Category Archives: APAP|NYC2011

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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What is APAP to You?

At the member meeting Sunday morning, there was a presentation on what APAP does for members, the budget allocations and the economic issues of increasing member fees. A sticky wicket of needs, demands, wants, with all the subtext that a large … Continue reading

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Early to Rise…

…But not early to bed. Friday night, I took the opportunity to enjoy an offering from Under The Radar. I was interested in so many of the pieces listed but eventually decided on the from UNIVERSES’ “Ameriville” at the Public Theatre. Described as a … Continue reading

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