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 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.



What you’ll find here:

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

  • Eligibility requirements

  • A look at 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

We are currently accepting applications for the UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session. Follow the instructions below to apply by August 17, 2017.

  1. Review the 2018 Guidelines and Application Preview.
  2. The deadline to submit application materials was 5 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, August 17, 2017. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application no later than Friday, October 6, 2017.

Questions? Contact Kevin Hasser, programs and resources manager, khasser@apap365.org.

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 2018. If not an APAP member at the time of submission, participants will need to attain an APAP membership no later than Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Opportunities to Engage

Meet Past Participants

Get to know the 2017 UP NEXT! participants. The 2018 participants will be announced this fall.

Apply for UP NEXT!

Apply now and take advantage of the opportunity to pitch your work to industry professionals.