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APAP is the national service, advocacy and membership organization for the performing arts presenting industry and the convener of APAP|NYC, the world’s leading gathering of performing arts professionals, held every January in New York City

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The APAP|Community

APAP welcomes new members who joined in April and May

6.23.15 Please join us in welcoming the newest APAP members. View full details and connect with them on our peer-to-peer networking platform, APAP|Community. Meet the Members.​​


APAP announces inaugural cohort of Leadership Fellows Program

5.26.15 Congratulations to the 2015 cohort, 24 leaders chosen from a competitive field of applicants. Launching in June 2015, the APAP Leadership Fellows Program seeks to build a body of knowledge and contribute to the growth and development of the field of performing arts presenting in a time of unprecedented change. Learn more.​​


Introducing emeritus membership:
Retire, and stay connected!

2.10.15 As a way to keep retiring leaders engaged and involved, APAP is proud to announce a new membership type, Emeritus Membership. "We realized our field might lose an incredible amount of wisdom and experience as people retire; we wanted to find a way to keep these individuals connected,” says Mario Garcia Durham, President and CEO. This membership is free to retired individuals who have been APAP members for ten or more years. To learn more, contact Membership Director, Sue Noseworthy,




News and Announcements

APAP announces the APAP|NYC Scholarship Program!

6.19.15 APAP is excited to launch the APAP|NYC scholarship program to expand access to the conference. Current, paid APAP members can apply for a scholarship, which includes one complimentary registration to APAP|NYC 2016 and a $500 stipend. Deadline to apply is Monday, August 3 at 5 p.m. (EDT). Number of scholarships awarded are based on funds available. Donate Now OR Apply Now.


Celebrate your APAP colleagues through new Applause! pages in Inside Arts magazine!

6.9.15 Have you or a colleague gotten a promotion? Has your organization won an award? Share a special congratulations with the performing arts field with an ad on APAP's new Applause pages in Inside Arts. Ads are $185 each and include space for an image and message. Email Kristen Cooper to learn more. Contact now.


UP NEXT! pitch session applications available

6.2.15 Artists, agents and/or managers have five minutes to spark the interest of presenters and producers with a pecha kucha-style presentation followed by a moderated Q&A period. This curated session for pitching new projects, generates interest for potential bookings and more. Deadline is July 30, 2015. Learn more.


Applications are available for the YPCA class of 2016

5.18.15 Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA) is a program of the APAP Classical Connections initiative designed to support classical musicians in the formative stages of their careers by offering opportunities to meet and work with established presenters, managers, agents and artists. Apply by July 16, 2015. Learn more.


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