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APAP Members: Your Voice and Vote Are Needed at the Annual Member Meeting

APAP is asking voting members (primary contacts of member organizations) to vote on the new and renewing board slate, bylaws amendments, and approval of the 2021 APAP Membership Meeting minutes. The deadline for online voting was January 5, 2022.

Please review the following items up for membership vote and submit your ballot via the link at the bottom of this page.

The Annual Member Meeting, was held online Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (EST).

Board Slate

Board Renewals

Jamie Grant APAP
Jamie Grant
Leadership Intensive
Rancho Mirage, California
2nd Term Renewal

Jamie Grant has been a leader and innovator in the performing arts for more than three decades. Described as a “numbers guy” with a focus on the big picture and metrics; combined with the passion for great work and a love of fundraising to make it happen. He was recruited to join the McCallum Theatre as President and CEO during the pandemic and prepared the institution for re-opening with an emphasis on safety protocols and investments; donor relations; and changing the corporate culture. The Theatre was one of the few in the country to refund 100% of ticket sales for postponed and cancelled performances. Read full bio.
Christopher Heacox APAP
Christopher Heacox
Executive Director, Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center, Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
2nd Term Renewal

Christopher J. Heacox is the Executive Director of the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University, opening in August 2019. As Executive Director, Mr. Heacox has overseen the construction of the performing arts center since groundbreaking. He leads the artistic and administrative direction of the Gogue Center in bringing world-class performances and educational experiences to Auburn University and the surrounding communities. Prior to his appointment at Auburn University, Mr. Heacox served as the Executive Director of Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University. Read full bio.
Murielle Borst Tarrant APAP
Murielle Borst-Tarrant
Cultural artist, director, playwright
New York, New York
2nd Term Renewal

Murielle Borst-Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahannock) is an author, playwright, director, producer, cultural artist, educator, and human rights activist. Author of the fantasy series The Star Medicine, she studied at HB STUDIOS in New York City, studied and interned with Spiderwoman Theater, and is also a graduate of Long Island University. She works on the deconstructing of methods of the arts in Native communities in urban areas across the country, Canada, and in the New York City education system. She also consults with many urban and non-urban universities on the development of Native theater programming. Read full bio.

New Board Member

Mercedes Caxaj APAP
Mercedes Caxaj
Head of Programs, Small World Music & Artistic Co-Director, Sunfest-London Committee for Cross Cultural Arts
Toronto, Canada
1st Term

For the past decade, Mercedes has been the Artistic Co-Director for Sunfest-London Committee for Cross Cultural Arts, which presents thoughtful, innovative global arts programming in London, Ontario. She is also now Head of Programs for Small World Music which produces the music conference, Global Toronto, and the Emergence Music Incubator, which showcase and support culturally diverse artists and partners in Toronto, Ontario. Mercedes has grown her career within the realm of arts and cultural work by contributing to the success of a range of arts and non-profit organizations and festivals across southern Ontario — and is responsible for logistics, development and partnership building, marketing and branding, as well as scouting and programming artists. Read full bio.

Bylaws and Proposed Amendments

Membership Meeting 2021 Minutes


Online voting closed January 5, 2022. There will be an opportunity to vote online during the Annual Member Meeting.
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