As a field focused on bringing people together, here's how we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and other pressing policy issues that impact the performing arts.
Updated 11:20 a.m. (EDT), September 17, 2021
APAP continues to meet regularly with the SBA on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program to get your questions answered and to advocate on your behalf. You can read our latest email update here
At the beginning of each week, the SBA releases weekly program reports as well as the most recent awardee data. You can find both here
The SBA continues to issue invitations to the Supplemental Awards process. Eligible applicants are defined as "recipients of first, second, and third priority round awards who suffered a 70% or greater earned revenue loss for when comparing 2021 Q1 to 2019 Q1."
The SBA has stated that the disbursement of Supplemental Awards will begin Wednesday, September 22.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are stronger together.
APAP has joined the broader arts and nonprofit sectors in advocating for the performing arts booking, touring and presenting field in the wake of COVID-19 closures, event cancellations, and the diverse needs of APAP members during this time.
It's very important that we continue to make the case for performing arts organizations, arts workers, and artists. Our collective advocacy efforts as a field are working. Your stories are being heard. We thank you for your efforts and urge you to continue to engage your local Congressional staff directly
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