2020 Launchpad Nominations

Launchpad is Western Arts Alliance's start-up program for emerging artists and early career agents or managers. Launchpad participants receive a three-year bundle of technical assistance, professional development, mentoring, promotional benefits, and membership. Learn more about Launchpad

Launchpad Participants will be selected in a two-stage process.

  1. Current WAA members will nominate artists, companies, or agents for consideration. Nominees should not be current WAA members or represented by a WAA member. Nominations close March 8, 2020. 
  2. Nominees will be invited to apply via OpenWater. 

The WAA Showcase Committee reviews the applications and selects the 2020 participants in consultation with the CODA Council. All selections will be announced in May 2020.

An individual that is part of an ensemble, or represents an ensemble may apply, however, Launchpad benefits will only extend to the applicant, not the ensemble as a whole, and only one member per-ensemble may apply.  

For any questions regarding the Launchpad program or nomination process, please email staff@westarts.org. 

Nominators must be current WAA Members. If you are unsure of your membership status, please email staff@westarts.org or call 503-274-4729.