| NEW YORK CITY | At the beginning of every January, the performing arts industry gather for five days of professional development, business deals and exciting performances. Throves of performing arts leaders, artists, managers, agents and presenters descend upon New York City to discuss important trends in performing arts, to explore challenges and opportunities anticipated for the future, and to conduct business by showcasing artists and connecting them to audiences in the U.S. and around the world.

This year, the national convening and marketplace took place Jan. 6 to 10. Inside this busy culture, the acronym “APAP|NYC” becomes the focal point. The letters stand for Association of Arts Presenters; this group sponsors an annual membership conference. Arts professionals grapple with how to contribute to the flow of creativity, business, challenges to the norm and the dynamic thinking that will move forward the performing arts industry and the individuals who comprise it.

APAP|NYC 2017 by the numbers:

  • 3,600+ attendees from 49 states and 36 countries
  • 5 days of programming plus pre-conference sessions
  • 83 professional development sessions
  • Almost 400 booths in the EXPO Hall – SOLD OUT every year
  • 1,000+ showcase performances.
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