Make new friends and hang out with artists and performers during Date Night @ the DAC. Visit the Artist Resource Center, our new research and meeting space for artists of all mediums. Learn what it takes to engage communities in culturally responsive arts education through our Emerging Teaching Artists Program. Dougherty Arts Outreach has something for everyone! For more information contact DACinfo@austintexas.gov
Date Night @ the DAC
Third Wednesday Nights at the DAC will be your new date hotspot, but no date is necessary to attend! Make new friends, hang out with artists and performers and explore new ideas about the arts and cultures. We want you to play with your food at our 50 Shades of Créme Brule French Desert Workshop and geek out at our Monster Crush Reuse and Upcycle It event. Discover why the DAC is the Heart of the Arts in Austin! For more information, please contact DACinfo@austintexas.gov.
You asked and we listened! Beginning on April 3, 2017, the Artist Resource Center is a place for emerging and established artists of all mediums to engage and collaborate. Functioning as a no cost meeting and research space for the arts community, the Artist Resource Center offers the tools for creatives to develop and advance their careers in the arts.
Mastering Etsy April Ferrante
Held in 204
Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm
This class will teach the basics of selling art and handmade items on Etsy.com and include pro tips from seasoned Etsy seller, April Ferrante. Spreadsheets will be offered to help students manage their shops. At the end of the class students will set up an Etsy online store that will be critiqued. Minimum 5, Limit 12
Please note: community contract instructors take registrations and payment directly from student, students do not register with the Dougherty Arts Center.
Community bulletin board with artist opportunities and events
Access to Adobe Suite (by appointment)
60" LCD TV with HDMI connection
Artist resource library
Available office hours with onsite arts professionals
Coffee and tea station
Monday - Wednesday: 10am - 10pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
This is a shared workspace. No reservations are necessary. Please sign in at the front desk. For more information please contact DACinfo@austintexas.gov
Emerging Teaching Artists
This fellowship is a free jobs-training program for artists from under-represented communities who are interested in teaching. Fellows will meet twice a week for 6 weeks as they learn the foundations of the teaching artist profession.
The ETA seminar series will use creative teaching techniques, readings, and meetups with Austin arts organizations to develop your skill sets in curriculum planning, classroom management and creative teaching. Fellows will complete this program ready to begin working as a teaching artist.
Artists working in the visual arts, theatre, dance, music, digital, and performance art are invited to apply for this exciting seminar.
Previous teaching experience is not required. Apply Now
The Dougherty Arts Center provides quality arts outreach through workshops at Austin's Recreation Centers and Senior Centers. We facilitate collaboration, personal artistic development, and community. Participants discuss the importance of partnership and teamwork while working together to create beautiful works of art. Workshops can be modified to accommodate the specific age and/or special needs of a group. For more information please contact DACinfo@austintexas.gov.