5 Minutes to Shine
An APAP|NYC annual favorite, 5 Minutes to Shine (5MTS) showcases the most innovative engagement and audience-building work from the field. Inspired by the Wallace Foundation’s Nine Effective Practices for Building Audiences in the Arts and ongoing APAP/Wallace research on Small and Mid-sized Presenting Organizations, this session will highlight stories of building and engaging community through the performing arts specifically featuring our “Small and Mighty” presenting organizations.
Finalists will each present at the popular 5MTS event Sunday afternoon, 1:30-2:45 p.m. (EST), January 12, 2020 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. One 5MTS participant will be chosen by a live audience to present at the annual APAP Awards Luncheon on Monday, January 13, 2020.
Read our Inside Arts article and hear directly from past participants about their experiences and get tips on how to apply!
- Chris Vann, programming and development director, Palm Arts Inc.
- Emily Prince, education director, Stuart's Opera House
- Josh Kohn, performance director, Creative Alliance
- Nancy Halverson, executive director, Levitt at the Falls
- Robin Wilks-Dunn, community engagement manager, UtahPresents
Attend 5MTS on Sunday, January 12, 1:30-2:45 p.m. in the Hilton Rendezvous Trianon and help choose one participant to present at the annual APAP Awards Luncheon.
Have questions? Contact Kaitlyn Sakry, manager, programs and resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.212.6865.
Need help developing your idea? You can watch videos of 5MTS highlights from previous years and read the Wallace Foundation's inspiring reports on building arts audiences.