I am an artist. Should I contact presenters about applying? Yes. APAP encourages collaborative conversations among presenters, artists and agents and hopes that ArtsForward provides a way for arts workers to reconnect and also learn about each other’s circumstances.
I am an artist. What if multiple presenters approach me about applying? Artists would need to choose one presenter with whom to apply and inform other presenters accordingly. Not applying with one presenter for ArtsForward does not preclude artists and presenters from collaborating and working together in other ways, including block booking and tour routing.
I run an arts ensemble that also presents other artists. May I apply as a presenter and also be listed on another presenter’s application as their artist? No. Artists can be named on only one application, either as a presenting organization or as an artist. In order to apply as a presenter, the applicant must be an APAP Presenter member.
I am an artist. May I apply to present my own work or ensemble? No, artists must work with a presenter.
I am an artist who is thinking of applying. How do I get started? Here are several suggestions. Think of presenting organizations that you know and ask them if they might be interested in working with you so you can apply together (they will need to join APAP if they are not already a member). Attend one of the informational webinars on October 13 (replay now available) or November 1. Sign up for an appointment with a program consultant or email program staff.