Professional Development Intensives

As part of the APAP|NYC 2020 pre-conference, APAP offers professional development intensives to help you and your team strengthen skills, grow opportunities and build careers. The following fee-based workshops are open to the public. Discount available for APAP members. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note, non-members will have to create a new account to login upon clicking the Register Now button.

APAP NYC 2017 PreCon


Growing Your Equity Quotient: Evolving the Conversation about Race and Equity in the Arts

Thursday, January 9, 9:30 a.m. -5 p.m.
Fee: APAP Members: $125; Non-Members: $150
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019. Space is limited to 35. Register early.

We must be able to talk to each other, especially in these turbulent times. But how do we bridge the many divides raised by race, class, gender, homophobia and culture? Arguably of the many challenges we face, there are few things that make people more uncomfortable than talking about race and racism.

In this full-day experiential intensive, through shared learning, educational presentations, case studies, interactive exercises, tools and techniques, participants will gain the understanding, knowledge and confidence to engage in meaningful conversations with peers, colleagues, family and friends and to activate organizational change on racial and cultural equity, one of the most difficult and necessary topics in our country right now.

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Womxn's Leadership Forum: Positioning Power

Thursday, January 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fee: APAP and WOCA Members $100; Non-Members $150
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019. Space is limited. Register early.

Even as womxn shatter the "glass ceiling" in the arts, they are not immune to the ever-present societal systems of oppression. Having a seat at the table does not preclude womxn from experiencing sexism and racism. So then, what does it mean to lead? And how can womxn attain and leverage power in a way that's conscientious and conscious? This day-long gathering will ignite dialogue around the meaning of leadership for womxn—dissecting the mechanisms which allow the systems of patriarchy and white supremacy to operate, exploring gender and race and how they impact position and power, and uncovering the ways in which womxn can work to authentically support one another and collectively create a more equitable field. Open to all those that self-identify as womxn. Curated and facilitated by Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA). Co-presented by APAP.

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Creating Compelling Content Online: A Workshop with Capacity Interactive

Thursday, January 9, noon-2:30 p.m.
Fee: APAP Members: $95; Non-Members: $115
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019. Space is limited to 30. Register early.

As arts marketers, our to-do lists are a mile long, and we rarely have an opportunity to brainstorm creative and inspiring ideas. Yet, the pressure is on. With a constant stream of social content fighting for people’s attention, how well are you reaching your audience online? This workshop will give you the tools you need to create compelling content. Through guided exercises and collaborative discussion, you will learn how to find your social voice and empower your constituents to share their stories. This session will also include tips for creating great advertising content through these channels, so you can put your content to work for you.

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Welcome to the Presenting, Booking and Touring Industry

Thursday, January 9, 3-5:00 p.m.
Fee: APAP Members: $95; Non-Members: $115
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019. Space is limited. Register early.

Are you new to the Presenting, Booking and Touring Industry? Whether you are an artist or work for a presenting or producing organization, artist management firm or booking agency, this session introduces you to how the industry is organized and how industry professionals work together. Learn how to navigate your work and career—Join seasoned colleagues to explore the history of the field and how it is evolving, the diversity of the ecosystem, current issues and trends, the importance of relationship-building, and strategies for success.

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Please note, non-members will have to create a new account to login upon clicking the Register Now button.