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Learning and Discovery

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.

Program Dates and Deadlines

The UP NEXT! Artist Pitch Session, happening at the APAP|NYC 2024 conference, will highlight new projects from artists or companies from the U.S. and abroad.

All are encouraged to apply! Deadline to apply is August 28. Read full guidelines and apply now.

Eligible projects are:

  • US tour-ready for the 2024-25 presenting season (typically Sept-June), AND
  • Have not premiered yet or premiered no earlier than July 2023, AND
  • Pitch must focus on one specific project/program. It cannot cover an agency’s roster or multiple program options.

Artists, producers, agents and managers are invited to apply by Monday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). While APAP membership is not required to apply, if selected, participant must become an APAP member. Read the full guidelines and APPLY NOW.

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

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