On October 13, 2021, APAP hosted the first of two information sessions for prospective applicants of the ArtsForward grants program.
Made possible with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the APAP ArtsForward program will support the presenting and touring field’s safe and equitable reopening and recovery as presenters, artists and audiences reconnect, tours resume, and venues reopen.
More than $2 million will be given through direct grants of $35,000 or $50,000 to U.S.-based APAP presenter members working in partnership with individual artists/companies, to support the performing arts field’s transition toward reopening its venues and resuming live programming. Funds will be distributed by early 2022 for a grant period that takes place during the remainder of 2022. A priority, for APAP and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is supporting artists.