The APAP Honors celebrates and recognizes trailblazers and visionaries of the performing arts field. For more than five decades, the coveted awards were presented annually as part of the APAP Awards Ceremony traditionally held at the annual APAP|NYC conference.
The APAP Honors ceremony became an online spring celebration during the pandemic, however, we are delighted to announce, we will be returning to an in-person celebration of our awardees during the APAP|NYC 2024 conference, January 12-16, 2024.
As we work to sustain our field and look to the future, honoring the accomplishments of field leaders is more important than ever. The six APAP Honors Awards are:
The Award of Merit
The Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award
The William Dawson Award
The Sidney R. Yates Advocacy AwardNEW
: The Arts Champion AwardNEW
: The Spark of Change Award
To review The APAP Honors award descriptions, click here
APAP is committed to advancing Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the performing arts field. We encourage nominations of individuals who identify as people of color, Native and Indigenous, LGBTQIA2S+, women, people with disabilities, people under the age of 35, and those who demonstrate and promote values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.APAP members are invited to nominate
artists, agents, managers, presenters, producers, organizations, supporters, and other arts professionals whose hard work, dedication and vision have contributed to the strength, impact and resilience of the performing arts industry. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT).