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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

Now is the time to ACT to #SAVEtheNEA

5.25.17 On Tuesday, the President released his FY18 detailed budget, which proposes that the National Endowment for the Arts and other cultural agencies and programs be eliminated. As the Congress funds the budget, NOW is the time to ACT on behalf of the arts. Our country and our communities depend on us as arts leaders and advocates. You recently received an email alert from APAP's advocacy partner, Performing Arts Alliance. Learn more about some very important information as well as steps you can take here.

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! 

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. Learn More.

Opportunities to Engage

Peforming 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.