Important ADW 2022 Update

To our ADW community,

We want to thank all of you for your incredible support and excitement in building, participating in, shaping, and growing Austin Design Week. The last six years have been transformative for us, for the city, for the many disciplines of design, and for everyone who built relationships in this community along the way. In case you’re missing the magic of ADW already, here’s the recap from last year’s festival.

It’s about that time of year when we’d typically announce the dates and theme for the 2022 event. We haven't done that yet this year because we're taking this year off.

We’re working behind the scenes to secure a new organizational home for ADW so that it can grow bigger and better and continue to serve our growing community for many years to come. As part of this change, we're bringing in new leadership and need to take this year off to give them time to get onboarded and plan for ADW's future.

We’re not quite ready to announce any specifics just yet, but we will share more details as soon as we can. As founders and organizers who are deeply invested in this event and community, our first priority is to ensure that we stay true to the original mission of ADW and the festival’s core values of embracing all design disciplines, inclusivity, accessibility, and service to the larger creative community.

In the meantime, we’re calling on you to continue to invest in the community. The Austin Design Week Slack channel will remain open and we encourage you to use it to stay in touch with one another. We also encourage you to engage with our community partners who host events for the community all year long.

We’ll continue to need your help and support to make ADW's future a reality. Keep investing in design, in this city, and in the greater community – we can’t wait to celebrate and showcase what you’re doing in the very near future.

Candice & Danielle

ADW co-founders and organizers