APAP Updates


APAPNYC 2019 Youth and Family Forum participant by Adam Kissick/APAP

No matter what time of year, there's always something happening at APAP. Look here for the latest announcements on breaking field news, APAP opportunities, and more.


Professional Development

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  • Free Webinar NEXT Thursday: 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. Join us for this webinar on Thursday, August ...
  • Free Webinar THIS THURSDAY! 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 s...
  • Deadline Alert: Apply for YPCA by THIS Friday, July 26!

    Classical musicians, this could be you at APAP|NYC 2020! Designed to support classical musicians in the formative stages of their careers, the Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA) program gives participants the opportunity to meet established presenters, managers, agents and artists during A...
  • Start-Up Skills for Artists: Are You Ready for An Agent?

    Back by popular demand from the APAP|NYC 2019 pre-conference! Are you an artist ready to engage an agent/manager? How can you tell? What will they 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? Should you sho...
  • Apply today! You could be UP NEXT! at APAP|NYC 2020

    Attention, artists, agents and artist managers! You could be UP NEXT! This curated pitch session for your new projects can lead to potential bookings and more. Spark the interest of presenters and producers with a 5 minute pecha kucha-style presentation followed by a moderated Q&A. Deadline to...
  • APAP Announces New Round of Cultural Exchange Fund Grantees

    APAP awards stipends of up to $2,000 to individuals and up to $10,000 for groups traveling outside of the US to see the work of artists and companies or to develop and advance projects with foreign artists and their collaborators. Below are the most recent grantees and their travel plans. You can al...
  • Calling all classical musicians on the rise: Apply now for the YPCA class of 2020

    By participating in APAP's Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA) program, classical musicians in the formative stages of their careers will receive invaluable advice from industry professionals, develop strategies for communicating with presenters, managers, audiences and other artists, and lea...
  • Apply for a Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) grant by April 30!

    APAP member and CEF grantee Tomeka Reid traveled to Ethiopia to study the masingo with Endris Hassen. Where do you want to travel? With whom do you want to collaborate? Apply for a CEF grant by Tuesday, Apr. 30 for a chance to travel between July-Dec. 2019. Looking ahead? The CEF deadline to apply ...
  • Take the lead: Submit an APAP|NYC 2020 session proposal by May 22!

    APAP|NYC (January 10-14, 2020) is the world’s premier gathering of performing arts professionals and APAP’s annual member conference. Join us in New York City to engage with your colleagues to explore and discuss the critical issues, practices, trends and insights impacting the arts and ...
  • Travel now or later! Apply for an APAP Cultural Exchange Fund grant

    APAP members have traveled all over the world to experience new work and collaborate with other artists with support from the Cultural Exchange Fund. Awards range from up to $2,000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for groups. Where in the world do you want to go? The deadline to apply for travel be...