APAP announced today the return of Welcome to the Field, a series for colleagues new to the performing arts presenting, booking, and touring industry or new to their positions with less than 5 years of experience. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions. RSVP now
Beginning Thursday, October 19, APAP will offer three, two-hour workshops on "the basics" of the field to help professionals get grounded. Welcome to the Field is part of the "Road to Conference" programming that leads up to the APAP|NYC 2024 conference
Part 1: Presenting, Management, and Booking: A 360 View of the Industry, October 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
In this session, we’ll review the history of our field and explore the different professional roles in the arts ecosystem and how they work together to bring artists and audiences together. It’s all about relationships. In addition, we’ll explore the basic principles of how a performance makes it from idea to stage.
Part 2: Getting the Most from your Conference Experience, October 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
Conferences are where we come together for intensive networking, to learn best practices, and talk about the future. In this session, we’ll explore how to maximize your time at conferences, speaking with seasoned industry professionals about conference preparation, showcase attendance, and exhibit hall etiquette, with plenty of insider tips for getting a lot accomplished and having fun too!
Part 3: Living the Future: Emerging Best Practices in Arts Presenting, November 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST
As our world has undergone seismic shifts over the past few years, the arts industry has evolved to respond with new ideas for engaging community, and instituting equitable practices such as salary transparency and artist compensation. Join a multigenerational panel of professionals who are enacting these new paradigms in their organizations and find a fresh approach to your own work.