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About APAP

What is APAP?

APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (formerly the Association of Performing Arts Presenters) is the national service, advocacy and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts. APAP is dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts industry and the professionals who work within it.

On January 9, 2017, the APAP membership officially voted to change the name of the Association from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters to the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, embracing the diversity of the performing arts field and reflecting APAP’s core value of inclusiveness. Over the course of 2017, you will notice the use of APAP’s new name as we roll it out in our publications, website and other communications.

What does APAP do?

In addition to the annual APAP|NYC conference - the world's leading convening for the performing arts industry (January 12-16, 2018) - APAP is the industry's leading community for networking and knowledge. APAP strengthens and advances your career and the field through professional development, resource sharing, advocacy and civic engagement.

Who joins APAP?

The more than 5,000 professionals represented by our over 1,600 national and international members come from:

  • performing arts centers
  • arts venues
  • university and municipal performance facilities
  • artist agencies and management companies
  • touring companies
  • consulting practices
  • vendors
  • self-presenting artists

Learn more about APAP membership benefits and how to become a part of the APAP community.

APAP|NYC Conference