Member Benefits

When you become an APAP member, you gain access to exclusive benefits that connect you with peers and experts in the field, keep you informed, and help you succeed.
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Real Talk in Real Time: The APAP Listening Lounge

As performing arts professionals, we need a place to commune and connect regularly. As your service association, we want to meet with you “face-to-face” to check in with you, have the conversations you want to have, and hear what’s on your mind, as we pivot to serve your needs, which are ever-changing and more dynamic than ever. These APAP members-only conversations that will take place every first Wednesday of the month throughout 2021. Login and register now for the next conversation on November 3 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT).

APAP Live Performance Calendar

The APAP Live Performance Calendar is a growing, multidisciplinary online showcase of in-person and online performances and events---fueled by the diverse community of APAP members and showcased to the world. While the calendar can be viewed by all, submitting an event is an exclusive benefit for APAP members!

APAP Affinity Groups

NEW! Affinity Groups provide opportunities for you to "meet your people" to discuss and address issues of common concern. A members-only benefit year-round, APAP Affinity Groups will be open to the public during APAP|NYC+. 

Year-Round Professional Development

APAP offers our members the very best in professional development opportunities and leadership initiatives that foster innovation and encourage new thinking, providing members with lifelong learning from experts and with peers.

Membership Directory and Artists Roster

All APAP members are readily available to you any time of day in our online Membership Directory and Artists Roster. You can search on a number of criteria and print versions of either directory that can be used as reference tools for connecting with the contacts you need!

APAP|NYC Conference

The annual members conference, APAP|NYC, offers members five days of unmatched opportunities. You can engage in professional development, attend live performance showcases, participate in the world's largest performing arts marketplace, network with colleagues and conduct business. Additional registration fees apply.

APAP Job Bank and Career Center

The most popular page on APAP’s website, the APAP Job Bank showcases performing arts field jobs from around the country. Members and the field at large may search and post job openings online in one of the most popular performing arts job banks. As an APAP member, you receive a discount on your job postings.


Working with our advocacy partners as part of the Performing Arts Alliance (PAA), APAP represents our members’ interests before the U.S. Congress, the White House and federal agencies. In addition to communications from APAP, you’ll be automatically subscribed to receive regular advocacy updates from PAA about national, state and local issues that matter to you. 

Learn more about APAP advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic here.


Spotlights is APAP’s bi-weekly, members-only e-newsletter, featuring important updates on APAP programs and benefits, industry news, funding opportunities, job openings, and member news. When you become a member, make sure to add your staff to your membership profile, so they can receive the newsletter, too!

Not receiving Spotlights or our other e-communications? You may need to whitelist This webpage has instructions on how to whitelist APAP's email address and add us to your address book!

Funding and Grant Opportunities

APAP offers grant programs exclusively to APAP members designed to provide support for organizations and individuals around key initiatives. Not only do the grants help artists, agents, managers, presenters and promoters learn from each other and from the audiences they serve, but APAP also shares the lessons from grantee projects broadening the knowledge of the field. 

Learn about our latest grant opportunity ArtsForward here.

APAP Programming Calendar

A popular member tool is the APAP Programming Calendar, which helps you visualize 14 months (August-September) and lists many important dates and holidays, including religious holidays for the that year and years into the future. Each APAP member organization and all registered APAP|NYC attendees receive a free copy. You can also order additional calendars for the member price of only $5.

Arts Action Fund

APAP members receive free membership to Americans for the Arts' Arts Action Fund at the Advocate level. The Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. The Arts Action Fund seeks to engage citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts and arts education!

Visa Technical Assistance

By request, APAP makes visa support letters and technical assistance available to members for an additional fee of $100. APAP also supports, a website that provides guidance and tips on securing visas for foreign guest artists as well as the latest rules and regulations, downloadable toolboxes, worksheets, forms and links.

ArtsReady Affinity Membership

ArtsReady, an initiative of South Arts, is a web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. APAP member organizations may join ArtsReady for just $150 for their first year - that's a 50% discount!

Show Your APAP Pride

Celebrate your affiliation with thousands of leaders in the performing arts field by including this “proud member” logo on your website and in your email communications! This tells your colleagues you belong to a trusted community of professionals. You can download the logo here. Have questions? email

Show Your Support for the Arts

We know that the arts are essential and that arts workers are essential. Now, with APAP's custom Facebook frames that say "The Arts are Essential" and "Arts Workers are Essential", you can show your support for the performing arts industry by adding a message to your Facebook profile picture! Simply go to your profile on Facebook and tap "Edit" or "Update" on your profile picture. Then tap "Add Frame". Search for "APAP" to select one of the two available APAP frames.

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