Update on Artist Visas
APAP and partners hosted a conversation about artists' visas in this continued time of the pandemic. A link will be provided at the end of this post, but suffice it to say that the US Embassies are not generally open for interviews for the visa process for artists. Priorities are for medical emergencies and students, and a lot of Embassies are currently working to support the situation in Afghanistan.
The situation on the ground here with the pandemic is still in flux. Certain states have not implemented mask mandates (eg Florida and Texas, among others), which complicates touring. (For those reading this who are not from the US, these mask mandates vary by individual states.) A number of venues have now started instituting proof of vaccination in order to access the venue (most notably NYC). People are cautiously looking ahead to 22-23 for bookings. Note that the situation can change at the drop of a hat, so we also are moving ahead cautiously.
Check the link here for an update via Artists from Abroad, one of the partners involved in this conversation: