Dear ADW community,
Last year, we announced that we were putting Austin Design Week on hold as we sought out an institution that could take on this budding nonprofit to make sure it could sustain and grow long into the future.
We spent the past year having in-depth conversations with universities, non-profit funders, the City of Austin, and other private and community organizations. Our priority was to find a home for ADW that would keep the festival’s values of embracing all design disciplines, inclusivity & accessibility, and being in service of the larger creative community. While there are a lot of amazing organizations out there doing important work to support creatives in Austin, we ultimately weren’t able to find the right fit.
We’re writing with the difficult news to let you know that we’re discontinuing Austin Design Week.
It’s with a heavy heart that we share this news, but also a sense of great pride in what you–the community–built over the six years with Austin Design Week.