When you become an APAP member, you gain access to exclusive benefits that connect you with peers and experts in the field, keep you informed, and help you succeed.
Year-Round Professional Development
APAP offers our members the very best in professional development opportunities and leadership initiatives that foster innovation and encourage new thinking, providing members with lifelong learning from experts and with peers.
Funding Opportunities and Grants
APAP offers grant programs exclusively to APAP members designed to provide support for organizations and individuals around key initiatives. Not only do the grants help artists, agents, managers, presenters and promoters learn from each other and from the audiences they serve, but APAP also shares the lessons from grantee projects broadening the knowledge of the field.
Membership Directory and Artists Roster
All APAP members are readily available to you any time of day in our online Membership Directory and Artists Roster. You can search on a number of criteria and print versions of either directory that can be used as reference tools for connecting with the contacts you need!
The annual members conference, APAP|NYC, offers members five days of unmatched opportunities. You can engage in professional development, attend live performance showcases, participate in the world's largest performing arts marketplace, network with colleagues and conduct business. Additional registration fees apply.
Spotlights is APAP’s bi-weekly, members-only e-newsletter, featuring important updates on APAP programs and benefits, industry news, funding opportunities, job openings, and member news. When you become a member, make sure to add your staff to your membership profile, so they can receive the newsletter, too!
Not receiving Spotlights or our other e-communications? You may need to whitelist firstname.lastname@example.org. This webpage has instructions on how to whitelist APAP's email address and add us to your address book!
APAP Job Bank and Career Center
The most popular page on APAP’s website, the APAP Job Bank showcases performing arts field jobs from around the country. Members and the field at large may search and post job openings online in one of the most popular performing arts job banks. As an APAP member, you receive a discount on your job postings.
APAP Livestreaming Calendar
NEW! The APAP Livestreaming Calendar is a growing, multidisciplinary online showcase of performances and events---fueled by the diverse community of APAP members and showcased to the world. While the livestreaming calendar can be viewed by all, submitting an event is an exclusive benefit for APAP members!
APAP Programming Calendar
A popular member tool is the APAP Programming Calendar, which helps you visualize 14 months (August-September) and lists many important dates and holidays, including religious holidays for the that year and years into the future. Each APAP member organization and all registered APAP|NYC attendees receive a free copy. You can also order additional calendars for the member price of only $5.
Working with our advocacy partners as part of the Performing Arts Alliance (PAA), APAP represents our members’ interests before the U.S. Congress, the White House and federal agencies. In addition to communications from APAP, you’ll be automatically subscribed to receive regular advocacy updates from PAA about national, state and local issues that matter to you.
Arts Action Fund
APAP members receive free membership to Americans for the Arts' Arts Action Fund at the Advocate level. The Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. The Arts Action Fund seeks to engage citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts and arts education!
Visa Technical Assistance
By request, APAP makes visa support letters and technical assistance available to members for an additional fee of $100. APAP also supports ArtistsFromAbroad.org, a website that provides guidance and tips on securing visas for foreign guest artists as well as the latest rules and regulations, downloadable toolboxes, worksheets, forms and links.
ArtsReady Affinity Membership
ArtsReady, an initiative of South Arts, is a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. APAP member organizations may join ArtsReady for just $150 for their first year - that's a 50% discount!
Want to show your APAP pride? Here’s how!
Celebrate your affiliation with thousands of leaders in the performing arts field by including this “proud member” logo on your website and in your email communications! This tells your colleagues you belong to a trusted community of professionals. You can download the logo here. Have questions? Email email@example.com.
Show your support for the arts with a APAP Facebook Frame!
We know that the arts are essential and that arts workers are essential. Now, with APAP's custom Facebook frames that say "The Arts are Essential" and "Arts Workers are Essential", you can show your support for the performing arts industry by adding a message to your Facebook profile picture! Simply go to your profile on Facebook and tap "Edit" or "Update" on your profile picture. Then tap "Add Frame". Search for "APAP" to select one of the two available APAP frames.