Photos Courtesy Salvage Vanguard Theater and Austin Shakespeare
The Artist Access Program
The Artist Access Program provides free or low-cost rehearsal and production spaces to both emerging and established performance artists from the Austin area. Created to address the needs of local artists, participating organizations collaborate with the City of Austin’s Cultural Centers to produce professional performances for both local and visiting audiences. AAP organizations produce work year round, which means there is always a show opening, cultural festival or workshop open to anyone who wishes to attend. Experience Austin authentically today! Check out our links below to learn more.
Attend An Event
Whether you are planning a weekend trip to Austin, or are currently living in our city and are looking for something a little different, you are welcome to participate! Take part in a variety of events including theatre & dance performances, concerts, festivals, and workshops. See our Programs and Events page for a list of upcoming events.
Photo Courtesy Salvage Vanguard Theater
Click here to learn more about our venues. As an event goer, you will find helpful Information, including directions and contact information. Interested AAP applicants can also view available performance spaces and more.
Apply To The Artist Access Program
The Artist Access Program was created out of a directive from City Council to utilize Hotel Occupancy Tax’s Cultural Arts funds to expand hours at three of the City-owned cultural centers. Applicants are ranked by an impartial panel made up of professional artists from Austin using an established criteria . Click here to learn more about the application process, including the program guidelines and rules.