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The City of Austin is committed to building a collection of high-quality public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of citizens and visitors. This policy outlines the process through which artwork proposals are reviewed and accepted or rejected by the City of Austin. Download the City of Austin Artwork Donation & Loan Policy (PDF).

To determine eligibility for an economic development incentive, please complete an Inquiry Form.

The City of Austin is committed to restoring our local economy in a manner that is safe, equitable, and prosperous for all. 

We are working diligently to help businesses and individuals recover from the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. By working together, we will overcome this unprecedented time in our city’s history.

Music on Hold

Music on Hold is one of the City's fun and unique ways of showcasing Austin’s great music—usually in sixty seconds or less. Anytime someone calls into the City telephone system and placed on hold, they will be listening to a well-curated playlist of Austin music. Music on Hold showcases Austin’s fantastic and diverse music, and it gives our citizens a little something to listen to while waiting.

Music Proclamations

The City of Austin is incredibly proud of our local music culture, and every Austin City Council regular meeting includes live music to kick off the session. These selected performers are also bestowed the honor of a “Proclamation Day” with an official certificate and their band name permanently included in the City calendar. These musicians will have their own City of Austin “Day” for the rest of their lives, and many have annual celebrations of their day with fans and supporters.

The Music & Entertainment Division Newsletter brings you important Division and Austin music news each month.

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