The world’s most comprehensive
platform for celebrating and
experiencing the newest work in theater, dance, opera, music, and performance.
Aditya Prakash at Joe's Pub during APAP|NYC 2020
Photo by Adam Kissick
Every January in New York City, more than 45,000 performing arts leaders, artists, and enthusiasts from across the globe converge for JanArtsNYC. 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 a diverse array of world-class public performances and innovative industry gatherings, JanArtsNYC is the world’s most comprehensive platform for celebrating and experiencing the newest work by artists in theater, dance, opera, music, and performance.
Celebrating 10 years of partnership and the return to live events in 2023, the festivals organizers and industry conveners of JanArtsNYC have emerged both independently and also symbiotically around the annual gathering of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, known as the APAP|NYC conference.
Promotional support provided by the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP).
OUR PARTNERS & Events
Image from The Drama League's DirectorFest
Migguel Anggelo in LatinXoXO
Photo Credit: Nico Iliev
the public theater's under the radar festival
January 4-22, 2023
The events at this year’s Under the Radar Festival consider our complicated time on earth and its environment—including the social storms of the internet. They unearth ancient stories with new voices and perspectives, using fierce poetry, astounding visuals, incisive humor, dust, salt, glitter, and song, to examine our past and point to the future. Collaborating with institutions around the city, the Under the Radar Festival celebrates the tenacity and brave vision of independent theater makers who have encountered huge challenges and setbacks over the last three years. This January, they finally bring their work to New York City audiences alive and in person.
January 5-8, 2023
Dedicated to professionals working in the small ensemble music space. CMA constituents include musicians, presenters, artist managers, festivals, training institutions, students, educators, and advocates.
This year's conference will feature:
A keynote address with an esteemed guest
Workshops and sessions engaging with important issues in the field
New offsite showcase performances, highlighting CMA member ensembles
Saturday Night Soirée party
Awards ceremony and luncheon honoring our 2023 Richard J Bogomolny National Service Award and Michael Jaffee Visionary Award recipients
A concert of recent CMA commissions, which is open to the public
Chamber Music America
Silvana Estrada in the show Marchita
PROTOTYPE: Opera | TheatRe | Now
January 5-15, 2023
"One of the world’s top festivals of contemporary opera and theater" (Associated Press) returns for its 10th Anniversary (reboot), which includes three postponed productions from 2022. The Festival includes five monumental World Premiere opera-theatre and music-theatre works, an East Coast premiere, and an exciting animated opera. With 7 projects and over 350 artists, you won't want to miss these works by Tara Ahmadinejad, Gelsey Bell, Michaël Brijs, Tom Creed, Silvana Estrada, Nathan Gunn, Laura Itandehui, Stefanie Janssen, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Elaine Kelly, Richard van Kruysdijk, David Lang, Michael McQuilken, Sjaron Minailo, Emma O'Halloran, Mark O'Halloran, Yoshi Oida, Clara Pampyn, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Damien Sneed, Roberto Verástegui, and Du Yun.
New York 2023 ISPA Congress, Urgency of Now
January 10-12, 2023
A fully in-person event, the theme of the congress is Urgency of Now. In 2022, we explored the “opportunity” of now. We came together to discuss issues ranging from equity to climate change and to envision a new future. One year later, “urgency” is the watchword. As the performing arts sector reopens, has there been tangible action on the pressing needs we identified? How do we meet the challenges of the present moment and uphold our commitments to change?
Over 400 arts leaders from more than 50 regions will convene to connect, discuss and explore what we have accomplished to date and, perhaps more urgently, what still needs to be done.
ISPA Congress 2022
Ronald K. Brown
The joyce theater's american dance platform
january 10-15, 2023
Experience some of the best dance across the country with The Joyce Theater's seventh annual American Dance Platform, dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.
The American Dance Platform will feature one company per program selected by a guest curator, and each program will be performed twice during the course of the week. For the seventh edition of ADP, The Joyce has selected acclaimed choreographer Ronald K. Brown as the curator.
