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City of Austin Ordinance No. 20110922-087 establishes the requirements for residential tours and garages sales, as well as clarifies requirements for art production on residential properties.  Under this ordinance, art tour organizers must provide the dates of their tour, as well as the addresses of all participating residential properties to the Cultural Arts Division.

Artwork Donations & Loans

The City of Austin is committed to building a collection of high-quality public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of citizens and visitors. This policy outlines the process through which artwork proposals are reviewed and accepted or rejected by the City of Austin. Download the City of Austin Artwork Donation & Loan Policy.

Austin Independent Radio (AIR) is the first online radio source for the independent bands that make up the Austin music scene. AIR combines streaming radio from independent artists through the web, giving Austin's local musicians a new place to be discovered online. This spring, AIR will launch a smartphone APP to advance Austin's independent music scene and expand listening audiences locally and globally.

Austin Music Foundation (AMF) strengthens and connects the Austin music community through education, outreach and unification programs. AMF will facilitate two Music Division programs: Leadership Music Austin and Music Business Accelerator.

Economic Development Business Information Form

To apply for economic development incentives, download the Business Information Form (doc).

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians provides access to affordable health care for Austin's low-income, uninsured musicians and focuses on prevention and wellness. If you are an uninsured, professional musician in the Austin-area, apply today to see if you are eligible for low-cost primary health care services.

Incoming International Delegations at the City of Austin

To receive assistance with an international delegation, please complete the Visiting Delegation online form. While the City does not provide funding for delegation travel expenses, we can help set up meetings with City staff and officials, local institutions or businesses.

International Trade Education Series

These classes explore your company’s trade potential. Topics include intro to importing and exporting, export documentation and export finance. Classes take place at 201 E 2nd St. Register for classes here (look under upcoming events). You can also sign up for our newsletter to get emails about upcoming classes.

The Music Division partnered with campus2careers to help Austin music companies and organizations find interns through InternInAustin. InternInAustin is the nation's first citywide internship program, an annual initiative to bridge the local small business and campus communities for internships each semester.

Music on Hold

The City of Austin proudly promotes local music in the City's telephone hold music system. If your band is interested in having a song featured on Music on Hold, please contact Don PItts at 512-974-7821.

Music Proclamations

Weekly regular sessions of council include live music starting at 5:30 p.m. If your band is interested in performing, please contact Ashley Buchanan.

The SIMS Foundation's mission is to provide access to and financial support for mental health and addiction recovery services for Austin-area musicians and their families. SIMS was founded in 1995 by the friends and family of Sims Ellison, a talented young Austin musician, after his battle with depression ended in suicide. For more information contact SIMS Confidential Clinical Line at 512-494-1007. 

The House of Songs mission is two-fold: to connect Austin artists with talented artists from countries that appreciate, cultivate and exalt live music into worthy collaborations that produce new material; and to find new ways to share the results with the world.