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Thursday, Jan. 3
9:00am Wavelengths: APAP World Music Pre-Conference Wavelengths is a two-day pre-conference for the international performing arts field. Free and open to all, the first day focuses on artists and the second on the presenting community. Wavelengths stri... show more Description Wavelengths is a two-day pre-conference for the international performing arts field. Free and open to all, the first day focuses on artists and the second on the presenting community. Wavelengths strives to include new and overlooked perspectives and to provide actionable advice through informed conversations, breakout sessions and interactive dialogue. Co-produced by Rock Paper Scissors music PR and globalFEST. Time Thursday, Jan. 3, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse A
Friday, Jan. 4
9:00am ArtsReady 2.0: A Guided Crisis-Planning Workshop Arrive with your brain and laptop powered up, and leave having updated or built the foundation of your readiness and disaster recovery plan. ArtsReady is launching its upgraded, user-friendly online p... show more Description Arrive with your brain and laptop powered up, and leave having updated or built the foundation of your readiness and disaster recovery plan. ArtsReady is launching its upgraded, user-friendly online platform in 2019. Get a sneak preview, a thumbdrive of helpful resources and a free one-year subscription when it launches. In this workshop, enjoy one-on-one guidance as you do your online risk assessment, and start to develop your crisis plan for people, facilities, guest artists and programs. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Room Hilton Madison Suite Speakers Frances Harrell Northeast Document Conservation Center/dPlan Janet Newcomb National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER) Lynn Dates South Arts/ArtsReady/PAR Mollie Quinlan-Hayes South Arts/ArtsReady Classical Music Forum APAP’s Classical Connections Committee will facilitate this peer-to-peer discussion and networking session for classical music professionals to explore issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the... show more Description APAP’s Classical Connections Committee will facilitate this peer-to-peer discussion and networking session for classical music professionals to explore issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the field today. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Room Hilton Bryant Suite Dance Forum As part of the APAP|NYC pre-conference, the annual Dance/USA Dance Forum will bring together a wide variety of individuals working in the dance industry to connect with peers and discuss immediate, fi... show more Description As part of the APAP|NYC pre-conference, the annual Dance/USA Dance Forum will bring together a wide variety of individuals working in the dance industry to connect with peers and discuss immediate, field-wide issues. The event will present opportunities to dialogue with peers and speakers from across the country in both large and small group conversations. Multi-disciplinary presenters are encouraged to attend! Time Friday, Jan. 4, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Room Hilton Trianon Ballroom EXPO Hall Load-In EXPO Hall load-in hours. Not open to non-exhibitors. show more Description EXPO Hall load-in hours. Not open to non-exhibitors. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Festivals Forum Join a discussion with your festival colleagues exploring timely issues, challenges and opportunities facing festival producers and presenters today. show more Description Join a discussion with your festival colleagues exploring timely issues, challenges and opportunities facing festival producers and presenters today. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Room Hilton Gibson Suite Under the Radar Speed Dating Learn about new theater works that are ready to tour! In a speed-dating format, presenters meet theater artists/companies to explore touring and partnering ideas. This session is geared towards presen... show more Description Learn about new theater works that are ready to tour! In a speed-dating format, presenters meet theater artists/companies to explore touring and partnering ideas. This session is geared towards presenters, and participating artists are curated in advance by The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room Hilton Petit Trianon Wavelengths: APAP World Music Pre-Conference Wavelengths is a two-day pre-conference for the international performing arts field. Free and open to all, the first day focuses on artists and the second on the presenting community. Wavelengths stri... show more Description Wavelengths is a two-day pre-conference for the international performing arts field. Free and open to all, the first day focuses on artists and the second on the presenting community. Wavelengths strives to include new and overlooked perspectives and to provide actionable advice through informed conversations, breakout sessions and interactive dialogue. Co-produced by Rock Paper Scissors music PR and globalFEST. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse A Youth and Family Programming Forum Join us for a discussion about how to engage young people to achieve the full potential of what a live arts experience has to offer, both on stage and in community outreach. show more Description Join us for a discussion about how to engage young people to achieve the full potential of what a live arts experience has to offer, both on stage and in community outreach. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Room Hilton Rendezvous Trianon
11:30am Agents and Managers Affinity Group This informal gathering offers an opportunity for agents and managers to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportunities and chal... show more Description This informal gathering offers an opportunity for agents and managers to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportunities and challenges, and meet friends old and new. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room Hilton Harlem Suite Artists Affinity Group This informal gathering offers an opportunity for artists to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportunities and challenges, and... show more Description This informal gathering offers an opportunity for artists to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportunities and challenges, and meet friends old and new. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse F International Presenters Affinity Group This informal gathering offers an opportunity for international presenters to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportunities and... show more Description This informal gathering offers an opportunity for international presenters to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportunities and challenges, and meet friends old and new. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse D Municipal Presenters Affinity Group This informal gathering offers an opportunity for municipal presenters to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportunities and cha... show more Description This informal gathering offers an opportunity for municipal presenters to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportunities and challenges, and meet friends old and new. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse E Small and Mid-Sized Presenters Affinity Group This informal gathering offers an opportunity for small and mid-sized presenters to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportuniti... show more Description This informal gathering offers an opportunity for small and mid-sized presenters to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportunities and challenges, and meet friends old and new. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse B University Presenters Affinity Group This informal gathering offers an opportunity for university presenters to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportunities and ch... show more Description This informal gathering offers an opportunity for university presenters to connect with peers and colleagues before the full conference begins to network, discuss shared triumphs, opportunities and challenges, and meet friends old and new. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse G
12:00pm Your Community in Crisis: Creating a Network to Safeguard the Arts Integral to the health and welfare of communities in good times, the arts are often unprepared to respond to and recover from an array of natural or man-made disasters in times of difficulty. Learn ho... show more Description Integral to the health and welfare of communities in good times, the arts are often unprepared to respond to and recover from an array of natural or man-made disasters in times of difficulty. Learn how to create a network for local emergency action and community recovery through arts and culture. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room Hilton Madison Suite Speakers Tom Clareson Performing Arts Readiness Janet Newcomb National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER) Amy Schwartzman NCAPER Steering Committee
