Cirque Alfonse, Photo by Adam Kissick, APAP|NYC


Every January in New York City, more than 45,000 performing arts leaders, artists, and enthusiasts from across the globe converge for JanArtsNYC (formerly, "January In NYC"). A partnership among independent multidisciplinary festivals, indispensable industry convenings and international marketplaces, JanArtsNYC is one of the largest and most influential gatherings of its kind.

Featuring more than 1,500 world-class showcases, concerts, and public performances, JanArtsNYC is the world’s most comprehensive platform for celebrating and experiencing the newest work by artists in theater, dance, opera, music, and performance.

It is the destination for some of the world’s most influential performing arts conferences, providing essential opportunities for networking, learning, professional development, mentorship, cultural exchange, industry awards, and peer acknowledgement.

JanArtsNYC hosts vibrant marketplaces where colleagues meet annually to transact deals, solidify partnerships and make face to face connections that drive their businesses forward.


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Dakh Daughters, Photo by Adam Kissick, APAP|NYC

The Joyce Theater’s American Dance Platform
January 7-12, 2020

The American Dance Platform showcases some of the most captivating American companies performing today. Created as a way to celebrate and promote companies from across the United States, each platform is programmed by a different curator appointed by The Joyce. This year’s offerings have been selected by Christy Bolingbroke, founding executive/artistic director at the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron. The program will include performances by Rennie Harris Puremovement, Urban Bush Women, Limón Dance Company, Bruce Wood Dance, Embodiment Project, Rosie Herrera Dance Theater, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and ODC/Dance.

Amber Julian and Terrence Paschal, Photo by  David Wilson


The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival (UTR)

January 8-19, 2020

The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival is a festival of new theater, widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad. UTR promises an intense and wildly diverse celebration of theater created by some of the most dynamic artists working today. The festival provides a snapshot of contemporary theater, richly distinct in perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, while pointing to the future of the art form. UTR also features a symposium for industry professionals (January 8-11).

NYC Winter Jazzfest
January 9-18, 2020

NYC Winter Jazzfest’s programming is inclusive of a broad spectrum of musical styles under the banner of jazz. The festival is a destination for avid jazz fans, industry professionals, and new listeners to come together and experience the exciting and vibrant contemporary jazz scene. By presenting new and young jazz artists we proudly celebrate the future and vitality of our community. And inherent to the tradition of jazz as protest music, Winter Jazzfest strives to support and highlight artists who create music with relevant messages of social justice, wellness and positive change.

Revive Music Stage: Gary Bartz & Pharoah Sanders, Photo by Jati LIndsay


S.J Norman and Joseph M. Pierce  Photo courtesy of artist.

Performance Space New York
JANUARY 9-18, 2020

Performance Space New York is excited to continue the Stages Series which proposes new platforms that transgress the black box by de-centering critique in favor of ritual and community. Mariana Valencia will present the World Premiere of AIR (January 9-11, 16-18 at 7 p.m.), which nods to generations of mestiza and Latinx artists who grew up in the United States within a hybridity of cultures. From (January 11-12) S.J Norman and Joseph M. Pierce will team up to organize a two-day gathering illuminating the knowledge held within bodies and communities shaped by displacement.


Wataru Kitao in "TThe Unknown Dancer in the Neighborhood" by Suguru Yamamoto , Photo by Ryuichiro Suzuki 

Opera | Theatre | Now
January 9-19, 2020

PROTOTYPE Opera | Theatre | Now, an annual festival full of trailblazing new opera-theatre and music-theatre returns for its eighth season with 6 works by 23 composers and librettists and hundreds of collaborators from black-box chamber opera to multi-media rock concerts: Ellen West by Ricky Ian Gordon & Frank Bidart; Blood Moon by Garrett Fisher & Ellen McLaughlin; Magdalene by Danielle Birrittella, Zoe Aja Moore & Marie Howe; Iron & Coal by Jeremy Schonfeld, Cion: Requiem of Ravel's Boléro by Gregory Maqoma, Zakes Mda & Nhlanhla Mahlangu; and REV. 23 by Julian Wachner & Cerise Lim Jacobs.

