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Title: hard times for artists' visa
Post by: jim in paris on April 11, 2012, 03:10:03 PM
hi all
i 've just read this article in the NYT

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/arts/us-visa-rules-frustrate-foreign-performers.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120411 (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/arts/us-visa-rules-frustrate-foreign-performers.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120411)

it's about the red-tape concerning visas for performers
I hope it doesn't affect our project to bring mexican players to Worlds!

worth reading!

jim
Title: Re: hard times for artists' visa
Post by: Dick Stohr on April 11, 2012, 03:54:59 PM
The answer for Worlds is to get info to GReg as soon as you can and submit early.
Title: Re: hard times for artists' visa
Post by: ta0 on April 12, 2012, 12:03:06 AM
The article is very depressing. I guess homeland security types are not the typical patrons of the performing arts . . .  ::)
I had a long discussion with Greg at last Worlds. I argued that given the visa requirements the US in currently not a good place to host a world contest.

Fortunately, now that Salvador works for Cometa his chances of coming to Worlds increased exponentially. He could come with a business visa, and business is something they do understand . . .