1:00pm UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session Discover exciting new works that are in development or ready to tour. Artists are curated by APAP and will be announced soon. To attend, you must be registered for APAP|NYC 2019 and pick up your... show more Description Discover exciting new works that are in development or ready to tour. Artists are curated by APAP and will be announced soon. To attend, you must be registered for APAP|NYC 2019 and pick up your badge prior to the session. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Room Hilton West Ballroom
1:30pm Artists Building a Code of Ethics in the Era of #MeToo In response to #MeToo and other social justice movements, artists and artistic communities are developing codes of ethics to hold themselves and others accountable, as instances of implicit bias and o... show more Description In response to #MeToo and other social justice movements, artists and artistic communities are developing codes of ethics to hold themselves and others accountable, as instances of implicit bias and of explicit harassment gain greater recognition in society and in our field. Learn about these artist-driven efforts and how to develop a code for your own organization or community. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse B Speakers Nia Benjamin Philadelphia Theatre: A Code of Ethics Laura T. Fisher Not in Our House Emily Marks Lionheart Live Arts and Youth Theatre Michèle Steinwald 44 Arts Productive Taja Will Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Earthdance New Avenues for Community Engagement: Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Arts Circus and street performance have delighted communities of all ages and backgrounds for decades. So why is "Nouveau Cirque" considered expensive entertainment and/or high art in the U.S.? Explore div... show more Description Circus and street performance have delighted communities of all ages and backgrounds for decades. So why is "Nouveau Cirque" considered expensive entertainment and/or high art in the U.S.? Explore diverse artists working in these genres and consider their expansive possibilities for reinvigorating your institution's approach to community engagement. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse D Speakers Monique Martin Harlem Stage Ruth Wikler Boom Arts / La Tohu & Montreal Completement Cirque Festival Jenni Taylor Swain Potluck Arts New Paradigms for New Economic Realities of the Arts What do we have to do—and what are we already doing differently—to survive and prosper as presenters, artists, agents and arts professionals in the new economic realities we face? Identifying and adap... show more Description What do we have to do—and what are we already doing differently—to survive and prosper as presenters, artists, agents and arts professionals in the new economic realities we face? Identifying and adapting to new paradigms is the key to survival. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse G Speakers Lisa Rock Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters Erwin Washington Lula Washington Dance Theatre Mister Mojo MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies Lula Washington Lula Washington Dance Theatre Ben Cohen Cadenza Artists C. Roy Blackwood Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts and Fanfare, Southeastern Louisiana University Start-Up Skills for Artists: Are You Ready for an Agent? Are you ready to engage an agent/manager? How can you tell? What will they want and expect from you? How do they work and what are typical fees? How do you find them and approach them? Can they guaran... show more Description Are you ready to engage an agent/manager? How can you tell? What will they want and expect from you? How do they work and what are typical fees? How do you find them and approach them? Can they guarantee results? Should you showcase—where, when, what are the costs, and how often? Time Friday, Jan. 4, 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse E Speakers Manuel Prestamo PMI: Performance Management International Ron DeStefano & Melissa Giattino EPIC Arts Management (Managers) / Two on Tap (Artists) Craig Hankenson Producers Inc. Laurel Canan Siegel Artist Management The Broadway Forum Join in this first-time APAP|NYC gathering of the Broadway Consortium featuring panel discussions and interactive dialogue among peers on topics relevant to the North American Broadway touring and pre... show more Description Join in this first-time APAP|NYC gathering of the Broadway Consortium featuring panel discussions and interactive dialogue among peers on topics relevant to the North American Broadway touring and presenting industry. Topics include effective marketing and social media strategies, managing expenses, dynamic ticketing and more. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Room Hilton Bryant Suite Transgender Arts Professionals Forum This forum provides a space for transgender arts professionals (artists, producers, administrators, curators and allies) to gather, meet and identify issues of import that also inform APAP’s next step... show more Description This forum provides a space for transgender arts professionals (artists, producers, administrators, curators and allies) to gather, meet and identify issues of import that also inform APAP’s next steps for supporting and serving all members of our arts community. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Room Hilton Morgan Suite
2:15pm Start-Up Skills for Artists: Showcasing at APAP|NYC and Beyond—What, How, When, Why? Experienced showcase producers and agents lead a discussion about showcasing opportunities, including how to apply for juried showcases, the benefits of juried-vs-independent showcases, venue and prod... show more Description Experienced showcase producers and agents lead a discussion about showcasing opportunities, including how to apply for juried showcases, the benefits of juried-vs-independent showcases, venue and producer selection, showcase structure, soundchecks, room access, date/time selection, equipment needs, advertising and promotion, costs, setting expectations, and best marketing practices. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse E Speakers Craig Hankenson Producers Inc. Alina Kiryayeva Artist Crandall Rogers Four Mortals Manuel Prestamo PMI: Performance Management International
3:00pm New Colleagues Orientation APAP invites all of our colleagues who are attending APAP|NYC for the first time, those wanting a refresher, and those wanting to make new connections with fellow professionals to this valuable orient... show more Description APAP invites all of our colleagues who are attending APAP|NYC for the first time, those wanting a refresher, and those wanting to make new connections with fellow professionals to this valuable orientation session. Learn how to make the most of your time in NYC and how to successfully navigate the conference. Remember: everyone is new to someone, and the small group, roundtable format is a great way to meet your colleagues. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Room Hilton Trianon Ballroom
5:00pm Opening Plenary Session: The Power of Art: Jane Chu Jane Chu celebrates the leadership role the arts play in our world. Bringing her unique perspective as an artist, former arts presenter, recent head of the National Endowment for the Arts, and now adv... show more Description Jane Chu celebrates the leadership role the arts play in our world. Bringing her unique perspective as an artist, former arts presenter, recent head of the National Endowment for the Arts, and now adviser to PBS, Chu has seen first-hand how the arts are a positive force that brings people together across the U.S. and across differences. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Room Hilton Grand Ballroom Speakers Jane Chu
6:30pm APAP|NYC 2019 Opening Reception Immediately following the opening plenary, APAP welcomes all colleagues to the opening reception. Join friends and colleagues, old and new, from near and far, as we toast the coming year, affirm the p... show more Description Immediately following the opening plenary, APAP welcomes all colleagues to the opening reception. Join friends and colleagues, old and new, from near and far, as we toast the coming year, affirm the performing arts as a positive force and celebrate ”The Power of WE”. Wine and hors d'oeuvres are provided. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Room Hilton Trianon Complex
8:00pm Independent Consultants and Entrepreneurs Affinity Group This informal gathering offers an opportunity before the full conference for you to connect with your peers and colleagues to network, discuss successes, opportunities and challenges, and meet old fri... show more Description This informal gathering offers an opportunity before the full conference for you to connect with your peers and colleagues to network, discuss successes, opportunities and challenges, and meet old friends and make new ones. Time Friday, Jan. 4, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Room Hilton Bridges Bar
Saturday, Jan. 5
