Category Archives: APAP

The give and get of volunteering and mentoring

If the arts are in your future, volunteering and mentoring are first steps to getting and giving insights into the field. By Amy Hamil APAP|NYC Volunteer I had just begun an internship with University of Florida Performing Arts when I … Continue reading

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APAP|NYC 2012: Owning the Road Ahead (but “crashing” at a great Midtown Manhattan hotel)

Five days in New York City. 3,500 colleagues. 1,300 showcases. 350 exhibitors. Plus all the twinkling lights and buzzing sounds of a city that never goes to sleep. APAP|NYC 2012: You want it all. And one way to get it … Continue reading

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Resolution for 2011: Presenter as nurturer

Riffing on the themes of hope, community and soul that my fellow bloggers have touched on, I’ll cap my contribution to this year’s conference by painting an image of arts presenter as nurturer. The theme of nurturing lingers with me, … Continue reading

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Hope and Community: We’re in this together

It has been heartening to see and hear the many ways in which the arts community came together at this APAP Conference to address the current slate of daunting challenges facing most of us. From the annual meeting, to plenaries, … Continue reading

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People do this for their souls

The whirlwind is over, the proverbial dust is settling, and I am left with pages of notes, a slew of contacts and the memory of dozens of conversations with old friends and new. (The face-to-face kind of friends).  For me, … Continue reading

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An Artist Fellow at APAP

So after some days, and still in New York City, soon on my way to Brazil, some reflections about the conference and also the program in which I was directly involved. The first APAP Artist Fellows project was a truly … Continue reading

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Focus on Excellence

Final day in EXPO Hall. Happily, I am hearing from many of my colleagues that this year’s conference was a good one. Interest, excitement, discussions — this year is recovering an energy that hopefully parallels an economic recovery (even a … Continue reading

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Why meet in person?

In a world of YouTube and WebEx, why do we choose to meet in person? And what does the answer to this question imply about the design and purpose of APAP? Think about it: 20 years ago, coming to a … Continue reading

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A Crystallizing Moment

I didn’t start this process thinking of myself as an advocate. I’m an advocate for the arts, naturally, but I had never considered the possibility that I must necessarily be part of spreading the word on new ideas, practices and … Continue reading

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Art maker or audience member?

During a thought experiment at Saturday morning’s scenario planning seminar, we tried to imagine a world in which the majority of the people that we now call audience members desired exclusively to make art themselves rather than observe others. A … Continue reading

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