The APAP Webinars are designed to help you advance your career, grow your business and keep your skill set up-to-date, so you can set the stage for the future of arts presenting. Covering a wide range of relevant topics, these webinars are available for you to replay at your convenience.
Septebmer 15, 2020 - APAP BREAK/ROOM Conversations: HERE/NOW–The Road to Transformation: PART I and PART II. Whether it’s field working groups re-imagining partnerships between presenters, artists, and agents to advocate for new standards and contractual language, or efforts to re-imagine and leverage one’s resources and influence to benefit the greater good, innovations are happening across the country that will transform our field. In this two-part series of conversations we explore the following:
- How are we re-imagining partnership -- between institutions and artists/agents/managers/producers, between presenters and community, and between the arts and other sectors, as we advance equity and social justice in our field?
- What are methods and steps toward institutional and individual accountability to create a just arts ecosystem and for our communities?
- What are examples of program innovation born out of COVID-19 – be they new commissioning initiatives, re-imagination of space and use of technology or the elevation of the artists and presenters in society that promise long term solutions for pressing social needs and the recovery/sustainability of our ecosystem?
July 23, 2020 - Ask an Expert: Licensing and Permissions Requirements for Livestream and Rebroadcast - A Deeper Dive hosted by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences. This webinar will take a deeper dive into the specific licensing requirements for livestreaming and rebroadcasting of concerts, permissions that need to be obtained from record labels, artists and managers, and how to inform the platform once you have obtained the correct license in order to get listing approval. We will hear directly from these important industry sectors - PROs, streaming platforms, publishing, and management - to get the answers you need in this informative and timely discussion.
June 11, 2020 - APAP BREAK/ROOM Conversations: HERE/NOW: HOW WE GOT HERE (AND HOW WE NEVER GET HERE AGAIN). This session begins at the 2:34:35 mark. The current global health crisis revealed an already broken system in which artists, programmers and other cultural workers were working. As we take a collective breath to pause, grieve, rest and reset, we need to name what wasn’t working, accept those failures and talk about how crisis can also lead to systemic change. Learn more about APAP BREAK/ROOM Conversations here.
June 11, 2020 - APAP BREAK/ROOM Conversations: HERE/NOW: STRATEGIES TO STABILIZE. Artists, cultural workers, agents and presenters are exploring new ways to collaborate, innovate and redefine programming together. Several have worked to share the burden and fallout of cancellations. What are we learning in the process and what are some precedent-setting strategies? Learn more about APAP BREAK/ROOM Conversations here.
June 10, 2020 - APAP BREAK/ROOM Conversations: RECOVERY/TRANSFORMATION: THE MONEY QUESTION. The session begins at the 2:33:31 mark. How might we sustain ourselves as individuals and communities through the uncertain present? What’s needed to secure the future of our performing arts ecosystem? Funding partners will play an important role in re-imagining and rebuilding current systems. How are these thought partners supporting immediate innovative thinking to ensure we are still standing in 2022? Learn more about APAP BREAK/ROOM Conversations here.
June 10, 2020 - APAP BREAK/ROOM Conversations: RECOVERY/TRANSFORMATION: WHAT COMES NEXT. While the present and future are uncertain, we can control the choices we make and carve out a new path. What might radical innovation and recovery look like and what role does cultural leadership play in the process? Learn more about APAP BREAK/ROOM Conversations here.
May 2020 - Disruption & Innovation: Creative Performing Arts Responses, hosted by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences. The Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences (APAC) have gathered voices across the performing arts field for a conversation about how they’re innovating during disruption. Download the resource guide which is intended to help you navigate disruption. Part one walks through the specific technology used by each featured project in the webinar, part two is a worksheet intended to help you or your organization connect your “why” and “what’s next” in order to help you innovate creatively, and part three is a curated list of resources we’re finding helpful in this moment.
May 2020 - Reopening the Performing Arts: Event Safety in the COVID-19 Era hosted by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences. Based on the recently released Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide this webinar explored how to determine when to reopen, how to communicate with audiences, how to ensure a sanitized venue, and most importantly, all of the considerations to keep everyone safe, from front-of-house to back stage.
May 2020 - MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER: Best Practices for Maintaining Relationships and Booking New Dates hosted by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences. This webinar featured agents interviewing presenters in an exchange that provided insights on your most burning questions.
April 2020 - Ask An Expert: Tech Tips and Tricks for Successful Live Streaming Part 2 hosted by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences. A panel of experts discussed and outlined how to make your livestreams look and sound as professional as possible. This informative webinar will provide you with advice, insight, and the tools you need to take your livestream to the next level.
