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Explore APAP|NYC 2025

Whether you are looking for community, commerce, learning, or discovery, or all of the above, there are many "Ways to APAP". You are invited to explore all of the events and opportunities that meet your needs and fuel our collective work.

Official conference activities kick off the morning of Friday, January 10 at the New York Hilton Midtown, so you will want to arrive early!
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APAP|NYC sessions include activities attendees know and love, along with new elements designed to serve current field needs.

  • Plenaries that inspire and respond to the critical issues that matter most right now.

  • Fieldwide Youth and Family, Classical Music, Dance, Circus, and Other Forums for arts professionals working in these areas and/or with these audiences. Meet your colleagues, share your challenges and successes, and ask the big questions on your mind. 
  • Continuing Education and Learning Sessions that provide you with practical strategies, information, and resources for navigating the moment and understanding how to adapt to an ever evolving and unknown future.

  • Critical, Interactive Fieldwide Conversations that bring all of us (artists, agents, managers, producers, presenters) together to discuss the future of programming, presenting, booking, touring, how we work and how we do business.

  • Special Events to strengthen and celebrate the field and the people and pathways that lift us up and carry us forward.

Connect with colleagues, share ideas, discover new connections, and projects, enjoy peer support, deepen relationships, and discuss issues in the field through networking events at APAP|NYC. See below for details and application deadlines for the various networking and discovery events featured at APAP|NYC.

  • Affinity Groups to meet with YOUR people, based on shared function or identity and engage in more intimate conversations about shared interests. Good for introverts, too!
  • Networking Forums and Consortia bring together colleagues from similar disciplines, regions and more.
  • UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session where you can discover a range of exciting new works and artists that are tour ready for the 2025-26 season. Applications open July 1, 2024, and close August 13, 2024. Learn more and apply.
  • Discovery Roundtables: Artists, Partners, and Projects
    • Works-in-Progress Pitch Session: an opportunity to learn from creators about new works in development and to explore potential for creative partnerships. Applications open on July 15, 2024. Deadline: August 22, 2024. Learn more and apply.
    • Collaboration Roundtables: Just SEW (Socially Engaged Work): an opportunity for artists and presenters who are making or supporting work rooted in community, activism and/or social practice to connect and collaborate. Call for Topics opens on September 9, 2024. Deadline: October 1, 2024.
  • EXPO Commons with more than 300 exhibitors is where you can learn the array of artists and services that are available, conduct business, and make new connections.
  • Special Events like the APAP Honors Awards Breakfast and Opening Reception are great opportunities to make new friends.
  • The Networking Lounge is one of many spaces where APAP|NYC attendees gather to work and meet.

Review the Schedule-At-A-Glance for APAP|NYC 2025 to help plan your schedule.

For more than six decades, APAP has been committed to leadership development in the evolving ecology of the performing arts industry. Through programs devoted to emerging leaders and mid-career professionals, APAP provides ways you can expand and strengthen your leadership skills in a changing environment. See below for details and application deadlines for the following programs featured at APAP|NYC.

  • Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) for early-career professionals to develop their leadership skills and build their professional network. Applications open on June 20, 2024. Deadline: July 22, 2024.
  • Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA) for early-career classical musicians to support their professional development. Applications open on June 24, 2024. Deadline: July 25, 2024. Learn more and apply.
  • UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Sessions for artists with ready-to-tour work to connect with presenters and collaborators. Applications open on July 1, 2024. Deadline: August 13, 2024. Learn more and apply.
  • 5 Minutes to Shine for any performing arts professional with an inspiring story idea to share. Applications open on September 3, 2024. Deadline: October 1, 2024.
  • Discovery Roundtables: Artists, Partners, and Projects
    • Works in Progress Pitch Session: Do you have work in development that you are interested in pitching? Applications open on July 15, 2024. Deadline: August 22, 2024. Learn more and apply.
    • Collaboration Roundtables: Just SEW (Socially Engaged Work) for artists and presenters working in community, activism and/or social practice. Call for Topics opens on September 9, 2024. Deadline: October 1, 2024.