Iron and Coal, Photo by Jill Steinberg


Photo by Adam Kissick/APAP

January 10-14, 2020

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) presents the world's premier gathering of more than 3600 performing arts professionals and its 63rd annual members conference, APAP|NYC 2020. In 2020, this leading industry gathering embraces the theme “Risk and Resilience” in its plenary events and professional development sessions. APAP|NYC features more than 1000 world-class artist showcase performances around the city and a performing arts marketplace/EXPO Hall boasting nearly 400 booths. A pre-conference (Jan. 9-10) features professional development intensives and networking forums, many of which are free and open to the public.

Photo by Adam Kissick/APAP


Jon Michael Reese and Jordan Barbour in "Marry Me A Little" directed by Kemar Jewel,

Photo by Lloyd Mulvey

Drama League DirectorFest
January 10- February 4, 2020

The Drama League’s DirectorFest is a multi-week, city-wide festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing. The festival includes five fully-staged new productions, the American premiere of an immersive Bulgarian show, a concert of a new musical-in-progress, discussion panels, workshops, and conversations with America’s most notable directors.

National Sawdust's FERUS FESTIVAL
January 10-17, 2020

A showcase of untamed voices and all that National Sawdust stands for as a music venue and nonprofit institution, the annual FERUS Festival presents the latest in cutting-edge new music and multimedia performances that push the envelope. This year’s festival features a slate of new works from Sister Sylvester, Lucy Dhegrae, Sarah Hennies, and Sonic. Inspired by photographs from Cindy Sherman, National Sawdust Projects presents a work-in-progress presentation of Untitled (Inspired by Film Stills), featuring Eve Gigliotti, Royce Vavrek, and R.B. Schlather; new music from composers Paola Prestini and Ellen Reid; and excerpts by Nico Muhly and Missy Mazzoli.

Chimera by Angelica Negron, Photo by Adam Kissick/APAP


Gato Preto, Photo by Farah Sosa

January 12, 2020

Over the last 17 years, globalFEST has become one of the most dynamic global music platforms in North America, growing from an acclaimed festival/showcase into a catalytic non-profit service organization for curators, artists, and the performing arts field. Through its work, gF encourages networking and cultural diplomacy; deepens cultural understanding among its constituents; builds audiences for international music and creates new opportunities for artists leading to a more robust and sustainable ecosystem for world music in the United States. Artists that participate in gF programs represent diverse musical styles from all corners of the globe, ranging from traditional to contemporary, and everything in between. In 2018, globalFEST was awarded the APAP William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence and sustained achievement in programming.

Jazz Congress
January 13-14, 2020

The third annual Jazz Congress, organized by Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes, will take place on January 13 & 14, 2020 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. The conference, which had over 1,000 attendees in 2019, brings together members of the global jazz community to network, as well as grow the audience for the music. The annual gathering also seeks to nurture businesses and organizations that promote, produce, present, market and support jazz. Learn more at 

Christian McBride and George Wein, Photo by Lawrence Sumulong


Photo by Christopher Duggan

ISPA Congress
January 14-16, 2020

Join us for the 105th ISPA Congress Reframing the Conversation: Art and Borders. More than 600 arts leaders from over 50 global regions will convene to explore how the performing arts handles borders—both real and contrived. With provocations from Deborah Cullinan (YBCA, USA) and Keng sen Ong (Singapore), conversations with renowned artists and directors like Marianella Morena (Uruguay) and Iman Aoun (Palestine), and regional updates from South Korea, Germany, and Hong Kong, you'll hear first-hand from a variety of global voices.


Chamber Music america national conference


January 16-19, 2020

Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network for the ensemble music profession, will present its 42nd annual conference, Music, Equity, and Our Future, with a pre-conference workshop presented by Women of Color in the Arts; Opening Keynote by Anna Deavere Smith; remarks from NEA chairman Mary Anne Carter; workshops on fundraising, overcoming structural racism, storytelling through social media, interrogating quality, and more; 20 ensemble showcases; award presentations to composer Joan Tower and artist-activist Samora Pinderhughes; and a public concert of CMA commissions on Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m.

Quinteto Latino, Photo by Andrew Frank


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