April 2020 - Ask and Expert: The Legal Landscape of Live Streaming Part 1 hosted by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences. This webinar featured a discussion of the legal realities surrounding live streamed concerts from copyright restrictions to contractual considerations, royalty recuperation and licensing agreements.
April 2020 - Pause, Pivot and Adapt: Finding Emotional Resilience in Times of Crisis. In the COVID-19 crisis, arts organizations, artists and arts workers are facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles and a daunting future. This webinar plants seeds for cultivating emotional resilience and provide guidance on how to thrive in times of uncertainty.
April 2020 - Putting the Puzzle Together: COVID-19 Relief for Performing Artists, Arts Workers, and Arts Organizations hosted by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences. A expert panel explains the complex web of programs available to performing artists, arts workers, and arts organizations.
April 2020 - A Great Artistic Program Isn't Enough: Rethinking Our Approach to the Patron Experience. As the boundaries between physical and digital engagement continue to blur, how can arts organizations approach building a meaningful relationship with their audiences in the short and long term? Spektrix answers these questions and more in this webinar.
March 2020 - Ask An Expert: Contracts, insurance, visas, employment and legislation in the COVID-19 Era hosted by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences. This informative panel presentation gathered a group of legal experts to discuss and answer questions about the current business, legal, and financial realities facing the performing arts sector.
Find the transcript here.
March 2020 - We Are Stronger Together: Navigating Crises and Sustaining Healthy Relationships in the Era of Coronavirus hosted by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences.The World Health Organization has now classified the spread of coronavirus as a pandemic, forcing cancellations of events by local mandate or out of “an abundance of caution”. As a result, the performing arts presenting, booking and touring industry is navigating unchartered waters, as we look to both contracts—and to each other—for direction. Join the partners of the Alliance for Performing Arts Conferences (APAC)*, as we host an informative, field-wide conversation with presenters, agents, artists, and legal and emergency response experts around the current business, legal, financial, ethical and relational realities we are facing TOGETHER.
Find the closed captioning transcript here and the chat box transcript here.
October 2019 - From World Music/CRASHarts to Global Arts Live: How a presenter's efforts to draw younger audiences led to a new name and brand. How did a Boston-based presenter tackle the challenge of attracting younger audiences to replace those that were aging out? They created a festival, new programs and even ended up changing their name and brand. Learn about their challenges, their successes, and their next steps under their new name, Global Arts Live.
September 2019 - How to APAP: Getting the most out of your year-round APAP membership. Led by APAP staff this webinar covers all of the benefits of membership and explains how you can maximize them for professional growth.
September 2019 - How to APAP: Showcasing at APAP|NYC 2020. Designed for first-time showcasers, this webinar covers the ins and outs of showcasing at APAP|NYC with tips and advice from APAP staff and a panel of experts. Due to technical difficulties this webinar was not recorded but you can view the slide presentation or you can replay the 2019 webinar.
September 2019 - How to APAP: Exhibiting at APAP|NYC 2020. Designed for first-time exhibitors, this webinar covers the ins and outs of exhibiting at APAP|NYC with tips and advice from APAP staff and a panel of experts.
September 2019 - How to APAP: Getting the most out of APAP|NYC 2020. Designed for first-timer attendees, this webinar covers the ins and outs of APAP|NYC with tips and advice from APAP staff and a panel of experts.
July 2019 - Small and Mid-sized Presenters in the United States: Stories and Perspectives. As part of the Wallace Foundation "Building Arts Audiences" initiative, APAP held focus groups in late 2018, seeking to learn more about the unique needs, priorities and challenges of small and mid-sized presenters, as it relates to building audiences. In this webinar we shared our findings on sustainability, audience building and community engagement and hear directly from presenters who participated in the focus groups.
July 2019 - Start-Up Skills for Artists: Are You Ready for An Agent? If you are an artist who is ready to engage with an agent/manager, you have questions, and we’ve got answers! What do agents and managers want and expect from you? How do they work and what are typical fees? How do you find them and approach them? Can they guarantee results? Are you ready to showcase? Gain business and industry know-how in this informative webinar with seasoned professionals!
April 2019 - Making Space: A Radical Rethinking of the Approach to Work/Life Integration in the Arts. The first part in a series of working conversations, this webinar focuses on new ways to reshape work cultures to provide work/life balance and integration. Using the lens of equity and access, this webinar seeks to acknowledge and support unique challenges faced by performing arts professionals and organizations, to identify models, methods , paradigms and practices for lasting change, and to embrace a conceptual shift in thinking about our workplaces and spaces.
