APAP|NYC 2024: Highlights

Featured events:

  • Friday Opening Plenary and Welcome including special guests Sasha Velour and Mandy Gonzalez
  • Saturday Plenary: Surviving and Thriving as a Field in Politically Fractious Times with opening conversation between Bryan Stevenson and Anthony McGill
  • Sunday Plenary: Annual Member Meeting and Town Hall
  • Also Sunday: Are The Arts Essential?
  • Monday: The APAP Honors Awards Breakfast 
  • Also Monday: MLK Day “Mentor for a Moment” Service Project
  • Tuesday Closing Plenary with Amber Ruffin

Session samples:

  • Advocacy
  • Visa Briefing
  • Arts Compensation: New Data and Applications
  • Legislative Briefing: What You Need to Know Now
  • Accessibility for All: How to Start Your Journey towards True Inclusion


  • Re-imagining Relationships: Advocating for
    New Models in Touring and Presenting Partnerships
  • International Cultural Exchange – Opportunities, Updates and Networking
  • Reaching the Block Booking Utopia

Audiences and engagement:

  • Thriving in the New Marketing Reality: Increasing Your Advertising Effectiveness
  • Redefining Community Engagement – and Why It’s Critical
  • The Money Mindset: From Scarcity to Abundance

Artistry and curation:

  • The Future Impact of AI on the Presenting and Touring
  • Curatorial Practice: No Magic Wands! Balancing Innovation, Budgets and Programming in Today’s Environment


  • Demystifying Contemporary Circus
  • MOVE FORWARD: Dedicated to bringing dance to communities throughout North America 
  • Presenting Dance: Findings of the 2023 Jacob’s Pillow National Dance Presenters Forum

To keep up to date with APAP|NYC 2024, visit https://apap365.org/