For these applications we align ourselves with the We Need Diverse Books' definition of Diversity: We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.

*We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.

New Narrator Workshop

Launched in January 2020, these workshops focus on BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and other marginalized actors who have never narrated an audiobook, or only have a few audiobook credits. The workshops are a mix of round-table discussion and performance guidance. Actors do not need to be APA members to participate in this event. Sign up for an email about our next workshop.

Outreach Committee

The outreach committee has put together a short presentation workshop to bring to institutions and organizations that value and foster diversity, with the aim to introduce and inspire interest in our dynamic and growing section of the entertainment industry. We piloted the presentation at Fairleigh Dickinson University and are now actively seeking introductions to institutions and organizations with diverse membership. Help us connect by filling out this form.

Mentoring

The Diversity Mentorship Committee now has its own page! Click HERE.

Narration Resource Hub

In the APA members area (log in to access, click Resources, then Narration Resources), you'll find documentation on the following topics: Home Studio, Best Practices, Research, ProTools, Reaper, and Adobe Audition. We will be adding a Marketing Guide later in 2021!

Want to get involved? Email Michele Cobb.