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Website Phone Number Description
City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department /History Arts and Nature Division - Latino Arts Residency Program 512.974.3772

The Latino Arts Residency Program is a developmental program for Latino arts organizations and artists in all disciplines that provide quality arts and cultural programming to the Austin community and the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. 

City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department/Muesums and Cultural Programs - Latino Arts Residency Program 512.974.3772

The Latino Arts Residency Program fosters the development of Austin-area Latino arts organizations and artists in all disciplines in an effort to build and enhance quality, sustainable community arts and cultural programming. 


City of Austin Parks and Recreation/Museums and Cultural Programs - Programs, Cultural Centers and Muesums 512.974.3914

The Museum and Cultural programs of Austin's Parks and Recreation Department give voice to Austin's imagination, abundant nature and colorful past.  Visit the museums, cultural centers, art markets, nature centers and outdoor theater for a memorable glimpse of what makes Austin unique.

City of Austin Small & Minority Business Resources (SMBR) 512.974.7600

SMBR assist local businesses with bonding needs, Disadvantaged, Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise certification, and a plan room that provides drawings from the City of Austin and other local public and private entities. 

City of Austin Transportation Department - Right of Way Management 512.974.1150

The right of way (ROW) is the area owned and/or controlled by the City and typically includes the street surface, sidewalks, and grassy areas between pavement and property lines.  The boundaries of the ROW will vary depending on the physical conditions at any given location. 

CleanTX (512) 305-0000

An economic development and professional association for cleantech, including waste and recycling, whose mission is to accelerate the industry's growth through networking, education and information exchange, through thought leadership, and strategic partnerships. 

Craft 512.900.9957

Have you ever seen something really cool on Pinterest, but without the right tools, you can't make it? And who wants to buy a glue gun, wire cutters, a big jar of Mod Podge, and 28 colors of glitter you'll never use again?  CRAFT is a dream come true.  Located less than 10 minutes from downtown, CRAFT can seat 40 crafters and accommodate up to 200 standing guests.  Our studio features an open concept design that encourages creativity and provides easy access to an extensive library of DIY tools and supplies. For larger events, tables, and shelves can be rearranged to create plenty of room to mix and mingle. 

Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) 802.229.2306

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) was founded on a single simple premise: people caring for one another during tough times.  Building upon the grassroots gesture of passing the hat at craft shows for artists dealing with emergency situations, CERF created an ongoing pool of funds that are available to professional artists working in craft disciplines when they suffer career-threatening emergencies.  CERF provides emergency relief grants and emergency preparedness for studio craft artists.

Createscape Coworking 512.356.9814

Createscape is a coworking office space in the heart of Austin, Texas.  When planning our creative office space, we focused on design aesthetics and an open-workplace environment for freelancers, startups, remote teams, non-profits, and small business entrepreneurs to WORK, COLLABORATE, and CREATE.  We founded Createscape with the creative professional in mind, whether you're a filmmaker, writer, designer, programmer, developer, editor, or simply have the ideas, passion, and drive to be an innovator. 


Creative Capital 212.598.9900

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country funding, counsel and career development services.