AAPI Transportation Grants: For AAPI Theatre Artists to Avoid Subway Violence
Apr 06, 2022
Advocacy

Help us keep our AAPI siblings safe.

With the 360% rise in Anti-Asian violence in NYC, Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) theatre workers are at a higher risk of not getting home safely. 

In response to this unabated surge in violence against the AAPI community, the Obie Award-winning advocacy group AAPAC (Asian American Performers Action Coalition) has announced a partnership with grant-making organizations IndieSpace and Indie Theater Fund to create a fund that will disburse grants to AAPI theatre artists for car service or taxi fare if they do not feel safe using public transportation to get to and from work. 

The fund, which has received additional support from partners including the American Theatre Wing, The Actors Fund, and the Dramatists Guild Foundation, is launching with $35,000 and will disburse grants of $250—roughly the cost of ten car rides—with the opportunity to re-apply based on fund availability. 
If you’re an AAPI playwright, composer, lyricist, or librettist who is currently working Off-Broadway or Off-Off-Broadway, click here to apply for $250 micro grants.

Click here to help AAPI theatre workers get home safely.


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