Thursday, January 05, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton Beekman Parlor
Speaker(s)
  • Paid Workshop
  • Room: Hilton Regent Parlor
Speaker(s)
  • Paid Workshop
  • Room: Hilton Concourse A
  • Pre-Conference

Thursday, January 05, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton Beekman Parlor
Fee: Through November 1 at 5 p.m. EDT, APAP or WOCA Member $40; Non-Member: $50; After November 1, Member $50, Non-Member $60 Even in our rapidly changing field in the 21st century, women in positions of power operate within a paradox – positioned and looked upon to mentor and empower other... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Facilitator
Kaisha S. Johnson
Co-Founder/Founding Director
Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA)
Co-Facilitator
Laura Kendall
Director
Office of Visual and Performing Arts, Millersville University
  • Paid Workshop

Friday, January 06, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton Gibson
Speaker(s)
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Trianon Ballroom
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Regent Parlor
Speaker(s)
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Sutton South
Speaker(s)
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Beekman Parlor
Speaker(s)
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Madison
Speaker(s)
Handout(s)
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Rendezvous Trianon
Speaker(s)
  • Pre-Conference

Friday, January 06, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton Concourse A
Wavelengths brings together global music professionals (artists, presenters, other industry stakeholders) to explore the practical and cultural issues affecting the field, via panels, discussions, workshops, pitch sessions and even the occasional musical outburst. Produced and curated by rock paper scissors and globalFEST....
  • Pre-Conference

Friday, January 06, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton Petit Trianon
Learn about new theater works that are ready to tour! In a speed-dating format, groups of presenters have 10-minute meetings with eight theater artists/companies to discuss touring and partnering ideas. This session is geared towards presenters. Artists are curated in advance by The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival....
  • Pre-Conference

Friday, January 06, 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

  • Room: Hilton Madison
  • Pre-Conference
  • Room: Hilton Rendezvous Trianon
Speaker(s)
  • Pre-Conference

Friday, January 06, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton West Ballroom
Discover twelve exciting new works that are in development or ready to tour in this fun pecha kucha-style session. Admission limited to fully registered APAP|NYC conference attendees! Attendees must pick up their badge in advance. Artists curated by APAP will include: Australia’s Strange Fruit Gabriel Prokofiev Hamid Rahmanian Harlem Quartet with Aldo López-Gavilán Huang Yi Studio +... ...read more...
  • Special Event

Friday, January 06, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Sheraton Columbus
Welcome to the networking meeting of the World Trad Forum. This international organization born a Conference Trad Montreal and Le Grande Rencontre is a global movement representing 25 years of cultural exchange and advocating for traditional, folk and roots music. Come and share your vision, your experience and your knowledge!...
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting

Friday, January 06, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton Trianon Ballroom
APAP welcomes all of our new colleagues who are attending APAP|NYC for the first time. All first-time attendees are invited and encouraged to attend the New Colleagues and International Participant Orientation session. Learn to make the most of your time in NYC, whether you are a professional in the performing... ...read more...
  • Special Event

Friday, January 06, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton Grand Ballroom
In these challenging times, artists, in collaboration with agent/managers, presenters and other co-producers have the potential to serve as catalysts for positive community engagement that leads to social change and social justice. How can we cultivate, support and promote the value of this work in communities that are struggling with... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ayad Akhtar
Pakistani-American playwright, novelist, actor
Speaker
Bree Newsome
filmmaker and singer/songwriter
Speaker
Ibtihaj Muhammad
Team USA Olympic Medalist
Speaker
Martha Gonzalez
Chicana activist, singer/percussionist with Quetzal
Moderator
Robyn Archer
Singer, Writer, Artistic Director, Advocate
  • Plenary Session

Friday, January 06, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Room: Hilton Trianon Complex
Welcome to APAP|NYC! Immediately following the opening keynote speech, APAP welcomes all colleagues to the conference opening reception. Join friends and colleagues, old and new, from near and far, as we toast to the launch of APAP's 60th anniversary conference! Cheers to five days of business, networking, professional development and,... ...read more...
  • Special Event

