Saturday, April 29, 2017



Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations (APASO)

WHEN: May 17 - 19
Asbury Park (various venues—check full schedule)
ADMISSION: Full, 3-Day Conference
$375 Early Registration (per person) | Deadline: May 1, 2017
$425 General Registration (per person) | Deadline: May 17, 2017

The Early Registration rate is only available for the full conference registration. Take advantage before it's gone!

You can also choose to register for individual programs such as:

  • An arts funding panel with representatives from the philanthropic community
  • A diversity presentation and workshop for arts organizations
  • An arts journalism working session with panelists from The New York Times, The Star Ledger/, bloggers and more

To see these ticket options, enter this promo code on our EventBrite page: DAILY

Day One, Wednesday, May 17: Sustainability of Arts Service Organizations

Keynote Address and Q & A
David Grant, author of the Social Profit Handbook

A Conversation with Funders: A Perspective on Arts Service Organizations
Facilitator: Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
Panel: Sharnita Johnson, Arts Program Director, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Laura Packer, Executive Director, The Howard Gilman Foundation

Earned Revenue for ASOs: Turning Relationships into Support
Moderator: Maud Lyon, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Panel: Jacoba Knaapen, TACA, Toronto, Ben Theim, League of Chicago Theatres
Julie Hennrikus, StageSource, New England

$140 Entire day with reception
$65 Entire day without the reception (includes breakfast and lunch)

Day Two, Thursday, May 18: Putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into Action

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Keynote
Facilitators: Ashley Walden Davis, Managing Director, Alternate ROOTS
Kaisha S. Johnson, Co-Founder/Founding Director, Women of Color in the Arts

Open Space
Facilitator: Elizabeth Murphy, Director of Creative New Jersey.

$125 Entire day
$50 Morning DEI Keynote at McCarter with breakfast

Day Three, Friday, May 19: Telling Our Story

Arts Service Organizations and Arts Journalists: Working Together
Panelists: Scott Heller, Deputy Editor of Arts & Leisure and Theatre Editor, New York Times
Howie Shapiro, former critic at Philadelphia Inquirer, now with NewsWorks,
Steven Leigh Morris, Executive Director, LA Stage
Christopher Kelly, Managing Producer for Entertainment, NJ Advance Media (The Star Ledger/
Mark Blankenship, Editor, TDF Stages
Zachary Stewart, Chief Critic, TheaterMania,
Molly deAguiar, Program Director, Informed Communities, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Diep Tran, Associate Editor, American Theatre
Facilitator: Jim Atkinson, Director of Programs & Services, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation

$125 Arts journalism discussion (includes breakfast and lunch)

Full Conference Schedule