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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


How to build a season

9.21.15 APAP's online peer-to-peer community is a great place to start discussions, ask questions and get feedback from fellow APAP members! This week, people are talking about taking risks vs. playing it safe when building a season and the pros and cons of in-house and contracted orchestras. Lend your expertise or post your question. Join the Discussion.​​


Welcome new members who joined in August!

9.3.15 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.​​


ELI Announces Class of 2016!

8.28.15 APAP's Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) is an intensive two and a half-day seminar that develops critical leadership skills for emerging arts professionals. Each year, a new cohort of 25 individuals are invited to participate in ELI and attend APAP|NYC, APAP's annual conference held in New York City every January. Meet the Class.​​




News and Announcements

Register for First-Time webinars!

10.1.15 New to APAP|NYC? Register now for one or all of our FREE webinars designed specifically for first-time attendees, first-time exhibitors and first-time showcasers. Learn more.


Win a free trip to APAP|NYC with 5 Minutes to Shine

9.30.15 The APAP|NYC “5 Minutes to Shine” (5MTS) competition is an opportunity to share a compelling story about you and/or your organization’s stellar idea aimed at audience development. Deadline is October 15. Learn More.


Ken Fischer wins National Medal of Arts

9.22.15 On September 10, Ken Fischer, winner of APAP's Fan Taylor Award and former APAP board member, accepted the National Medal of Arts on behalf of the University Musical Society, where he has served as president since 1987. UMS received this award for presenting the performing arts to communities in Michigan. Learn More.


Have you seen the Artists Committee for APAP|NYC 2016?

9.3.15 In the article, “Artists among Us,” to learn more about the committee. They have some amazing advice to share about their experiences in the arts. Read more about their journeys in the digital edition of Inside Arts


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