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This information is for the APAP|NYC 2016 conference and is for reference only.
APAP|NYC 2017 information coming this spring!

Live Streaming

In 2016, APAP|NYC welcomes performing arts professionals and enthusiasts around the world to join us remotely for select plenary events featuring luminaries from the industry and for professional development sessions sharing best practices from the field.

The following events and sessions will be live streamed at at the following dates and times. Live stream access is free and open to the public.

Opening Plenary: “Making the Arts Matter”
Friday, January 15, 2016
5-6:30 p.m.

Artists and their work pla​y a major role in shaping people’s understanding and response to the society in which they live. We open the conference by tapping into the collective experience and perspective of highly respected “makers” whose work helps others navigate the complexity of today’s​ world.

Opening remarks by: Paula Kerger, president and CEO, PBS

Carla Dirlikov, mezzo-soproano and founder, El Camino Project
Bill T. Jones, dancer, choreographer and executive artistic director of New York Live Arts
Paula Kerger

Moderated by: Anna Deavere Smith, actor, playwright and professor

Saturday Plenary: “Making Art and the Evolutionary Process”
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Noon-1:30 p.m.

This popular plenary event celebrates the extraordinary work of five talented individuals who exemplify three of the key strands of the conference theme – Making Art, Making Decisions, and Making a Difference in communities around the world. Speakers will share insights, advice and stories of success in a rapid-fire, pecha kucha-style presentation interwoven with audience participation in the critical response process created by MacArthur “genius” grantee, Liz Lerman.

Michelle Ellsworth
, choreographer and multi-media performance artist
Robert Farid Karimi, experience designer, public engagement specialist, interdisciplinary playwright/poet, founder of ThePeoplesCook project
jessica CARE moore, CEO of Moore Black Press, executive producer of Black Women Rock, founder Jess CARE Moore Foundation
John Michael Schert, visiting artist and social entrepreneur, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and UChicago Arts
Somi, African jazz vocalist and songwriter, OKeh Records/Sony Music recording artists and founder of New Africa Live and MAMAfest

Moderated by: Liz Lerman, choregrapher, writer, educator

More than Transactional: Engaging Diverse Communities
Saturday, January 16, 2016
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Emerging Markets: Deepening the Connection with your Community
Saturday, January 16, 2016
3:40-5 p.m.

Sunday Plenary: "Making Big Ideas Come to Life"
Sunday, January 17, 2016
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Three well-respected artists from the theater world discuss their collective experience and perspective around the Making process – what inspires their work and especially cross-disciplinary collaborations, how they bridge creative expression with audience engagement, and how artists and their collaborators help to bridg​e knowledge and understanding of the tough issues in contemporary society.

John Collins, founder and artistic director, Elevator Repair Service
Lisa Kron, Tony Award-winning actor and playwright
Bartlett Sher, Tony Award winner and resident director, Lincoln Center Theater
Moderator: Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director for ASU Gammage and associate vice president cultural affairs for ASU

Relevancy + Advocacy + Audience Building = $
Monday, January 18, 2016
9:30-10:50 a.m.

Let's Talk about Context, Baby
Monday, January 18, 2016
2-3:30 p.m.

Closing Plenary
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10-11 a.m.

We close APAP|NYC 2016 with the much-celebrated Rita Moreno, one of the very few artists to earn all four of the most prestigious awards in entertainment---the Oscar, the Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy. With countless credits spanning over six decades, Ms. Moreno will share her perspective on making a career that has been groundbreaking and indeed legendary!