The City of Austin recognizes the importance of creativity to its vitality, livability, and economic success. A place where small, local businesses thrive, Austin has achieved prominence as a trendsetting global city at the intersection of art, music, film, and digital technology. In 2015, Austin became the first and only U.S.
CreateAustin is a community cultural plan - for and by Austin, Texas.
Creating the right conditions for, and engaging in, cultural tourism can bring new resources to the community. To help you get started, we have collected links to reports, toolkits, and associations related to the topic of cultural and heritage tourism.
The Cultural Arts Division is working towards implementing a comprehensive strategy for Cultural Tourism. Key strategies are outlined in this document. Stay tuned for additional information on this initiative.
Peruse videos showcasing the arts in Austin, and select programs from the Cultural Arts Division.