8:00am Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation: National Funding Opportunities for U.S. Artists and Presenters Join us for a session about Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s national and international programs, such as USArtists International and Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America. Presenters and... show more Description Join us for a session about Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s national and international programs, such as USArtists International and Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America. Presenters and artists from the mid-Atlantic region are also welcomed to join this session to get an overview of MAAF’s regional touring programs. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Room Hilton Harlem Suite New England Presenters/Arts Presenters of Northern New England Meeting The New England Presenters and Arts Presenters of Northern New England Meeting is for presenting member organizations in our region and will provide an opportunity for presenters to discuss NEP/APNNE... show more Description The New England Presenters and Arts Presenters of Northern New England Meeting is for presenting member organizations in our region and will provide an opportunity for presenters to discuss NEP/APNNE business. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Room Hilton Midtown Suite PA Presenters Consortium Meeting Join the meeting of the Pennsylvania (PA) Presenters. Presenters from the Mid-Atlantic area who are interested in learning about PA Presenters are welcome! show more Description Join the meeting of the Pennsylvania (PA) Presenters. Presenters from the Mid-Atlantic area who are interested in learning about PA Presenters are welcome! Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Room Hilton East Suite Southern Presenters Regional Meeting Presenters and consortia members from South Arts' region (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) are invited to attend this networking and informational session. Learn about South Arts' new grant program... show more Description Presenters and consortia members from South Arts' region (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) are invited to attend this networking and informational session. Learn about South Arts' new grant programs. Get connected to your state consortia contacts and engage with peers. Artists/agents welcome, but no pitches please. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Room Hilton Holland Suite
9:00am Are You REDI? Thought Leaders on Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Performing Arts Racial equity, diversity and inclusion are top of mind for many in the performing arts, but where do you turn for real information and in-depth knowledge on the topic? We’ve brought together a panel o... show more Description Racial equity, diversity and inclusion are top of mind for many in the performing arts, but where do you turn for real information and in-depth knowledge on the topic? We’ve brought together a panel of funders, consultants and thought-leaders to share a range of perspectives, expertise and wisdom on how to make REDI a reality and not just an acronym. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Room Hilton Trianon Ballroom Speakers Lulani Arquette Native Arts and Culture Foundation, APAP Board Maurine Knighton Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Eddie Torres Grantmakers in the Arts EXPO Hall Load-In EXPO Hall load-in hours. Not open to non-exhibitors. show more Description EXPO Hall load-in hours. Not open to non-exhibitors. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. LiveNote® Innovation Session: Beyond the Ticket: Audience Engagement and Mobile Apps Adults in the U.S. spend an average of nearly 5 hours every day on mobile apps. How can you leverage this technology to connect with today’s audiences? Join us for an exploration of mobile apps in the... show more Description Adults in the U.S. spend an average of nearly 5 hours every day on mobile apps. How can you leverage this technology to connect with today’s audiences? Join us for an exploration of mobile apps in the performing arts. We’ll show you how to develop a mobile engagement strategy to meet your audience’s needs and keep them coming back. We’ll highlight how arts organizations use mobile apps to engage audiences before, during, and after performances. And we’ll reveal how you can do it without blowing up your budget! Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse D Speakers David Dombrosky InstantEncore Chris Montgomery InstantEncore Presenting Dance: The Why and How Join this discussion with veteran dance presenters and managers—from those with established dance programs to others who have launched dance series where there had been none. Glean insight from their... show more Description Join this discussion with veteran dance presenters and managers—from those with established dance programs to others who have launched dance series where there had been none. Glean insight from their experiences, as well as that of an education and development expert who will demonstrate how to maximize community impact and collaborate with local educational institutions to fuel more dance presenting. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse B Speakers Kristopher McDowell KMP Artists Jim Leija University Musical Society Meg Booth Kennedy Center Charles Santos TITAS Renae Williams Niles USC Kaufman Center Kendra Whitlock Ingram Newman Center for the Performing Arts Too Much to Count: Driving Revenues Beyond Tickets and Donors Increasing revenue beyond the box office and the yearly gala is crucial—but few successfully tap into those opportunities. Hear from our panel of experts on ways to find (and bolster) new revenue stre... show more Description Increasing revenue beyond the box office and the yearly gala is crucial—but few successfully tap into those opportunities. Hear from our panel of experts on ways to find (and bolster) new revenue streams for artists and events, including VIP experiences, sponsorships, merchandise, F&B, livestreams and more. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse E Speakers Alan Seiffert Midnight Blue Management Anika Grant Idlewild Experiential Heather Vaughan PlayStation Theater Visas: What You Need to Know NOW Border walls and Brexit, travel bans and immigrant boat blockades, the global lurch toward nationalism has significant implications for performing arts professionals in the U.S. and for artists travel... show more Description Border walls and Brexit, travel bans and immigrant boat blockades, the global lurch toward nationalism has significant implications for performing arts professionals in the U.S. and for artists traveling abroad. Learn about critical updates on visas in this session—a must for artists, presenters, agents, immigrant community cultural organizers and arts activists interested in international work. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse G Speakers Matthew Covey Tamizdat and Covey Law Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. GG Arts Law
10:15am A Critical Time for Cultural Diplomacy When words alone fail us, the arts have a transformative power. Hear from your colleagues around the world, those here in the U.S., and Americans abroad creating connections through culture and remind... show more Description When words alone fail us, the arts have a transformative power. Hear from your colleagues around the world, those here in the U.S., and Americans abroad creating connections through culture and reminding us of our common humanity. Learn about programs that are succeeding in breaking down barriers and combating stereotypes through artistic experiences. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse E Advancing Indigenous Arts: A Contemporary Perspective This session features a diverse range of U.S.-based Indigenous artist voices and aims to increase the visibility of contemporary Indigenous artists among U.S. presenters and producers, educate the fie... show more Description This session features a diverse range of U.S.-based Indigenous artist voices and aims to increase the visibility of contemporary Indigenous artists among U.S. presenters and producers, educate the field about the range and depth of Indigenous work today, and promote understanding of such work and the artists who create it. The panel will explore the innovative, non-conventional practices of Native artists who seek to shatter historic perceptions and advance new narratives around Native resiliency and demystify how these fresh perspectives will resonate with audiences and communities. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse C Speakers Emily Johnson Catalyst Dance Christopher Morgan Dance Place Reuben Roqueni Native Arts and Cultures Foundation HR Bootcamp: Handling Harassment in the Performing Arts Workplace—Backstage, Onstage, Front of House, and in the Office The session explores the various (and unspoken) places harassment can exist in the performing arts industry, guides participants on how to address these challenges and offers counsel on implementing a... show more Description The session explores the various (and unspoken) places harassment can exist in the performing arts industry, guides participants on how to address these challenges and offers counsel on implementing and enforcing clear strategies and policies. Participants will team up and discuss harassment scenarios, and an attorney and human resources expert give feedback and guidance on the best approaches. