City of Austin Funding & Resources
Creative Space Development & Access
- $12M Bond For Creative Space: Voters approved bond proposition for acquisitions and improvements of creative spaces.
- Artist Access Program: Expanded hours at four City-owned cultural centers for Austin creatives.
- Austin Center for Events (ACE): Streamlined special event permitting office anchored by teams from transportation, music, police, fire, and EMS, as well as other City departments, agencies and facilities.
- Austin Public Library: Creative space rental for Austin artists and musicians (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Creative Space Assistance Program (CSAP): Funding for creative organizations facing temporary or permanent displacement, were previously displaced, or facing lease renewals at substantially higher rates with funding.
- Creative Space Ombudsman: Single point of contact and resource for creative spaces about City operating, permitting, and code enforcement requirements.
- Entertainment & Amplified Sound Compatibility Engagement: Resulted in 2019 Staff Recommendations to help venues, while promoting compatibility with residents.
- Heritage Tourism Program: Funding for preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic buildings, sites or districts.
- Live Music Fund: Developing funding program to support Austin’s live music venues and musicians.
- Location Enhancement Program: Developing component of the City's newly updated Economic Development Policy.
- Souly Austin: Neighborhood business district development program.
Grants & Funding Opportunities
- Art in Public Places
- Artist Resource Center
- Austin Public Library: Contracting opportunities for Austin artists and musicians (contact email@example.com).
- Creative Ambassadors Program
- Creative Space Assistance Program
- Cultural Arts
- Heritage Tourism
- Live Music Fund Community Engagement
- Street Performance Program
- Tip the Band Pilot Program
Loans & Incentives
- Business Expansion Incentive Program
- Family Business Loan Program
- Film & Digital Media Production Incentive
- Veteran Business Loan Initiative
Small Business Classes, Coaching & Workshops
Community-Based Funding & Resources
- All ATX
- Austin Creative Alliance
- Austin Federation of Musicians
- Austin Music Commission
- Austin Texas Musicians
- EQ Austin
- I Respect Music
- Music Venue Alliance Austin
Business Assistance & Funding
Education & Outreach
- Austin Blues Society
- Austin Classical Guitar Society
- Austin Jazz Alliance
- Austin Latino Music Association
- Austin Tejano Music Coalition
- Dart Music International
- DiverseArts Culture Works
- Girls Rock Austin
- Kids in a New Groove
- Live Music Tutor
- Mosaic Sound Collective
- Texas Music Office
- Visit Austin
Health & Wellness