Western Arts Alliance
Western Arts Alliance (WAA) is a membership association of touring and performing arts professionals engaged in producing, promoting, and presenting performing arts throughout the Western states and provinces. WAA was founded in 1967 by a group of 16 California universities and colleges. In 2004, WAA relocated to Portland from San Francisco. WAA’s core programs and functions include its annual booking conference—the West’s leading performing arts marketplace—professional development, communications and publications, membership services, and advocacy. WAA members include 270 presenting organizations and more 2700 touring artists and companies.