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse A Speakers Tricia Burgess Public Health Agency Gerald Hathaway Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP Joe Levy Apollo Theater Laura Sweet Des Moines Performing Arts Ally Haynes-Hamblen City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs Mining Big Data The amount of data available today is mindboggling. This session will unboggle your mind and offer insights into how to mine that data for marketing, fundraising and organizational success. show more Description The amount of data available today is mindboggling. This session will unboggle your mind and offer insights into how to mine that data for marketing, fundraising and organizational success. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse B Taxes and Touring: Decoding the Complexities of New Tax Laws Caffeine will not be needed for this action-packed session designed for presenters, promoters, booking agencies and artists. This power panel will leave no question unanswered about the new tax laws i... show more Description Caffeine will not be needed for this action-packed session designed for presenters, promoters, booking agencies and artists. This power panel will leave no question unanswered about the new tax laws in Canada and the U.S. and how they affect the tax obligations for all involved. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse G Speakers Richard Dermer RAM Management Matthew Covey Tamizdat and Covey Law Cecile Glunt CWA Management LLC Mel Pujlic The Awesome Company
11:30am Saturday Plenary Session: 5 Provocations for Rethinking the Industry: Leading into the Future In the face of a chaotic present and a wildly uncertain future, artists and arts leaders don’t have the luxury of “business as usual”. The leaders of today and tomorrow must take charge of making and... show more Description In the face of a chaotic present and a wildly uncertain future, artists and arts leaders don’t have the luxury of “business as usual”. The leaders of today and tomorrow must take charge of making and remaking the present and future of our art, our sector, ourselves and our world. Following two years of research and active learning, members of APAP’s Leadership Fellows Program question, provoke and challenge the field to think differently about widely held assumptions, the way we do business and the status quo, by asking: • How can disrupting organizational structures help us reimagine our how we work? • What does it mean to lead from the middle? • Is it possible to create equity in a capitalist economy? • What does work/life integration look like? • How should we recalibrate community engagement for a changing world? In this lively, interactive plenary, discover what the Leadership Fellows have learned, and engage with them and each other in breakout discussions on these issues as we work to build the future. Speakers and discussants: The 25 members and group leaders of Cohort III of APAP’s Leadership Fellows Program Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room Hilton Grand Ballroom
2:00pm Artists as Activists Artists are using their voices to speak out on a number of social justices issues. Explore how artists and presenters bring light to otherwise marginalized topics and how, as "change agents," artists... show more Description Artists are using their voices to speak out on a number of social justices issues. Explore how artists and presenters bring light to otherwise marginalized topics and how, as "change agents," artists can create lasting effects in communities. Engage in a conversation with artists, presenters and artist managers to discuss strategies, challenges and partnerships around the performing arts and social justice. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse A Speakers David Dorfman David Dorfman Dance / Pentacle Donald Byrd Spectrum Dance Theater Michael Fox International Music Network (IMN) Terence Blanchard EXPO Hall Open Exhibit hall open to all registered attendees. show more Description Exhibit hall open to all registered attendees. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Going Multilingual: Expanding Your Reach and Impact The decision to go multilingual opens up an entirely new set of opportunities, challenges and questions for presenters, producers and their communities. Learn from fellow colleagues about their initia... show more Description The decision to go multilingual opens up an entirely new set of opportunities, challenges and questions for presenters, producers and their communities. Learn from fellow colleagues about their initiatives and efforts to go multilingual across their organizations, what worked, what didn’t and what they’d do differently. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse B Speakers Oliver DelGado Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles Claudia Norman Mexico Now Festival Jim Morrow Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Ruth Wikler Boom Arts / La Tohu & Montreal Completement Cirque Festival Leadership Transitions: Putting the “Success” in Succession Join a roundtable discussion with teams of long-time leaders, founders, successors, and board chairs of presenting organizations and artist agencies who’ve planned and stewarded leadership transitions... show more Description Join a roundtable discussion with teams of long-time leaders, founders, successors, and board chairs of presenting organizations and artist agencies who’ve planned and stewarded leadership transitions successfully. Hear their unique perspectives on the process, their shared learning and key takeaways on how to best manage such a transition for all. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse G Speakers Ken Fischer University Musical Society Theresa Holden Holden & Arts Associates Stacy Meshbane Holden & Arts Associates Matthew VanBesien University Musical Society Sarah Nicoli University Musical Society Small and Mid-Sized Presenters and Building Audiences: A Report from the Field As part of the Wallace Foundation “Building Arts Audiences” initiative, APAP recently held focus groups, seeking to learn more about the unique needs, priorities and challenges of small and mid-sized... show more Description As part of the Wallace Foundation “Building Arts Audiences” initiative, APAP recently held focus groups, seeking to learn more about the unique needs, priorities and challenges of small and mid-sized presenters, as it relates to building audiences. In this session, we’ll reveal our findings and their feedback on sustainability, audience building and community engagement. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse E Speakers Suzanne Callahan Callahan Consulting for the Arts Wendi Hassan Cache Valley Center for the Arts Venue Safety and Security: You Know the Basics, Now What? Building on last year's session on first steps to creating and implementing a safety and security plan for your venue or event, this session will dive deeper into tactics and best practices, shared by... show more Description Building on last year's session on first steps to creating and implementing a safety and security plan for your venue or event, this session will dive deeper into tactics and best practices, shared by leaders from the field. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse C Speakers Joe Levy Apollo Theater Laura Sweet Des Moines Performing Arts
3:45pm Building Audiences for Sustainability: Size and Context Matter Nearly four years ago, the Wallace Foundation launched its Building Audiences for Sustainability (BAS) initiative with 26 large performing arts organizations. Today, using feedback from the field, we... show more Description Nearly four years ago, the Wallace Foundation launched its Building Audiences for Sustainability (BAS) initiative with 26 large performing arts organizations. Today, using feedback from the field, we ask how lessons learned about audience building and community engagement can be applied to the unique context of the small and mid-sized presenting organization. Led by small, mid-sized and large presenters, together we’ll discuss the challenges and opportunities. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse E Speakers Suzanne Callahan Callahan Consulting for the Arts James Lemons Lake Placid Arts Center Joining Forces: A National Conversation about Race, Disability, and Trans Equity in Dance Presenting Presenters, artists, programmers, cultural leaders, activists, funders, and friends: join a conversation about building solidarity as we fight for racial justice, disability justice and trans justice... show more Description Presenters, artists, programmers, cultural leaders, activists, funders, and friends: join a conversation about building solidarity as we fight for racial justice, disability justice and trans justice in the performing arts. What does creating "access" really mean? How do we move beyond a "diversity" framework with its accompanying check-boxes and tokenism? How do we invest in truly empowered leadership? Let's JOIN FORCES! Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse A Speakers Sean Dorsey Sean Dorsey Dance & Fresh Meat Productions Alice Sheppard Kinetic Light Deja Smith DDPRO Robin Anderson AXIS Dance Company Mark Travis Rivera marked dance project Our Part in Greening: On the Road and In-House A shift to be more considerate of the environment is taking place throughout the performing arts—from artists on the road to back-of-house to concession services and more. Hear from a panel of arts pr... show more Description A shift to be more considerate of the environment is taking place throughout the performing arts—from artists on the road to back-of-house to concession services and more. Hear from a panel of arts professionals who are doing their part to make a difference and learn how you can start at home. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse C Speakers Gena Buhler Wheeler Opera House & Wasteless at the Wheeler Charlie Deull Broadway Green Alliance Michael Martin EFFECT Partners & r.Cup Ryan Murphy St Augustine Amphitheatre & Green Hands Initiative Elizabeth Auer Univ of Florida Performing Arts Pocket Commissions: Alternative Models to Commissioning Commissioning is not limited to financial support. In this session, we’ll explore creative ways that organizations, both small and large, can support artists, particularly emerging and mid-career arti... show more Description Commissioning is not limited to financial support. In this session, we’ll explore creative ways that organizations, both small and large, can support artists, particularly emerging and mid-career artists. Learn how presenters, artists and agents can work together to provide greater access to a wide range of resources for the creation and development of new works. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse D Speakers Heena Patel MELA Arts Connect Stanlyn Breve National Performance Network / Visual Artists Network Dani Fecko Fascinator Management Christopher Morgan Dance Place Talk it Out: Aesthetic Strategies for Civil Civic Dialogue Divisive times call for civil dialogue, and artists and presenters are uniquely qualified to foster compassionate exchanges of ideas perspectives amongst diverse communities. In this experiential work... show more Description Divisive times call for civil dialogue, and artists and presenters are uniquely qualified to foster compassionate exchanges of ideas perspectives amongst diverse communities. In this experiential workshop, artists will demonstrate how they have integrated entertaining, relevant and empowering audience discussion into their performances, and attendees will learn how to facilitate these critical conversations with their communities. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse B Speakers Jon Catherwood-Ginn Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech Lois Weaver Split Britches Stephanie McKee Junebug Productions Chanon Judson Urban Bush Women Dan Froot 501 (see three) ARTS
6:00pm People of Color Affinity Group This informal gathering offers an opportunity for you to connect with your peers and colleagues to network, discuss successes, opportunities and challenges, and meet old friends and make new ones. show more Description This informal gathering offers an opportunity for you to connect with your peers and colleagues to network, discuss successes, opportunities and challenges, and meet old friends and make new ones. Time Saturday, Jan. 5, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse A
Sunday, Jan. 6
8:00am Arizona Presenters Alliance General Meeting Arizona Presenters Alliance welcomes presenters from the state of Arizona to participate in this consortia meeting. show more Description Arizona Presenters Alliance welcomes presenters from the state of Arizona to participate in this consortia meeting. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Room Hilton Hudson Suite New Colleagues Mid-Conference Check-In Meeting Missed the new colleagues session on Friday or want to touch base? This check-in is for you! All first time conference attendees are welcome to this open Q&A session hosted by several of our most seas... show more Description Missed the new colleagues session on Friday or want to touch base? This check-in is for you! All first time conference attendees are welcome to this open Q&A session hosted by several of our most seasoned mentors. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Room Hilton East Suite Ohio Arts Professionals Network (OAPN) Meeting Ohio Arts Professionals Network welcomes any arts professional to attend and learn more about block-booking, peer-to-peer mentoring and the Ohio venue database - we're all in this together! show more Description Ohio Arts Professionals Network welcomes any arts professional to attend and learn more about block-booking, peer-to-peer mentoring and the Ohio venue database - we're all in this together! Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Room Hilton Midtown Suite
9:00am Arts Leadership; Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations Kenneth Foster, co-founder and designer of the APAP Leadership Fellows Program, and author of Arts Leadership: Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations, discusses how arts organizations can rethink and... show more Description Kenneth Foster, co-founder and designer of the APAP Leadership Fellows Program, and author of Arts Leadership: Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations, discusses how arts organizations can rethink and reimagine themselves for sustainability in today's disruptive environment. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse E Speakers Kenneth Foster University of Southern California How to Conduct Indigenous Land Acknowledgements This focused session is designed to help presenters learn how and why to perform land acknowledgements and follow Indigenous protocol at their venues and events. Participants will leave with resources... show more Description This focused session is designed to help presenters learn how and why to perform land acknowledgements and follow Indigenous protocol at their venues and events. Participants will leave with resources and guidance on incorporating this practice into their local work and connecting with local and regional resources to support these efforts. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse A Speakers Quita Sullivan New England Foundation for the Arts LiveNote® Innovation Session: Introducing LiveNote® - The Interactive Performance Guide for Mobile Devices LiveNote® is an interactive performance guide for delivering commentary, translations, and images to mobile devices smoothly in real-time. After four successful seasons with The Philadelphia Orchestra... show more Description LiveNote® is an interactive performance guide for delivering commentary, translations, and images to mobile devices smoothly in real-time. After four successful seasons with The Philadelphia Orchestra, LiveNote is now available to arts organizations around the world. Join us for a tour and live demonstration of this exciting audience engagement tool. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse D Speakers David Dombrosky InstantEncore Chris Montgomery InstantEncore Making Artistic Cents: “Mission or Money?” Why Not “Mission AND Money”? Together we’ll explore how conversations between presenters, artists and agents/managers can culminate in “out of the box” work that meets a presenter’s mission and the artist and agent/manager’s bott... show more Description Together we’ll explore how conversations between presenters, artists and agents/managers can culminate in “out of the box” work that meets a presenter’s mission and the artist and agent/manager’s bottom line. In this session, learn specific ways to unite mission and budget successfully Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse G Speakers Brenda Aoki First Voice Steve Hoffman Norton Center for the Arts Brooke Horejsi UtahPresents - College of Fine Arts/University of Utah John Luckacovic 2Luck Concepts Gail Boyd Gail Boyd Artist Management Making Space: A Radical Rethinking of the Approach to Work/Life Integration in the Arts Join this working conversation to inspire creative and profound ways to reshape static work cultures for greater work/life balance and integration. Using the lens of equity and access, this session se... show more Description Join this working conversation to inspire creative and profound ways to reshape static work cultures for greater work/life balance and integration. Using the lens of equity and access, this session seeks to acknowledge and support unique challenges faced by performing arts professionals and organizations, to identify models and methods for lasting change, and to embrace a conceptual shift in thinking about our workplaces and spaces. