JanArtsNYC returns to kick-off the new year with a month-long annual celebration of the performing arts around the globe. Performing arts enthusiasts, advocates, artists and fans can expect a flurry of eventful activity in the City throughout the month. A kaleidoscope of industry conferences, forums, music concerts, public festivals, salutes, retrospectives and award ceremonies will converge in New York City throughout January.


JanArtsNYC — a partnership of 14 performing arts industry forums, public festivals, and conferences — 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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In what promises to be a Socially Sparked® month for all – January brings 1,500 world-class showcases, concerts, festivals and public performances, plus more than 45,000 performing arts leaders, artists and enthusiasts across the globe to New York City.


JanArtsNYC events for 2019 include a wide array of free, open and public offerings in addition to industry events. For detailed information on each organization and their performance offerings click on their names. Here’s the calendar:


The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival(UTR), Jan. 3-13

APAP|NYC 2019, Jan. 4-8

American Realness, Jan. 4-13

Chamber Music America (CMA) National Conference, Jan. 17-20

Drama League DirectorFest, Jan. 12-28

globalFEST, Jan. 6

National Sawdust’s FERUS Festival, Jan. 4-8

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, Jan. 5-13

ISPA Congress, Jan. 8-10

The Joyce Theater’s American Dance Platform, Jan. 3-7

Performance Space New York, Jan. 5-31

NYC Winter Jazzfest, Jan. 4-12

Jazz Congress, Jan. 7-8

Wavelengths: APAP World Music Preconference, Jan. 3-4


Of special note — This year marks the 15th Anniversary for NYC Winter JazzFest. They feature an incredible artist lineup including artist-inresidence Meshell Ndegeocello, Medeski Martin & Wood with Alarm Will Sound, Pharaoh Sanders, Gary Bartz, Jazze Belle, Maria Grand, Makaya McCraven, Mary Halvorson Code Girl, Mathias Eick and many others.

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Yes, it’s an exciting month to be in the city that never sleeps. — We are forever Socially Sparked! Tweet @sosparkednews