About the Institute

WAA Institute 2014, San Antonio

The WAA Institute takes WAA on a deep dive into what the performing arts must do to stay relevant to the evolving communities we serve. Every two years, WAA members have the opportunity to experience four days of dynamic learning, dialogue, and relationship building, mixed thoughtfully with great food & drink, and a celebration of place. Each biennial retreat concentrates on a single, critical issue facing our field.

Our goal is to explore and embrace emergent realities, to provide the resources necessary for understanding their challenges and opportunities, and to create a space where trust, insight, openness, and change can thrive. The institute is also dedicated to intergenerational exchange—where colleagues of any age or at any stage in their career can engage in cooperative learning and leadership development.