Actors giving speeches, and dancers dancing. Apply To The FY2023 Artist Access Program

The City of Austin is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Artist Access Program.

Applications Open- October 15, 2021
Deadline to apply extended – December 22, 2021

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      

FY2023 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.


2022 AAP Participants

A'Lante Flamenco Ariel Dance Theater Austin
Asian American Film Festival Austin Dance Ensemble
Austin Dance India Austin Shakespeare
Isabel & The Runaway Train Lannaya Drum & Dance Ensemble
Pollyanna Theatre Company Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance
Spectrum Theatre Company The Austin City Ballet

2021 AAP Participants