APASO 2018

Relevancy and Responsiveness

We are excited to invite you to Austin, TX for the Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations national conference May 1-4, 2018. The conference will include four days of networking, professional development, dine arounds, art sharing and administrative workshops with innovative arts service organizations from across the nation.

APASO began almost 35 years ago when a group of organizations providing services to their performing arts communities got together to share their experiences as a way of learning from each other. Today APASO is a national association that includes cross-disciplinary nonprofit arts service organizations, performing arts service organizations, and cultural alliances from all across the country. This year, we are looking to lean into the question of
How Do Arts Service Organizations Remain Relevant and Responsive to our Constituents?

We welcome program proposals by
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 5pm EST. For questions, contact Maud Lyon, APASO Programs Committee Chair. Programs and speakers to be announced March 15.

As host organization, Austin Creative Alliance welcomes APASO 2018 to our beautiful, vibrant and progressive community. Breakfast, lunch and transportation provided throughout the conference. Please direct registration questions to APASO Host Committee Chair
John Riedie.

2018 venues (subject to change):

The Continental Club | 1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Rock, country, jazz & blues acts, national & local, are found at this legendary South Congress club, Austin’s oldest continually operating music venue, since 1955. The Continental Club is a cornerstone of the vibrant stretch of hip boutiques, trendy lodging options and Austin-original eateries along South Congress Avenue. The area also offers a picture-postcard vista of the Texas State Capitol.

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems | 8604 FM 969, Austin, Texas 78724
The Center designs and tests innovative programs that integrate air, water, food, energy, and material systems to build healthy and sustainable communities. The CMPBS site includes multiple architecturally experimental spaces.

The Vortex Theatre | 2307 Manor Road, Austin, Texas 78722 |
Established in 1988, The VORTEX was the first theatre to create a home on Austin’s historically-underserved Eastside, laying the foundations for a blossoming arts and entertainment district along Manor Road. After 30 years of creating and presenting innovative theatrical works, The VORTEX continues to anchor a cultural hub.

Holiday Inn Town Lake | 20 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78701
Set on Lady Bird Lake, in the heart of Austin, just a few blocks from the Austin Creative Alliance offices and adjacent to the Rainey Street District, with abundant dining, entertainment and cocktail options.
Group Dates: Tuesday, May 1, - Saturday, May 5, 2018
Rate: $145.00
Cut off date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

ACA is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

81 San Marcos St, Suite C1 Austin, Texas 78702
512/247-2531 512/247-2538 fax
[email protected]

With additional support from: