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The Economic Development Department’s Cultural Arts Funding Program supports cultural arts programs for the Austin community by contracting with arts organizations for specific services.

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.

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 and licensed playlist of Austin music. 

If interested in having a song featured on Music on Hold, contact Greg Gonzalez for details.

The City of Austin is incredibly proud of our local music culture, and every Austin City Council meeting includes live Music Proclamation Day performances during the lunch hour, which is broadcasted live on

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