Saturday, January 07, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room: Sheraton Sutton Place
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting
  • Room: Sheraton Madison Square
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting
  • Room: Sheraton Columbus
  • Consortia/Networking Meeting

Saturday, January 07, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Hilton Trianon Ballroom
What is the vision for the role of artists and others to positively transform our society? Who should be engaged in defining core values and developing strategies that will make a difference? How can we strengthen and sustain our creative capacities to “advance culture, build community and imaginatively address the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Co-Speaker
Aaron Dworkin
Dean
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Co-Speaker
Michael Hawley
Director
EG Conference
Co-Speaker
Paloma McGregor
Director and Co-Founder
Angela's Pulse
Moderator
Steven Tepper
Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the arts
Arizona State University
  • Featured Professional Development

Saturday, January 07, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Saturday, January 07, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Hilton Grand Ballroom
What is it that nurtures creativity and innovation? How do creators find and maintain focus on their work? How do they define success and what are the contributing factors to arriving at that point? What is of greatest importance to them in today’s society? Moderated by MacArthur “genius” grantee, Liz Lerman....
Speaker(s)
Co-Speaker
Camille A. Brown
Dancer and Choreographer
Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Co-Speaker
Gregg Mozgala
Artistic Director
The Apothetae
Moderator
Liz Lerman
Liz Lerman
Co-Speaker
Maysoon Zayid
Co-Speaker
Paola Prestini
Composer
Co-Speaker
Rulan Tangen
Choreographher
Dancing Earth
  • Plenary Session

Saturday, January 07, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: Hilton Concourse C
Speaker(s)
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton Concourse G
Speaker(s)
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton Concourse A
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton Concourse E
Speaker(s)
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Sheraton Flatiron
Speaker(s)
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Sheraton Gramercy
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Hilton Concourse D
Speaker(s)
  • Professional Development

Saturday, January 07, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    • EXPO Hall

    Saturday, January 07, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

    • Room: Sheraton Gramercy
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse C
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Sheraton Flatiron
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse E
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse G
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Sheraton Bowery
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse D
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development

    Sunday, January 08, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    • Room: Sheraton Flatiron
    The New England Presenters/Arts Presenters of Northern New England (NEP/APNNE) Programming Business Meeting is for members only (presenters only). Due to the purpose of this meeting, agents and artists will not be invited to attend....
    • Consortia/Networking Meeting

    Sunday, January 08, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

    • Room: Hilton Concourse G
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse D
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse E
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse B
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse A
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse C
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development

    Sunday, January 08, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    • Room: Sheraton Gramercy
    Women of Color in the Arts is dedicated to creating 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. Our annual APAP session will review WOCA's current initiatives and provide insight into membership....
    • Consortia/Networking Meeting

    Sunday, January 08, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    • Room: Sheraton Flatiron
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Sheraton Bowery
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development

    Sunday, January 08, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    • Room: Hilton Concourse G
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse B
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse C
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development
    • Room: Hilton Concourse D
    Speaker(s)
    • Professional Development

    Sunday, January 08, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    • Room: Hilton Grand Ballroom
    The development, production, presentation, and promotion of work is a collaborative effort – more so now than ever – in the presenting field today. What are key factors that are shifting the making, producing and presenting of work to more effectively connect with contemporary audiences while meeting the financial and... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Co-Speaker
    Allison Orr
    Founder and Artistic Director
    Forklift Danceworks
    Co-Speaker
    Eddie Cota
    Founder
    Champion City
    Co-Speaker
    Hadi Eldebek
    Musician, Composer and Cultural Entrepreneur
    Co-Speaker
    Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
    Founding Artistic Director and Chief Visioning Officer
    Urban Bush Women
    Co-Speaker
    Jonah Bokaer
    Choreographer and Media Artist
    Moderator
    Will Power
    Playwright and Performer
    • Plenary Session

