encourages presenter-artist relationships built on equitable and transparent practices. The structure of ArtsForward
is based on the work of APAP and other working groups to help presenters and artists reconnect, adapt, and evolve in a more equitable fashion. (Refer to Resources
for information on these groups as well as the documents they produced.) In the wake of the pandemic, ArtsForward
is influenced by calls for racial equity and fairer payment to artists, as well as to the agents, managers, and producers who help them build relationships and secure engagements.