Annual APAP Awards
Nominate a colleague for a 2013 APAP award!
Nominations are due October 15, 2012.
Who are the leaders you look to for innovation, knowledge and outstanding professionalism in the performing arts world? The APAP Awards Program is a long-standing tradition that honors, celebrates and recognizes colleagues each year at the APAP|NYC conference.
APAP members are invited to nominate managers, artists, agents, presenters, organizations and individuals for recognition as trailblazers who have made significant contributions to the performing arts.
To nominate an individual or organization for a 2013 APAP Award, you must be a member of APAP, but your nominee is not required to be a member. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of APAP members.
Award of Merit
for achievement in the performing arts
Awarded to an individual whose genius, energy and excellence have defined or redefined an art form for today's audiences.
Sidney R. Yates Advocacy Award
for outstanding advocacy on behalf of the performing arts
Honoring an individual or an organization for a particular advocacy effort or for a sustained advocacy campaign at the national, state or local level that has had a significant impact on the performing arts. The award honors the late Congressman Sidney R. Yates whose commitment to the arts was legendary and who continues to serve as an inspiration to all of us.
Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award
for exemplary service to the field of professional presenting
Presented to an individual whose outstanding service, creative thinking and leadership have had a significant impact on the profession of presenting or on the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. This award honors Fan Taylor who was instrumental in the development of APAP what was first called the Association of College and University Concert Managers, and for her many contributions to the field of presenting. Taylor served as the inaugural APAP secretary-treasurer and eventually as the first executive director.
William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence
for sustained achievement in programming
Presented to an individual or organization for their quality, innovation and vision of program design, audience building and community involvement efforts. The award is named to honor William M. Dawson for the service he provided to the field of arts administration during his 14 years as director of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, then called the Association of College, University and Community Arts Administrators (ACUCAA).
Photo of the APAP|NYC 2012 awards ceremony by Jacob Belcher/APAP.