The City of Austin provides cultural arts programs for the Austin community by contracting with arts organizations for specific services. These contracts are referred to as Cultural Services Agreements, or Cultural Contracts.
Check out our Artist Resource page for information on the services and resources the City of Austin offers for artists of all disciplines.
Open Office Hours
The Cultural Arts Division hosts regular open office hours for all Cultural Funding Programs. Anyone with questions regarding their final reports, applications, or contract requirements is welcome to attend. You may also bring drafts of your applications and final reports for review prior to submission. Recipients of cultural funding and groups or individuals interested in applying are encouraged to attend.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 9:00 a.m. to noon, at Cultural Arts Division offices (201 E. 2nd Street). No appointments necessary.
Peer Panelist Resources
The purpose of the Peer Panel Review Process is to ensure fairness in reviewing cultural funding applications, as well as a consistent quality of arts & cultural programming supported by the City of Austin. To accomplish this, the Cultural Arts Division utilizes consultants as panelists who demonstrate expertise in a given area. For further information on serving as a peer panelist, click here.