The City of Austin Small Business Program offers a comprehensive directory of small business resources offered by local, state, and federal governments and non-profit agencies. Our goal for the City of Austin Small Business Guide is to increase awareness and use of the programs that provide aid in the development of your business. Call 512-974-7800, email SmallBiz@austintexas.gov or visit our website www.SmallBizAustin.org for information about all our services and resources.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Cultural Arts Division - Community Initiatives Program||512.974.7700||
The Community Initiatives program is open to incorporated, tax exempt 501c organizations residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. Funding is available to individuals and organizations which do not already receive funding through the Core Funding Programs. The program provides support for community arts projects and activities throughout the year.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Cultural Arts Division - Core Cultural Funding Programs||512.974.7700||
The Core Cultural Funding programs provides funding to large and small non-profit organizations.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Cultural Arts Division - Cultural Funding||512.974.7700||
The city of Austin provides cultural arts programs for the Austin community by contracting with arts organizations for specific services.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Cultural Arts Division - The People's Gallery||512.974.7700||
The City of Austin is proud to present the People’s Gallery at City Hall. This free, annual exhibition is designed to showcase regional artists and to encourage public dialog, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Cultural Arts Divsion - Art in Public Places Program||512.974.7700||
Established by the City in 1985, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program collaborates with local & nationally-known artists to include the history and values of our community into cultural landmarks that have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity. They commission works and maintain the city's public are collection.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Film & Digital Media Production Incentives||512.974.6318||
The City of Austin offers incentives to qualifying film, television, video game, and visual effects projects equal to 0.50% of wages paid to local workers.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Global Business Expansion Division - Texas Midnight Pitch LIVE in ATX for Alibaba and Taobao Global||512.974.6381||
The Global Business Expansion Division in partnership with Alibaba and Taobao Global offer the Alibaba Texas Midnight Pitch Event which gives small businesses a chance to pitch their brands to the enormous Chinese market with 60,000 daily visitors.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Small Business Program||5152.974.7800||
The mission of the Small Business Program (SBP) is to foster job creation and support the growth of new and existing businesses by providing capacity building information, tools, and resources.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Small Business Program - Artist Career Training||512.974.7800||
Artist Career Training is a 6-week educational series designed to help advance your art business and expand your professional peer network. Join this exclusive group of 24 artists in a variety of disciplines. Free to apply.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Small Business Program - Artist INC||512.974.7800||
The City of Austin Economic Development Department's Small Business Program hosts an 8-week seminar that addresses the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day.