Webinar Archives

The APAP Monthly Free Webinar Series is 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.

APAPNYC 2017 Networking Lounge by Adam Kissick/APAP


2017 Webinars

May 2017 - Attracting Millennial Audiences Through Provocative Devised Theater ProgrammingIn 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 UpdateIn 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 ProducerThis 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 ArtistsThis 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.

2016 Webinars

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 EngagementThis 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.

2015 Webinars

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 PresentingSpeakers: 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 Fost​er​, Director, Arts Leadership Program, University of Southern California.

2014 Webinars

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 AudiencesModerator: 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.