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When you advertise with APAP, you get multi-channel access to performing arts leaders. It’s the most cost-effective way to reach decision makers in the performing arts industry.

Engage with APAP members two ways—in our year-round communications and at APAP’s flagship event, the world’s leading performing arts conference, APAP|NYC, happening every January in New York City.

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For more information on advertising, contact Kristen Cooper, advertising and sponsorship sales manager, at 410.324.7700 or

Year-Round Advertising

Inside Arts Member Magazine

Distributed quarterly to APAP members, Inside Arts explores issues critical to the performing arts presenting, spotlighting innovation in the field through features, interviews and member news.

With a base circulation of 1,700 print readers per issue, a pass-along readership of 5,000 and added exposure via the digital edition, Inside Arts helps you reach a well-defined target audience within the performing arts market. Rates start at $745. Advertise in all four issues for added savings and year-round connection to this desirable audience.

In 2019-20, Inside Arts will follow this publications schedule:

  • Fall 2019: Mailed August 2019 - Includes bonus distribution at regional conferences

  • Conference 2020: Mailed December 2019 - Includes bonus distribution at APAP|NYC 2020 conference

  • Spring 2020: Mailed March 2020

  • Summer 2020 ("The Knowledge Issue"): Mailed June 2020

Spotlights E-Newsletter

APAP's bi-weekly member newsletter distributed to all staff of APAP member organizations, Spotlights is packed with vital information on APAP's year-round services including grants, professional development opportunities, member updates and industry news.

Newly redesigned with banner ads for a bigger impact, Spotlights heightens your visibility all year round.

Emailed the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month to more than 4,000 performing arts professionals, Spotlights delivers your message right to your audience’s in-box with an average open rate of more than 30%. Rates start at $90.

APAP Website

Promote your organization, artists and services on APAP’s recently redesigned website which has more than a quarter million annual visitors and three-quarter of a million annual pageviews. Rates start at $190.

NEW! Reach career-focused professionals with targeted banner ads in the APAP Job Bank and via the monthly APAP Job Bank email. Ask for details and package options.

Conference Advertising

Each year, the APAP|NYC welcomes more than 3,600 attendees from 49 U.S. states and more than 29 countries.

APAP|NYC Annual Conference Program & Showcase Listing Guide

A must-keep 200+ page resource distributed to highly-targeted APAP|NYC conference attendees as they are actively making programming decisions. Your advertisement will be seen alongside full conference program information and 1000+ artist showcases performances. Rates start at $1,950.

Program and Showcase Listing Guide advertisers get priority access to APAP|NYC mobile app advertising! Ask about special “conference combo” packages and our mobile app ad-on. (Limited supply, first-come, first-served).

Conference E-News

APAP's bi-weekly conference newsletter distributed to APAP members and recent conference attendees, Conference E-News provides essential information on conference programming, networking, showcases, EXPO Hall, and all of the “need to know” updates and deadlines for APAP|NYC.

Newly redesigned with banner ads for a bigger impact, E-News heightens your visibility leading up to APAP|NYC.

Emailed the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from August through January to more than 6,000 recipients, Conference eNews offers you prime-time exposure with an average open rate of more than 30%. Rates start at $90.

And More!

Ask about these additional advertising opportunities at APAP|NYC:

  • Tote Bag Inserts

  • Video Ads

  • Charging Stations

  • And More!

Don’t forget the Conference 2020 issue of Inside Arts!

Advertising Dates and Deadlines

Summer Inside Arts published

June 2019

Fall Inside Arts ad reservations due

June 11, 2019

Fall Inside Arts ad materials due

June 24, 2019

Fall Inside Arts published

August 2019

Conference Inside Arts ad reservations due

October 1, 2019

Conference Inside Arts ad materials due

October 11, 2019

Conference Inside Arts published

December 2019

Spring Inside Arts ad reservations due

January 28, 2020

Spring Inside Arts ad materials due

February 10, 2020

Spring Inside Arts published

March 2020

Summer Inside Arts ad reservations due

April 14, 2020

Summer Inside Arts ad materials due

April 24, 2020

Summer Inside Arts published

June 2020