Kenneth C. Fischer (IAC '55, '57-58, '60-62, Faculty/Staff '66) was recognized at the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference on Monday, January 10, in New York City at the organization’s annual awards ceremony and luncheon. He received the Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award, which is presented each year to an individual whose outstanding service, creative thinking, and leadership have had a significant impact on the profession of presenting and/or on the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Fischer is a current member of the board of trustees at Interlochen Center for the Arts and is president of the University Musical Society (UMS) of the University of Michigan. He has served on the Arts Presenters’ Board of Directors for two different full terms, including serving as the Board’s Vice Chair.
“To be receiving an award that’s named after Fan Taylor, who founded this organization [Association of Performing Arts Presenters] is deeply meaningful recognition for me,” said Fischer while receiving the honor.
The Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award for Exemplary Service to the Field of Professional Presenting honors an individual whose outstanding service, creative thinking and leadership have had a significant impact on the profession of presenting and/or on the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), based in Washington, D.C., is a national service and advocacy organization with nearly 2,000 members, dedicated to developing and supporting the performing arts presenting field. Members represent the nation's leading performing arts centers, municipal and university performance facilities, non-profit performing arts centers, culturally specific organizations, foreign governments, as well as artist agencies, managers, touring companies, and national consulting practices that serve the field, and a growing roster of self-presenting artists.