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No matter what time of year, there's always something happening at APAP. Look here for the latest announcements on breaking field news, APAP opportunities, and more.


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  • Tamizdat offering free legal assistance for new public charge rules and live streaming

    TamizdatAVAIL is expanding their pro bono legal assistance to the members of the international performing arts community (who do not already have the representation of a lawyer) that encounter problems with issues related to live streaming , the U.S. visa and immigration systems, and issues related...
  • President Trump's 2021 Budget Proposes Eliminating Cultural Agencies

    For the fourth year in a row, the administration has proposed eliminating numerous cultural agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and other U.S. cultural agencies and programs despite the strong bipartisan support for these agencies. It's important that we urge members of C...
  • Get ready with these emergency preparedness and disaster management webinars

    Take advantage of the Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project's free webinars that help you and your organization build capacity to plan, prepare, respond and recover in case of emergency. Webinar topics include: Risk Assessment Emergency Preparedness Health and Safety Disas...
  • Advocate for the Arts on March 30-31 in Washington, DC!

    Registration is now open for the National Arts Action Summit, a multi-day event in Washington, DC that brings together arts advocates from across the country. Attendees will learn the latest research and legislative arts priorities from the experts in a full-day training on March 30, 2020.
  • Free sample emergency plans are available from Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project

    Some of the barriers to emergency planning by performing arts organizations have been a lack of awareness of the need for planning and access to resources. To address this, six free sample emergency preparedness and disaster plans were created by the Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project to help o...
  • Take this survey and help protect our wireless technology in the performing arts

    If you or your organization use wireless technology, we need your assistance now. Please take this short survey about how your organization uses wireless devices, so that we can better advocate with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). You can learn more about what’s at stake for wirel...
  • Artist Visa Fee Increases and Policy Changes

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed making it much more costly to apply to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) for the required visas for international guest artists, and is inviting the public to comment on its plans to increase most of its filing fees, including ...
  • September is National Preparedness Month are you ArtsReady?

    As Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas and the North American east coast last week, we are reminded that disaster can strike no matter where you are located. There are a number of resources and websites that can help you prepare and stay safe. ArtsReady has a number of easy and free/inexpen...
  • APAP approved for $40,000 NEA Art Works grant

    National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019, including $40,000 for continued leadership and professional development opportunities at APAP|NY...
  • Advocacy Alert: Act now to #SaveTheNEA

    The Trump administration recently released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2020, in which, for the third year in a row, it proposes to defund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and other federal cultural agencies that bring the arts to communities across the U.S. Read Americans for t...