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U.S. Artist Visas and International Travel in the Age of COVID: Latest Update

***This event has passed and the replay is now available.***

After more than a year of canceled, postponed, or reimagined performances, U.S. arts organizations, presenters, and agents have resumed programming and planning for the 2021-22 season, only to find the U.S. is not quite ready to open our borders for all international artists.

In this free 75-minute webinar, on Thursday, September 9 from 3:00-4:15 p.m (EDT), experts from Tamizdat and the hosts of – the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and the League of American Orchestras – will:

  • Describe what it takes to secure U.S. artist visas and navigate COVID-19 travel restrictions right now.
  • Cover what the current and long-term policy environment means for seeking more equitable opportunities to support international cultural activity.

How we "FIX the TIX": An update on combating deceptive ticketing practices

In this special APAP members-only briefing on Tuesday, May 23 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (EDT), get the latest updates on how the industry is collectively advocating for stronger protections for primary ticket sellers, artists and fans, discuss how presenters, venues and artists are impacted, and learn what steps members and the field are taking to navigate the challenges.

Joining the discussion will be Dayna Frank, Co-Founder of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and Kevin Erickson, Director of the Future of Music Coalition, among others from the current "Fix the Tix" Coalition, a broad coalition of live event industry organizations and professionals who have formed to collectively advocate for a ticketing experience better than the nightmare many fans and artists currently navigate. With representation from venues, promoters and producers, the performing arts, artists groups, recorded music, and independent ticketing companies, this coalition represents stakeholders who take on all the risk to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences and bring joy, employment, and economic impact to communities across America.

Open to APAP members only. Register now.


Artist Mobility Series with Tamizdat

Visas, Taxes and Artist Mobility series with Tamizdat

APAP is hosting sessions with Tamizdat---exclusively for APAP members---to help you better understand artist visas, U.S. and Canadian artist taxes, and other issues critical to artist mobility.
  • Tamizdat Artist Mobility Session: Getting Long Visas & Agents as Petitioners - May 31, 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. (EDT). Register now.
  • Tamizdat Artist Mobility Session: US & Canadian Artist Visas: 101 and Update - June 7, 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. (EDT). Register now.
  • Tamizdat Artist Mobility Session: US & Canadian Artist Taxes - June 28, 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. (EDT). Register now.
Tamizdat is a nonprofit organization that facilitates and advocates for international cultural mobility and exchange. Driven by the conviction that the international mobility and exchange of culture is fundamental to a healthy and progressive civil society, Tamizdat seeks through its program activities to assist the international performing arts community in addressing problems presented by international borders, and U.S. immigration policy and procedure.

Return to the Stage: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on the Performing Arts Workforce

All of our past webinars are recorded and can be replayed at your convenience. You can find the replays here.

For questions or to suggest webinar topics, contact Willie Santiago, manager, programs and resources, at
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