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JJA and media: Pillars of the arts world

By Howard Mandel Guest Blogger What everybody wants for Christmas and the New Year is love — which to performing artists, arts presenters and arts journalists often means new audiences. But as the immortal Captain Beefheart said, “There ain’t no … Continue reading

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Face to Face: The Power of Real Community

    By Lee Mergner Editor-in-Chief of JazzTimes magazine and JazzConnect conference organizer In Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s new biography of the digital visionary, Isaacson quotes the late Jobs talking about the design of the Pixar offices. “There’s a temptation in our … Continue reading

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Five reasons to be a mentor at APAP|NYC 2012

Think back: Who are the people who most influenced you as a professional? Now think again: Who was your first mentor — formal or informal — at your first Arts Presenters annual conference? Mentors change the world — one person … 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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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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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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18 Minutes

I found out today that there is an 18-minute delay before you can use your MTA MetroCard again. There is a delay – who knows how long but I am positive it is longer than 18 minutes – in how the … Continue reading

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home for the leaderless community…

In the hum of Friday morning’s soft snow, a quorum of invested parties gathered at APAP under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Arts to talk intersection… …or intervention. Specifically, Ann Rosenthal, Meklit Hadero, Kevin Duggan and I instigated … Continue reading

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Zoom! It’s a whirlwind at APAP.

A whirlwind day. The meetings started, EXPO Hall was open, and it began–the process of articulating why the artists on my roster are a great fit in so many communities, and the process of discovery and active curation on the … Continue reading

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