This past summer 2016, CAMP went out to each of the 10 council districts asking community members to identify what places and resources they considered to be their cultural assets. With help from community members like you, CAMP compiled a directory of over 3,000 points depicting cultural assets like theaters, music venues, local landmarks, artist studios, and much more through our series of district meetings, our DIY CAMP mapping kits, and our online interactive map.
Through community input and your participation in CAMP, we are gathering information to learn the answers to the following questions:
Where is Austin’s art and culture created?
Where is it shared and performed?
What resources support and nurture it?
The maps and directory created through CAMP will inform future planning efforts for Austin's creative spaces and cultural assets, while recognizing existing and potential cultural hubs, and also inspiring your own community's efforts to reveal and celebrate Austin's culture and creativity.
HOW TO CAMP
Our survey period has come to a close, but there are still ways to take part in the CAMP culture mapping process. The CAMP team is in the process of compiling participant submissions and responses in order to create our final, community-created maps and directory of cultural assets across the city.
For a sneak-peek at what’s in store, take a look at our dataset highlighting Creative Workspaces, Performance Venues, and Exhibition venues featured on the City of Austin’s Open Data Portal. This dataset is only a selection of the over 3,000 entries we have compiled. We hope it will inspire you to create your own culture maps highlighting arts and culture in your district and community such as:
A city-wide map of galleries to visit
A listing of creative workspaces and studio space available
A directory of performing arts venues and possible rehearsal spaces
A map of Live Music venues to share with friends and band-mates