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APAP Year-Round Programming

APAP|365 Year-Round Programming for Performing Arts Professionals
APAP offers members and performing arts professionals year-round programming and opportunities to build community, facilitate commerce, expand learning and foster discovery of colleagues, projects, and issues to support their success and navigate the dynamic times in which we operate.

While the annual APAP|NYC+ conference remains the highlight of the year, APAP is more than just five days in January. As you work to respond and adapt to a rapidly changing landscape, APAP|365 year-round programming provides the tools you need to succeed and the initiatives the field needs to move forward, together. Check back regularly for updates on upcoming programming.

Community and Commerce

Learning and Discovery

Other Initiatives

Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups offer opportunities for APAP members to connect with peers and build community with those who may have similar experiences – based on your role in the field or your personal identity.

Please note: While we encourage allyship within our membership, Affinity Groups are designated solely for people who identify with the specific group. Are you a member and want to sign up for Affinity Groups? Login here and select "My Affinity Groups".

Upcoming Affinity Groups:
Coming late summer and in the fall, we will be announcing the dates and times for the following Affinity Groups:
  • Agents and Managers   
  • Artists   

  • Asian and Pacific Islander Arts Professionals   

  • Black Arts Professionals           

  • Independent Venue Presenters   

  • LatinX Professionals   

  • LGBTQIA2S+ Arts Professionals   

  • Marketing Professionals       

  • Native and Indigenous Arts Professionals       

  • Youth and Family Programming

Please read the Affinity Group Community Member Agreement before attending a group meeting. These are APAP member-only events. Not a member? Join now.

APAP Affinity Groups will continue to be scheduled throughout the year, please check back for the most up-to-date schedule. Have an idea for an Affinity Group? Email us at

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. These are APAP member-only events. Not a member? Join APAP!

Introducing APAP|365

In fall 2022, APAP is launching APAP|365, a programming and networking platform to help you stay connected to and engaged with your professional colleagues year-round.

Check back regularly for the platform launch announcement!
Meet your people in Affinity Groups and connect with the APAP team in Real Talk in Real Time: The APAP Listening Lounge. These are APAP member-only events.

Healing Forward

HEALING FORWARD™, a program designed and facilitated by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Rika Iino and hosted by Sozo Vision, engages the entire organization, using the guiding principles of THE 4Ps: PIPELINE, PEDAGOGY, PROGRAM, PROFILE to bolster organizations in their journey towards becoming institutionally anti-racist. This workshop is free and an APAP member-only event. Not currently a member? Join or renew today! The deadline to register for this workshop was October 12 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT).

Building Ethical and Equitable Partnerships (BEEP)

Join us for the Building Ethical and Equitable Partnerships (BEEP) Webinar, a roundtable discussion about APAP's BEEP initiative. This initiative is an invitation to explore a more ethical and equitable approach to relationships in the performing arts industry and build them upon ethical, equitable, and transparent practices. This event is open to the field.

ArtsForward Reopening Survey Update Webinars

Join us for these open-to-the-field roundtables, featuring a brief presentation of the latest data, followed by a conversation with a panel of performing arts professionals and our webinar participants. Learn more about the ArtsForward Reopening Survey hereThese events are open to the field.

Compose Your Career

Compose Your Career is for music makers who want to make the music you love—and a living at it too. This intensive puts tools and resources back into the hands of independent musicians and shows you that your career is the ultimate improvisation. This intensive is open to the field. APAP members can apply for a limited number of reduced registration rate spots. Deadline to apply was September 16.

Learning Thursdays

Equity-focused workshops and our new Presenting, Booking, and Touring series inspire topical conversations and provide professional development. Some events will be for APAP members only and others will be open to the field.

Presenting, Booking, and Touring

PBT – Welcome to the Field | Thursday, September 22 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EDT) | Register here


PBT – Welcome to the Field | Thursday, October 6 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EDT) | Register here


PBT – Welcome to the Field | Thursday, November 3 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EDT) | Register here


Healing Forward

Title | Thursday, October 13 | 2:00-5:00 p.m. (EDT) | Register here


Finding the Keys with Sharifa Johka

As part of APAP's 10/20/30 pledge and our commitment to racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) for the performing arts, we are presenting a half-day (3.5 hour) interactive workshop, "Finding the Keys" with Sharifa Johka, former Director of Equity at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and radical inclusion activist. This is an APAP member-only event.
Workshop 1 | Thursday, September 29 | 1:00-4:30 p.m. (EDT) | Register here


Workshop 2 | Thursday, November 9 | 1:00-4:30 p.m. (EDT) | Register here


Other Initiatives

In addition to the programming listed above, APAP fosters innovation and promotes lifelong learning in the performing arts presenting, booking and touring field through thought-provoking programs for arts professionals and networking opportunities for APAP members.
Multi-session intensives offer the deep-dive experience you need to build skills, develop competencies, connect with a cohort, and lead the future. Plus, an APAP|365 online platform gives you the space to engage with your colleagues.
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