News Archive: 2012 | 2011
APAP's New International Festival Guide is Online Now
12.2.13 Learn more about the world's arts, and expand your global partnerships with international artists who are relevant to the demographics of your home community. It's easy to get started: Explore the brand new APAP international festival guide!
Adham Hafez Joins the APAP|NYC 2014 Pecha Kucha Lineup
11.22.13 Adham Hafez, Egyptian choreographer, composer and arts activist, has been added to the APAP|NYC 2014 pecha kucha lineup. Adham will present his beat-the-clock presentation at the APAP conference this January. Check out the full lineup of speakers.
Announcing the 2014 YPCA Artists and Free Showcase Jan. 13
11.19.13 You're invited to hear the rising stars of classical music at the only APAP-produced showcase at APAP|NYC 2014! On Monday, January 13, 6-8 p.m., the participants of APAP's Young Performers Career Advancement program take the stage at Merkin Concert Hall for a free performance. Read more.
Sign Up for the APAP|NYC UP NEXT Artist Pitch Session - Space is Limited!
10.29.13 Discover new artists and innovative work that is in development or ready to tour. 10 selected artists and managers have three minutes to spark the interest of presenters and producers, followed by an artist speed dating Q&A session. Presenters and producers may RSVP online to attend this session. Sign up soon - a limited number of seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis!
What are the Top 10 Reasons to Attend APAP|NYC?
10.23.13 From seriously-good-business to seriously-good-fun, we've compiled your top 10 reasons to attend APAP|NYC! Be sure to check out the full list in this cool infographic.
Announcing "The Luminosity Factor" Keynote at APAP|NYC 2014
10.17.13 The arts illuminate alternative ways to think about and respond to issues that shape our world. At the APAP|NYC Sunday plenary session, January 12, we'll explore big ideas about culture, communities and the arts with the creative minds of singer/songwriter Abigail Washburn, comedian and author Baratunde Thurston and performance artist Taylor Mac. Read more about APAP|NYC 2014 keynote speakers.
Free APAP Webinar on Diversity, Oct. 17
9.20.13 What does diversity really mean for arts organizations? Explore this important topic with panelists who are dedicated to shifting the narrative beyond conversation to action. Register for the free webinar today.
Announcing the APAP|NYC 2014 Closing Keynote Speaker: Fiona Shaw!
9.19.13 Olivier Award-winning actor Fiona Shaw will close the APAP|NYC 2014 conference on Tuesday morning, January 14. Her luminous career has transfixed theater, film and television audiences through creatively rich characterizations. Read more about Fiona Shaw.
New Community Engagement Toolkit from APAP
9.11.13 APAP announces a new online resource developed all about community engagement and designed by the 2012 Leadership Development Institute cohort. The interactive resource features tools, tactics, best practices, case studies and more. Explore the community engagement toolkit.
Announcing APAP's New Creative Campus Toolkit!
9.9.13 APAP's new Creative Campus toolkit explores successful arts-driven collaborations at university and college campuses and provides resources, best practices, videos, and case studies for presenters, academic faculty and artists. Discover the Creative Campus toolkit today.
New Faces of Classical Music Perform in a New Venue - Apply for YPCA 2014!
8.29.13 APAP is now accepting applications for the 2014 Young Performers Career Advancement program. YPCA supports early-career classical musicians through specialized seminars at APAP|NYC 2014, January 10-14. Participants will also perform at Merkin Concert Hall, the new venue for the only APAP-produced showcase! Learn more and apply by October 3.
Buy Your APAP|NYC EXPO Hall Booth!
8.28.13 At APAP|NYC 2014, January 10-14, the EXPO Hall is at the center of the action. It's all about getting down to business with artists, presenters, agents, managers and other creative vendors. Booths are now on sale to all registered conference attendees. Buy your booth early; last year the EXPO Hall sold out!
APAP Hits the Road! See You at the Regional Performing Arts Conferences
8.27.13 Will you be at the WAA, Arts Midwest or PAE regional performing arts conferences? We'd love to meet and connect with you! Our fall tour begins at WAA in Los Angeles, August 27-30. Find us at booth #559.
Free Webinar Sept. 19: Inside Global Presenting
8.21.13 The APAP international advisory committee will explore challenges and opportunities for creating, presenting and promoting the performing arts on a global scale. Register now for this free online learning session, 10 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, September 19.
Who will SHINE at the APAP|NYC awards ceremony?
