The City of Austin provides cultural arts programs for the Austin community by contracting with arts organizations for specific services. These contracts are referred to as Cultural Services Agreements, or Cultural Contracts.

FY 2019 Cultural Funding Allocations (PDF)

Artist Resources

Check out our Artist Resource page for information on the services and resources the City of Austin offers for artists of all disciplines.

Open Office Hours

The Cultural Arts Division hosts regular Open Office Hours for all Cultural Funding programs. Current cultural contractors are welcome to meet with any available Cultural Funding staff member to discuss their final reports, applications or contract requirements; groups and individuals interested in applying to Cultural Funding programs are encouraged to attend. Contractors may also bring drafts of their applications or final reports for review prior to submission. No appointment is necessary.

Open Office Hours are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at our new Cultural Arts Division offices at 5202 East Ben White Boulevard, Suite 400, Austin TX 78741.


Peer Panelist Resources

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. For further information on serving as a peer panelist, click here.