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January 9-13, 2015 - New York Hilton Midtown
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APAP|NYC > Program and Events

Consultation Salons

Save the date! APAP|NYC 2015 is January 9-13.
This webpage is about last year's conference and should be used for informational purposes only.


Sign up now for a consultation salon!

The APAP|NYC consultation salons are back, and the specialists are in! Sign up for a one-on-one session and gain the knowledge and guidance you need from our team of experts and specialists.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up online or visit the APAP|NYC Info Desk to sign up at the conference.

Grant Opportunities from Chamber Music America
Learn about CMA's grant programs for commissioning, residencies, presenting, eligibility and the application process.
Consultants: Susan Dadian, Jeanette Vuocolo

Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, Sheraton, Conference G
Monday, 9-11 a.m., Sheraton, Conference G

NEA Presenting and Artist Communities Consultations
Learn how to apply for grants from the National Endowment for the Arts for artist communities, presenters and multidisciplinary organizations.
Consultants: Pepper Smith, Lara Allee

Sunday, 10-11 a.m., Sheraton, Conference D

GG Arts Law Consultations
Brian Taylor Goldstein and Robyn Guilliams of GG Arts Law will be on hand for one-on-one appointments to discuss and resolve your legal concerns on a wide array of topics including copyrights and licensing, artist management, business and nonprofit management, new media and technology, and immigration and tax issues for foreign artists.
Consultants: Brain Taylor Goldstein, Robyn Guilliams

Saturday, 8-9 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 4-6 p.m., Hilton, Concourse F
Sunday, 8-9 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 4:30-6 p.m., Hilton, Concourse F
Monday, 8-9 a.m., noon-6 p.m., Hilton, Concourse F

To schedule an appointment with Brian or Robyn, send an email to Write "APAP Consultation" in the subject line, indicate your topic and preferred time, and they will contact you to confirm the time and place.

Fettmann Ginsburg Consultations
Jonathan Ginsburg and Andi Floyd of Fettmann Ginsburg, PC are available for one-on-one consultations.
Consultants: Jonathan Ginsburg, Andi Floyd

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Hilton, East Suite
Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4-6 p.m., Hilton, East Suite
Monday, 1-5 p.m., Hilton, East Suite

To schedule an appointment with Jonathan or Andi, send an email to Write "APAP Consultation" in the subject line, indicate your topic and preferred time, and they will contact you to confirm the time and place.

GG Arts Law Mini Workshops

No advance sign-up is required. Just show up!

Law and Disorder “Live”
Contracts, copyrights, licensing, visas, taxes, business management and more! Bring your questions, concerns and frustrations to this lively forum with the authors of Musical America’s popular blog: Law and Disorder: Entertainment Division.
Speakers: Brian Taylor Goldstein, Robyn Guilliams

Monday, 9:30-11 a.m., Hilton, Concourse F

For-Profits v. Nonprofits: A Primer for the Arts Entrepreneur
Explore basic business structures and operation models for arts businesses and groups. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of non-profit and for-profit business models, and issues to consider when creating partnerships and joint ventures.
Speakers: Brian Taylor Goldstein, Robyn Guilliams

Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Hilton, Concourse F

The Secrets They Don’t Want Artists To Know
Get an overview of important legal and business issues for independent artists, groups, and ensembles, including how to use and protect creative material, negotiate, and build relationships between agents, managers, artists and presenters.
Speakers: Brian Taylor Goldstein

Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m., Hilton, Concourse F

The Art of Negotiation
In addition to covering the basic elements of contracts, this session will cover how to use contracts to strengthen relationships and how to maximize opportunities for successful performances, tours and collaborative projects.
Speaker: Robyn Guilliams

Sunday, 9:30-11 a.m., Hilton, Concourse F

Avoiding a World of Trouble: A Comprehensive Approach to Touring Foreign Artists in the US
In this lively session, attendees will learn: basic visa concepts and procedures; basic tax obligations of foreign artists; contractual concepts; insurance available for foreign tours and performers; suggested planning and procedural timelines; and resources for further enlightenment.
Speakers: Brian Taylor Goldstein, Robyn Guilliams

Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Hilton, Concourse F

Fettmann Ginsburg Mini Workshops

No advance sign-up is required. Just show up!

The Arts and U.S. Immigration: You Can Get Here from There
This two-hour workshop will provide tools to successfully present foreign artists in the U.S. Learn to prepare and file the petition, how to visit a U.S. consulate and how to enter the U.S. No pre-registration is required.
Speakers: Jonathan Ginsburg, Andi Floyd

Sunday, 9-11 a.m., Hilton, Holland Suite
Monday, 9-11 a.m., Hilton, Holland Suite