SHINE: APAP|NYC 2014
The presenting industry takes center stage at APAP|NYC 2014 - the 57th annual global performing arts conference and marketplace! This year's gathering challenges us to rise up and direct our creative energy to make a difference in the communities we serve, across America and across the world. Now is the time for artists, agents, managers, presenters, programmers, producers, promoters - professionals who believe in the sustaining power of the arts - to step into the light. It is our time to SHINE!
Re-charge your batteries, discover new talent, gain professional know-how, network with colleagues and experience the performing arts together in business and onstage. Be at the center of 3,500+ professionals - new voices and familiar voices, big voices and small voices, local voices and global voices - and be surrounded by the people who believe in what you do, who understand the value of the arts and who can imagine the future of our communities.
The 2014 conference offers open space formats, interactive dialogue sessions, member-organized forums, and consultation salons with experts, pre- and post-conference resources to help you sustain your work and ensure the vitality of your organization and the arts in your community. Keep reading to see what APAP|NYC 2014 has planned for you.
APAP Plenary Sessions
A highlight of the conference, the plenary sessions bring together all attendees in the New York Hilton Midtown Trianon and Grand Ballrooms to hear from some of the most inspiring creative thinkers, thought leaders and artists from around the world who have influence on our field and our future.
The EXPO Hall at APAP|NYC provides an opportunity to experience the best of what our industry has to offer in talent, expertise and services. The largest global performing arts market for the presenting field, the EXPO Hall is the place for you to research artists and touring productions, learn more about who is developing and financing new projects and more. The EXPO Hall is bursting with energy for every open hour - from Saturday through Monday at APAP|NYC, making your presence there indispensable and critical to getting the information and connections you need to achieve your goals. With more than 370 artist managers, agents, producers, vendors and artists to meet, there just isn't a better, or a more effective way to do business.
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With more than 1,000 showcases produced by artists representing the breadth of performing arts disciplines, genres and formats during APAP|NYC, New York City plays host to a five-day festival of excerpted performances, works in progress and full length work. Showcases give presenting professionals the most comprehensive opportunity to see artists from around the world perform live in one city and the next day to talk with the artists and their representatives about their work and availability. Showcases are consistently cited by conference attendees as a top reason to attend APAP|NYC.
Participating in APAP|NYC as a touring artist, producing company, artist manager or agent? Showcases offer a unique platform for presenters and all attendees to experience your work firsthand as they plan for upcoming seasons, series and events. Performances range in genre and type from pop, jazz, classical, contemporary and world music to devised, text-based and musical theatre, classical, contemporary and experimental dance, opera, family programming, comedy, magic, experimental works, international legends and everything in between.
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APAP Special Events
APAP|NYC hosts a wide array of special events to make your experience a memorable one, including the New Colleagues Orientation, Opening Reception, Awards Luncheon and Late Night Lounge at the Hilton.
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Annual Awards Luncheon
One of the most exciting events at APAP|NYC is the Awards Luncheon. Which audience member will be surprised to learn he or she won the Fan Taylor Award? (It’s the best-kept secret of APAP|NYC!) Which distinguished professional will receive the Award of Merit? Who is the sure-to-be funny and charming MC? All APAP members can participate by nominating colleagues and peers who have made or are making a significant contribution to the performing arts field. To sponsor a table at the Annual Awards Luncheon, please contact Scott Stoner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concurrent Sessions and Consortia Meetings
Concurrent professional development sessions are organized by members and focus on specific areas of practice, research, current issues or topics of interest to a particular segment of members or of general interest to the field. State and regional consortia meetings give you an opportunity to meet your regional or state colleagues, talk about issues important to your location and opportunities for partnerships or collaborations.
These member-organized, interactive half-day forums and special sessions focus on issues and opportunities in dance, theatre, world music, jazz, outdoor festivals, youth and family programming, classical, new and contemporary music as well as touring Broadway, global cultural exchanges and eco-leadership.
Consultation Salons are one-on-one consultation sessions with experts and specialists in the field, running throughout the five days of APAP|NYC.
Other Events: January in NYC is the Place to Be for the Performing Arts
APAP|NYC is part of "January in NYC is the Place to Be for the Performing Arts," celebrating the unmatched convergence of performing arts professionals, audiences, and events in New York City. Every January over 45,000 people from around the globe flock to New York City for public festivals and industry gatherings, featuring over 1,500 performances by thousands of world-class artists of all disciplines and genres, including world music, theatre, dance, jazz, and more.
Future Conference Dates
January 9-13, 2015
January 15-19, 2016
January 6-10, 2017