December 2017 - APAP's Leadership Fellows Program. Listen to this lively discussion with special guests from the three existing cohorts of APAP Leadership Fellows, hear about their career-changing experiences, and find out how you can be counted among them.
October 2017 - How the Cultural Exchange Fund Can Help You Go, See, Do. This informative session explains how the APAP Cultural Exchange Fund works with APAP colleagues sharing how CEF has transformed their work, and gives tips on festivals you can attend!
October 2017 - How to APAP: Getting the most out of your year-round APAP membership. Led by APAP staff this webinar covers all of the benefits of membership and explains how you can maximize them for professional growth.
October 2017 - How to APAP: Showcasing at APAP|NYC 2018. Designed for first-time showcasers, this webinar covers the ins and outs of showcasing at APAP|NYC with tips and advice from APAP staff and a panel of experts.
October 2017 - How to APAP: Exhibiting at APAP|NYC 2018. Designed for first-time exhibitors, this webinar covers the ins and outs of exhibiting at APAP|NYC with tips and advice from APAP staff and a panel of experts.
September 2017 - Build Your Data Skills. Join DataArts in this webinar and learn essential metrics and skills to manage your finances, build your audiences and advocate for the arts.
September 2017 - How to APAP: Getting the most out of APAP|NYC 2018. Designed for first-timer attendees, this webinar covers the ins and outs of APAP|NYC with tips and advice from APAP staff and a panel of experts.
August 2017 - The Art of Touring and Navigating The Performing Arts Market. The US performing arts touring industry is a challenging market to penetrate. Learn the best strategies for independent and foreign artists and new members to maximize their presence in the field. We will discuss tips for getting on presenters' radars, especially at conferences like APAP|NYC, information on block booking, cost-sharing between presenters and more.
July 2017 - (Be)Longing: Classical Music Leading the Way to the Heart of the Community. *Please note that the recording doesn't start until 10 minutes into the webinar. In this webinar we examine an innovative model for using music to develop community dialogue around challenging issues by highlighting the recently debuted (Be)longing, a choral/hip-hop oratorio focused on coming of age in an era of gun violence.
July 2017 - Session 3 of Getting Past the Inbox - Email Marketing for Savvy Agents & Artists: Getting to the Click: Navigating Modern Email Technology. Crash course in email technologies. Distilling the alphabet soup of email technology into digestible nuggets. Brought to you by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences (APAC) in partnership with North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) and Arts Northwest.
July 2017 - Session 2 of Getting Past the Inbox - Email Marketing for Savvy Agents & Artists: Getting to the Click: Sell without Salesiness. Live rewrite of an typical email pitch into an effective ask. Brought to you by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences (APAC) in partnership with North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) and Arts Northwest.
June 2017 - Session 1 of Getting Past the Inbox - Email Marketing for Savvy Agents & Artists: Mini-stories: Beat the boring out your bio's. Structured storytelling to liven up your email newsletters, artist bio’s, pitches and press kits. Brought to you by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences (APAC) in partnership with North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) and Arts Northwest.
June 2017 - Building Audiences for the Arts: An APAP Status Report: In this webinar we reviewed the results of a recent survey of APAP members regarding research strategies and outcomes for building audiences. Learn about new resources and future professional development activities, including upcoming regional workshops that will take place in 2017 and 2018.
May 2017 - Attracting Millennial Audiences Through Provocative Devised Theater Programming: In this webinar the creators of Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity discuss techniques for presenting interview-based theater pieces which challenge stereotypes and explore the many faces of American identity.
May 2017 - Arts Advocacy Update: In this webinar get an up-to-the-minute status report of federal funding support for arts presenting and arts education, charitable giving, the visa process for foreign guest artists, net neutrality and more.
April 2017 - The Creative Producer: This webinar discusses how the role of creative producer is evolving, especially through the leadership of women, and how creative producers are collaborating with artists and presenting partners to bring bold artistic ideas and projects to fruition.
March 2017 - The Travel Ban and Presenting International Artists: This webinar discusses the state of our field on presenting international artists and how is it being affected by the travel ban, and the results of a recent study addressing these questions.
February 2017 - Is There an App for That? Audience Engagement in the Mobile Age: This webinar explores best practices from arts organizations using mobile apps to meet (and exceed) their patrons' expectations.
November 2016 - The Top Ten List of Business and Legal Facts Arts Professionals Need To Know: Brian Taylor Goldstein and Robyn Guilliams from GG Arts Law presented their top ten list of recent legal issues and business trends, as well as relevant updates on perennial topics. This virtual conversation covered topics including copyrights, licensing, visas, taxes, contracts and much more.
