CreateAustin is a community cultural plan - for and by Austin, Texas.

Creative Ambassadors Program is on hold due to safety guidelines resulting from COVID-19. For information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) click here. Please visit for the latest resources and funding opportunities.

CAMP: The Cultural Asset Mapping Project is an initiative of the Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department to map the places and resources that are important to Austin’s cultural identity and creativity.

The City of Austin Economic Development Department, in partnership with MJR Partners, is reimagining its Cultural Funding Program for arts, heritage, and music with an intentional focus on equity and inclusion, while more effectively promoting tourism to Austin, as well as the city’s convention and hotel industries. The Cultural Funding Program is funded through Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) proceeds from Austin’s convention and hotel industries.


Fiscal Year 2022 Proposed Programs


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.