The APAP government affairs department advocates for policies and legislation that acts to support, strengthen and improve the performing arts industry.
With relationships across the administration, Congress and federal agencies, APAP provides information to policy makers about the public value of our field and the important service every member organization contributes in the communities in which they operate. APAP is a resource destination for the field as well as policy makers looking to effectively advocate for the performing arts industry’s policy needs.
Information in this section of the website includes a brief summary of the issues on our policy agenda, the latest legislative news, announcements of federal funding opportunities and advocacy opportunities.
Advocacy Alert: Take action to prevent the defunding of the NEA
1.31.17 We are concerned about the future of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and arts funding in the U.S. We have outlined the key facts that you should know and actions that you can take to help protect the arts in this document. Please check back frequently for updates.
Advocacy Alert: 7 ways to #SaveTheNEA
3.28.17 In light of President Trump’s proposal to defund the National Endowment for the Arts---as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting---NOW is the time to take action! Please review these 7 ways your voice can make a difference and share with your colleagues and your audiences! Please check back frequently for updates.
For updates and information, contact APAP's Advocacy Partner, Performing Arts Alliance.