APAP|NYC+ 2022 Call for Proposals

APAP|NYC 2020 Opening Plenary Speakers by Adam Kissick/APAP

About the Call for Proposals

The APAP|NYC+ 2022 conference comes on the heels of another unpredictable and challenging year requiring innovation and flexibility for us all. In response to the current needs of the field, the 2022 conference will be a hybrid experience, both in-person and online. With the conference’s hybrid nature, we will be programming a reduced number of sessions to accommodate different attendee experiences.

The APAP|NYC+ conference will include plenary sessions and professional development sessions exploring and discussing critical and timely issues, best practices, trends, and business insights impacting the performing arts and our ever-evolving industry. Conference professional development sessions provide learning opportunities that are curated to provide participants with industry tools and knowledge to strengthen their professional practices.

Colleagues from all sectors of the field (APAP’s membership) – artists, agents/managers, presenters, producers, and other industry professionals – are invited to submit generative ideas and fully fleshed out concept proposals for professional development sessions. Session ideas and proposals should focus on teaching strategies, sharing tools, and offering insight into the artistry, business, trends, and practices of our field.
The Call for Proposals deadline has passed for APAP|NYC+ 2022.
Stay tuned for program announcements soon!

Interested in submitting a proposal? Replay our APAP|NYC+ 2022 Call for Proposals webinar primer to:

  • Learn more about the submission process.
  • Understand the topics and issues we want to highlight.
  • Get tips for submitting a strong proposal.

Important Dates

  • Submission Portal Opens: Thursday, August 12, 2021. Submit a Proposal (you must create a username and password in order to submit a proposal)
  • APAP|NYC+ 2022 Call for Proposals webinar: Tuesday, August 17 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • Deadline to submit session proposal: Thursday, September 9, 2021
  • Notification of session acceptances: Thursday, September 30, 2021

The deadline to submit a proposal has passed for APAP|NYC+ 2022.

Areas and Topics of Interest

We welcome proposals and ideas for professional development in all areas of import for the field. We are particularly interested in and encourage submissions that:

  • Reflect the perspectives and needs, such as those of rural, university-based, and small and mid-sized organizations and artists, BIPOC artists and professionals, agents, managers, producers and commercial or nonprofit businesses.
  • Address different arts professionals’ roles and staff responsibilities in our field (e.g., programming, marketing, development, education, community engagement, venue operations, booking/sales).
  • Target individuals at specific points in their careers and levels of experience (early/introductory, mid-career/intermediate, and advanced).

What attendees want:

  • Content that is new and dives deep
  • Practical takeaways they can use immediately and share with colleagues
  • Interactive sessions with discussion, Q&A or hands-on learning

What attendees do NOT want:

  • Content that is common knowledge and surface-level
  • Sales pitches or self-promotion
  • Talking heads with little engagement

APAP|NYC+ 2022 SAMPLE Topics of Interest

  • Arts Education

  • REDI Applications within your Organization

  • Workforce Development and Retention

  • Block Booking, Regional Touring

  • Restarting and Reopening

  • Leading and Addressing Change

  • Equitable Partnership and Ethical Contracting

  • Touring Models in the Battle Against Climate Change

  • Marketing, Fundraising and Digital Strategies

If you have any questions, please contact apapnyc@apap365.org.
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