10.16.13 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Annual Conference APAP|NYC Scheduled January 10-14 in New York, NY. January is Performing Arts Month in New York City!The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) presents the world’s premier gathering of 3500 performing arts professionals, and its annual membership conference at APAP|NYC 2014 in New York City, Jan. 10-14, 2014 at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square. APAP|NYC features more than 1000 world-class artist showcases held around the city, an EXPO Hall boasting nearly 400 booths, more than 80 professional development sessions, A-list keynote speakers, and pre-conference forums, many of which are free and open to the public. See more conference information at www.APAPNYC.org, and APAP membership information at www.APAP365.org. January is Performing Arts Month in New York City!
3.4.13 Network of Regional Performing Arts Conferences Meets in Washington, D.C. Four organizations explore new ideas to serve the performing arts industry at national convenings.The four organizations behind the leading national and regional performing arts conferences gathered at the offices of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-12, 2013. Executive staff from APAP, Western Arts Alliance, Arts Midwest and South Arts met to collaboratively explore new ideas to better serve the performing arts industry through national and regional conferences which provide opportunities for professional development, networking, artistic discovery and business meetings.
2.7.13 New Audiences Engaged Through APAP and MetLife Foundation Partnership. APAP awards six performing arts organizations $25,000 All-In grants for targeted community participation in the arts.The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, has stimulated the presenting community to re-imagine its role in engaging new audiences. As the leading performing arts association, APAP is invested in the future of live performance across America. The All-In: Re-Imagining Community Participation grants program awards up to $25,000 to arts presenting organizations for projects that go beyond conventional audience engagement strategies. The six 2013 awardees are: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dancing in the Streets, Hancher Auditorium (University of Iowa), The Foundry Theater, Millersville University and Network of Ensemble Theaters.
12.31.12 APAP|NYC 2013 Announces Free Pre-conference Forums. In addition to a lineup of professionals from the jazz and world music worlds, Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael A. Nutter will deliver a keynote speech.Two daylong pre-conference events at APAP|NYC 2013 will focus on the trends, challenges and business in the fields of jazz and world music. The Jazz Connect Conference (Thursday, Jan. 10 and Friday, January 11) organized by JazzTimes in conjunction with the Jazz Forward Coalition with support from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, will feature the Honorable Michael A. Nutter, the Mayor of Philadelphia as the keynote speaker at noon, Thursday, January 10 at the Hilton New York in New York City. The World Music Conference (Thursday, Jan. 10 and Friday, January 11), organized by Dmitri Vietze of StoryAmp and rock paper scissors, inc., will focus on key areas of the music business (labels, technology, touring), and will highlight new developments and helpful tools for professionals in the world music realm.
12.27.12 Arts Presenters Announces 2013 Award Winners. On the Boards, Philip Horn and Judith Jamison honored as leaders in the performing arts field.The Association of Performing Arts Presenters announces the 2013 Annual APAP Awards recipients, whose service to the performing arts has had a significant impact on the industry and on communities worldwide. The winners will be honored at a luncheon, noon, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Hilton New York in New York City. The event is part of APAP|NYC, the association’s annual conference and the world’s largest gathering of performing arts professionals.
11.20.12 APAP Showcases Young Musicians at Carnegie Hall. Classical music artists gain business skills and perform at historic venue during APAP|NYC 2013. The Association of Performing Arts Presenters announces two soloists and two ensembles selected for the 2013 Young Performers Career Advancement program. Gabriel Cabezas (cello), Gabriela Martinez (piano), Sybarite5 and the Linden String Quartet have been chosen from a highly competitive field of classical music applicants to participate in the APAP 2013 YPCA program.
8.6.12 Leading Arts Professionals Promote Diversity in the Arts with APAP Travel Grants. New Digital Diaries website tracks travel and project updates from grantees.The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) announces the latest round of Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) travel grant awardees. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CEF grants allow arts professionals and artists pursuing unique international partnerships and collaborations to fully explore world arts, traditions and cultures. Cross-cultural programs are essential in fully engaging the arts industry’s diverse audiences and communities, and APAP is proud to support leading international arts projects and exchanges by awarding CEF grants.
7.13.12 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Announces New Key Staff Appointments. APAP Chief Mario Garcia Durham appoints Gil Gonzalez as director of conference & meetings and Lynne Kingsley as director of marketing & communications.The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), the national arts service organization for the performing arts presenting and touring field, added impact to its full-time staff with the appointment of Gil Gonzalez as director of conference and meetings, and Lynne Kingsley as director of marketing and communications.
6.14.12 Cutting-Edge Creativity in Communities Funded Through APAP and MetLife Foundation Partnership. APAP awards four performing arts organizations $25,000 All-In grants for innovative community participation in the arts.The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is doing more than just talking about innovation. The leading performing arts association is investing in tomorrow’s thinking today. The All-In: Re-Imagining Community Participation grant program awards $25,000 to presenting arts organizations for projects that will spark the future of how the arts engage local communities and build new audiences.
3.27.12 APAP Leadership Development Institute Announces 2012 Class of Participants. Prestigious program welcomes new class of 14 national arts professionals.The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, in partnership with the Research Center for Leadership in Action at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, announces the highest number ever of new participants to the prestigious Leadership Development Institute. The 2012 class of 14 participants was chosen from a national pool of competitive applicants. LDI meets throughout the year for a comprehensive exploration of the topic Know and Connect with Community. The 2012 class will present its findings at APAP|NYC 2013, January 11-15, 2013, and through a white paper.
1.20.12 Alicia Adams Honored with APAP Fan Taylor Award for Exemplary Service to the Presenting Field. Vice President of International Programming and Dance at The Kennedy Center and other arts leaders receive awards at APAP|NYC 2012.The annual APAP awards ceremony and luncheon on Monday, January 9, 2012, honored Alicia Adams as recipient of the Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award for Exemplary Service to the Field of Professional Presenting. Adams is the vice president of international programming and dance at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Fan Taylor award is presented as a surprise award 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.
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, based in Washington, D.C., is the national service and advocacy organization dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it. Our 1,400 national and international members represent leading performing arts centers, municipal and university performance facilities, nonprofit performing arts centers, culturally specific organizations, foreign governments, as well as artist agencies, managers, touring companies, and national consulting practices that serve the field, and a growing roster of self-presenting artists. As a leader in the field, APAP works to effect change through advocacy, professional development, resource sharing and civic engagement. APAP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and led by President & CEO Mario Garcia Durham. In addition to presenting the annual APAP|NYC conference - the world's leading forum and marketplace for the performing arts (January 6-10, 2012) - APAP continues to be the industry's leading resource, knowledge and networking destination for the advancement of performing arts presenting.