Every January, APAP|NYC is where performing arts professionals gather to explore and present the best and newest of dance, music, theater—all disciplines and genres—at APAP’s annual membership conference and pre-conference. APAP|NYC features more than 1000 world-class artist showcases held around the city; an EXPO Hall boasting nearly 400 booths, the world’s largest performing arts marketplace; dozens of professional development sessions, keynote speakers including well-known and cutting-edge artists and arts leaders; and pre-conference forums, many of which are free and open to the public.
Kirstin Chenoweth (Emmy and Tony-Award Winning Actress, Singer and Author), Mario Garcia Durham (CEO & President, APAP), Jane Chu (PBS Arts Advisor and Former Chairperson of the NEA), Vijay Gupta (violinist and 2018 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow), Carmen de Lavallade (celebrated dancer choreographer, actress and 2019 APAP Award of Merit honoree), and others will be speaking at the world’s premiere gathering of the performing arts presenting and touring industry and the annual members conference of APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals.
APAP|NYC 2019 recognizes the collective impact of the industry and the performing arts as a positive force in our communities with “The Power of WE.” This year’s gathering is designed to demonstrate how an industry can work together and drive change together, generating the energy, ideas, inspiration and collective power that fuels both movements and individual performing arts professionals.
APAP New York City is January 4 -8, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square. Showcases take place at venues around the city.
The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) is the national service, advocacy and membership organization dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it. More than 1,600 APAP members represent leading performing arts centers, municipal and university performing arts facilities, culturally specific organizations, foreign governments, artist agencies, managers, touring companies, consultants and self-represented artists.