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Congratulations to The APAP Honors 2022 awardees

On May 24, we gathered as a field at The APAP Honors to celebrate the performing arts community and the arts workforce.

At this year’s event, we honored the nominees and awardees who are trailblazers and visionaries of the performing arts field, and presented the APAP Awards, the Annual NAPAMA Awards, the Halsey & Alice North Award for APAP Board Alumni, and for the first time, an award from the Creative & Independent Producer Alliance (CIPA).

Congratulations to the awardees!

Sidney R. Yates Award for Outstanding Advocacy on Behalf of the Performing Arts: Lori Lea Pourier, President, First Peoples Fund

William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence and Sustained Achievement in Programming: YoungArts (Sarah Arison, Board Chair), Miami, FL

Award of Merit for Achievement in the Performing Arts: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Chief Visioning Officer, Urban Bush Women

Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award for Exemplary Service to the Field of Professional Presenting: Janet Cowperthwaite, Executive Director, Kronos Performing Arts Association, and Manager, Kronos Quartet

NAPAMA Presenter of the Year: Gwethalyn J. Bronner, Executive Director of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts Center at College of Lake County Illinois

NAPAMA Liz Silverstein Award for Agent-Manager of the Year: Mister MOJO, leader of the Zydeco band 'MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies’

Halsey and Alice North Board Alumni Award: Susie Farr, APAP board alumni and lifelong leader and advocate in the performing arts who stepped in to serve as the Executive Director of the organization

CIPA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Producing: Torya Beard, director, creative consultant, curator, choreographer, and producer specializing in dance and theater

If you missed this year's awards ceremony, or would like to watch it again, you can watch the replay now!
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Press Contact:
Leah Frelinghuysen
Media Relations Consultant, APAP|NYC 2020
Association of Performing Arts Professionals

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