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse C Speakers Linsey Bostwick Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Chanon Judson Urban Bush Women Ryhna Thompson Envision Management The Artist On-Site: How to Be an Ideal Host and Guest Hospitality is a two-way street, and communication is key. The goal is to maximize the experience for artist, presenter and audience. In this session, we’ll discuss how to ensure that riders benefit a... show more Description Hospitality is a two-way street, and communication is key. The goal is to maximize the experience for artist, presenter and audience. In this session, we’ll discuss how to ensure that riders benefit all parties. After all, our ultimate goal is to still be friends at the end of the day. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse B Speakers Tiffany Goodman Goodman Artists Joshua Kane Wild Baboo Productions Tommy Hensel Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) Annual Membership Meeting and Information Session Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) is dedicated to creating racial and cultural equity in the performing arts field, by promoting professional opportunities for arts administrators and providing a plat... show more Description Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) is dedicated to creating racial and cultural equity in the performing arts field, by promoting professional opportunities for arts administrators and providing a platform to give voice and visibility to women of color. By working to fortify leadership and reinforce a world where everyone has a seat at the table, WOCA aims to cultivate an inclusive field, one as varied in voice and perspective as the communities it serves. WOCA works diligently to move the conversation of racial and cultural equity forward with the intent of creating equitable systems for all to prosper inside and outside of the arts. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Room Hilton Trianon Ballroom
10:15am Cultural Fluidity, Appropriation and Empathy in a New Global Context This session addresses the philosophical and pragmatic implications of globalization on performing arts presenting. How do we create contexts that connect artists and communities authentically? What i... show more Description This session addresses the philosophical and pragmatic implications of globalization on performing arts presenting. How do we create contexts that connect artists and communities authentically? What is the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation? How does it impact selecting and presenting international artists? We will also explore the cultural fluidity of immigrant and diasporic communities as audiences for international work. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse D Speakers Azam Ali Niyaz Philip Kasinitz City University of New York Loga Ramin Torkian Terrestrial Lane Productions How Masterminds Construct “Win-Win” Deals We want to strike mutually beneficial deals with presenters, artists and agents, but are our agreements designed for the best results for all parties involved? To succeed, we need to build revenues an... show more Description We want to strike mutually beneficial deals with presenters, artists and agents, but are our agreements designed for the best results for all parties involved? To succeed, we need to build revenues and bolster long-term patron relationships. In this session, we’ll talk with those who are successfully negotiating “win-win” deals and send you home with actionable ideas. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse B Speakers Brooke Horejsi UtahPresents - College of Fine Arts/University of Utah Allen Moon David Lieberman / Artists' Representatives Eric Nelson TRG Arts Kendra Whitlock Ingram Newman Center for the Performing Arts North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) Members Meeting Open to members and non-members, the NAPAMA Member Meeting offers a space to learn more about the organization, its goals and current initiatives, upcoming events and knowledge sessions, and membershi... show more Description Open to members and non-members, the NAPAMA Member Meeting offers a space to learn more about the organization, its goals and current initiatives, upcoming events and knowledge sessions, and membership value. It also provides an opportunity for all performing arts professionals to discuss trends and advocacy related to the field. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse G Politics and Social Justice in Classical Music and Opera A widespread movement in political activism is taking hold in the U.S., and musical artists are creating works to shake up the status quo. Hear from some of the freshest, most daring voices of today c... show more Description A widespread movement in political activism is taking hold in the U.S., and musical artists are creating works to shake up the status quo. Hear from some of the freshest, most daring voices of today creating musical works and projects. Now is the time to move classical music and arts to the center of the discussion! Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse E Speakers Vijay Gupta Street Symphony and LA Philharmonic Sarah Johnson Carnegie Hall Reconsidering the Glass Ceiling, 20 Years On (1999-2019) The Women’s Working Group, an advocacy group of artists, presenters, managers and arts professionals, reconsiders the issues and questions posed in an APAP conference session in 1999. What do women en... show more Description The Women’s Working Group, an advocacy group of artists, presenters, managers and arts professionals, reconsiders the issues and questions posed in an APAP conference session in 1999. What do women entering our field today consider their greatest career advancement challenges? What is the status of women in the performing arts? Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse A Speakers Pat Graney Pat Graney Dance Company Leah Keith Columbia Artist Management Ali Rosa-Salas Abrons Arts Center Olga Garay English Ford Theaters
11:30am Sunday Plenary Session: APAP|NYC Town Hall: The Power of WE Make your voice heard as we forge the future of the field together! This year we will host a true Town Hall to tackle tough questions facing our field about the roles, rules and realities of the evolv... show more Description Make your voice heard as we forge the future of the field together! This year we will host a true Town Hall to tackle tough questions facing our field about the roles, rules and realities of the evolving performing arts industry. Are the tried and true approaches still working? Are we relying on assumptions about each other—presenter, manager, artist, rising leader or veteran leaders—that warrant more honest and open discussion with one another? Can we share perspectives that might shift our points of view? Whether you're an early, mid-career, or seasoned professional—an artist, agent, manager, presenter, producer, or entrepreneur—if you're a performing arts professional, you’ll want to take part in this important interactive dialogue with your peers! Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Room Hilton Grand Ballroom
1:30pm Artists in Business: Investing in Your Infrastructure Sharing 40 years of experience working with artist entrepreneurs, the team at Pentacle demonstrates how infrastructure leads to artistic success. This session will help emerging and established artist... show more Description Sharing 40 years of experience working with artist entrepreneurs, the team at Pentacle demonstrates how infrastructure leads to artistic success. This session will help emerging and established artists think creatively about their business through real-life examples from our diverse panel of industry professionals. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse C Speakers Stefanie Batten Bland Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland Aaron L McKinney Hi-ARTS Lynn Wichern Wichern Arts Services LLC Alex Goleman Pentacle Digital Marketing: How to Use Tools and Data to Maximize Reach and Revenue New digital tools and data offer more effective ways to connect with and grow your audiences. Our panel of experts share the latest strategies, resources and technologies to help you extend your reach... show more Description New digital tools and data offer more effective ways to connect with and grow your audiences. Our panel of experts share the latest strategies, resources and technologies to help you extend your reach and maximize your organization’s impact. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse G Speakers Aaron Bare Etix/Rockhouse Partners Amanda Deely MogoARTS Marketing Eddie Cota Champion City EXPO Hall Open Exhibit hall open to all registered attendees. Accessible hours: 5-6:30 p.m. show more Description Exhibit hall open to all registered attendees. Accessible hours: 5-6:30 p.m. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Impacting Millennials, Shifting Perspectives, Building Community: Field Lessons from Building Bridges Launched in 2014, APAP’s Building Bridges grant program works with performing arts presenting organizations to expand awareness, knowledge and understanding of Muslim societies in their communities. A... show more Description Launched in 2014, APAP’s Building Bridges grant program works with performing arts presenting organizations to expand awareness, knowledge and understanding of Muslim societies in their communities. As this multiyear program sunsets, grantees share how their experiences influenced their programming and engagement strategies and unearthed new approaches to their presenting work for the future. