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APAP|NYC 2015 Video and Audio Highlights

Whether you want to re-live your​ favorite APAP|​NYC moments or catch up on sessions that you may have missed, it's all available right here.

You can also review our 2014 highlights and 2013 highlights. 

Opening Keynote: “In the Beginning: The Creative Act”

Friday, January 9, 2015
Download the audio recording. It’s all about the art: APAP|NYC 2015 began with a conversation among artists about why we do what we do. Why do artists make art in the 21st century? How do artists perceive today’s audiences? What advice do they have for the presenting field? Esteemed artists from various genres and generations discussed our joint responsibility for ensuring the growth and sustainability of live performance.
Welcome by: Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
Lemon Andersen, spoken word artist
Misty Copeland, soloist, American Ballet Theatre
Jason Moran, jazz pianist, composer and artistic director of jazz, The Kennedy Center
Moderated by: Indira Etwaroo, NPR Presents

Saturday Plenary Session: "The Arts as Levelers of Experience"

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Download the audio recording. Ideas, feelings, beliefs. Artists convey powerful messages to audiences through unique collaborations and partnerships. Five extraordinary members of our creative community shared their inspiration and expertise in a series of pecha kucha-style presentations followed by a lively moderated conversation between the presenters and the audience.

What is pecha kucha? Pecha kucha presentations (Japanese for "chit-chat") are designed to re-ignite the stage and spark conversation. In rapid-fire succession, each participant shares 20 slides in just five minutes for presentations that are a work of performance art in their own right.

Mehmet Dede, co-founder, New York Gypsy Festival and instructor, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU
Heidi Latsky, dancer/choreographer and founder, Heidi Latsky Dance
David Lutken, musician/actor and creator of Woody Sez
Heather Raffo, actor and playwright
Tanya Tagaq, Inuit throat singer
Moderated by: Marc Bamuthi Joseph, spoken word poet and director of performing arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Marketing Deep Dive

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Download the audio recording. How do we reach new audiences? How do we sell more tickets? Can we create deeper relationships with our patrons and donors? Do these questions sound familiar? To answer them and find success, let’s return to the fundamentals. In this session, learn the elements of a successful marketing plan, new trends in audience engagement, and tactics to increase loyalty and create raving fans.

Chad Bauman, managing director, Milwaukee Repertory Theater

5 Minutes to Shine

Monday, January 12, 2015

Download the audio recording. It’s time to shine the spotlight on APAP members! A mix of artists, presenters, agents, managers and industry professionals share an accomplishment, big idea or an instructive failure in our popular 5-minute format. Join us for this hour of unique and inspiring surprises!

The Longest Road in America (Broadway)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Download the audio recording. Watch this in-depth discussion on how Broadway programming supports and enhances community engagement, curatorial practices and diversity.

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director, Arizona State University - ASU Gammage
Kendra Whitlock Ingram, vice president, Programming & Education, Omaha Performing Arts
Kara Gebhart, The Booking Group

Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

Monday, January 12, 2015

Download the audio recording. Who are the leaders you look to for innovation, knowledge and outstanding professionalism in the performing arts world? APAP's annual awards ceremony is a long-standing tradition (and one of the most exciting APAP|NYC events!) that honors, celebrates and recognizes colleagues each year at the APAP|NYC conference.

Closing Plenary Session: “Until we Meet Again"

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 

Download the audio recording.​ We closed the APAP|NYC 2015 conference with reflections on our time together and with the inspired thoughts of a luminary from the performing arts field.

Angélique Kidjo, singer-songwriter


Professional Development Session Audio Recordings

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Business Fundamentals

The APAP|NYC 2015 business fundamentals track provides entry-level and mid-level arts administrators, managers and agents with step-by-step instruction on industry best practices. These sessions will assist in developing resources and tools for professionals to use throughout their career. Topics include:

Arts and the Communal/Community Experience

What are the indicators of success for programming that brings broad segments of communities together through the arts? What are (and how do we make the most of) new relationships between those of us in the presenting field and those who are reshaping communities?

The Art of Performing Arts Presenting: Changed Scope and Structure

Given the multiple changes that have disrupted the traditional presenter-manager-artist-audience paradigm, what adjustments need to be made in the way we function? How have various nuts and bolts components of our industry shifted or been re-designed for today's marketplace? What are the elements of a successful business model?

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity: Beyond the Conversation

What are we doing to move from conversation to action around issues of diversity, inclusion and equity in relationship to art, social justice and power? How has greater interest in globalization and in-migration of foreign-born community members affected opportunities and challenges for the presenting community? How are we ensuring inclusiveness applied to age, gender, ethnicity, economic disparity, abilities and other factors?

Embracing New Technologies

What are the implications of rapidly changing technological innovations for the arts and for arts presenting? How do we take a leadership role in changing this conversation? What do we need to do to exploit technology to augment rather than impede the value of the performing arts?

Leading the Way: Our Future

How are less hierarchical organizational management models affecting training and incentives for those who will lead our field through the 21st century? How do we document and learn from a broader set of aptitudes and competencies that are required within this time of transition and uncertainly in our field? How can we develop and integrate mentoring opportunities as an efficient mechanism for leadership development?

International Track