Save the date - The FY 24 Elevate Application will launch on Tuesday, June 25 at 10 a.m. Check back soon for the latest information.

The Elevate Grant offers $15,000 to $80,000 grants for arts organizations, individual artists, and creative businesses that produce culturally vibrant and diverse artistic content. Grant funds may be used for creative, administrative, and operational expenses incurred in producing creative activities and events for the people of Austin and its tourists.  

 

Application Open: June 25 at 10 a.m.  

Application Close:  July 23 at 7 p.m.

 

Before you apply, review the

Elevate Grant Guidelines in English (PDF,637KB)

Elevate Grant Guidelines in Spanish (PDF,615KB)

Additional Program Details in English (PDF,518 KB)

Additional Program Details in Spanish (PDF,519 KB). 

 

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Funding Timeline

Elevate funds activities that occur October 1, 2024 – December 31, 2025 

FY 24 Elevate 

 

Activities Occurring

October 1, 2024 – December 31, 2025

Application Opens

June 25, 2024 @ 10 a.m.

Deadline 

July 23, 2024 @ 7 p.m.

Panel Reviews

August 26-29 and September 4-10

Notification of Awards

September 20, 2024 

 

Applications will be reviewed and scored by trained outside review panelists. Applicants will only receive points that apply to their project. Up to 100 points are available. We anticipate that most applications will not receive the maximum number of points available. 

Grant Guidelines

Download the Elevate Grant Guidelines in English (PDF,637KB)

Download the Elevate Grant Guidelines in Spanish (PDF,615KB) 

Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicants

  • 501(c) non-profit arts organization.
    • 501c non-profits arts organizations a minimum 5 years of operating history may also apply for Thrive. View the Thrive Guidelines for details.  
  • An individual aged 18 or older with an annual operating budget below $500,000. * +  
  • A creative business with an annual operating budget below $500,000. * +  
  • Your artistic goals or creative mission is the production of arts and culture activities. This includes organizations that provide professional support to creatives.  
  • Minimum of one year of operating history in the Austin metropolitan statistical area (MSA), which includes:                                                          
  • Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, and Williamson Counties.  
  • Over 50% of your creative production is within the Austin 10-1 City Council districts or extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).  
  • Proposed activity meets all program requirements as outlined by the Hotel Occupancy Tax.  
    • All events are open to the public  
    • Occur within Austin or the Austin ETJ  
    • Marketed to tourists  
    • Or applicant is an arts service organization  

* May apply directly or with a Fiscal Sponsor. See the Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship in English or Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship in Spanish prior to starting your application.

+ Individual Artists and Creative Businesses, which include unincorporated arts groups, may apply for up to $30,000. 

 

Ineligible Applicants

  • 501(c) non-profit organizations or that are not primarily an arts organization.
  • Individuals or creative businesses with annual operating budgets above $500,000.  
  • Applicant organizations outside of the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
  • City of Austin Employees
  • Applicants who have accepted grant funding from the Cultural Arts Fund (Thrive, Elevate, or Austin Live Music Fund) in the current City of Austin Fiscal Year 2024 grant funding cycle 
Eligible Activities and Expenses

See Additional Program Details in English (PDF,518 KB), Additional Program Details in Spanish (PDF,519 KB) for a more detailed list of eligible and ineligible activities and expenses. 

Eligible Activities

  • Operations related to the applicant’s ability to produce public events
  • Exhibitions
  • Performances
  • Workshops and classes that include a performance or exhibition that is open to and marketed to tourists.
  • Public art projects that are installed on public or private property and accessible by the public (Applicants must obtain written permission from the property owner prior to submitting an application. See page 6 of the Additional Program Details in English (PDF,518KB), Additional Program Details in Spanish (PDF,519 KB) for more information). 

Eligible Expenses 

  • Administrative and creative costs incurred in the preparation and implementation of cultural activities that are open to and marketed to tourist (including staff hours, contractor costs, and artist salaries)
  • Space rentals
  • Equipment rentals (not purchases)
  • Supplies and materials
  • Marketing and promotion expenses
  • Insurance costs
  • Subscription costs or license fees for software needed to complete contracted activities
  • Fiscal sponsor fee, if applicable (cannot exceed 10% of award)
  • See pages 4-6 of the Additional Program Details in English (PDF,518KB), Additional Program Details in Spanish (PDF,519 KB) for more information). 