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse A Make Room for the Small Club: Programming Small-Cap Venues Explore successful models for booking small capacity venues and ensuring a sustainable business model. Learn from an array of venues, from various clubs to traditional performing arts centers, and tak... show more Description Explore successful models for booking small capacity venues and ensuring a sustainable business model. Learn from an array of venues, from various clubs to traditional performing arts centers, and take back a strategy to create a great small space in your community or to improve your existing model. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse B Speakers Libby Brickson City Winery Glenn Medas The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Eric Olmscheid Des Moines Performing Arts Anya Siglin The Ark Laura Kendall Omaha Performing Arts National Endowment for the Arts Funding Opportunities: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works and Artist Communities Join National Endowments for the Arts staff for a group session on agency funding opportunities. Staff will present a short overview of various funding programs within the Art Works grant program, fol... show more Description Join National Endowments for the Arts staff for a group session on agency funding opportunities. Staff will present a short overview of various funding programs within the Art Works grant program, followed by a Q&A session. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse D Speakers Michael Orlove National Endowment for the Arts Lara Allee National Endowment for the Arts Jennie Terman National Endowment for the Arts The Producer Hub: Building a Connective Space for Live Arts This working session will inform the creation of the Producer Hub, a connective space for artists, independent producers, and producing/presenting organizations creating live performance. Recognizing... show more Description This working session will inform the creation of the Producer Hub, a connective space for artists, independent producers, and producing/presenting organizations creating live performance. Recognizing current needs in the field, the ProducerHub would fuel connections, raise visibility, and provide tools, mentorship, and resources for making work. Join us and help build this new service to our field. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse E Speakers Neil Barclay Contemporary Arts Center Jane Preston New England Foundation for the Arts Mara Isaacs Octopus Theatricals Meiyin Wang Meany Center Okwui Okpokwasili Artist
3:30pm Black Report: What You Thought You Knew About Black Dance The Black Report discusses a cohort of 30 Black Dance Companies that participated in the IABD Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative and describes the unique nature and context that exists wit... show more Description The Black Report discusses a cohort of 30 Black Dance Companies that participated in the IABD Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative and describes the unique nature and context that exists within the Black dance community. Advocating beyond financial health; including emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse E Speakers Denise Saunders Thompson The International Association of Blacks in Dance Baraka Sele Independent Arts Consultant Dance Presenters Forum at Jacob’s Pillow Info Session The 2018 National Dance Presenters Forum (NDPF) at Jacob’s Pillow brought together a cohort of 17 presenters to discuss critical issues in the field, strengthen curatorial practice, bolster support fo... show more Description The 2018 National Dance Presenters Forum (NDPF) at Jacob’s Pillow brought together a cohort of 17 presenters to discuss critical issues in the field, strengthen curatorial practice, bolster support for dance in the US, and strengthen professional networks. Join us to hear from past participants and facilitators and what to expect in 2019. NDPF was held in partnership between APAP and The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Barr Foundation, Dance/USA, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and South Arts, with curriculum support provided by the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse B How to Make Your Venue Trans-Friendly Of course, you want your venue to be welcoming to all, but you might not even realize what barriers exist. From bathrooms to survey questions to programming, discover what you need to know to be truly... show more Description Of course, you want your venue to be welcoming to all, but you might not even realize what barriers exist. From bathrooms to survey questions to programming, discover what you need to know to be truly inclusive. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Room Hilton Madison Suite Speakers Sean Dorsey Sean Dorsey Dance & Fresh Meat Productions Beatrice Thomas Beatrice Thomas Consulting Brooke Horejsi UtahPresents - College of Fine Arts/University of Utah National Endowment for the Arts Research on Live Performing Arts Attendance: Recent Findings and New Trends The Survey of Public Participation in the Arts is the nation’s longest-running and most representative survey of U.S. adults’ patterns of arts engagement. The National Endowment for the Arts recently... show more Description The Survey of Public Participation in the Arts is the nation’s longest-running and most representative survey of U.S. adults’ patterns of arts engagement. The National Endowment for the Arts recently has reported findings from the 2017 survey, drawing attention to historic increases in attendance at outdoor performing arts festivals and at certain other kinds of arts events. Learn about the study’s implications for performing arts presenters and for the changing demographics of arts audiences. Time Sunday, Jan. 6, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Room Hilton Concourse D
Monday, Jan. 7
8:30am EXPO Hall Open Exhibit hall open to all registered attendees. Accessible hours: 10-11 a.m. show more Description Exhibit hall open to all registered attendees. Accessible hours: 10-11 a.m. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
9:00am Beyond ADA: Removing Barriers to Promote Audience Inclusion and Access Whether offering social stories on your website and fidgets in your lobby for those with sensory sensitivities or providing pre-performance access tours, audio description, braille and large printed p... show more Description Whether offering social stories on your website and fidgets in your lobby for those with sensory sensitivities or providing pre-performance access tours, audio description, braille and large printed programs, there are many practical ways to increase inclusion and access. Learn from artists and presenters how to expand your audiences and your impact by truly embracing those with various physical or cognitive disabilities and by moving well beyond ADA compliance. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Room Hilton Gibson Suite Speakers Joel Aalberts The Lensic Performing Arts Center Alan Liddell The Theatre at RVCC Tessa Schultz Broward Center for the Performing Arts Kevin Spencer Hocus Focus, Inc. Robin Anderson AXIS Dance Company California Presenters Update Meeting California Presenters hosts a roundtable discussion open to all California presenters, regardless of membership status. Listen and share ideas gleaned from the first three days of the conference and... show more Description California Presenters hosts a roundtable discussion open to all California presenters, regardless of membership status. Listen and share ideas gleaned from the first three days of the conference and learn more about California Presenters’ programs including block booking, the Annual Membership conference and other professional development offerings. No project pitches. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse D Diversity and Inclusion in Rural Presenting Presenters in rural settings share strategies and challenges in bringing diverse programming to their communities in authentic effective ways. show more Description Presenters in rural settings share strategies and challenges in bringing diverse programming to their communities in authentic effective ways. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Room Hilton Madison Suite Speakers June Krell-Salgado Salisbury University Emily Prince Stuart's Opera House Bonnie Schock Sheldon Theatre Illinois Presenters Network Meeting Join the general meeting of the Illinois Presenters Network. Explore issues and opportunities with regional colleagues. show more Description Join the general meeting of the Illinois Presenters Network. Explore issues and opportunities with regional colleagues. