP members.
Arts Presenters Announces 2012 Award Winners
White Bird Dance, Ben Cameron and George Wein honored as leaders in the performing arts field.
Arts Presenters Announces New President and CEO
Mario Garcia Durham, of the NEA, fills executive position at APAP.
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