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APAP|NYC is the world's premier gathering of the performing arts presenting, booking, and touring industry and the annual members conference of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals.

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Note: The information below is from the 2024 conference and is provided as a reference only. Specific details about the 2025 conference will be published by June 2024.



APAP|NYC+ 2023

Why We Come Together

We gather for community, commerce, learning, and discovery, as well as for the networks, inspiration, and opportunities that fuel our work, our livelihoods, our industry, and ourselves. APAP|NYC is essential to your success in presenting, booking, and touring the live performing arts. 

In Person, In New York City

APAP|NYC 2025 takes place January 10-14, 2025 in New York City. The hub of conference activity is the New York Hilton Midtown, our official conference hotel.

Please note: APAP does not work with any third-party firms for hotel bookings. If you are contacted by one of these companies, please email us at

"This conference is the centerpiece of commerce for performing arts all over the planet." - Jamie Grant, President and CEO, Grant Management Group

“[I liked] reconnecting with colleagues, [and] hearing stories and real experiences from the field.”

What You Can Expect at APAP|NYC 2025

The conference is ever-evolving to meet the shifting nature of our field and the times we live in. One thing is certain: You will leave energized and with the contacts, opportunities, information, and inspiration you need as a performing arts professional.

APAP|NYC 2025 is where it all happens!
Professional Development
Plenary Events and Fieldwide Conversations
Networking Opportunities
The EXPO Commons
Continuing Education and Learning Sessions
Artist Discovery Sessions
Affinity Group Meetings
The APAP Honors Awards Breakfast
*Find more information about exhibit space reservations and showcase listings coming soon.


How Much Does the Conference Cost?

Thousands of performing arts professionals attend the APAP|NYC conference every year to conduct business, network with colleagues, get inspiration, and discover artists. APAP is committed to keeping the conference affordable and accessible and offers a number of "Ways to APAP" so that you can choose the right path for you. Click here to learn about our registration rates

Interested in exhibiting? Learn more here. Interested in showcasing? Learn more here.

Coming soon

APAP|NYC 2020 Artists Institute by Adam Kissick/APAP
We will be sharing information in the coming weeks about:
Exhibiting at APAP|NYC
Hotel room rates
Showcasing and showcase listings
Conference rate relief

"The APAP conference is a great chance to start the new year reinvigorated and grateful for the opportunity to work in such a supportive and beautiful community of artists, colleagues, and friends." - Jason Belz, Executive Vice President, Kirshbaum Associates, Inc.

Our Most Accessible Conference Yet

APAP is committed to accessibility, and every year we are making strides to make the conference more accessible. Learn about our Accessibility Offerings.

Even our website is more accessible! Click on the accessibility icon (the red "paper hat") in the lower right corner of this page to customize your web experience.

Everyone is Welcome at APAP|NYC

There are many reasons people attend APAP|NYC. The conference is like no other because of the variety of people it draws and the range of performances it showcases.

Regardless of the role you play in your organization or in the field, and whether you are new to APAP or a long-time member, YOU are welcome, and we want to help you have a great experience.

We invite you to join our community of arts professionals, where equity, diversity. inclusion, and accessibility are our guiding principles. 

APAP|NYC 2025 Sponsors

Interested in adding your name to this list? 
 Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities and indicate your interest via the APAP|NYC 2025 Sponsorship Interest Form.

APAP|NYC 2025 Conference Committee

Thank you to the 2025 Conference Committee for their commitment and contributions.

