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Entries for April 2020

  • Watch now! Creative responses by APAP members to COVID-19

    From artists delivering virtual performances to presenters engaging communities online, APAP members are finding creative ways to keep people connected during a pandemic that keeps us apart. APAP has launched a YouTube playlist of your inspiring creative responses. Watch Now! Want to submit ...
  • Arts organizations share how they are engaging audiences in the age of social distancing

    Building and sustaining arts audiences has been a long-time focus of APAP and The Wallace Foundation. As social distancing measures are enacted across the globe to slow the spread of COVID-19, arts organizations are taking creative approaches to engage their audiences through nontraditional means. ...
  • Travel and asylum restrictions extended due to COVID-19

    On April 20, the Trump Administration extended travel and asylum restrictions along the U.S. border due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mexico and Canada will continue to suspend nonessential travel for at least another 30 days. USCIS is continuing to process Form I-129 petitions, although Premium Proce...
  • globalFEST application deadline EXTENDED to May 1

    Due to the current health crisis, globalFEST has extended the application deadline for the 2021 festival (January 10, 2021) from April 17 to May 1, 2020, and they have waived the submission fee. GlobalFEST hopes that by inviting artists as early as possible they will be more prepared to handle conti...
  • Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship applications due May 6

    Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships ($50,000 over two consecutive years) support Minnesota or New York City-based artists, early in their careers, who generate and create bold, innovative and risk-taking new work that explores and/or challenges conventional artistic forms.
  • Apply for the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund

    The Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. The Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances...
  • Beware of scam emails

    You may have received a suspicious email from someone impersonating APAP with the subject line "ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PROFESSIONALS" claiming to have "prepared COVID-19 relief check for each membership," and requesting that you review a document and confirm details. It is a fraudulent scam....
  • It's not too late to join the digital National Arts Action Summit!

    With Congress scheduled to return in May for further COVID-19 relief legislation and the annual federal budget, advocating for the arts is more important now than ever. The National Arts Action Digital Summit kicked off on Monday, April 27 but you can still register for individual events happening t...
  • APAC Webinar - Ask and Expert: The Legal Landscape of Live Streaming

    This webinar, presented by the Alliance for Performing Arts Conferences, will feature a discussion of the legal realities surrounding live streamed concerts. From copyright restrictions to contractual considerations, royalty recuperation and licensing agreements, join two experts in the field as th...
  • COVID-19 Government Relief Questionnaire

    Have you encountered challenges accessing government relief? Let us know through this simple questionnaire. APAP is working with our advocacy partners to gather questions that will inform future asks to Congress.