Free Monthly Webinar Series

The APAP Free Monthly Webinar Series presents dynamic discussions led by arts industry experts, innovators and creative leaders on important topics and trends within our industry.

APAPNYC 2020 Professional Development Session speakers by Adam Kissick/APAP

What you’ll find here:

  • How to register for an upcoming webinar

  • Where to access past webinar recordings

  • How to suggest a future webinar topic

By participating in an APAP webinar you will:

  • Learn about best practices and industry trends

  • Keep your skill set up-to-date

  • Engage with your peers

Upcoming Webinars

A Great Artistic Program Isn’t Enough: Rethinking Our Approach to the Patron Experience

Thursday, April 9, 3 p.m. (EDT)


As the boundaries between physical and digital engagement continue to blur, how can arts organizations approach building a meaningful relationship with their audiences? In this webinar, we will break apart the patron experience, exploring opportunities for organizations to engage their patrons both in the short and long term. This isn’t about building a better website, but about using the digital tools on hand to engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle with the organization. We’ll also dedicate some time to talking about organizational resiliency and share a framework to help participants rethink their approach to the patron experience in ways they can scale over time.

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Pause, Pivot, Adapt: Finding Emotional Resilience in Times of Crisis

Wednesday, April 15, 1 p.m. (EDT)

In times of crisis, the greatest toll is often on our mental health. In this webinar, performance coach, management consultant, financial advisor and therapist Dana Fonteneau will lead a conversation on building personal resilience. In the COVID-19 crisis, arts organizations, artists and arts workers are facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles and a daunting future. How do we adapt and change our mindset to respond to the effects of the pandemic? How do we mentally prepare to work and lead effectively in the months ahead? And most importantly, how do we take care of ourselves? This webinar will plant seeds for cultivating emotional resilience and provide guidance on how to thrive in times of uncertainty.

Dana Fonteneau has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is also a Demartini Method and Demartini Values Facilitator and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. Dana holds degrees in cello performance from the San Francisco Conservatory and has performed as a soloist, in chamber ensembles and in orchestras around the world.

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Opportunities to Engage

Replay a past webinar

All of our webinars are recorded and can be replayed at your convenience.

Suggest a webinar topic

For questions or to suggest webinar topics, contact Robbie Ottley, programs and resources associate, at