Professional Engagement Opportunities

Deepen your engagement with your colleagues at APAP|NYC through these application-based opportunities at the APAP|NYC conference. 

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5 Minutes to Shine competition

An APAP|NYC annual favorite, 5 Minutes to Shine (5MTS) showcases the most innovative engagement and audience-building work from the field. Participants will walk away with a compelling presentation - an invaluable tool to galvanize a board, engage funders and community leaders, and hone their message. Finalists will receive one complimentary full registration to the APAP|NYC 2018 conference and one night’s accommodation.  

Deadline was Friday, October at 13 p.m. (EDT). Learn more about this program.

Networking/Consortia Meetings

Connect and collaborate! This is an opportunity for state and regional consortia of presenters and other performing arts groups to gather on common issues and timely topics.

Before submitting your room request for a consortia or networking meeting, please review the guidelines below:

  • Networking and consortia meetings cannot be scheduled against APAP plenary, keynote or featured professional development sessions or special events

  • Networking and consortia meetings can only be scheduled during designated time periods

  • Networking and consortia meetings are accepted and placed at the discretion of the APAP conference and program's staff

  • No audio/visual equipment or catering is provided by APAP for networking and consortia meetings

  • Room setup requests will be taken into consideration, but APAP cannot guarantee specific room setups can be accommodate

Deadline was Friday, September 15 at 5 p.m. (EDT)

Emerging Leadership Institute

APAP's Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) is an intensive two and a half-day seminar that develops critical leadership skills for emerging arts professionals in the first 3-7 years of their career. A new cohort of approximately 25 individuals will be selected to participate in ELI this year and attend APAP|NYC 2017. ELI is a collaborative process where learning from each other is highly valued and also a rare opportunity for each participant to reflect on and develop their ideas about leadership and their own career. 

Learn more about the Emerging Leadership Institute. 

Deadline was Thursday, June 29 at 5 p.m. (EDT).

Young Performers Career Advancement

Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA) is a program designed to support classical musicians in the formative stages of their careers by offering opportunities to meet and work with established presenters, managers, agents and artists. YPCA participants will attend specialized seminar activities at APAP|NYC 2018 that provide a practical overview of the presenting and touring industry and receive expert instruction in the development of audience engagement skills. Artists will also perform at the only APAP coordinated showcase held at the prestigious NYC venue, Carnegie Hall. Learn more about the program. 

Learn more about the YPCA program. 

Deadline was Friday, July 28 at 5 p.m. (EDT).

UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session

The UP NEXT! pitch session highlights new projects from artists or companies based inside the U.S. or abroad. The project should have been recently created but developed to the point that it will be ready to premiere in January 2018 (or has premiered within the previous 18 months). Projects should also be available to tour during the 2018 or 2019 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.

Learn more and read the guidelines here.

Deadline was Thursday, August 17 at 5 p.m. (EDT)