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.

APAP|NYC 2020 Participation Assistance Fund

For the 2020 conference, APAP is excited to continue the APAP|NYC Participation Assistance Fund (formerly known as the APAP Scholarship Program) to expand access to the conference and assist members in attending APAP|NYC.


Donate to the Participation Assistance Fund (PAF)

How can I donate to the PAF?

You can make a donation of $25 or more to the APAP|NYC Participation Assistance Fund here by selecting "APAP|NYC Participation Assistance Fund". There is also an opportunity for you to make a donation to the PAF when you register for the conference.

When and how to apply

How can I apply to the APAP|NYC Participation Assistance Fund?

Current, paid APAP members can apply for the fund, which includes one complimentary registration to APAP|NYC 2020 and a $500 stipend, to help offset the costs of participating. The number of recipients awarded is based on the funds contributed and subject to the availability of funds.

Deadline to apply was August 16, 5 p.m. (EDT).

FAQs for applicants

  • Do I need to be a current member to apply? Yes. Your membership must be curren​t to apply and must remain current through January 31, 2020.

  • If I am an artist and don’t have an individual APAP membership, can I still be eligible? Yes, if you are an artist officially on the roster of a member agency. Artist Access members are also eligible to apply.

  • Can I still apply if someone from my organization is already registered for the APAP|NYC conference? Yes! Many member organizations wish to send more people to APAP|NYC, but can’t afford to.

  • How many APAP|NYC Participation Assistance Funds will APAP award and how will you determine who will receive them? The number of funds awarded is based on the funds contributed and subject to the availability of funds. Once the application deadline closes, scholarship recipients will be chosen by random lottery from the pool of eligible candidates.

  • When will I find out if I have been selected? You will be notified within 30 days of the application close date.

  • Are there any requirements I need to fulfill if I am selected to receive Participation Assistance Funds? Recipients will be required to provide a video testimonial on-site at the APAP|NYC 2020 conference. Arrangements to be organized by APAP.

The Participation Assistance Fund may not be used in conjunction with any other APAP|NYC 2020 conference discounts.

If you have any questions please email

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