This information is for the APAP|NYC 2020 conference and is for your reference only.
APAP|NYC 2021 information will be updated in the summer.

UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session

The UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session highlights new projects from artists or companies based inside the U.S. and abroad. The project should have been recently created but developed to the point that it will be ready to premiere in January 2020 (or has premiered within the previous 6 months). Projects should also be available to tour during the 2020 or 2021 presenting season (typically September – June). The pitch must focus on one specific project or program and cannot cover an agency’s roster of artists or multiple program options.

UP NEXT! 2020 by Adam Kissick/APAP


What you’ll find here:

  • When and how you can apply to the UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session

  • Eligibility requirements

  • A look at the 2020 participants and past participants

What the UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session offers participants:

  • A chance to pitch in front of approximately 200 presenters and producers

  • Opportunity to build awareness for the new work and the company

  • Potential for block booking and touring

When and How to Apply

  1. Review the 2020 Guidelines and Application Preview.
  2. The deadline to submit application materials was 5 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, August 12, 2019. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application no later than Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Questions? Contact Robbie Ottley, Senior Associate, programs and resources,

2020 Eligibility requirements

Artists, agents and/or managers do not need to be APAP members to submit an application but, if selected, will need to hold an active APAP membership through January 2020. If not an APAP member at the time of submission, participants will need to attain an APAP membership no later than Friday, October 4, 2019.

Opportunities to Engage

Ways to Engage

Get to know the 2020 and 2019 UP NEXT! participants.

You must be registered for APAP|NYC 2020 and have picked up your badge prior to the session.