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Programs

Capacity Building funding is available to 501 (c) arts organizations with an annual budget less than $200,000, State of Texas nonprofits, unincorporated groups, and individual artists to support conferences, workshops, classes, professional organization memberships, consulting and software. The purpose of the Capacity Building program is to provide professional development opportunities to enhance and strengthen the infrastructure and workforce of Austin’s creative sector.

The Community Initiatives program is open to incorporated, tax exempt, 501c organizations residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. Individual artists and other unincorporated organizations may apply under the umbrella of a 501c organization. Project activities must involve the marketing, production, presentation, and funding of a public performance or exhibition open to both residents and tourists.

There are four specific programs which fall under the “core funding” umbrella:

The Cultural Heritage Festivals Program is open to incorporated, tax exempt, 501c nonprofit organizations residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. Individual artists and other arts organizations may apply under the umbrella of a 501c organization. Project activities must involve the marketing, production, presentation, and funding of a culturally specific festival open to both residents and tourists.

The purpose of the Peer Panel Review Process is to ensure fairness in reviewing cultural funding applications, as well as a consistent quality of arts & cultural programming supported by the City of Austin. To accomplish this, the Cultural Arts Division utilizes consultants as panelists who demonstrate expertise in a given area.