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Explore APAP|NYC 2024

Note: The information listed on this page is from the 2024 conference. Please feel free to use the information as a guide and reference to learn more about the conference. More details about the 2025 conference will be share in late spring 2024.

Whether you are looking for community, commerce, learning, or discovery, or all of the above, there are many "Ways to APAP". You are invited to explore all of the events and opportunities that meet your needs and fuel our collective work.

Official conference activities kick off the morning of Friday, January 12 at the New York Hilton Midtown, so you will want to arrive early!

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Get Inspired and Informed

APAP|NYC sessions include activities attendees know and love and introduce new elements in response to the changes in the field.

  • Plenaries that inspire and respond to the critical issues that matter most right now.

  • Fieldwide Youth and Family, Classical Music and Artist Forums for arts professionals working in these areas and/or with these audiences. Meet your colleagues, share your challenges and successes, and ask the big questions on your mind. We'll discuss issues in the field as a large group and in breakout sessions for deeper dives.
  • Learning and Information 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 Fieldwide Conversations that bring all of us (artists, agents, managers, producers, presenters) together to discuss the future of programming, presenting, booking, touring, how we work and how we do business.

Network and Discover

Connect with colleagues, share ideas, discover new connections, deepen relationships and discuss issues in the field through networking events at APAP|NYC.

  • Affinity Groups to meet with YOUR people, based on shared function or identity and engage in more intimate conversations about shared interests. Good for introverts, too!
  • UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session where you can discover a range of exciting new works and artists that are tour ready for the 2024-25 season.
  • Two NEW sessions focused on Discovery: Artists, Partners and Projects
    • Works in Progress Pitch Session where you can learn about new works in development from creators and explore opportunities for partnership as they are being created.
    • Discovery Roundtables: Just SEW (Socially Engaged Work),  an opportunity for artists and presenters making or supporting work rooted in community, activism and/or social practice to connect and collaborate.

Engage in Opportunities and Events

For more than six decades, APAP has been committed to leadership development in the changing ecology of the performing arts industry. In programs devoted to emerging leaders and mid-career professionals, APAP provides ways you can expand and strengthen your leadership skills in a changing environment. View dates and deadlines to watch for application deadlines for the following programs featured at APAP|NYC.

  • Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) for early-career professionals to develop their leadership skills and network
  • Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA) for early-career classical musicians to support their professional development
  • UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Sessions for artists with ready-to-tour work or works-in progress to connect with presenters and collaborators
  • 5 Minutes to Shine for any performing arts professional with an inspiring story idea to share. Learn more and apply here by November 15, 2023.
  • Two NEW sessions focused on Discovery: Artists, Partners and Projects
    • Works in Progress Pitch Session - Do you have work in development that you are interested in pitching? Apply here by November 17, 2023.
    • Discovery Roundtables: Just SEW (Socially Engaged Work) for those artists and presenters working in community, activism and/or social practice To participate, RSVP here by December 4, 2023.

Plus, join us for these special events:

  • Annual Member Meeting/Town Hall. Come to hear about the state of the Association, including the results of the vote for the new board slate, and then stay for a lively discussion and community building event.
  • The APAP Honors Awards Breakfast. The APAP Awards special event returns live to New York City in 2024 at a different time of day. Colleagues from across the performing arts will celebrate those who have made an impact on the field and those who are shaping the future. Learn more about The APAP Honors.
  • MLK Day "Mentor for a Moment" Service Project brings together students and early-career performing arts professionals along with seasoned APAP members in an enriching exchange of insights and knowledge. To join this session as a mentor, sign up here by December 4. 2023.

Connect at the EXPO Commons

With exhibitors from around the world, the EXPO Commons is the global engagement hub for touring artists and companies, artist representatives, booking agencies, presenting groups, consultants and vendors.

As a conference registrant, you can browse the in-person EXPO Commons and the many exhibitors all in one place during dedicated EXPO hours. Starting in November, you will also have access to the exhibitors' online landing pages on the conference platform, Swapcard, including artist rosters, videos and their location in the EXPO Commons.

Learn more about exhibiting and the EXPO Commons here

Experience Showcases

APAP’s independent showcases connect those seeking new work with those producing world-class artistry in all disciplines and genres. Open to conference registrants, you will have access to both in-person and on-demand showcases.

Showcase listings will be available via our online conference platform, Swapcard beginning in November. Showcase listings provide information about the artists, and the date, time, and location of showcases, as well as how you can RSVP for in-person showcases. New showcases will be added regularly as the conference approaches.

Learn more about showcasing and attending showcases here.

Plan Your Schedule

Review the Schedule-At-A-Glance for APAP|NYC 2024 to help plan your schedule.  
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