COVID-19 Advocacy Efforts

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As a field focused on bringing people together, here's how we are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

APAP Action Alert

Updated 4:50 p.m. EST, February 17, 2021

UPDATE: On February 12, 2021, the SBA released revised FAQs to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program.

As of posting of this update, the SBA has not yet opened the application process for the Shuttered Venues Operators Grant program. In the meantime, APAP sent this email message today, addressing some of the most common questions and concerns. We recommend that you visit the SBA website daily, as information is being updated regularly, and read the FAQs closely for information including how to prepare to apply as there are several important steps you need to take.

When in doubt, contact your local SBA office.

APAP continues to advocate on your behalf. We are stronger together.

Congressional Action

APAP has joined the broader arts and nonprofit sectors in advocating for the performing arts booking, touring and presenting field in the wake of COVID-19 closures, event cancellations, and the diverse needs of APAP members during this time.

Looking for information on U.S. federal Coronavirus relief? Visit APAP's dedicated relief page.

It's very important that we continue to make the case for performing arts organizations, arts workers, and artists. Our collective advocacy efforts as a field are working. Your stories are being heard. We thank you for your efforts and urge you to continue to engage your local Congressional staff directly and use the talking points from the above statements.