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Pre-Conference on "The Future of the Performing Arts" on December 8

APAP|NYC+ Pre-Conference Online December 6-8, 2021
APAP announced today fieldwide discussions on "The Future of the Performing Arts" that will take place on Wednesday, December 8, as part of the APAP|NYC+ 2022 pre-conference. The following sessions will set the stage for deeper dives during the main conference in January.

The Future of Programming: Curating with Consciousness - Definitions and Examples
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (EST)
What is the difference between impact and intent as we work to become anti-racist in our curatorial practice? How do we know that we aren’t centering whiteness and that our work isn’t tokenizing? Join seasoned presenters and producers as they reflect on the vocabulary of conscious and conscientious artistic curation in their work and what it has meant to apply those concepts to their lived experiences.

The Future of Work: Workforce and Workplace Strategies for the Performing Arts
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (EST)
The performing arts field is experiencing a workplace reckoning on multiple levels. Hiring and retaining staff, replenishing our workforce, and rethinking longtime work/life balance expectations abound. Hear how colleagues are innovating and developing new workplace strategies and using creative problem solving to rethink departments and responsibilities to better reflect the shifts in values for employees and work.

The Future of Presenting and Booking: The Role of Convenings in an Altered Landscape
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST)
Join colleagues from across the field to hear how presenters are approaching programming and the booking cycle as a result of the last 18 months. What does this all mean for the field moving forward? What would help support and facilitate booking and programming now, and what’s most needed? And more importantly, how do convenings and conferences play a role to support the work?

APAP|NYC+ pre-conference events are free and open-to-the-public. Pre-registration is required.

Already registered for the APAP|NYC+ 2022 conference? You will be automatically registered for the pre-conference activities. 

The APAP|NYC+ pre-conference begins Monday, December 6 with Affinity Groups and Forums. Learn more.
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