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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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 2017 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. Deadline is Friday, July 28 at 5 p.m. (EDT).

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UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session

The UP NEXT! pitch session highlights new projects from artists or companies based inside the U.S. only. 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.

Read the guidelines here. Deadline is Thursday, August 17 at 5 p.m. (EDT)

Note: For artists/companies based outside of the U.S., consider applying for the UP NEXT International! Pitch Session.

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UP NEXT! International

UP NEXT! International highlights projects from artists or companies based outside of the U.S. only (including Canada and Mexico). The project should have been recently created but developed to the point that it will be ready to premiere in the U.S. in January 2018 (or has premiered within the previous 18 months). Work that has already been presented or began touring in the U.S. more than 18 months ago is not eligible. Projects should also be available to tour in the U.S. 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.

Read the guidelines here. Deadline is Thursday, August 17 at 5 p.m. (EDT)

Note: For artists/companies based in the U.S., consider applying for the UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session.

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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

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