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The Dougherty Arts Center offers professional development for artists through classes, workshops, meetups, and our Artist Resource Center. 

Public Artist Training Program 2024

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Registration for the Spring 2024 Public Artist Training Program is closed.

Learn about the field of public art, including the production of artworks for public places, proposal preparation, an overview of artist budgeting, and considerations for site selection and installation of art. Over the course of six weeks, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Public Art application process, receive support guidance by professional artists in the field, and develop their own package for use in applying for public art commissions.    

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ETA 2020

Emerging Teaching Artists

Bring your passion for art and creative gifts to schools and children – become a teaching artist! MINDPOP and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Museums and Cultural Programs, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, are excited to offer the Emerging Teaching Artists program (ETA). The purpose of ETA is to increase the number of artists of color and artists with disabilities working in classrooms across Austin. Successful applicants will come from these communities, will have a clear interest in teaching arts to children or adults, and demonstrate a strong creative/arts background.

Applications are currently closed, for more information please contact

Artist Resource Center


Artist Resource Center

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. 


The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance please contact (512) 974-3914 or Relay Texas 7-1-1. 



AUSTIN, TX 78704