Performing Arts Discovery (PAD) is a program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). PAD is managed by WAA on behalf of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs). The NEA launched PAD in 2015 to promote U.S. artists to international programmers, festival directors, and venue managers. PAD provides virtual international showcase opportunities for U.S.-based performing artists who are ready to tour internationally.