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Room Hilton Concourse H Marketing with Next To Nothing How do you build audiences with minimal promotional materials about an artist or show? How do you create materials with a limited budget and resources? What do marketers need from artists and agents?... show more Description How do you build audiences with minimal promotional materials about an artist or show? How do you create materials with a limited budget and resources? What do marketers need from artists and agents? How can artists, agents and presenters collaborate and leverage existing creative assets and communication channels to engage audiences? Time Monday, Jan. 7, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Room Hilton Bryant Suite Speakers Laura Carpenter Anchorage Concert Association Becki Heller National Sawdust Haowen Wang Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation New Spaces and Faces Changing the Presenting Industry Purpose-built performance spaces are undergoing big changes in New York City and across the country, as are many legacy organizations with new leadership and new directions. Major construction, massiv... show more Description Purpose-built performance spaces are undergoing big changes in New York City and across the country, as are many legacy organizations with new leadership and new directions. Major construction, massive renovations, momentous openings are being fueled by exciting new visions. Hear from the leaders implementing these new directions about what this means for audiences and what this means for the industry. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Room Hilton Morgan Suite
10:00am 5 Minutes to Shine: Building Arts Audiences Competition This popular APAP|NYC event showcases today’s most innovative engagement and audience-building work. 5MTS is an opportunity for artists, presenters, agents and all kinds of arts professionals to share... show more Description This popular APAP|NYC event showcases today’s most innovative engagement and audience-building work. 5MTS is an opportunity for artists, presenters, agents and all kinds of arts professionals to share a compelling story in an exciting pecha kucha format. One speaker will be selected to present their story at the Annual Awards Luncheon. Inspired by the Wallace Foundation’s Nine Effective Practices for Building Audiences in the Arts, this session highlights how to go from ideas to action. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Room Hilton Rendezvous Trianon
11:00am APAP Member Meeting As a membership organization, APAP thrives on your active participation. President and CEO Mario Garcia Durham and the APAP board welcome all members as we share the latest updates on the state of the... show more Description As a membership organization, APAP thrives on your active participation. President and CEO Mario Garcia Durham and the APAP board welcome all members as we share the latest updates on the state of the organization and invite your input, thoughts and suggestions about the Association. Here you will vote on member issues and participate in important discussions about the future of our organization. The meeting agenda will be posted here as soon as it is available. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Room Hilton Mercury Ballroom
12:00pm Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon This special event honors achievement, service, excellence and advocacy in the performing arts field. Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance when you register or at the APAP|NYC registr... show more Description This special event honors achievement, service, excellence and advocacy in the performing arts field. Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance when you register or at the APAP|NYC registration desk at the conference. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Room Hilton Grand Ballroom
1:30pm EXPO Hall Open Exhibit hall open to all registered attendees. Accessible hours: 1:30-2 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. show more Description Exhibit hall open to all registered attendees. Accessible hours: 1:30-2 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
2:00pm Building Performing Arts Spaces and Programs at Research Universities This panel of four leaders at research universities in the US will explore the intricacies of building performing arts centers and programs on college campuses in the 21st century. The session will lo... show more Description This panel of four leaders at research universities in the US will explore the intricacies of building performing arts centers and programs on college campuses in the 21st century. The session will look at the diverse and related missions, perspectives, histories, timelines and budgets of these four institutions. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Room Hilton Regent Parlor Speakers Mark Blakeman McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University Christopher Heacox Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University Chuck Swanson Hancher at The University of Iowa Ruth Waalkes Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech Creative Empathy: Unlocking the Power of Marketing An effective marketing plan requires you to see your project or organization through the eyes of others. This workshop will reveal proven frameworks for understanding others’ perceptions, using the le... show more Description An effective marketing plan requires you to see your project or organization through the eyes of others. This workshop will reveal proven frameworks for understanding others’ perceptions, using the lens of creative empathy. Together, we will evaluate existing projects and empower you with tools to help you be a better marketer, whether you are an individual artist, agent, manager, presenter, producer or other arts professional. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Room Hilton Gibson Suite Speakers Adrian Fung Artist, University of Oklahoma Effective Strategies for Campus and Community Engagement For a campus residency to be successful, it must be meaningful for the presenter, artist and community. Get recommendations and guidelines to improve the effectiveness, reach and relevance of engageme... show more Description For a campus residency to be successful, it must be meaningful for the presenter, artist and community. Get recommendations and guidelines to improve the effectiveness, reach and relevance of engagement efforts on campus and in the community from artists and presenters doing exceptional work across the country. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Room Hilton Beekman Parlor Speakers Micah Ariel James Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa Sabrina Klein Cal Performances, UC Berkeley Loga Ramin Torkian Terrestrial Lane Productions Launching International Artists in the U.S. Making it in the US can be challenging for overseas companies and artists. From marketing strategy to legal advice, and tools on booking and touring, this panel will offer valuable resources and featu... show more Description Making it in the US can be challenging for overseas companies and artists. From marketing strategy to legal advice, and tools on booking and touring, this panel will offer valuable resources and feature export specialists from the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as international experts of the US arts and entertainment ecosystem. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Room Hilton Bryant Suite Speakers Michele Amar Bureau Export / French Music Export Office Erika Elliott City Parks Foundation / SummerStage festival Sandrine Ligabue Consulate General of Switzerland in New York Mehmet Dede Drom
6:00pm YPCA Showcase and Reception The Young Performers Career Advancement Program (YPCA) supports classical musicians in the formative stages of their careers. This event is free and open to the public. Hors d'oeuvres are provided. show more Description The Young Performers Career Advancement Program (YPCA) supports classical musicians in the formative stages of their careers. This event is free and open to the public. Hors d'oeuvres are provided. Time Monday, Jan. 7, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Room Carnegie Hall
Tuesday, Jan. 8
8:30am Coffee and Pastries Arrive early for the Closing Plenary and enjoy one last opportunity to connect face-to-face with your colleagues! show more Description Arrive early for the Closing Plenary and enjoy one last opportunity to connect face-to-face with your colleagues! Time Tuesday, Jan. 8, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Room Hilton Petit Trianon
10:00am Closing Plenary Session Year after year, the closing keynote is one of the most popular events of the APAP|NYC conference. Guaranteed to entertain and inspire, our soon-to-be-announced celebrity speaker will deliver the perf... show more Description Year after year, the closing keynote is one of the most popular events of the APAP|NYC conference. Guaranteed to entertain and inspire, our soon-to-be-announced celebrity speaker will deliver the perfect send-off to APAP|NYC attendees! Time Tuesday, Jan. 8, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Room Hilton Trianon Ballroom
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