Performing Arts Leaders Honored at 2010 AnnualAssociation of Performing Arts Presenters Conference
Awards Ceremony to Honor Lifetime Achievement, Advocacy, Community Service, and Accessibility in Performing Arts
January 11, 2010
New York, NY — The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) honored leaders in the arts industry at the 53rd Annual Members Conference. As Master of Ceremonies, national business leader and arts philanthropist, Adrienne Arsht led an inspiring and dynamic awards ceremony. The 2010 APAP Conference NYC is the premier global arts marketplace and network for the performing arts industry and convened nearly 4,000 conference attendees from all over the country and around the world, over 400 exhibitors and showcased over 1,000 performances at this year's conference.
“As we herald the APAP Conference NYC 2010 theme, ‘Risk. Opportunity. Now.’ it is an honor to highlight the work of this year’s honorees,” said Sandra Gibson President & CEO of APAP. “These Awardees exemplify the very trailblazing spirit that only comes from artists and individuals taking the kinds of risks integral to making and presenting the performing arts in the ever-changing landscape.”
The following honors were presented at today's awards ceremony:
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), based in Washington DC, is a national service and advocacy organization with nearly 2,000 members worldwide dedicated to bringing artists and audiences together. Our members represent the nation’s leading performing arts centers; municipal and university performance facilities, nonprofit performing arts centers, culturally specific organizations, as well as artist agencies, managers, touring companies, and national consulting practices that serve the field, and a growing roster of self-presenting artists. A leader in the field, APAP works to effect change through advocacy, professional development, resource sharing and civic engagement.