NYC Winter Jazzfest
January 12-18, 2023
Celebrating the 19th year, NYC Winter Jazzfest showcases new talent performing a broad spectrum of music styles under the banner of jazz. With an audience that has increased every year, the festival is a continued destination for avid jazz fans, industry professionals, international travelers, and new listeners collectively proving this music's growth and vitality. 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. Reflecting this mindfulness Winter Jazzfest is committed to programming that inspires progressive social and community impact on stage and beyond.
Image from NYC Winter Jazzfest 2022
Sunday Plenary at the Hilton at APAP|NYC 2020
Photo by Adam Kissick
January 13-17, 2023
APAP|NYC+ is the world's premier gathering of the performing arts presenting, booking and touring industry and the annual members conference of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals.
We gather at APAP|NYC+ for community, commerce, learning, and discovery, as well as the networks and tools to fuel our work, our livelihoods, our industry, ourselves.
In January, it will have been three years since we last met in-person. The 2023 conference will be an energetic celebration, a reunion and a welcome -- all wrapped into one event.
The conference is ever evolving to meet the shifting nature of our field and the times we live in. Some things will be the same, some things will be different, but one thing is certain: You will leave energized and with the contacts, opportunities, information and inspiration you need.
Wavelengths Global Music Conference
Presented by globalfest
January 13, 2023
The Wavelengths Global Music Conference is an important gathering of global music professionals in the USA. Produced by globalFEST, the forum serves as space for critical dialogues between artists and arts professionals. It's an accessible resource for career development, networking, and leadership opportunities for the next generations of NYC arts professionals with an emphasis on younger BIPOC colleagues. As the only global music conference in the USA, it has become a de facto place to block book, share contacts and information, provide professional development for independent artists, and bring the next generation of arts presenters and today’s leaders together.
Panel at Wavelengths
Photo by William Farrington
Globalfest at lincoln center
January 15, 2023
For twenty years the cultural catalysts at globalFEST have been opening minds and hearts to unexpected musical discoveries through their annual festival in what NPR Music calls “a thrill ride” with artists like Angelique Kidjo, Red Baraat, Tanya Tagaq, and DakhaBrakha.
National Sawdust presents Jean-Michel Blais
January 26, 2023
Jean-Michel Blais is a pianist-composer-performer based in Montreal. Blais released his debut opus, Il, written after two years of daily improvisation, recorded with a Zoom H4n in his Mile-End apartment. It ranked among the Top 10 best albums in Time Magazine, which mentioned that “his music breathes, invites to take a moment and recognize there's still plenty of beauty left in the world.” The album collected more than 50 million plays worldwide, ranked number one 14 times on classical Billboard (Canada) and appeared in the long list of the Polaris Music Prize.
In 2018, Blais released his sophomore album, Dans ma main. Suffering from Tourette syndrome, he was inspired by ambient and new age music his parents would play him as a child to alleviate his symptoms. The result was an album tinged with minimalism, samples, and electronics, which was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, and received the Libera Award for Best Classical Album.
In 2019, he released Matthias & Maxime, the soundtrack of the eponymous film directed by Xavier Dolan. Blais received an honorable gold record from the Cannes Soundtrack Award. In 2021, Blais unveiled “murmures,” a new piece from an upcoming album titled aubades. For the first time, he wrote for chamber orchestra, affirming himself as an emerging composer.
The Drama League's 2022 Stage Directing Fellow Ibi Owolabi and Director Jo Bonney. Photo credit: Getty Images/Eugene Gologursky
The drama league's
member events and public programming
The Drama League provides a lifelong artistic home for directors and a platform for dialogue with and between audiences.
Public programming includes its annual Benefit Gala, The Drama League Awards, New Visions/New Voices Does... SHORTS Premiere, workshops, classes, readings, mixers, and other events. The Drama League's Membership program, which provides financial support of service programs, collectively called The Directors Project, includes Drama League Awards voting privileges, private theatrical talkbacks with cast members and creative teams, exclusive ticket offers and industry news delivered to Members' email inboxes every week, complimentary tickets to new play readings and other theatrical presentations, discounts on Drama League workshops and classes, and more.