Here you will find press releases for APAP's year-round programs and grants as well as APAP|NYC conference press releases.
2023 Press Releases
8.11.23 Enrollment for the APAP Arts Compensation Project is now open. The new platform will give presenting organizations and venues access to contribute to and search real-time data on staffing, compensation and benefits. The industry initiative is an important step in a movement towards pay transparency and equity.
12.8.22 APAP|NYC+ 2023 Showcases New Class of Emerging Classical Music Stars. As part of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) annual conference, nine exceptional young classical music artists and ensembles will be showcased at a free concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall on Monday, January 16, as part of APAP’s Young Performers Career Advancement Program (YPCA). The 2023 newly-announced participants – Kebra-Seyoun Charles, Alexander Hersh, Eleni Katz, and KOE Duo – will be joined by performers Balourdet Quartet, Dominic Cheli, Francisco Fullana, SooBeen Lee, and Gabriel Martins, who were originally scheduled to appear in the canceled 2022 showcase.
6.27.22 The Association of Performing Arts Professionals Debuts Bold New Podcast: "ARTS. WORK. LIFE." The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) announced today the premiere of "ARTS. WORK. LIFE." on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Framed by the last two-plus years—which saw the pandemic, the call for racial reckoning, and the great resignation—the new podcast features bold, untold stories directly from performing arts workers about what it is like to be an arts worker in this unique moment.
6.10.21Shuttered Venue Operators Call on Small Business Administration to Immediately Release Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Funds. Delays and errors put companies at risk of permanent closure. Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), the League of Historic American Theatres, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), National Independent Talent Organization (NITO), Performing Arts Managers and Agents Coalition (PAMAC), and the Performing Arts Alliance called on the Small Business Administration (SBA) and SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman to immediately fully fund all Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) eligible entities and to immediately resolve interagency issues that have proven a barrier to funding for SVOG applicants, which are suffering deeply.
5.12.21NIVA and The Event Safety Alliance announce Safe In Sound: A reopening checklist for the live entertainment industry. As people in the U.S. continue to get vaccinated and cities and states begin to reopen, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and Event Safety Alliance (ESA), in partnership with Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), Coalition of Performing Arts Centers, and National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) have joined together to research, create and present “Safe In Sound,” a reopening checklist for the live entertainment industry.
4.29.21Senators John Cornyn and Amy Klobuchar to join The APAP Honors. The co-authors of the Save Our Stages bill that became the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program to offer inspiration at the May 6 celebration. The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) announced today that U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) will be featured guests at its virtual awards ceremony, The APAP Honors.
12.10.20The Blacksmiths, APAP, NAPAMA, NIVA and partners debut Racial Equity Pledge & Toolkit. On December 16, 2020, The Blacksmiths, a newly formed multidisciplinary coalition of artists, cultural curators, presenters, producers, and art service organization leaders from across the United States, will debut a Racial Equity Pledge and Toolkit developed in service of Black artists and arts administrators and available at www.wearetheblacksmiths.com. The Blacksmiths are supported by professional independent art and culture workers as well as the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA), and National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) .
12.20.19Top 5 Must-Experience Programming Highlights at APAP|NYC 2020. The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) today announced the top 5 media must-experience programming highlights for APAP|NYC 2020, the world’s leading global performing arts gathering, marketplace and members conference, taking place from January 10-14. Access to the EXPO Hall will be made available to the media when it opens on Saturday, January 11 at 2 p.m. .
1.9.19APAP|NYC 2019 Celebrates Industry Influence With “The Power of WE”; Conference Moves The Performing Arts Forward with Diversity and Inclusion. The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) closed its annual conference on Tuesday, January 8, with remarks by Kristin Chenoweth, Emmy and Tony-Award winning actress, singer and author. Reinforcing the collective power of our industry and its influence on positive change inside and outside the performing art industry, Ms. Chenoweth captured the essence of APAP|NYC 2019 with this declaration, “I will make a promise to you that I will continue my work, stepping outside my comfort zone as an artist. What’s more important, I will encourage other artists, all the artists that do what I do, to do the same thing. We must all be pushing ourselves, [just like you guys (APAP members)], musically and artistically. You guys inspire me. So I inspire you. So therefore, that is the power of we.”