hosting experiments in visual art, music, performance, and community work. ATS organizes an array of ongoing public projects and gives community members the resources to host their own. Scroll down for an overview of the programming we do.
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ATS hosts visual and performing art exhibits. Most exhibits are curated by Emily Lee, a founder of ATS. An exhibit text booklet is included with each project. Installation and printed ephemera are done collaboratively with the artist(s).
ATS offers guidance, digital outreach to 360+ subscribers, facilities, and technical assistance to first-time or non-professional creative instructors. Local residents are invited to propose a public workshop at least two months in advance. Profits are split 50/50 between the workshop leader and ATS. To propose a workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org
[photo credit: Lauren Kluehiemer]
At each monthly gathering, a portion of Maggie Nelson’s On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint will be read out loud by whomever is interested for about 20 minutes, then discussed amongst the group for about an hour. Anyone familiar or unfamiliar with the text is welcome to join for one or more gatherings. Meet-ups usually occur on the last Sunday of every month from 5–7pm. Please RSVP via email at email@example.com
ATS hosts and promotes shows. Thom Waddill, one of the co-founders of ATS, handles the selection and booking independently. Suggested donation cover is split 60/40 with the musicians, with 60% supporting ATS’s operating fees.
[photo credit left to right: Jake Dapper, Cat Pozos, Jake Dapper]
Aid groups are invited to use the space at no cost for local mutual aid organizing, pending availability. The space can be useful as a place to paint big signs, or as a venue to host a fundraiser/pop up. Promotion and fundraising through the ATS’s monthly newsletter is also available.
Non-ATS affiliated exhibits, events, performances, film sets, photo shoots, etc. rent the warehouse space for $100/hour for a minimum of 2 hours with no production assistance.
For up to $150/hour, ATS hosts your event and provides equipment, promotion and graphics, vendors, and sound tech pending availability. For working artists (people whose primary job is being an artist and subsidizing with freelance gigs), ATS offers a sliding scale rental fee both parties agree upon. If needed, we’re willing to collaborate with the artist to fundraise using ATS’s resources.
Click here to book through Peerspace.
ATS is committed to fostering context-specific art in Texas, and giving artists whose work doesn’t fit into a commercial economy the opportunity to experiment, make mistakes, and have questions. It’s not a financially sustainable model, and we don’t plan on making it last forever; it’ll just last as long as it has the resources to. It costs about $1,500 per month to break even, not including labor.
Email us to stay in the loop for volunteer opportunities.
ATS is housed in a warehouse on a residential cul-de-sac adjacent to an industrial concrete manufacturer in Emily Lee’s and Thom Waddill’s rental home’s backyard.
[header photo credit: Logan Davis]