As a field focused on bringing people together, we are monitoring the spread and impact of the Coronavirus.Learn More

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APAP Advocacy Action Center

As a leader in the field and a member of the Performing Arts Alliance (PAA), APAP is a resource for the performing arts field and helps to raise awareness on federal policy areas that affect APAP members. PAA is a coalition of national performing arts service organizations dedicated to advocating for national policies that recognize, enhance and foster the contributions the performing arts make to America.

Advocacy Alerts

A message from Mario- We are stronger together.

3.17.20 With COVID-19 updates continuing to flood our news streams, it's easy to feel helpless. As I have been connecting with colleagues across the field, one thing that gives me hope is how inventive, talented, empathetic and passionate performing arts professionals are by nature and how we are stronger together. To that end, I want to mention two very important ways we can work together right now. Learn More.

How your organization can prepare for the potential impact of the Coronavirus.

3.3.20 Across the world, public gatherings including performances, museums and festivals have been cancelled and shuttered to help limit the spread of the Coronavirus. As a field focused on bring people together, we are monitoring the spread and impact of the virus. For that reason, you should have a plan in the event that, in the interest of public health, your organization needs to delay or cancel events or temporarily close. Our partners at ArtsReady have assembled a valuable set of resources to help you and your team prepare for and respond to the potential impact of the Coronavirus. We highly encourage you and your team to review these guidelines on how to prepare your facility, support your staff, communicate with your audience and stakeholders, review your budget and insurance, and more. We also encourage you to check the ArtsReady website regularly for updates. Learn More.

Urgent message about wireless technology in the performing arts

12.18.19 APAP is a part of the Performing Arts Wireless Microphone Working Group which works to protect performing arts wireless technology. If you or your organization use wireless technology, we need your assistance now. Today we ask you to take this short survey about how your organization uses wireless devices, so that we can better advocate with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Learn More.


Opportunities to Engage

Performing Arts Alliance Resources

PAA is APAP's advocacy partner and has a number of resources to keep you informed and guide your activities. Visit the PAA Arts Advocacy Toolkit for helpful how-to's and the Advocacy Issue Center for facts and talking points on key issues such as funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, arts education, and more. 

Arts Action Fund

APAP members receive free membership to the Arts Action Fund at the Advocate level. The Arts Action Fund, affiliated with Americans for the Arts, is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. The Arts Action Fund seeks to engage citizens in education and advocacy in support of the arts and arts education.