The Association of Performing Arts Professionals is the national service, advocacy and membership organization for the live performing arts field. APAP is dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting, booking and touring industry and the professionals who work within it.
APAP hosts the annual APAP|NYC conference - the world's leading convening for the performing arts industry.
APAP is the industry's leading community for networking and knowledge.
APAP strengthens and advances your career and the field through professional development, resource sharing, advocacy and civic engagement.
Why Join APAP?
When you become an APAP member, you gain access to exclusive benefits that connect you with peers and experts in the field, keep you informed, and help you succeed.
APAP connects you to your peers through ongoing networking and affinity groups, monthly members-only check-ins, and online tools.
APAP helps you grow by providing funding opportunities, professional development, the APAP Live-streaming Calendar and the APAP Job Bank.
APAP keeps you informed about APAP programs and services through our bi-weekly membership newsletter and through timely advocacy alerts, urgent field updates, and more.
APAP gives you access to the greatest community of performing arts professionals through our annual conference and year-round opportunities.
Plus, your membership dues directly underwrites APAP’s work advocating for and supporting the field, as we safely reopen and as we build back better.
Take the 10/20/30 Pledge for racial equity, diversity and inclusion
The APAP 10/20/30 Pledge is a pledge to eliminate barriers to leadership, a pledge to support cultural workers who identify as Black, Native/Indigenous, People of Color, women, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQIA2S+.
Funding for Arts and Culture Organizations from the NEA
This webinar focused on the direct funding opportunity open to nonprofit arts and culture organizations. Learn how to apply for this new funding program and how to register your organization to be eligible for federal funding.