Issue 4 | January 4, 2022

Welcome to APAP|NYC+ e-news for 2022! This bi-weekly newsletter will provide you with all the most important news and exciting program updates for the annual APAP|NYC+ conference, which will be held online-only January 10-15, 2022.
The deadline to register for the all-online APAP|NYC+ 2022 conference is Friday, January 7!
1.5.22 TOMORROW! Deadline for members to vote online prior to the Annual Member Meeting. Vote now.
1.5.22 – TOMORROW! Real Talk In Real Time: The Business Doesn't Stop/Conference Edition, 4:00 p.m. (EST). RSVP here.
1.6.22 – Deadline for registered attendees to sign up for “Speed Dating" at APAP|NYC+ 2022. Complete the survey for Agents, Managers, Producers, & Self-Represented Artists or for Presenters. (See story below). Space is limited.
1.7.22 – Deadline to register for the online conference or, if you are registered for the in-person conference, to modify or cancel your registration for APAP|NYC+ 2022. (Note: You do not need to purchase a new registration. Refunds will be processed after the conference.)
1.7.22 – Deadline for conference registrants to confirm that your membership is current. Email the APAP membership team now.
1.7.22 – Deadline for APAP|NYC+ exhibitors to complete online booth setup in Swapcard.
1.10.22 - 1.15.22 – The all-online APAP|NYC+ 2022 conference. Register now.
1.18.22NEW DATE! Annual Member Meeting online, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (EST). RSVP now.

Help get #APAPNYC trending on social!

As we gear up for the online APAP|NYC+ 2022 conference in January, we want to engage with you on social! Tag us and use the hashtag #APAPNYC to join the conversation.
Nonprofit AF's Vu Le to speak at APAP|NYC+ 2022!

Attention, unicorns! We are so excited to announce Nonprofit AF's Vu Le as a speaker at this year's APAP|NYC+ online conference! Relatable to nonprofit and for-profit folks alike, Vu Le brings humor and insight to the challenges of taking our work seriously, but not ourselves.

As the third year of the pandemic looms, artists and arts organizations continue to play a vital role. And yet we arts workers are also exhausted. How do we use this moment to transform systems that are not working? What mindsets and practices must we let go, and what new ones must we adopt? What does the future of nonprofits and philanthropy look like? How do we incorporate equity into our work? How do we own our awesomeness and unlock our full potential? In his talk on Thursday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m. (EST), "Time to Flip Some Tables: The Future of Nonprofit, Philanthropy, and the Arts", Vu Le will explore these topics and more in a provocative session full of humor, honesty, and maybe pictures of baby animals.
UPDATED! View the online conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

The shift to the all-online version of APAP|NYC+ means that we have expanded the schedule as we adapt key events and activities from the in-person conference to our online format. The online conference will take place Monday, January 10 through Saturday, January 15, 2022. View the updated Schedule-at-a-Glance.
Join us TOMORROW for Real Talk in Real Time

The APAP|NYC+ 2022 conference has moved all-online, but the business does not stop! Join us tomorrow, January 5, at 4:00 p.m. (EST) for Real Talk in Real Time where we will discuss how you can make the most of the conference. We will also cover navigating the online conference platform, Swapcard, sponsored by Women of a Certain Age: The Musical.
Watch replays of Pre-Conference Fieldwide Conversations and get ready for more at APAP|NYC+ 2022

Members of the performing arts community came together virtually at the APAP|NYC+ 2022 Pre-Conference in early December to discuss current issues affecting the field.

These robust, thought-provoking, and even hopeful conversations set the stage for a deeper dive next week during the main conference.

Here is a sampling of next week’s sessions. The detailed schedule will be released later this week!

  • Opening Plenary: State of Play: Here and Now 

  • Time for Transformation: Digital Engagement, Social Justice, and Recovery in the Arts & Culture Sector

  • Finding the Keys with Sharifa Johka: Hiring and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

  • The Show Must Go On – But Can It? The Future of Work Part II

  • Production Labor Shortages in the Arts – A Roundtable Discussion

  • Supporting New Work, BIPOC and Underrepresented Artistic Voices

  • Honoring Your Artistic Practice in Communications

  • State of Play: A Visa and Artist Mobility Update Briefing

  • Curating with Consciousness: Part II

  • Plus, sessions on Mental Wellness, Equity Audits, and Artists Vision for the Future
Connect, converse, and network during "Speed Dating" at APAP|NYC+!

Introducing online "Speed Dating" sessions for you to discover, connect, and converse with artists, agents, producers, managers and fellow presenters around work, new projects and the future of business in the arts.

Sign up is required, and space is limited. To sign up, please fill out the survey for either Presenters or Agents, Managers, Producers, & Self-Represented Artists.

The deadline to sign up is Thursday, January 6 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).
Attendees: Dive into online showcases, all-day, every day!

The APAP|NYC+ 2022 conference is less than a week away!

Showcase Attendees
The Showcase Schedule is available NOW on our online conference platform, Swapcard! You can view prerecorded showcases and make plans to attend online livestreamed showcases in January. Check back regularly for new showcases!

Showcase Producers
If you have not yet published or updated your Showcase Listings, please do so by Friday, January 7 at 5:00 p.m. (EST). As a reminder, since we have shifted to an all online conference, any in-person showcase listings must be converted to online. Watch this video to learn more about publishing your showcase listing on
The Online EXPO is about to open!

The online EXPO will officially open on Swapcard on Monday, January 10. Therefore, the deadline to complete your booth setup is Friday, January 7 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

Attendees: Take advantage of the online EXPO to explore booths, converse with other professionals in the field, and make new connections in the new year!

In addition to the online EXPO being open 24/7, throughout the conference there will be dedicated time to meet, conduct business, network, and connect in the online EXPO.
Sponsor Spotlight on The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is a family-owned and operated business that had its beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of family patriarch Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks barriers between genres and strives to create a sense of connection.

Performances by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass range from solo trumpet, to brass quintet, to the eleven-piece ensemble. Programs include holiday concerts, mini-concerts for schools, and traditional brass concerts. Brothers on the Battlefield: The Power of Love, covers music from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movements. Learn more.
Interested in Advertising and Sponsorship? Learn more here, and contact Kristen Cooper, Advertising and Sponsorship Manager, at Check out our APAP|NYC+ 2022 Sponsors page.
Do you know a field leader, fellow colleague, touring artist or other performing arts luminary who lost their life this year? Help us memorialize them at the 2022 conference by submitting their name here.
Image Credits: Vu Le photo by Mel Ponder Photography,