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 going hybrid (featuring both in-person and online events) due to the Omicron surge. 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.

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

THE HANG, live at here arts center

January 20-
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Performed in the HERE Mainstage from January 20 - February 20, The Hang is a ritual celebration of queerness, questions, and the eternity of a moment. Rooted in the jazz tradition and operatic form, it imagines the final hours of the life of Socrates, as he asks his friends to use every moment left to think on virtue. What transpires is a centuries-long communal consideration, full of jazz, dance, debates, and queer romps. BOOK AND LYRICS BY Taylor Mac / MUSIC BY Matt Ray / DIRECTED BY Niegel Smith / CHOREOGRAPHED BY Chanon Judson / SCENIC DESIGN AND COSTUME DESIGN BY Machine Dazzle.


The rest of the PROTOTYPE Festival’s tenth anniversary season will be postponed to January of 2023, The Festival was scheduled to run January 7-16, 2022. 


The Hang, running Jan. 20-Feb. 20.

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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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joyce theater at chelsea factory

january 11-23, 2022

The Joyce Theater at Chelsea Factory, January 11-23, in partnership with the newly opened arts and community center, for their inaugural programming the Joyce has selected four dance artists and companies to perform, including tap artist Luke Hickey, Bessie Award winner Kyle Marshall Choreography, multi-hyphenate artist and #QueerTheBallet creator Adriana Pierce, and the cultural emissaries of Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.

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2018 CPRD Rhapsody Vertical Duet
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An Evening with an Immigrant
Photo by Oliver Holms

the public theater's under the radar festival



The lineup for Under the Radar was to have included “Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner,” by Jasmine Lee-Jones; “Our Country,” by Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff; “An Evening With an Immigrant,” by Inua Ellams; “Otto Frank” by Roger Guenveur Smith; and “Mud/Drowning,” with texts by María Irene Fornés. 


As part of Under the Radar’s On the Road initiative, “The Art of Theater” and “With My Own Hands,” two monologues by Pascal Rambert, will still be presented by Performance Spaces for the 21st Century in Chatham, N.Y. “An Evening With an Immigrant” is still expected to be performed at Oklahoma City Repertory Theater (Jan. 22-23) and at Stanford University (Jan. 29-30), and “Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner” is still planning a three-week run at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington (Feb. 14-March 6).  Another presentation of experimental performance, the monthlong Exponential Festival, will be presented online, on the festival’s YouTube channel and Twitch. 

this is a movement toward liberation

January 15-17, 2022
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NYC Winter Jazzfest, known as NYC’s preeminent jazz event of the year — an event celebrating musical discovery, gender equity, social justice and the continued vitality of the jazz community — originally scheduled for January 13-22, will postpone all in-person events for their 18th annual season, while shifting online with live-streaming, online conversations, panel discussions and artist interviews.


This year’s planned jazz and gender convening, THIS IS A MOVEMENT: TOWARDS LIBERATION, will happen as scheduled online from January 15-17.

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

Photo by Adam Kissick

APAP|NYC+ Conference

January 10-15, 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 has cancelled its in-person conference this year due to the surge of the Omicron variant. APAP will still hold its online conference and transform key in-person events to an online format.

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.


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Originally scheduled for January 15-16, 19, 21-23, after monitoring the situation and in consultation with the artists, National Sawdust's FERUS Festival is postponed. New dates for each artist to be announced soon and all previously reserved tickets will be valid for the new dates.

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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

Globalfest meets tinydesk

January 18-20, 2022


globalFEST's Tiny Desk meets globalFEST takes place on NPR Music January 18-20 with 9 bands from around the world and around the corner including Al Bilali Soudan (Mali) Tuareg songs from Timbuktu; Bedouin Burger (France / Lebanon / Syria) Middle Eastern underground with jazz; Kiran Ahluwalia (India / Canada / Usa) Sufi songs and Afro-Indian Grooves; Northern Cree (Canada) Legendary Powwow and Round Dance drum and song; Son Rompe Pera (Mexico) Garage-marimba-cumbia-punk madness; Suistamon Sahko (Finland) Electrifying experimental ethnotechno beats with a message; ADG7 (South Korea) Shamanistic ritual folk pop; and Tufan Derince Group (Turkey / Netherlands) Wild electric Kurdish wedding songs.

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.

JanArtsNYC is hybrid 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.