    Sunday, January 08, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

      Accessible hours: 5-6:30 p.m....
      • EXPO Hall

      Sunday, January 08, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

      • Room: Sheraton, Bowery
      Presenters, producers and artist representatives from China and from the U.S. will come together to learn about new creative work and initiatives available from China, and explore options and strategies to advance international performing arts exchange between the two countries....
      Tracks:

        Monday, January 09, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

          Accessible hours: 10-11 a.m...
          • EXPO Hall

          Monday, January 09, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

          • Room: Sheraton Madison Square
          California Presenters hosts a roundtable discussion open to all California presenters, regardless of membership status. Listen to 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... ...read more...
          • Consortia/Networking Meeting

          Monday, January 09, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

          • Room: Hilton Concourse B
          Speaker(s)
          • Professional Development
          • Room: Hilton Concourse C
          Speaker(s)
          • Professional Development
          • Room: Hilton Concourse D
          Speaker(s)
          • Professional Development
          • Room: Hilton Concourse G
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          • Professional Development
          • Room: Hilton Concourse E
          Speaker(s)
          • Professional Development

          Monday, January 09, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

          • Room: Hilton Rendezvous Trianon
          The APAP|NYC “5 Minutes to Shine” (5MTS) competition is opportunity for artists, presenters, agents and other industry professionals to share a compelling story or idea in an exciting pecha kucha-format. The audience will vote on one winner to present their story or idea at the annual APAP|NYC Awards Luncheon! In 2017,... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Moderator
          Alicia Anstead
          Editor
          Inside Arts Magazine
          Speaker
          Banafsheh Sayyad
          Artistic Director
          Banafsheh: Dance of Oneness
          Speaker
          Mr.  Bremner Duthie
          Creator, Producer, Performer
          Bremner Duthie
          Speaker
          Celeste Chan
          Co-Director
          Queer Rebels
          Speaker
          Chris Ludwa
          Artistic Director
          Bay View Music Festival
          Speaker
          Ted Outerbridge
          Illusionist
          Outerbridge-Clockwork Mysteries
          • Special Event

          Monday, January 09, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

          • Room: Sheraton Union Square
          The Illinois Presenters Network (IPN) will meet to discuss block-booking opportunities. The new board of directors will also use this session to conduct some business related to the organization....
          • Consortia/Networking Meeting

          Monday, January 09, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

          • Room: Hilton Mercury Ballroom
          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....
          • Special Event

          Monday, January 09, 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

          • Room: Hilton Grand Ballroom
          This special event honors achievement, service, excellence and advocacy in the performing arts field and, in 2017, celebrates APAP’s 60th anniversary. Tickets are required and may be purchased in advance or at the APAP|NYC registration desk....
          • Special Event

          Monday, January 09, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

            Accessible hours: 1:30-2 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m....
            • EXPO Hall

            Monday, January 09, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

            • Room: Hilton Sutton Center
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Professional Development
            • Room: Hilton Regent Parlor
            Speaker(s)
            • Professional Development
            • Room: Hilton Sutton South
            Speaker(s)
            • Professional Development
            • Room: Hilton Beekman Parlor
            Speaker(s)
            • Professional Development
            • Room: Hilton Sutton North
            Speaker(s)
            • Professional Development

            Monday, January 09, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

            • Room: Carnegie Hall
            APAP’s Young Performers Career Advancement (YPCA) program supports classical musicians early in their careers. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, this APAP|NYC special event returns to Carnegie Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information about the program and this year’s participants, visit ypca.apap365.org. To support YPCA through the... ...read more...
            • Special Event

            Tuesday, January 10, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

            • Room: Hilton Petit Trianon
            • Special Event

            Tuesday, January 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

            • Room: Hilton Trianon Ballroom
            Closing APAP|NYC 2017 is the incomparable playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, and performance artist Taylor Mac. Mac's most recent work, “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music,” is a transcendent 24-hour-long marathon of American song, which the New York Times observes is “about becoming who we Americans want to be, by recognizing who we... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker
            Taylor Mac
            • Plenary Session