Plus, join us for these special events:

  • Annual Member Meeting/Town Hall. Come to hear about the state of the Association, including the results of the vote for the new board slate, and then stay for a lively discussion and community building event.
  • The APAP Honors Awards Breakfast. The APAP Awards special event returns live to New York City in 2025 at a different time of day. Colleagues from across the performing arts will celebrate those who have made an impact on the field and those who are shaping the future. Learn more about The APAP Honors.
  • "Mentor-for-a-Moment" Roundtable brings together students and early-career performing arts professionals along with seasoned APAP members in an enriching exchange of insights and knowledge.
  • Mentor Exchange LIVE. APAP’s Halsey North Mentor Exchange Program features conversations between leaders in the presenting, booking and touring field sharing what they’ve learned, what they’re observing in the field, how they’ve navigated change and where they are challenged in current times. 

Review the Schedule-At-A-Glance for APAP|NYC 2025 to help plan your schedule.

With exhibitors from around the world, the EXPO Commons is the global engagement hub for touring artists and companies, artist representatives, booking agencies, presenting groups, consultants, and vendors.

As a conference registrant, you can browse the 300+ booth, in-person EXPO Commons and the many exhibitors all in one place during dedicated EXPO hours. Starting in the fall, you will also have access to the exhibitors' online landing pages on the conference platform, including artist rosters, videos, and their booth location in the onsite EXPO Commons.

Learn more about exhibiting and the EXPO Commons here

APAP’s independent showcases connect those seeking new work with those producing world-class artistry in all disciplines and genres. Open to conference registrants, you will have access to 1000+ showcases.

Showcase listings will be available via our online conference platform in the fall. Showcase listings provide information on the artists, when and where the showcases occur, and other showcase-specific details such as how to RSVP, booking fees, and much more. Showcase listings will be added on a rolling basis as the conference approaches. 

Learn more about showcasing and attending showcases here.

Need advice on how to get the most out of APAP|NYC? Join APAP staff and APAP member colleagues for lively and informative discussions leading up to the conference. Save the date for these Road to Conference webinars: 
  • July 10, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT) - Watch the replay HERE.
  • September 25, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • October 16, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • October 30, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • November 13, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EST)

Get ready for the conference! Review the Schedule-At-A-Glance for APAP|NYC 2025 to help plan your schedule.

The detailed schedule will be available in the fall to conference registrants on the online conference platform.

Get Inspired and Informed

APAP|NYC sessions include activities attendees know and love, along with new elements designed to serve current field needs.

  • Plenaries that inspire and respond to the critical issues that matter most right now.

  • Fieldwide Youth and Family, Classical Music, Dance, Circus, and Other Forums for arts professionals working in these areas and/or with these audiences. Meet your colleagues, share your challenges and successes, and ask the big questions on your mind. 
  • Continuing Education and Learning Sessions that provide you with practical strategies, information, and resources for navigating the moment and understanding how to adapt to an ever evolving and unknown future.

  • Critical, Interactive Fieldwide Conversations that bring all of us (artists, agents, managers, producers, presenters) together to discuss the future of programming, presenting, booking, touring, how we work and how we do business.

  • Special Events to strengthen and celebrate the field and the people and pathways that lift us up and carry us forward. 

Network and Discover

Connect with colleagues, share ideas, discover new connections, and projects, enjoy peer support, deepen relationships, and discuss issues in the field through networking events at APAP|NYC. See below for details and application deadlines for the various networking and discovery events featured at APAP|NYC.

  • Affinity Groups to meet with YOUR people, based on shared function or identity and engage in more intimate conversations about shared interests. Good for introverts, too!
  • UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session where you can discover a range of exciting new works and artists that are tour ready for the 2025-26 season. Applications open July 1, 2024, and close August 13, 2024.
  • Discovery Roundtables: Artists, Partners, and Projects
    • Works in Progress Pitch Session: an opportunity to learn from creators about new works in development and to explore potential for creative partnerships. Applications open on July 15, 2024. Deadline: August 22, 2024.
    • Collaboration Roundtables: Just SEW (Socially Engaged Work): an opportunity for artists and presenters who are making or supporting work rooted in community, activism and/or social practice to connect and collaborate. Call for Topics opens on September 9, 2024. Deadline: October 1, 2024.

