ARTS. WORK. LIFE.

by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals

Arts workers are essential, and more than ever, it's important that the world understand what it's like to work in the performing arts. Go behind-the-scenes with personal stories on workplace and work culture from arts workers themselves. Produced by APAP and made possible with support from the Wallace Foundation. 

Podcast episodes

  • Bonus

    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon

    Have a story to tell? Let’s make it happen. First episodes arrive this summer.

    01:57
  • Trailer

    ARTS. WORK. LIFE. trailer

    ARTS. WORK. LIFE. trailer

    Series premiere June 28th. Bold, untold stories from the performing arts workforce about pay equity, work-life balance, true inclusion, artistic joy and much much more.

    01:54
  • Season 1

  • S01 E01 - Inclusion: What Does It Mean to Be “In the Room”?

    S01 E01 - Inclusion: What Does It Mean to Be “In the Room”?

    The word inclusion is heard a lot in the arts industry, but are we truly inclusive? Episode 1 explores who is and isn't in the room, disability and access, the toll of leading DEI efforts, and choosing which community to serve and...

    26:54
  • S01 E02 - Money, Money, Money: Hustle or Bust

    S01 E02 - Money, Money, Money: Hustle or Bust

    Let’s leave the “starving artist” trope firmly in the past -- The stories in Episode 2 are all about money: staying in the green while promoting pay equity, doing the hustle, healthcare scares, and making money by making change.In...

    24:27
  • S01 E03 - From Burnout to Balance: Defying Death and Embracing Life

    S01 E03 - From Burnout to Balance: Defying Death and Embracing Life

    Arts workers often walk a tightrope between healthy boundaries and total burnout. But can we achieve balance? Episode 3 tells the stories of professionals assessing risks to physical and mental health, promoting work/life balance ...

    26:34