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Organization Phone Number Description
Austin Creative Alliance

The Austin Creative Alliance aims to advance, connect and advocate for Austin's arts, cultural, and creative communities. 

Austin Creative Alliance's Artists Emergency Relief Fund 512.247.2531

As part of our response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, ACA has established The Artists Emergency Relief Fund to help artists in Greater Austin. 

Austin Creative Space Disaster Relief Program

$1 million will provide grants up to $50,000 to organizations and independent artists facing displacement and difficulty paying rent for their commercial creative spaces. Applications will be accepted starting May 17 at 1 p.m. through June 17 at 5 p.m.

Austin Economic Injury Bridge Loan Program

The Austin Economic Injury Bridge Loan Program provides loans up to $35,000 for daily needs like rent, payroll, and debt.
 

Austin Emerging Arts Leaders

Austin Emerging Arts Leaders is a chapter of Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network for early-career arts professionals looking for networking and professional development opportunities. 

Austin Fast Start Pitch Competition

Industry specific small business pitch competitions.  

Austin Federation of Musicians

The Austin Federation of Musicians assists local musicians with wages, working conditions and other issues relating to their employment. 

Austin Film Society

The Austin Film Society is a non-profit organization that empowers the Austin community to make, watch and love film and creative media by showing great films and premiers.

Austin Green Business Leaders - City of Austin

The Austin Green Business Leaders Program can help you protect the environment save money, and make Austin a more livable place.  

Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA)

The Austin Human Resource Management Association's mission is to promote professionalism, effectiveness, and understanding in the Human Resource Management field.

Austin Independent Business Alliance

The Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA) is a group of locally owned and operated independent businesses that have joined together to promote the cultural and economic benefits of buying locally. 

Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) cultivates, promotes and empowers the economic well-being of the LGBT business community and their allies through collaboration, education and community development. 

Austin Materials Marketplace

In this program, companies work together to turn one company's waste into another company's resource.  

Austin Museum Partnership

The Austin Museum Partnership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates collaboration within the museum community for the benefit of our museums and the community at large. 

Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund

$1.5 million will provide $1,000 grants to the city's most vulnerable musicians for their immediate emergency needs. Applications will be accepted starting June 8 at 10 a.m. through June 12 at 5 p.m. 

Austin Music Foundation

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving AMF programs online for the time being and will continue providing services at no cost to the Austin music community. 

Austin Regional Manufacturer's Association

COVID-19 resource for manufacturers. ARMA is a trade association dedicated to strengthening Austin-area manufacturing through advocacy, workforce development, and networking. 

Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan

The ARR master plan outlines how the City will reach its goal of Zero Waste of 90% diversion from landfill or Incineration by 2040, including economic development strategies. 

Austin Songwriters Group

Austin Songwriters Group is a non-profit organization created by songwriters for songwriters to improve their craft and expand commercial opportunities through workshops, special events, and annual Songwriters Symposium. 

Austin Technology Council

Professional organization representing the software, Internet, information technology, new media, semiconductor, hardware and telecommunications industries. 

Austin Technology Incubator

The Austin Technology Incubator is the startup incubator of the University of Texas at Austin. 

Austin Texas Musicians

Austin Texas Musicians has been working around the clock with City leaders and our music nonprofit partners to help inform, create, and navigate efforts related to COVID-19. 

Austin Water Conservation Rebates / Incentives

Austin Water Utility offers rebates and incentives to business taking steps to conserve water. 

Austin Women in Technology

Austin Women in Technology is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a community of women interested in technology.