Programming at APAP|NYC+ 2022

As we prepare to regather in 2022, one thing is clear: we are not the same arts professionals, field or industry we were when we last met in New York City in 2020, or for that matter, online in January 2021.

The impact of the pandemic, the racial reckoning across our field, and the move to more equitable, just, and sustainable practices have restructured the landscape of our work and art. What, then, does this mean for the ways we advance and move forward? It is through this lens and all that it involves that this year’s conference is conceived as we regather in person and online at APAP|NYC+.
Camera Crew at APAP|NYC by Adam Kissick/APAP
At APAP|NYC+ 2022,  you can count on interactive and timely sessions gleaned from field colleagues and curated in partnership with the APAP conference committee and industry leaders. This year’s programs will feature expert and inspiring speakers and will focus on actions we can take to rebuild our business, successfully advance our equity and 10/20/30 efforts, hire and retain staff, and support artists and their work.

Our robust program features an extended online timeline which will augment our return to New York City and ensure that we will have plenty to offer to both online and in person attendees. Those registering to join in person in New York will also be able to access the full complement of online programming, and online attendees will be able to join some livestreamed sessions along with a full slate of online-only sessions scheduled on each conference day. The pre-conference in December 2021 serves as a ramp up to the networking and topical fieldwide discussions that will continue in January.

APAP|NYC+ 2022 Program Elements

APAP|NYC+ programming will include activities attendees know and love while introducing new elements in response to the new normal and our hybrid convening.

  • Plenaries that inspire and respond to the critical issues that matter most right now: What do the reckonings, adaptive learning, and evolutions across our field mean for the future of our workforce, the future of contracting, the evolution of programming practice, and the future of our gatherings – be they in the theater or at booking conferences?

  • Professional development sessions that provide you with practical strategies and resources for navigating the now and understanding how to adapt to an ever-evolving and unknown future.

  • Critical, interactive field-wide discussions that require all of us (artists, agents, managers, producers, presenters) to come together to discuss the future of contracting and equitable partnership, the future of how we do business, and the future of our workforce.

  • Affinity Groups, Networking Sessions, Roundtable Discussions, Safe Spaces to share innovations and challenges with YOUR people, gather with allies who share your values and priorities, greet missed colleagues, meet new colleagues, get the support you need, and engage in more intimate conversations about topics you care about. Good for introverts, too.

  • NEW! Speed Dating Sessions where artists, producers, presenters and agent/managers, and everyone in the field can discover and meet around projects, shared interests, or information in a fast-paced, time-effective and interactive format.

  • On-demand replays of sessions that allow you to view the sessions and events you want, when you want.

Affinity Groups and Forums

APAP|NYC+ 2022 Topic Areas

Affinity Groups at APAP|NYC+ provide opportunities for you to "meet your people" to discuss and address issues of common concern.

While usually a members-only benefit, during the APAP|NYC+ pre-conference and conference, APAP Affinity Groups and Forums are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and can be accessed here. In the meantime, let us know what Affinity Groups and Forums most interest you and the key topics you’d like to discuss here.

Monday, December 6

11: 00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST)

  • Consultants and Entrepreneurs

  • Development Professionals

  • Marketing and Communications Professionals

  • Executive Directors and CEOs

  • Venue and Operations Professionals

  • Programming Directors and Curators

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

  • Agents and Managers

  • Artists

  • Community Engagement Professionals

  • Clubs and Independent Music Venues

  • Small and Midsized Presenters

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (EST)

  • Asian Arts Professionals

  • Black Arts Professionals

  • LatinX Arts Professionals

  • Native and Indigenous Arts Professionals

  • White Allies/Accomplices Leading Equity and Anti-Racism Work

Tuesday, December 7

11: 00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST)

  • Classical Music Forum
  • Outdoor Arts and Festivals

  • Youth and Family Programming

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

  • College and University Presenters

  • Independent Performing Arts Centers/Presenters

  • Municipal Presenters

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (EST)

  • Artists, Agents, Managers and Producers in Support of BIPOC work

Monday, January 10

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST)

  • LGBTQIA2S+ Arts Professionals

Tuesday, January 11

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST)

  • 35 and Under Arts Professionals

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