Consultation Salons

APAP|NYC provides invaluable opportunities for members to connect and learn from each other. One-on-one consultation salons provide you in-depth and personalized consulting time with colleagues who have specialized expertise.

APAPNYC 2017 Networking And Consortia Meeting by Adam Kissick/APAP


Consultation Salons

Sunday, January 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Booking, coaching, curation and mediation: Rachel Cohen, Cadence Arts Network on Touring.
  • Strategies to achieve curation goals: Michael Rose, former executive director of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
  • International partnerships and presenting international work in the U.S: Deirdre Valente, Lisa Booth Management.

Sunday, January 14, 2-3 p.m.

  • Creating community through topical performances: Paul Rajeckas, Telling Tales Project and Joe Giardina, Gretna Theater.

Sunday, January 14, 3-5 p.m.

  • Do your marketing materials "match" your actual work?: Ivan Sygoda, consultant.
  • Fundraising and capacity-building for small and mid-sized organizations: Kevin Duggan, development consultant.
  • Strategic Planning and Problem Solving: Jonathan Katz, consultant and former CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.
  • Equity and Inclusion: Keryl McCord, president and CEO of Equity Quotient.
  • Management consulting: Lisa Mount, director of Artistic Logistics.
  • Organizational management consulting and individual career coaching: Baraka Sele, independent producer and consultant.
  • Cultural policy and engaged planning: MK Wegmann, consultant, former president and CEO of the National Performance Network.

Monday, January 15, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Learning and development, staff development: Mike Rognlien, Multiple Hats Management.
  • Presenting circus and spectacle: Amy Nesbitt, consultant.

GG Arts Law Consultations

Arts attorneys Brian Taylor Goldstein and Robyn Guilliams of GG Arts Law will be on hand throughout the conference for individual, one-on-one appointments. Their areas of expertise include immigration, tax and other issues involving foreign artists; arts-based business and non-profit organization and management; contractual issues; copyrights and licensing, artist and arts management; and new media and technology. 

Consultants: Brian Taylor Goldstein (BTG) and Robyn Guilliams (RG)

  • Saturday, 8-9 a.m., BTG, Hilton, Concourse F
  • Saturday, 11:30-1:30 p.m., RG, Hilton, Concourse F
  • Saturday, 4-6 p.m., BTG, Hilton, Concourse F
  • Sunday, 8-9 a.m., RG, Hilton, Concourse F
  • Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., BTG, Hilton, Concourse F Sunday, 4-6 p.m., RG, Hilton, Concourse F
  • Monday, 8-9 a.m., RG, Hilton, Concourse F
  • Monday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., BTG & RG, Hilton, Concourse F

GG Arts Law Info Sessions

Navigating a World of Confusion Part I: Visas for Foreign Artists Touring the U.S.
Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m., Hilton, Concourse F

While presenting foreign artists has always involved coordinating logistical and legal challenges, political developments in this past year have resulted in even more obstacles. In addition to providing an overview of basic visa concepts and procedures, this session will focus on recent changes to the visa process. We also will address insurance available for foreign tours and performers, suggested planning and procedural timelines, and resources for further information.

Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m., Hilton, Concourse F

While ASCAP and BMI are familiar names in the performing rights fi eld, several new players are entering the game, creating additional confusion in the already-complex world of copyright and licensing. In addition to providing an overview of the basics, this workshop will provide a guide to the latest developments in performance rights and other types of licensing, including information on newbies Global Music Rights and Tresona.

Navigating a World of Confusion Part II: Tax Issues for Foreign Artists Touring the U.S.
Sunday, 9:30-11 a.m., Hilton, Concourse F

While presenting and touring foreign artists in the United States brings many rewards, it also involves coordinating enormous logistical and legal challenges. In a session that will focus on current developments and practical skills, this workshop will cover a review of tax obligations of foreign artists and those who hire them. Topics will include tax treaties, tax forms, central withholding agreements, tax withholding requirements and fi ling obligations for foreign artists. We also will address updates on travelling with musical instruments, including those containing ivory and other banned materials, as well as suggested planning and procedural timelines and resources for further information.

Nonprofit Mission: Impossible! Common Nonprofit Maladies and How to Treat Them
Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m., Hilton, Concourse F

Does your nonprofit suffer from Founderphelia? Strategic Streptococcus? Consultant Dependency? Learn how to identify these nonprofi t diseases and stop them before they spread! This session will discuss the warning signs of a diseased organization, and provide a prescription for proper management and control, and thinking outside of the box without euthanizing your 501(c)(3) status.

Law & Disorder: Live
Monday, 9:30-11 a.m., Hilton, Concourse F

From contracts, copyrights and licensing; to visas and taxes; to profi t and non-profi t business organization, practices and management; bring your questions and concerns to this lively forum with the authors of Musical America’s popular blog Law and Disorder: Entertainment Division.