APAP|NYC 2019 Pre-Conference

The APAP|NYC Pre-Conference (January 3-4, 2019) offers added professional development and networking opportunities to conference registrants and a sneak preview for the APAP-curious. Arrive early to connect with colleagues and to see what APAP is about!

Pre-conference is free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged.

APAP NYC 2017 Artists Institute by Adam Kissick/APAP


Professional Development Institute

Presenting Equity: Equity Training for Performing Arts Professionals

Open to members and non-members alike, APAP is offering a one and a half-day intensive on Thursday, January 3 (continuing on Friday, January 4) designed to help you and your team strengthen skills, grow opportunities and build careers. 

The 2019 Professional Development Institute focuses on race, class, gender and other intersectional analysis to help professionals in their organizational diversity, equity and inclusion work.


Sessions, Forums and Affinity Groups

Professional Development Sessions

APAP offers sessions on topics of interest to performing arts professionals as part of its pre-conference activities. Events include the popular Under the Radar Speed Dating and Wavelengths, the largest gathering of world music professionals in the U.S., as well as new sessions each year. Most sessions take place on Friday, January 4.


Join peer discussions of issues, opportunities and challenges in these focused forums on Friday, January 4:

Affinity Groups

New this year! Find your people at these informal, pre-conference gatherings for industry professionals, including:

*Independent Consultants and Entrepreneurs and People of Color Affinity Groups will meet during regular conference hours and don't require an RSVP.

Wavelengths: APAP World Music Pre-Conference

Wavelengths is a two-day pre-conference (January 3-4, 2019) 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.