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ARTS. WORK. LIFE. - A podcast from APAP

ARTS. WORK. LIFE. is an award-winning podcast about what it's like to work in the performing arts, featuring stories from artists and arts workers like YOU, behind-the-scenes and up close. The podcast is produced by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals with the support of the Wallace Foundation.

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Season 2 

More bold, untold stories from arts workers.
S02 E06 - Breaking Out of the Box - August 8, 2023
S02 E05 - With or Without A Net - August 1, 2023
S02 E04 - Outside In - July 25, 2023
S02 E03 - For the Kids - July 18, 2023
S02 E02 - Roots and Responsibilities - July 11, 2023
S02 E01 - Improv Everywhere - July 4, 2023

Season 1.5 

Bonus episodes, live from APAP's annual conference.
BONUS EPISODE: Stop Talking, Start Listening: Finding Common Ground with Young Arts Workers - February 28, 2023
BONUS EPISODE: Stop Talking, Start Listening: Young Arts Worker Panelists Reflect - March 7, 2023

Season 1

Our inaugural and award-winning season.
S01 E01 - Inclusion: What does it mean to be "In the Room"? - June 28, 2022 
S01 E02 - Money, Money, Money: Hustle or Bust - July 5, 2022 
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S01 E03 - From Burnout to Balance: Defying Death and Embracing Life - July 12, 2022 
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S01 E04 - Space, Place, and Community - July 19, 2022 
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S01 E05 - The Human in Human Resources - July 26, 2022 
S01 E06 - Bowing Out, Letting Go, and Saying Goodbye - August 2, 2022 


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Submit your story

Do you have a story to tell?

APAP wants to hear your stories! Learn more about the stories we seek and how you can submit your story idea.

Selected storytellers will work with our podcast producer, and those whose stories are selected and aired will receive a $200 honorarium.

The deadline for Season 2 story submissions has ended. We are accepting submissions for future seasons on a rolling basis. Submit your story.


About APAP

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals is the national service, advocacy and membership organization for the live performing arts field. APAP is dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting, booking and touring industry and the professionals who work within it. 

The AWL Team

Claire Caulfield, Podcast Host and Producer
Jenny Thomas, Executive Producer; Director, Marketing and Communications, APAP
Shanice Mason, Podcast Promotions Consultant

Podcast Advisors:
Krista Bradley, Director, Programs and Resources, APAP
Mercedes Caxaj, Head of Programs, Small World Music & Artistic Co-Director, Sunfest-London Committee for Cross Cultural Arts
Eddie Cota, Director of Brands and Partnerships, Universal Music Group and Founder, Champion City
Andrea Cuevas, Director of Marketing and Communications, Hartford Stage
Annie Peterson, Manager of Executive Affairs, APAP
Lisa Richards Toney, President and CEO, APAP
Daniel Bernard Roumain, Artist/Educator
Willie Santiago, Manager, Programs and Resources, APAP
Lauren Taylor, Manager, Digital Marketing and Communication, APAP
Beatrice Thomas, Consultant, Arts Equity Strategist, Artist
Cristina Vasquez, Director, Contenidos Artisticos



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