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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. 
New information about APAP|NYC+ 2024 will roll out in May.  Registration for APAP|NYC+ 2024 will open in June. Check back for updates. 
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Opening Plenary at the Hilton at APAP|NYC 2020 (Adam Kissick/APAP)

APAP|NYC+ 2023

Why We Come Together

We gather at APAP|NYC+ for community, commerce, learning, and discovery, as well as the networks and tools to fuel our work, our livelihoods, our industry, ourselves.

In January 2023, it was three years since we last met in-person. The 2023 conference was an energetic celebration, a reunion and a welcome -- all wrapped into one event.
New York Hilton Midtown (Adam Kissick/APAP)

In Person, In New York City

APAP|NYC+ 2023 was held in-person January 13-17, 2023 in New York City at 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

“The discovery of new artistry and ideas. Connecting with others. Meeting new colleagues. The inspiration. The speakers in plenary sessions particularly gave me a lift I did not realize I needed.” -- Past Conference Attendee

What You Can Expect at APAP|NYC+ 2023

The information below is from our 2023 conference that happened January 13-17. Stay tuned for updates about our 2024 conference, which will take place January 12-16, 2024.

The conference is ever evolving to meet the shifting nature of our field and the times we live in. Some things will be the same, some things will be different, but one thing is certain: You will leave energized and with the contacts, opportunities, information and inspiration you need.

APAP|NYC+ 2023 is where it all happens
Professional Development
Speed Mixers
Fieldwide Conversations and Roundtable Discussions
*Find more information about exhibit space reservations and showcase listings coming soon.


Registration Rates

How Much Does the Conference Cost?

The information below is from our 2023 conference that happened January 13-17. Stay tuned for updates about our 2024 conference, which will take place January 12-16, 2024.

The following were the APAP member registration rates and additional items for purchase for APAP|NYC+ 2023. 

Not a current member? You can join or renew today. Have questions about membership? Contact us at
Regular Registration Rate (after November 9, 2022): $795
Group Rate for up to 10 attendees: Please inquire.
Student Rate: $200
Online-Only Access Pass*: $100
Exhibit Space**: $795 per space
Booth Badge**: $295
Showcase Listing***: $10 per listing
Aditya Prakash at Joe's Pub at APAP|NYC 2020 (Adam Kissick/APAP)
*APAP|NYC+ 2023 is an in-person conference. Online access to certain elements of the conference will be available on the Swapcard platform.

**Conference registration required; all exhibit spaces are 8x10; maximum of 2 spaces total may be purchased. A virtual landing page on the Swapcard platform is included in the purchase of each exhibit space. Maximum of 3 booth badges per exhibit space may be purchased. Learn more about exhibiting.

***Conference registration required. In addition to listings for in-person showcases, pre-recorded and livestreamed showcase listings will be accepted. Learn more about showcasing.

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
Dance Presenting and Representation Session at the Hilton at APAP|NYC 2020 (Adam Kissick/APAP)

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 and inclusion are our guiding principles.

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

Health and Safety

In any space where people gather, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19, its variants, as well as other virus variants. Given the time of year that we meet, we are strongly recommending attendees to wear a mask that covers both your mouth and nose at all times during the conference except while actively eating, drinking or performing. APAP will follow the applicable health and safety measures put into effect for the time of the conference by federal, state, and local public health and government officials.
Wintry Weather in New York at APAP|NYC 2020 (Adam Kissick/APAP)
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Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

Interested in advertising with APAP year-round or sponsoring our 2024 conference? 
 Learn more here or contact us at

APAP|NYC+ 2023 Conference Committee

Thank you to the 2023 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: Andrea Cuevas, director of marketing, Hartford Stage
  • Conference Co-Chair: Christopher Morgan, vice president of programming, Maui Arts and Cultural Center
  • Conference Co-Chair: Diana Tan, booking agent, ECE Touring/EastCoast Entertainment
  • Conference Co-Chair: Todd Wetzel, executive director, Purdue Convocations
  • Elizabeth Auer, assistant director, University of Florida Performing Arts
  • Andre Bouchard, executive creative producer, Indigenous Performance Productions
  • Jonathan Campbell, head of outreach and strategic initiatives, Small World Music
  • Tommy Hensel, senior director of performing arts, Elgin Community College Arts Center
  • Thia Knowlton, senior vice president, IMG Artists
  • Michelle MacLennan, general manager, Chandler Center for the Arts
  • Dayna Martinez, vice president of programming, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Maureen Patton, executive director, The Grand 1894 Opera House
  • Dr. Manuel Prestamo, president, PMI Arts: Performance Management International
  • Crandall Rogers, founder and president, Four Mortals Productions Inc.
  • Jerry Ross, president, Harmony Artists, Inc.
  • Mark Wilson, executive director, Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University


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APAP|NYC+ is a founding partner of JanArtsNYC, celebrating 10 years of partnership in 2023.

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

Learn more about JanArtsNYC 2023.

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

January 12-16, 2024
January 10-14, 2025
Photo: Jupiter & Okwess at globalFEST at APAP|NYC by Adam Kissick/APAP

Countdown to APAP|NYC+ 2023

Image Captions: APAP|NYC Showcase Images in the Community, Commerce, Learning and Discovery creative elements: Sunday Plenary at the Hilton; Sonya Tayeh's Face The Torrent by Malpaso Dance Company at Joyce Theater; APAP Opening Plenary at the Hilton; Cheng2 Duo at Carnegie Hall. All images by Adam Kissick/APAP (Mike Shotton/APAP); Opening Plenary at the Hilton at APAP|NYC 2020 (Adam Kissick/APAP); New York Hilton Midtown (Adam Kissick/APAP); Up Next Session at the Hilton at APAP|NYC 2020 (Adam Kissick/APAP); Aditya Prakash at Joe's Pub at APAP|NYC 2020 (Adam Kissick/APAP); APAP|NYC+ 2023 logo element (Mike Shotton/APAP); Dance Presenting and Representation Session at the Hilton at APAP|NYC 2020 (Adam Kissick/APAP); Wintry Weather in New York at APAP|NYC 2020 (Adam Kissick/APAP); JanArtsNYC logo; NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment logo
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