Actors giving speeches, and dancers dancing. Apply To The FY2022 Artist Access Program

Applications Open- October 1, 2020
Deadline to Apply- December 18, 2020

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. For more information email                   

FY2022 Application

Application Guide

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Venue Information

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.  

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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.


2021 AAP Participants 

A'Lante Flamenco Amaz1n Entertainment Productions
Austin Dance Ensemble Austin Dance India
Austin Mayan Collective Austin Shakespeare
Ballet Afrique Color Arc Productions
Isabel & The Runaway Train Lannaya Drum & Dance Ensemble
Pollyanna Theatre Company Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance
Spectrum Theatre Company Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
Texas Bengali Cultural Alliance The Heartland Theatre Collective
Theatre en Bloc

2020 AAP Participants

Austin Dance Ensemble      Austin Shakespeare
Generic Ensemble Company  Heartland Theatre Collective
Lannaya Drum & Dance Ensemble  Pollyanna Theatre Company
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance    Salvage Vanguard Theater
Shrewd Productions Spectrum Theatre Company
Texas Bengali Cultural Alliance        Theatre en Bloc