APAP|NYC 2020 Call for Proposals

The deadline to submit your proposal for a professional development session has been EXTENDED until May 24, 5 p.m. (EDT).

APAPNYC 2020 Opening Plenary by Adam Kissick/APAP

APAP|NYC (January 10-14, 2020) is the world’s premier gathering of performing arts professionals and APAP’s annual member conference. Join us in New York City to engage with your colleagues to explore and discuss the critical issues, practices, trends and insights impacting the arts and our evolving industry.

Artists, agents/managers, presenters, producers, and other industry professionals---YOU are invited to submit proposals to lead professional development sessions.

We are looking for engaging and informative panel discussions, roundtable conversations, solo presentations and skill-building workshops for a range of experience levels and roles in the field on a wide array of topics.

What attendees want:
  • Content that is new and dives deep
  • Practical takeaways they can use immediately and share with colleagues
  • Interactive sessions with discussion, Q&A or hands-on learning
What attendees do NOT want:
  • Content that is common knowledge and surface-level
  • Sales pitches or self-promotion
  • Talking heads with little engagement
APAP|NYC 2020 Topics of Interest
Art and Social Responsibility   Artistic Development and Creative Practice   Business and Industry Know-How
Curation, Programming and Producing   Engaging Audiences and Communities   Equity, Inclusion and Access
International Programming and Exchange   Leading and Addressing Change    Marketing, Fundraising and Digital Strategies
Small and Mid-Sized Presenter Issues/Strategies    Venue and Operations Management   Work-Life Integration


*Up to three separate session proposals may be submitted.
EXTENDED! The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 24, noon (EDT).

This form is for full session proposals only. If you would like to propose a topic or speaker, but not a full session, please use this form.

Read the guidelines and submit a proposal.

If you are a first-time user of APAP's application portal, you will need to create an account - accounts for the application portal are not associated with your APAP365.org account.

Please note: If proposing a session with more than one speaker, you must include all proposed speaker names in order for the proposal to be considered. You can find the full guidelines HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact sessions@apap365.org.