October 2016 - Family Programming and Student Audience Engagement: This month we explored the cutting-edge work happening in family programming, education and community engagement in the performing arts from in the U.S. and around the world.
September 2016 - Presenting International Artists: Consultants from Trudel | MacPherson/McCormick will give an overview of the state of the presenting field, including issues, opportunities and best practices for presenting international artists in the current environment. Special guest presenters and agents will share insights on how they expanded and delighted audiences via global programming.
August 2016 - Security for Outdoor Performing Arts Events: What is the role and responsibility of arts presenters when audiences come together for outdoor events in these uncertain times? This session will address such issues as security measures, messaging, cost, and the relationships that need to be developed with law enforcement and others to support and protect performing arts programming at outdoor venues.
July 2016 - Finding Common Ground: Creative Collaborations Beyond the Concert Hall: This month we turn our attention to Classical music to explore creative collaboration: opportunities found in unlikely places, across art forms, and in communities at-large. This conversation has been curated by APAP’s Classical Connections Committee.
July 2016 - Session 3 of Getting Past the Inbox - Email Marketing to Trigger Opens (and Action) from Busy Presenters: Cross Pollination / Cross Promotion!: Moderated by: Nate Wright of Small Biz Triage, a California-based studio specializing in email marketing for small businesses and nonprofits. Brought to you by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences (APAC) in partnership with North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) and Arts Northwest. Download and read the Session III handout "Cold Email Framework for Booking Artists".
June 2016 - Session 2 of Getting Past the Inbox - Email Marketing to Trigger Opens (and Action) from Busy Presenters: Newsletters People Will Want to Read: Moderated by: Nate Wright of Small Biz Triage, a California-based studio specializing in email marketing for small businesses and nonprofits. Brought to you by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences (APAC) in partnership with North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) and Arts Northwest.
June 2016 - Session 1 of Getting Past the Inbox - Email Marketing to Trigger Opens (and Action) from Busy Presenters: Topology of the Inbox in 2016: Moderated by: Nate Wright of Small Biz Triage, a California-based studio specializing in email marketing for small businesses and nonprofits. Brought to you by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences (APAC) in partnership with North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) and Arts Northwest.
June 2016 - Taking Out the Guesswork: Using Research to Build Arts Audiences: What do you need to know about your current and potential audience members? What is the ROI of your efforts? Bob Harlow, author of the Wallace Foundation's discussed the latest study on market research and audience development, during this webinar, addressed these questions and shared case study examples.
May 2016 - APAP|NYC 2017 - What is our conference theme?!?: Conference committee members and APAP staff will announced the 2017 theme and shared information about the call for proposals and a variety of other ways to connect at the conference such as: pre-conference sessions, performance opportunities, networking and special events.
April 2016 - What is the Role of an Arts Presenter in a Community in Crisis?: Moderated by: Ebony Golden, Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative Speakers: Nick Slie, Mondo Bizarro, Kibibi Ajanku, Great Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Paul Flores, poet and playwright.
March 2016 - Social and Mobile Marketing Trends Today: Moderated by: David Rowell, Inside Arts Point Park University. Speakers: David Dombrosky, InstantEncore and Bruce Garfield, MonsterWorks Management, Marketing & Media.
February 2016 - Making the Arts Matter: Moderated by: Alicia Anstead, Inside Arts editor. Speakers: Taylor Ho Bynum, executive director of The Tri-Centric Foundation, Carla Dirlikov Canales, founder, CEO and artistic director of The Canales Project and Robert Farid Karimi, founder of The PeoplesCook project.
November 2015 - Today's Arts Leadership: Moderated by: Ken Foster, Director of the Arts Leadership Program, University of Southern California. Speakers include members from APAP's 2015 Leadership Fellows Program Cohort.
October 2015 - Connecting the Non-Profit and For-Profit Worlds in Arts Management: Speakers: Robert Pullen, Nouveau Productions; Gary Wood, AP Live at Frost; Heather Frank, Washington Performing Arts; Taylor Rambo, APAP.
September 2015 - New Paradigms for the New Economic Realities in the Performing Arts: Speakers: Mister MOJO, MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies (moderator); Mitch Gershenfeld, MaCallum Theatre; Eric Lariviere, Flato Markham Theatre; Dorothy Leeds, "Good Lessons from Bad Women"; Jennifer Morris, Siegel Artist Management; Kevin Spencer, Spencers Theatre of Illusion; Todd Walker, Windish Agency.
