Dear APAP Members and Colleagues,

First of all, I hope you are safe and well.

While formal negotiations on the next COVID-19 relief package have stalled, we need to continue to raise up the wide-ranging issues that impact the performing arts, our nation's businesses, nonprofit organizations, states, local communities, families and individuals.

This overview on how the current legislative proposals affect nonprofit eligibility for the next phase of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) builds upon the nonprofit legislative priorities addressed by the National Council for Nonprofits in July. APAP signed onto this letter, joining 400+ organizations asking that Congress address specific needs of non-profits in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation.

Key leaders are still debating what will go in the next package. You can help show your representatives that the performing arts are essential and arts workers are essential before they break for recess.

We need immediate and dedicated funding for the performing arts as well as relief and policy that truly supports arts organizations and arts workers.

Join us in a "Day of Action" tomorrow, Friday, August 14!

Take action through our joint campaign to urge action on immediate relief for the arts sector. You can tailor these talking points from our advocacy partner, The Performing Arts Alliance, to meet your specific needs.

Your voice is critical to building legislation that serves the performing arts presenting, booking and touring field. We are stronger together!
To view the latest advocacy efforts APAP is conducting on your behalf and to access the COVID-19-related resources, visit our frequently updated COVID-19 resource page and our dedicated government relief page.

We are here for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Lisa Richards Toney
President and CEO, APAP