The Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department, manages the City’s cultural arts programs and provides leadership for the economic development of Austin's creative economy.

Helpful Recovery Resources: 

  • City of Austin's - A one-stop resource to help artists and musicians recover from the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Austin COVID-19 Information
  • Economic Development Department’s Small Business Resources Directory - Database of local, state, federal, and community resources. Filter by “Disaster Relief” to find immediate support for creatives and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Division oversees the Cultural Arts Funding Program, Art in Public Places Program (AIPP), programs to assist the development of creative industries in Austin, and initiatives designed to support  the community’s unique cultural identity and vitality.

The Division also manages the City's African American Cultural and Heritage Facility, which fosters cultural activities, business opportunities, and creative collaboration within the African American community.

The Cultural Arts Division staff is always available to assist with any questions about our programs and services. Meet the staff and Contact us here!


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Check out our Artist Resource page for information on the services and resources the City of Austin offers for artists of all disciplines, or the links below for additional resources.


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