Leadership Fellows Program

Launched in 2015, the APAP Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) is a 20-month-long program for mid-career professionals. For those who seek to transform the world through their work as arts leaders, APAP provides you with the knowledge, experience and leadership skills you need.

APAPNYC 2019 LFP Cohort IV by Adam Kissick/APAP


What you’ll find here:

  • Learn what LFP offers mid-career professionals

  • Understand how LFP helps fuel a stronger performing arts industry

  • Meet APAP’s Leadership Fellows

  • When and how you can apply to LFP

What LFP offers arts leaders:

  • Participate in a 20-month program arc, including attending the APAP|NYC conference in NYC and starting with a five-day summer intensive at USC

  • Engage in ongoing peer-to-peer mentoring and continuous virtual engagement

  • Prepare an action learning plan around a complex challenge facing your organization

  • Be challenged to explore assumptions about presenting and its role in the world

  • Join a prestigious network of Leadership Fellows

The vision of LFP

In partnership with the Arts Leadership Program at the University of Southern California (USC), APAP developed the Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) to seek long-term impact on professionals in the field. LFP works to create a dynamic knowledge network that enables APAP members to exchange information and ideas across sectors, cultivating more effective leaders in the performing arts presenting industry.

The application process for Cohort IV is now closed. The deadline to apply was Thursday, February 15, 5 p.m. (EST).

Questions? Contact Kaitlyn Sakry, manager, programs and resources, at ksakry@apap365.org.​

Opportunities to Engage

Inside Arts articles

APAP has followed the development of the Leadership Fellows Program, why it was developed and what has come out of it so far.  You can read the articles to go in-depth with the program's co-directors and group leaders here.