Association of Performing Arts Professionals Receives Landmark Funding From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support Reopening the Performing Arts Industry

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Association of Performing Arts Professionals Receives Landmark Funding From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support Reopening the Performing Arts Industry

APAP to distribute more than $2 million in grants to the field as part of its ArtsForward program. The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) is pleased to announce that it received $3 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for APAP ArtsForward, a new program to support the performing arts field’s safe, vibrant, and equitable reopening and recovery. The program will focus primarily on providing grants to APAP presenter members and their artist/ensemble partners as venues reopen, tours resume, and audiences reconnect. It will also offer services and resources to the field-at-large around reopening, booking, and touring through the pandemic. ArtsForward will distribute more than $2 million in early 2022 through grants of up to $50,000 to APAP member presenting organizations, working in partnership with an artist or ensemble, for engagements that may take place virtually, in-person, or through a hybrid approach. Priority will be placed on funding ...
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