As a membership organization that serves all performing arts professionals, APAP recognizes the urgency of this moment to support People of Color as performing artists and arts professionals who are a valuable part of this country and world and to repair the longstanding injustice that has dominated their experience in cultures worldwide.
There is also urgency among the membership, with the field asking for tools, resources and community, as both organizations and individuals dedicate and recommit themselves to working towards racial equity, diversity and inclusion. We invite you to join us in a fieldwide response. A systemic problem requires individual and community action.
APAP offers its 10/20/30 Pledge for APAP membership and the field-at-large to take at this moment.
The 10/20/30 PLEDGE is designed to unfold over 10 years
(though we acknowledge that the goals may be in closer reach for many and will take less time), allowing for the necessary process of change, training, and policy evolutions that often require complex institutional considerations, field engagement and support, difficult decisions, vision and shared courage.
This pledge carries both an individual and an organizational focus.
While initially written for presenters, its principles and ideas can certainly be applied to managers, agents, producers, artists and other cultural workers.
We acknowledge that our collective journey towards racial equity, diversity and inclusion is a long-term one.
Our focus and actions will need to shift and change as we all grow and continue down this path.
We acknowledge and celebrate those who are already leading the field
in racial equity, diversity, and inclusion work and for whom these are intrinsic bedrock values. We invite you to sign the pledge as partners in this effort.
We see the 10/20/30 PLEDGE as a start and a defined, first step
towards actualizing the changes towards equity in the field that remains elusive and ill-defined.
We invite you to sign THE 10/20/30 pledge as partners in this work.
Please proceed to take the organizational and/or individual pledge.