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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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ArtsReady on staying safe during acts of violence

11.25.15 The recent horrific events in Paris remind us that cultural gathering spaces can be targets of violence. While we hope you will never experience an act of violence at your organization, our partners at ArtsReady have an array of resources to help your organization prepare. Learn More..​​


Welcome new members who joined in October!

11.13.15 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.​​


College student engagement in the performing arts

11.05.15 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 colleagues are looking for help with a brief survey of organizations (arts or not) that interact with University students, finding research partners and artist database recomendations. Lend your expertise or post your question. Join the Discussion.​​




News and Announcements

APAP Professional Development Institute: The Fundamentals of Presenting on Jan. 14 in NYC

11.24.15 Led by Bruce Thibodeau and Michael Blachly of Arts Consulting Group, this full-day intensive, designed for mid-career and seasoned professionals, will cover what it takes to build and sustain audiences in the ever-changing arts field, balancing the economics of presenting with the curation of presenting and thoughts for the future and ideas for implementation. Open to members and non-members alike. Special discount for APAP members. Register today!


Announcing APAP's 2016 annual members meeting at APAP|NYC

11.16.15 The 2016 annual APAP membership meeting will take place at APAP|NYC, 11 a.m., Monday, January 18, immediately prior to the Annual Awards Luncheon. This is an important once-a-year opportunity where you can share your feedback with APAP leadership, hear the state-of-the-association, and cast your vote on the 2016 slate of board members eligible for additional terms. Read the agenda here.


Apply for APAP's Leadership Fellows Program (LFP)

11.10.15 With a three year program arc, LFP is a unique opportunity designed to develop the skill sets of mid-career professionals and help them transition into leadership roles in the arts presenting field. It includes a five-day intensive session in the summer at USC, ongoing peer-based mentoring, annual gatherings and more. Deadline is February 11, 2016. Learn More and Apply!


Let's Make This!

11.2.15 Gain some insights from the APAP|NYC 2016 co-chairs who discuss and reflect on what it takes to piece together a landmark conference. Read More.


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