Dear APAP Members and Colleagues,

For many of us, this is the fifth or sixth week in what feels like a virtual standstill. These times are brutal for many, professionally and personally, so I wanted to end this week on a high note.

I wanted to share with you the replay of our recent webinar " Pause, Pivot, Adapt: Finding Emotional Resilience in Times of Crisis" . With so much heaviness in the air, we came away feeling lighter and, dare I say, hopeful. As we take a leap into the unknown that lies ahead and face new challenges every day, we are reminded us how resilient we are, what the power of art could be in a pandemic, and how much we are needed in this very moment. It was refreshing. I encourage you to watch it here .

That said, despite the darkness I sometimes feel, I am heartened by the tremendous work being done by so many on behalf of our community that can help us move forward.

And with that, I wanted to highlight some new resources from the field:

  • Free online services from EmcArts, including a variety of opportunities for individual and organizational support, specifically aimed at helping you move out of disorder and respond meaningfully and adaptively to your situation.

You can find these resources and many others on APAP's COVID-19 resource page.

Lastly, to inspire each other, APAP is collecting your creative responses to the COVID-19 crisis to be shared on an APAP YouTube playlist. APAP members---please share your video by sending it to us as a YouTube link at . (This is a new corrected email link!) No pitches or promotion, please.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We want to know how you are doing. We also encourage you to share this message.
Mario Garcia Durham
President and CEO, APAP