The world’s most comprehensive
platform for celebrating and
experiencing the newest work in theater, dance, opera, music, and performance.

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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.

In March 2020, the worldwide pandemic struck. Performing arts venues shut their doors. New Yorkers who have benefitted from the proximity of these events stayed home. Arts professionals from around the world cancelled their travel plans.

In 2021, JanArtsNYC moved online, showcasing the reinvention of art, how to deliver it, how to bring the industry together, and how to create connection and community through it. 

In 2022, JanArtsNYC is back in NEW YORK. 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.

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The 6th boro

JanArtsNYC, with the generous support of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, presents The 6th Boro - a virtual place for industry people to gather for social time in between performances, panels, and events, hosted on the Nowhere platform, a beautiful and unique virtual space.

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RUBBERBANDance at New York City Center during APAP|NYC 2020
Photo by Adam Kissick

Cimafunk at APAP|NYC 2020
 Photo by Adam Kissick, APAP|NYC 2020

Opera | Theatre | Now

January 7-16, 2022

PROTOTYPE: Opera | Theatre | Now returns for its 10th anniversary season January 7–16, 2022 with 5 World Premieres, 1 U.S. Premiere, and several digital offerings featuring over 615 extraordinary and multidisciplinary artists including Tom Creed, Silvana Estrada, Grace Galu, Paul Hillier, Baba Israel, Laura Itandehui, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Carolyn Kuan, Taylor Mac, Emma O'Halloran, Mark O'Halloran, Clara Pampyn, Matt Ray, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Huang Ruo, Niegel Smith, Basil Twist, Roberto Verástegui, Julian Wachner, and Talvin Wilks. Get your tickets today and find out why PROTOTYPE is “one of the world’s top festivals of contemporary opera and theater” (Associated Press).


Scenes from Cannabis!, running Jan. 7-16 as part of Prototype: Opera | Theatre| Now's Festival.

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ISPA Congress 2018
Photo by Christopher Duggan


January 11-13, 2022
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A hybrid event featuring live and digital programming, the theme of the congress is Opportunity of Now. Arts leaders from over 50 regions will convene to stop, think, and discuss where we are and what is the work of now given the past 24 months. Issues of equity, access, wellbeing, and power have never been more present but what does this really mean in this moment of opportunity and challenge for our community? The popular Pitch New Works session will be hosted by Anthony Sargent CBE.

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january 11-16, 2022

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An Evening with an Immigrant
Photo by Oliver Holms

the public theater's under the radar festival

January 12-30, 2022

The Under the Radar Festival returns to The Public fully live and in-person. This year’s festival offers views into the future, revisited masterworks from the past, music with a twist, and stories that are immediate yet timeless. The pandemic has forced the theater field to question how it imagines a post-COVID theater; it has also led to leaps of innovation and reimagination—UTR22  will be a meeting ground to explore all of those questions and embrace new possibilities.

18th annual nyc Winter jazzfest

January 13-22, 2022
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We are thrilled to announce the 18th annual NYC Winter Jazzfest! Please mark your calendars for January 13-22, 2022.


NYC Winter Jazzfest (NYCWJF) has cemented a reputation as a hotbed of cultural discovery, supporting the rich growth and continued vitality of the jazz community. In our 18th year, we are roaring back in a spirit of hope and renewal, with 10 nights of extraordinary programming, including major world premieres, from artist-in-residence Angel Bat Dawid, Pino Palladino & Blake Mills, Ben LaMar Gay, Jaimie Branch, Fay Victor, and Kate Gentile; a Summer of Soul screening/convo and “The Feel Good” Party with Questlove and guests.

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Jiji at YPCA (Young Performers Career Advancement) Showcase at APAP|NYC 2020

Photo by Adam Kissick

APAP|NYC+ Conference

January 14-17, 2022

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.

Every January, performing arts professionals from across North America and around the world gather to explore issues critical to the field, to engage in networking and to conduct business, and to showcase the best and newest of dance, music, and theater performance. APAP|NYC+ 2022 marks APAP’s return to an in-person conference in New York City, as well as to an online conference accessible to attendees across the globe.

As the world approaches the two-year mark since the COVID-19 pandemic began, APAP is tightly focused on issues to help the performing arts sector recover and reinvent itself, including regathering and reopening, the future of work in the arts, advocacy, REDI (race, equity, diversity, inclusion) and more.


National Sawdust's

January 15-16, 19, 21-23, 2022

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FER•US: [‘fer•əs] adj. Latin.

1. Untamed; wild.

National Sawdust’s Ferus Festival of provocative creativity draws its inspiration from the Latin word Ferus meaning untamed, wild. The 2022 edition kicks off with an immersive spatial sound album listening experience featuring drummer/producer/music director Pauli the PSM and continues with 32 Sounds (work-in-progress), a cinematic meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and shape our perception designed by Sam Green with original live music by JD Samson. Soprano Karen Slack performs Of Thee I Sing featuring music of justice, love, and healing. French Gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wremble closes with a Django Reinhardt program.

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Image from filming of 32 Sounds

Courtesy of the Artist

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Sofiane Saidi and Mazalda from globalFEST 2020

Photo by Adam Kissick/APAP

Tiny Desk Meets Globalfest

January 16, 2022

globalFEST is a festival like no other – a celebration more than anything – which for almost two decades has presented artists from over 100 countries and nations. Year-round programs create platforms for artists to connect to industry professionals, music lovers and the press and gives the public opportunities to expand their curiosity through great music from around the world from feminist Afropop to Mexican punk and from DC Go-Go to Cuban Son and a lot in between.

Discounted tickets are available to globalFEST members! Become a member today. Visit gloablFEST’s website and receive an exclusive discounted priority ticket access code, premier seating options, and access to programs and events throughout the year. Memberships are limited and this event sells out fast! Members also have priority for globalFEST’s annual WAVELENGTHS conference on January 27, 2022.

The drama league's directorfest
January 19-February 5, 2022

The Drama League’s DirectorFest is a multi-week festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing -- the only one of its kind in the United States. Highlighting the work of The Drama League's 2021 Directing Fellows, the 2022 festival includes four fully-staged productions (one musical and three plays), a reading of a reimagined classic (presented in collaboration with Red Bull Theatre), and a conversation with acclaimed director, writer and showrunner Tony Phelan (“Grey’s Anatomy”).

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Icarus Jones at The Drama League

Photo by Brian Gustaveson

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Les Amazones d'Afrique from globalFEST 2020

Photo by Adam Kissick/APAP

Wavelengths Global Music Conference
Presented by globalfest
January 27, 2022
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globalFEST’s annual Wavelengths Conference is one of the largest gatherings of world music professionals in North America.

This year's annual Wavelengths: Global Music Conference will take place virtually over Zoom. The event will highlight important conversations on urgent issues facing the international music ecosystem from agents/managers to presenters to artists to media. We're reconnecting with intention, moving away from the hypothetical and into the real and practical. During this grim period of isolation, we're working hard to create a compelling and engaging event that allows for a sense of community and conversation, as the conference is known for.

To make this year's conference happen, we have added a small fee to attend — however, no one will be turned away.

JanArtsNYC is BACK IN NEW YORK in 2022!

Watch this video from 2019 by All Arts to learn more about how the JanArtsNYC partnership celebrates the performing arts and brings people together.

media inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact Jenny Thomas, Director of Marketing and Communications, Association of Performing Arts Professionals at

To apply for a media credential to APAP|NYC+ 2022, visit here.