Meet with an expert in the field for a free consultation focused on your questions, needs and areas of interest. These one-on-one sessions will help you gain knowledge and guidance you need from our team of experts and specialists. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sign up online in advance or visit the APAP Info Desk for more information.
Education Outreach: Strategies for Engaging Students, Educators and the Community (Sign up)
Education outreach is a crucial component in engaging and building audiences for the future. Paul Rajeckas, Artistic Director, Telling Tales Project, has over 30 years’ experience in this area. This is an opportunity for artists and presenters to discuss successful strategies about implementing arts education, particularly developing successful collaborations between artists and teachers/professors.
Consultant: Paul Rajeckas
Saturday, 5-6 p.m., Sheraton, Flatiron
Fundraising Questions Answered (Sign up)
Alisa Schierman, Managing Director, Arts Practice, Hudson Ferris, has over two decades of non-profit management and fundraising experience particularly working with arts organizations, including New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons and WNYC Public Radio to name just a few. Since joining Hudson Ferris in June and working as APAP’s senior consultant, she has provided numerous APAP members with invaluable advice and realistic goal setting around their most pressing fundraising challenges. Alisa will be available for 15 minute sessions per member to answer fundraising questions around; Board Development, Institutional and Individual fundraising and best practices for prospecting.
Consultant: Alisa Schierman, Managing Director, Arts Practice, Hudson Ferris
Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Sheraton, Sutton Place
Marketing the Work You Make (Sign up)
Experienced dance manager Ivan Sygoda will function as an "outside eye" to assess how well your marketing materials "match" your actual work as sampled on tape. Bring representative prose and photos on a DVD or hard drive, and a five-minute segment of a recent piece, not too edited.
Consultant: Ivan Sygoda, Dance Management
Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Sheraton, Union Square
GG Arts Law Consultations
Arts attorneys Brian Taylor Goldstein and Robyn Guilliams of GG Arts Law will be on hand throughout the conference for individual, one-on-one appointments. Their areas of expertise include immigration, tax and other issues involving foreign artists; arts-based business and non-profit organization and management; contractual issues; copyrights and licensing, artist and arts management; and new media and technology. To schedule an appointment with Brian or Robyn, send an email to email@example.com Write "APAP Consultation" in the subject line, indicate your topic and preferred time, and GG Arts Law will contact you to confirm the time and place with you.
Consultants: Brian Taylor Goldstein (BTG)and Robyn Guilliams (RG)
- Saturday, 8-9 a.m., BTG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Saturday, noon-1:30 p.m., RG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Saturday, 4-6 p.m., BTG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Sunday, 4-6 p.m., RG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Monday, 8-9 a.m., RG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Monday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., BTG & RG, Hilton, Concourse F,
Opportunities for Presenters and Artists with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (Sign up)
Friday, 2-3 p.m., Sheraton, Gramercy
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation offers numerous grant programs and opportunities for presenters and performing artists. Programs with grant support available regionally, nationally and internationally. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is committed to the access and interchange of creativity between artists, communities and audiences. Learn how MAAF can create access for you.
Speakers: Representatives from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts
Grant Opportunities at Chamber Music America
Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Jazz, Sheraton, Madison Square (Sign up)
Sunday, 9-11 a.m., Classical, Sheraton, Sutton Place (Sign up)
Learn about CMA’s grant programs for commissioning, residency and presenting, from eligibility requirements and guidelines to completing the application. CMA’s program directors, Susan Dadian, CMA Classical/Contemporary, and Gargi Shinde, CMA Jazz, will conduct consultations on grant opportunities in their specific areas. Gargi will conduct consultations on Saturday afternoon and Susan will conduct consultations on Sunday morning.
Speakers: Susan Dadian, Jeanette Vuocolo
Should You Change Your Career Flow? (Sign up)
Saturday, 3-4 p.m., Sheraton, Columbus
Thinking about changing the flow of your career? Do you need to acquire new skills or a new degree? What investment is required to make these changes? This session identifies the resources you need to get a fresh start or to launch a new career.
Speakers: Xela Batchelder, Angela Branneman, Harmon Greenblatt, Brea M. Heidelberg, Travis Newton
NEA Funding Opportunities: International Activities, Artist Communities, and Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works (Sign up)
Sunday, 10-11 a.m., Sheraton, Union Square
Join NEA International Activities, Artist Communities, and Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works staff for a group session on NEA funding opportunities. Staff will present a short overview of various funding programs, including international opportunities and the Art Works grant program, followed by a Q&A session.
Speakers: Lara Allee, Michael Orlove, Sidney Pepper Smith
GG Arts Law Info Sessions
Navigating a World of Confusion PART I: Visas for Foreign Artists Touring The US
Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m., Hilton Concourse B
While presenting and touring foreign artists in the United States brings many rewards, it also involves coordinating enormous logistical and legal challenges. In a lively session that will focus on current developments and practical skills, this workshop will cover a review of basic visa concepts and procedures, including visa exceptions and the latest updates on the process. We will also address insurance available for foreign tours and performers, suggested planning and procedural timelines, and resources for further information.
Speaker: Brian Taylor Goldstein
Making Yourself at Home and Making Yourself Liable
Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m., Hilton Concourse B
Whether you own or lease your company’s performance space, the potential for problems in operating a venue are numerous. Are we liable if a patron slips and falls in the lobby? Do we need an ASCAP or BMI license? How do we protect our online box office system from hackers? Is our space ADA compliant (and what is the ADA??) This session will cover all of these topics and more, and provide guidelines for minimizing the risk of liability.
Speaker: Robyn Guilliams
Navigating a World of Confusion PART II: Tax Issues For Foreign Artists Touring The US
Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Hilton, Concourse F
While presenting and touring foreign artists in the United States brings many rewards, it also involves coordinating enormous logistical and legal challenges. In a lively session that will focus on current developments and practical skills, this workshop will cover a review of the tax obligations of foreign artists and those who hire them, including tax treaties, tax forms, central withholding agreements, when tax withholding is required and when an artist is required to file a tax return. We will also address updates on travel with instruments containing ivory and other banned materials, suggested planning and procedural timelines, and resources for further information.
Speaker: Robyn Guilliams
Fair Enough: A Practical Guide To Fair Use and Public Domain
Sunday 2 - 3:30 p.m., Hilton, Concourse F
Whether you are seeking to protect your own creations or seeking to use, perform, promote, or present the images, music, designs, or works of others, understanding rights and permissions—including when you do and do not need to obtain licenses—is essential for artists, managers, agents, and presenters. This workshop will cover basic concepts and practical considerations in the areas of copyrights and licensing, with a special focus on public domain and fair use for education and non-profit purposes.
Speaker: Brian Taylor Goldstein
Law & Disorder: Live
Monday 9:30-11 a.m., Hilton, Concourse F
From contracts, copyrights and licensing; to visas and taxes; to profit and non-profit business organization, practices and management; bring your questions and concerns to this lively forum with the authors of Musical America’s popular blog Law and Disorder: Entertainment Division.
Speakers: Brian Taylor Goldstein and Robyn Guilliams