8.20.13 The APAP awards ceremony is a longstanding association tradition that honors, celebrates and recognizes the leaders and innovators of our field. APAP members are invited to nominate managers, artists, agents, presenters, organizations and individuals for recognition at APAP|NYC 2014, January 10-14. Awards nominations are due Oct. 4.
Stephen Schwartz, Diane Paulus to open APAP|NYC 2014!
8.15.13 On stage together at the APAP|NYC 2014 opening keynote, Diane Paulus, Tony Award-winning artistic director at American Repertory Theater, and Stephen Schwartz, Broadway composer and lyricist, will guide our exploration of the art of transition and help us answer the question, "What's next?" Read more.
Free Webinar August 15: NAPAMA and the 21st Century Presenting Ecology
7.30.13 Join APAP and the leaders of NAPAMA as they discuss the issues at the forefront of the relationship between presenters and agents-managers. Learn more about the monthly webinar series.
APAP Announces Building Bridges Grant Semi-Finalists
7.23.13 APAP is pleased to announce the grant semifinalists advancing to the final round of the Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement Program. 15 performing arts organizations were awarded $5,000 planning grants to develop campus and community collaborations. Read more.
Nominate a Colleague to the APAP Board of Directors
7.22.13 Members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters are cordially invited to submit nominations for four openings on the APAP board of directors. Nominations are due Oct. 4, 2013.
APAP Members Awarded National Medal of Arts
7.10.13 Congratulations to APAP members Washington Performing Arts Society, Allen Toussaint (The Rosebud Agency) and Renée Fleming (IMG Artists), recipients of the 2012 National Medal of Arts! The award was presented by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, July 10. Read the full press release from the White House.
Free Webinar July 18: Bridge Traditional Arts with New Trends in Presenting
7.9.13 On July 18, APAP's Classical Connections committee presented a webinar about partnering with artists to develop new audiences and build fundraising campaigns. Learn more about the webinar series.
Present at APAP|NYC 2014! Submit a session proposal by Aug. 1
6.25.13 APAP|NYC 2014 is our time to SHINE. Share your expertise with the field this January and submit a proposals to present a Special Interest Session, workshop, networking meeting or host a Consultation Salon at APAP|NYC 2014. Submit an APAP|NYC 2014 session proposal by Aug. 1.
Travel the world with an APAP CEF grant! Applications due July 15
6.25.13 The APAP Cultural Exchange Fund provides travel grants to U.S.-based professionals, organizations and artists building international partnerships and global collaborations. Expand and deepen your knowledge of artists, traditions and cultures from around the world and bring this knowledge back to your home community with a CEF grant! Apply for CEF by July 15.
APAP|NYC 2014 Registration is Now Open!
6.12.13 The presenting industry takes center stage at APAP|NYC 2014 - the 57th annual global performing arts conference and marketplace. This year's gathering challenges us to rise up and direct our creative energy to make a difference in the communities we serve across America and around the world. Now is the time for artists, agents, managers, presenters, programmers, producers, promoters - professionals who believe in the sustaining power of the arts - to step into the light. It is our time to SHINE!
Free APAP Webinar June 20: Building Relationships in Communities
6.11.13 Why is it important to know your community? And how can you connect with communities to help build successful, relevant arts organizations? APAP's 2012 Leadership Development Institute class will share four fundamental steps to deepen engagement. Register now.
APAP's Emerging Leadership Institute Now Accepting Applications
6.11.13 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 8-10, 2014 for arts professionals in the first 3-7 years of their careers. Applications are due July 18, 2013. Learn more.
Director of Marketing & Communications Transitions from APAP Staff to APAP Member
5.20.13 Lynne Kingsley, APAP director of marketing and communications, is set to leave the APAP staff in June. Kingsley is departing for family reasons, but she enjoyed her work at APAP and will remain a part of our performing arts world. Kingsley has accepted a position with APAP member organization BlackRock Center for the Arts as their director of marketing and communications where she will continue to be an enthusiastic and involved member of the APAP network.
Kingsley shared, “I have loved working with APAP staff and members immensely; I am confident the organization is primed with strong leadership for a successful future. The long commute to D.C. was too much to bear, and BlackRock is much closer to my home and family.” Kingsley will stay on staff at APAP until June 14, 2013, and will assist the organization in hiring and training her replacement.
APAP will announce the new director of marketing and communications in June. View the employment posting.
Global Visions of Local Engagement at Free APAP Webinar May 16
5.8.13 How can you use international approaches and exchanges to extend your reach at home? Join the online discussion at the next installment of the APAP monthly webinar series, 3 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, April 18. Learn more and register today!
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.