August 2015 - Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement: Speakers: Anisa Mehdi (moderator); Adrienne Dorn, Director of Development, The Cedar Cultural Center; Zahir Latheef, Research Fellow, Cynthia Woods Mitchel Center for the Arts; Steven Hitt, Artistic Director, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.
July 2015 - Marketing Deep Dive: Speaker: Chad Bauman, Managing Director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.
June 2015 - Classical Connections: Speakers: Steve Wogaman, President, Chamber Music Society of Detroit (moderator). Guest speakers include: Ruth Felt, President, San Francisco Performances, Neil Barclay, Director and CEO, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and Michael Reed, Senior Director of Programs and Organizational Initiatives, ASU Gammage.
May 2015 - Technology and International Presenting: Speakers: Mary Trudel and Rory MacPherson, Trudel MacPherson Arts Consulting and Amanda McCormick, Digital Consultant. Also including guest speakers Monique Martin, CityParks Foundation/SummerStage and Lisa Booth, Lisa Booth Management.
April 2015 - Next Generation Voices on Diversity and Inclusion: Speakers: Omari Rush, Ann Arbor Art Center (moderator); Afa Dworkin, Sphinx Organization; Andre Perry, Englert Theater and Mission Creek Festival; Jordana Phokompe, David Rubenstein Atrium, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; and Art Priromprintr, International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
March 2015 - Taking Stock: Emerging Leadership Institute: Speakers: Amy Miller, Pentacle; Amanda Wah, Grand Performances.
January 2015 - Leadership Fellows Program Informational Webinar: Speakers: Scott Stoner, Director, Programs and Resources, APAP; Kenneth Foster, Director, Arts Leadership Program, University of Southern California.
November 2014 - Wallace Foundation Online Resources: Speaker: Lucas Held, Wallace Foundation.
October 2014 - Leadership Initiatives and Fellows Program: APAP Staff Moderator: Scott Stoner, Director of Programs and Resources. Speakers: Krista Bradley, BlackRock Center for the Arts; Chrissie DiAngelus, Picadilly Arts; Renae Williams Niles, Music Center.
October 2014 - Students and Emerging Leaders: APAP Staff Moderators: Megan Redmond, Senior Conference Associate and Volunteer Coordinator; Mia DiStefano, Membership Associate. Speakers: Baraka Sele, Consultant; Erin Palmer, Mondavi Center; Jonathan Secor, MCLA/Urban Bush Women.
October 2014 - ArtPlace Grants: ArtPlace Speakers: Lyz Crane, Deputy Director; Javier Torres, Director of National Grantmatking; Ben Strauss, Operations Manager and Program Associate.
August 2014 - Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement, Part 1 and Part 2:Moderator: Anisa Mehdi, Journalist. Speakers: Andrea Assaf, Art2Action; Adrienne Dorn, Cedar Cultural Center; Karen Farber, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center in University of Houston; Steven Hitt, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; Cynthia Schneider, Georgetown University; Pamela Tatge, Wesleyan University.
July 2014 - New Paradigms for New Economic Realities in the Performing Arts: Moderator: Mister Mojo, Artist. Speakers: Lauren Canan, Center Productions; Joshua Kane, Artist; Rodney Mack, Artist; Tania Moskalenko, Center for the Performing Arts; Ted Russell, James Irvine Foundation; Steve Schmidt, City of Rochester Music Department/Riverside Concerts; Todd Walker, Windish Agency.
June 2014 - Classical Music Audiences: Moderator: Steve Hoffman, Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts. Speakers: Pianist Simone Dinnerstein; Violinist Angela Pickett, Sybarite5; Michelle Shumann, Austin Chamber Music Society; Jacob Yarrow, Hancher Auditorium.
May 2014 - Legal Issues with GG Arts Law: Speakers: Brian Taylor Goldstein, Robyn Guilliams, GG Arts Law.
April 2014 - Community Engagement Case Study: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: Clarice Staff Speakers: Paul Brohan, Director of Artistic Initiatives; Bobby Asher, Associate Director of Artistic Initiatives; Jane Hirschberg, Community Engagement Manager
March 2014 - Presenting Contemporary Circus: Moderated by: Monique Martin, CityParks Foundation/Summer Stage. Speakers: Michael Harrington, NYU SKirball Center; Susanne Thies, Discovery Green; Duncal Wall, Circus Now.
February 2014 - World Music: Moderated by: Dmitri Vietze, Rock Paper Scissors. Speakers: Aaron Greenwald, Duke Performances; Aimee Petrin, Portland Ovations; Dierdre Valente, Lisa Booth Management.