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Livestreamed on this page Friday 15 January to Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 5 p.m. EST (New York) / 4 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 2 p.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 22:00 GMT (London).

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Friday 15 January to Tuesday 19 January 2016

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The 2016 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference (APAP)

Friday 15 January to Tuesday 19 January 2016



The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) presented the 2016 APAP|NYC Conference livestreamed from New York City on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 15 January to Tuesday 19 January.

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The 2016 APAP|NYC Conference welcomes performing arts professionals and enthusiasts around the world to join us remotely for select plenary events featuring luminaries from the industry and for professional development sessions sharing best practices from the field.

Livestream Schedule:

Opening Plenary: “Making the Arts Matter” 
Friday 15 January at 5 p.m. EST-6:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 4 p.m. CST-5:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 2 p.m. PST-3:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 22:00 GMT-23:30 GMT (London)

Artists and their work pla​y a major role in shaping people’s understanding and response to the society in which they live. We open the conference by tapping into the collective experience and perspective of highly respected “makers” whose work helps others navigate the complexity of today’s​ world.

Opening remarks by: Paula Kerger, president and CEO, PBS

Carla Dirlikov, mezzo-soproano and founder, El Camino Project
Bill T. Jones, dancer, choreographer, and executive artistic director of New York Live Arts
Paula Kerger

Moderated by: Anna Deavere Smith, actor, playwright, and professor


Saturday Plenary: “Making Art and the Evolutionary Process”
Saturday 16 January at 12 p.m. EST-1:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 11 a.m. CST-12:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 9 a.m. PST-10:30 a.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 17:00 GMT-18:30 GMT (London)

This popular plenary event celebrates the extraordinary work of five talented individuals who exemplify three of the key strands of the conference theme—Making Art, Making Decisions, and Making a Difference in communities around the world. Speakers will share insights, advice, and stories of success in a rapid-fire, pecha kucha-style presentation interwoven with audience participation in the critical response process created by MacArthur “genius” grantee, Liz Lerman.

Michelle Ellsworth, choreographer and multi-media performance artist
Robert Farid Karimi, experience designer, public engagement specialist, interdisciplinary playwright/poet, founder of ThePeoplesCook project
jessica CARE moore, CEO of Moore Black Press, executive producer of Black Women Rock, founder Jess CARE Moore Foundation
John Michael Schert, visiting artist and social entrepreneur, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and UChicago Arts
Somi, African jazz vocalist and songwriter, OKeh Records/Sony Music recording artists and founder of New Africa Live and MAMAfest

Moderated by: Liz Lerman, choregrapher, writer, educator


More than Transactional: Engaging Diverse Communities
Saturday 16 January at 2:30 p.m. EST-3:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 1:30 p.m. CST-2:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 11:30 a.m. PST-12:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 19:30 GMT-20:30 GMT (London)


Emerging Markets: Deepening the Connection with your Community
Saturday 16 January at 3:40 p.m. EST-5 p.m. EST (New York) / 2:40 p.m. CST-4 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 12:40 p.m. PST-2 p.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 20:40-22:00 GMT (London)


Sunday Plenary: "Making Big Ideas Come to Life"
Sunday 17 January at 11 a.m. EST-12:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 10 a.m. CST-11:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 8 a.m. PST-9:30 a.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 16:00 GMT-17:30 GMT (London)

Three well-respected artists from the theatre world discuss their collective experience and perspective around the Making process—what inspires their work and especially cross-disciplinary collaborations, how they bridge creative expression with audience engagement, and how artists and their collaborators help to bridg​e knowledge and understanding of the tough issues in contemporary society.

John Collins, founder and artistic director, Elevator Repair Service
Lisa Kron, Tony Award-winning actor and playwright
Bartlett Sher, Tony Award winner and resident director, Lincoln Center Theater

Moderator: Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director for ASU Gammage and associate vice president cultural affairs for ASU


Relevancy + Advocacy + Audience Building = $
Monday 18 January at 9:30 a.m. EST-10:50 a.m. EST (New York) / 8:30 a.m. CST-9:50 a.m. CST (Chicago) / 6:30 a.m. PST-7:50 a.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 14:30 GMT-15:50 GMT (London)


Let's Talk about Context, Baby
Monday 18 January at 2 p.m. EST-3:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 1 p.m. CST-2:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 11 a.m. PST-12:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles) / 19:00 GMT-20:30 GMT (London)


Closing Plenary
Tuesday 19 January at 10 a.m. EST-11 a.m. EST (New York) / 9 a.m. CST-10 a.m. CST (Chicago) / 7 a.m. PST-8 a.m. PST (Los Angeles) 

We close APAP|NYC 2016 with the much-celebrated Rita Moreno, one of the very few artists to earn all four of the most prestigious awards in entertainment—the Oscar, the Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy. With countless credits spanning over six decades, Ms. Moreno will share her perspective on making a career that has been groundbreaking and indeed legendary!


About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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