Engage in Opportunities and Events

For more than six decades, APAP has been committed to leadership development in the evolving ecology of the performing arts industry. Through programs devoted to emerging leaders and mid-career professionals, APAP provides ways you can expand and strengthen your leadership skills in a changing environment. See below for details and application deadlines for the following programs featured at APAP|NYC.

  • Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) for early-career professionals to develop their leadership skills and build their professional network. Applications open on June 20, 2024. Deadline: July 22, 2024.
  • Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA) for early-career classical musicians to support their professional development. Applications open on June 24, 2024. Deadline: July 25, 2024.
  • UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Sessions for artists with ready-to-tour work to connect with presenters and collaborators. Applications open on July 1, 2024. Deadline: August 13, 2024.
  • 5 Minutes to Shine for any performing arts professional with an inspiring story idea to share. Applications open on September 3, 2024. Deadline: October 1, 2024.
  • Discovery Roundtables: Artists, Partners, and Projects
    • Works in Progress Pitch Session: Do you have work in development that you are interested in pitching? Applications open on July 15, 2024. Deadline: August 22, 2024.
    • Collaboration Roundtables: Just SEW (Socially Engaged Work) for artists and presenters working in community, activism and/or social practice. Call for Topics opens on September 9, 2024. Deadline: October 1, 2024.

Plus, join us for these special events:

  • Annual Member Meeting/Town Hall. Come to hear about the state of the Association, including the results of the vote for the new board slate, and then stay for a lively discussion and community building event.
  • The APAP Honors Awards Breakfast. The APAP Awards special event returns live to New York City in 2025 at a different time of day. Colleagues from across the performing arts will celebrate those who have made an impact on the field and those who are shaping the future. Learn more about The APAP Honors.
  • "Mentor-for-a-Moment" Roundtable brings together students and early-career performing arts professionals along with seasoned APAP members in an enriching exchange of insights and knowledge.
  • Mentor Exchange LIVE. APAP’s Halsey North Mentor Exchange Program features conversations between leaders in the presenting, booking and touring field sharing what they’ve learned, what they’re observing in the field, how they’ve navigated change and where they are challenged in current times. 

EXPO Discovery

With exhibitors from around the world, the EXPO Commons is the global engagement hub for touring artists and companies, artist representatives, booking agencies, presenting groups, consultants, and vendors.

As a conference registrant, you can browse the in-person EXPO Commons and the many exhibitors all in one place during dedicated EXPO hours. Starting in the fall, you will also have access to the exhibitors' online landing pages on the conference platform, including artist rosters, videos, and their booth location in the onsite EXPO Commons.

Learn more about exhibiting and the EXPO Commons here

Experience Showcases

APAP’s independent showcases connect those seeking new work with those producing world-class artistry in all disciplines and genres. Open to conference registrants, you will have access to both in-person and on-demand showcases.

Showcase listings will be available via our conference digital platform in the fall. Showcase listings provide information on the artists, when and where the showcases occur, and other showcase-specific details such as RSVP, booking fees, and much more. Showcase listings will be added on a rolling basis as the conference approaches. 

Learn more about showcasing and attending showcases here.

The Road to Conference

Need advice on how to get the most out of APAP|NYC? Attend APAP's The Road to Conference webinars (All times in Eastern Standard Time):
  • July 10, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • September 25, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • October 2, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • October 16, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • October 30, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • November 13, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)

Plan Your Schedule

Review the Schedule-At-A-Glance for APAP|NYC 2025 to help plan your schedule.
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Photos: Thandiswa Mazwai performing at globalFEST 2024, APAP|NYC 2024 member orientation, Up Next Artist Pitch Session at APAP|NYC 2024, 5 Minutes to Shine at APAP|NYC 2024 (featuring Aaron Myers - dancer & co-founder, A Trike Called Funk), APAP members interacting at APAP|NYC EXPO Commons, Gangstagrass showcase at APAP|NYC 2024, Members interacting at APAP|NYC session, Opening plenary audience members at APAP|NYC 2024. (Adam Kissick/APAP)
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