Mark Alexander, executive director, Palm Beach State College
Michael Alexander, director, public programming, California Institute of Technology
Conference Co-Chair: Marc Baylin, president, Baylin Artists Management
Sophie Blumberg, associate producer, Octopus Theatricals
Andre Bouchaard, principal and founder, Indigenous Performance Productions
Gail Boyd, president, Gail Boyd Artist Management
Jonathan Campbell, head of outreach and strategic initiatives, Small World Music
Andrea Cuevas, director of presented events marketing, McCarter Theatre Center
Conference Co-Chair: Ally Haynes-Hamblen, director of Cultural Affairs, City of Las Vegas
Tommy Hensel, managing director, fine & performing arts center, Moraine Valley Community College
Conference Co-Chair: PennyMaria Jackson, Founder and chief creative officer, ArtzVenture
Laura Kratt, executive director, Appalachian Theatre
Sam Livingston, director of operations, Weill Music Institute, Carnegie Hall
Beth Macmillan, executive director, Artown
Dayna Martinez, senior programming director, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Tracey McFarland, Founder, president of booking, Broadway and Beyond Theatricals
Christopher Morgan, executive artistic director, Dance Place
Eric Nelson, client engagement officer, TRG Arts
Hanna Oravec, assistant director for programs, Wesleyan University, Center for the Arts
Kyoung Park, artistic director, Kyoung's Pacific Beat
Manuel Prestamo, president, PMI: Performance Management International
Tiffany Rea-Fisher, artistic director, Elisa Monte Dance
Crandall Rogers, founder and president, Four Mortals Prodcutions Inc.
Conference Co-Chair: Rosalba Rolon, artistic director, Pregones Theater
Jerry Ross, president, Harmony Artists, Inc.
Sarah Saltwick, co-director, sales & artistic relations, Holden & Arts Associates
Rena Shagan, president, Rena Shagan Associates, Inc.
Francine Sheffield, Founder/CEO, Sheffield Global Arts Management
Jake Stepansky, Co-founder, JETco.
Diana Tan, agent, ECE Touring
Todd Wetzel, executive director, Purdue Convocations
Mark Wilson, executive director, Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center
  • Conference Co-Chair: Sarah Haag, Artist, Rhythmwood Drive
  • Conference Co-Chair: Sarah Saltwick, Co-Director, Holden and Associates
  • Conference Co-Chair: Laura Sweet, Vice President / Chief Operating Officer, Des Moines Performing Arts
  • Conference Co-Chair: Mark Wilson, Executive Director, Zoellner Arts Center
  • Conference Co-Chair: Chisa Yamaguchi, Creative Producer / Artist Manager / Booking Representative, Sozo Artists
  • Andy Cassano, Vice President of Programming and Education, Omaha Performing Arts
  • Joshua Dalledonne, Associate Director, Creative, Arts Commons
  • Danielle Devlin, Agent and Manager, Canis Major Music LLC
  • Joshua Ellis, Grants and Inclusion Manager, Western States Arts Federation
  • Rick Ivey, Executive & Artistic Director, Thomasville Entertainment Foundation
  • Kris Kaminski, Senior Managing Partner, EastCoast Entertainment
  • Karen Kennedy, President, 24 Seven Artist Development
  • Beth MacMillan, Executive Director, Artown
  • Caroline Neyman, Senior Director of Operations, Green Music Center
  • Courtney Ozaki, Independent Producer, Japanese Arts Network
  • Allegra Padilla, Executive Director, Levitt Pavilion
  • Martha Redbone, Artist
  • David Rowell, Associate Professor / Program Coordinator (Arts and Entertainment Management), Dean College
  • Aaron Shackelford, Director of Programming, Duke Arts
  • Lucy Yao, Artist, Chromic Duo
  • John Zion, President and CEO, MKI Artists




APAP|NYC is a founding partner of JanArtsNYC, celebrating 12 years of partnership in 2025.

Every January in New York City, more than 45,000 performing arts leaders, artists, and enthusiasts from across the globe converge for JanArtsNYC. A partnership among independent multidisciplinary festivals, indispensable industry convenings, and international marketplaces, JanArtsNYC is one of the largest and most influential gatherings of its kind. #JanArtsNYC

Promotional support provided by the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.
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Future conference dates

January 9-13, 2026
January 15-19, 2027
Photo: Jupiter & Okwess at globalFEST at APAP|NYC by Adam Kissick/APAP

Countdown to APAP|NYC+ 2024

Photos by APAP Photographer Adam Kissick. APAP|NYC 2025 logos and design elements by APAP Graphic Designer Mike Shotton. Image Captions in descending order: APAP|NYC banner, APAP|NYC Community, Commerce, Learning and Discovery creative elements: Vernon Reid at the Donald Harrison showcase at APAP|NYC 2024, Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE Dance showcase at APAP|NYC 2024, YPCA Jody Sperling / Time Lapse Dance showcase at APAP|NYC 2024, She Will Rock You & Story of Rock showcase at APAP|NYC 2024. Sabor Session (Social Dance for Joy and Resilience), APAP members interacting in EXPO Hall at APAP|NYC 2024, APAP members interacting in APAP|NYC 2024 sessions, She Will Rock You & Story of Rock showcase at APAP|NYC 2024, Ragamala Dance Company showcase at APAP|NYC 2024. JanArtsNYC logo, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment logo.
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