January 14, 2016
There’s no hibernating for the arts in January, not when APAP/NYC unbundles its wide spectrum of keynote speeches, workshops, arts market, performances and professional conclaves. From the tip of Manhattan to the heart of Brooklyn, all of NYC boasts performances by artists vying for the attention of the presenters drawn to the city of culture.
The Association of Performing Arts presenters (APAP) links industry professionals with more than 3600 artists in town for the leading, global arts conference.
Unbelievably, from January 14 – 19, there will be more than more than 1,000 world-class performance showcases, 350 exhibitors promoting their artists and acts at the Expo Hall, plus a myriad of concerts and sessions open to the public.
APAP connections and relationships form the financial backbone of many arts organizations and performance companies. Stakes are high, and the schedules intense, in an arena colored by deep camaraderie.
A number of compelling topics will echo throughout the conference like +global communities in crises, +exploring more ways to open access to the performing arts, benefitting artists and new audiences within the U.S. and globally, +technology, how to make it work to help the artist’s ability to make a living.
Leading the lineup of speakers:
• Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS;
• Bill T. Jones, choreographer creating a new piece to perform at the APAP|NYC opening session
• Carla Dirlikov, the rising young opera singer who has founded the El Camino
• Anna Deavere Smith, currently the artist-in-residence at the Center for American Progress,
• Lisa Kron, Tony award-winning actor, playwright,
• Bartlett Sher, director of Best Musical, “The King and I” and
• 2015 Kennedy Honors recipient Rita Moreno, the only Latina to win all four major entertainment awards (Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy), and most noted for decades of opening doors to the performing arts for the Latino community.
Some compelling session topics include:
• Global communities in crisis
• Exploring more ways to open access to the performing arts, benefitting artists and new audiences within the U.S. and globally
• Technology, how to make it work to help the artist’s ability to make a living
• The APAP professional development program
For much more detail go to www.APAP.org.
EYE ON THE ARTS< NY -- Celia Ipiotis