When you become an APAP member, you gain access to benefits that connect you with peers, keep you informed, and help you succeed.
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.
Inside Arts is APAP’s quarterly member magazine, exploring current trends and issues through in-depth features interviews and fieldnews. Become a member and receive a hard copy edition (U.S. and Canada only). All staff of member organizations and international members can sign-up for the digital edition. Advertising opportunities are available to APAP members only.
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.
APAP Programming Calendar
A popular member tool is the APAP Programming Calendar. A calendar on one side, it helps you visualize 14 months (August-September) and includes important dates and holidays, including many religious holidays. 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 $5.
Year-Round Professional Development
APAP offers the very best in professional development for members at the APAP|NYC conference and beyond. Throughout the year, you can take advantage of opportunities, such as:
Funding Opportunities and Grants
APAP offers grant programs exclusively to APAP members including opportunities for international travel through the Cultural Exchange Fund and program support through programs like Building Bridges and Emerging Markets. As an APAP member, you are also eligible to receive support through the APAP|NYC Participation Assistance Fund.
Membership Directory and Artist Roster
All APAP members and their artists are readily available to you any time of day in our online Membership Directory and Artist 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!
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 discounts on all job postings.
Working with our advocacy partner, 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 the Arts Action Fund at the Advocate level. The Arts Action Fund, affiliated with 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
Visa support letters and technical assistance are available from our staff exclusively for members. APAP also supports www.ArtistsFromAbroad.org, which 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!