Application Scoring

Applications will be reviewed and scored by a panel.  Panels will be available for public viewing, and applicants may request reviewer comments after awards have been announced. Applicants will only receive points that apply to their proposal based on the scoring rubric; we anticipate that most applications will not receive the maximum number of points available. The number of awards that are approved is subject to the availability of funds. We expect to award approximately 225 grants per cycle

 

Elevate for Nonprofits Rubric

 

Elevate for Individuals and Creative Businesses Rubric  

 

Grant Awardee Commitments

In addition to application proposals, the following information will also be required.  

Reporting Requirements

A final report is due within thirty days of the final activity date. Videos on how to complete your report will be made available and supporting materials can be found in the Contractor Library.    

 

The report will require but is not limited to:  

  • Proof of award monies expended  
  • Audience attendance
  • Proof the funded activities were executed  
  • Proof that marketing requirements were met 

2023-2024 Elevate Grant Awardees

Download the Elevate Grant Awardee list (PDF, 182 KB).

With almost 500 applicants, over 300 of the top scoring applications were reviewed and scored by a panel. After the panel review, the top 200 scoring applications were recommended for funding. Final award amounts were based on the requested amount and panel score. Read more about the grant in the Elevate Grant Guidelines (PDF, 550 KB) .

Thrive, Elevate, and Nexus cultural funding programs were developed in consultation with Austin’s creative community over the past 3 years. Funding will prioritize equity through a combination of seed funding, broad sector support, and targeted investment. Read the Cultural Funding Report (PDF, 1.8 MB)El camino hacia la equidad cultural (PDF, 2.2 MB)

2023 Awardees should contact The Long Center with questions about their grants at cityofaustingrants@thelongcenter.org.

 

Elevate Grant Dashboard

View a summary dashboard of demographics for the 2023 Elevate Grant applicants and awardees.


Assistance


Grant Guidelines

Download the Elevate Grant Guidelines (PDF, 550 KB)

Eligible Applicants

 

Eligible Applicants:

  • 501(c) non-profit arts organization.
  • An individual aged 18 or older with an annual operating budget below $500,000. * +  
  • A creative business with an annual operating budget below $500,000. * +  
  • Applicant’s primary mission and over 51% of their body of work is the production, presentation, or promotion of arts and culture. This includes organizations that provide professional support to creatives.  
  • One year of operating history in the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) which includes Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, and Williamson Counties. 
  • 51% or more of the applicant’s creative production is within the Austin 10-1 City Council districts or extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) and a minimum of 1 year of creative production within Austin.  
  • Proposed activity meets all program requirements as outlined by the Hotel Occupancy Tax. All events are open to the public and marketed to tourists, or applicant is an arts service organization.  
  • Applicants who are not receiving City funding for the same activities in the fiscal year in which they are applying. 

* May apply directly or with a fiscal sponsor.

+ Individual Artists and Creative Businesses, which include unincorporated arts groups, may apply for up to $25,000.

 

Ineligible Applicants: 

Eligible Activities and Expenses

See Additional Program Details (PDF, 372 KB) for a more detailed list of eligible and ineligible activities and expenses. 

Eligible Activities

  • Operations related to the applicant’s ability to produce public events
  • Exhibitions  
  • Performances  
  • Workshops, classes, and camps that include a performance or exhibition that is open to and marketed to tourists  
  • Public art projects that are installed on public or private property and accessible to the public 

 

Eligible Expenses

  • Administrative and creative costs incurred in the preparation and implementation of cultural activities that are open to and marketed to tourists (including artists’ salaries)
  • Costs related to improving the applicant’s ability to produce cultural events
  • Insurance costs
  • Subscription costs or license fees for software needed to complete contracted activities
  • Fiscal sponsor fee, if applicable

 

Application Details

Application Preview

Preview the application questions to help prepare. Applications will not be accepted via email or mail. The application must be submitted through the application home page only. 

 

Eligibility Questions

  • What is your organization type? 
  • In what year did your operations providing goods and services to the public begin? 
  • Is 51% or more of your work produced or presented within the Austin 10-1 districts or extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) for one (1) or more years? 
  • Do the activities in your proposal culminate in an event or events that are open to and marketed to tourists? 
  • Are you currently receiving any funding through any of the following programs? Live Music Fund, Heritage Tourism, other City of Austin programs 
  • If yes, is your Cultural Funding application for the same activities that are funded by one of the programs above? 

 

Application Questions

  • What is your mission, vision, and primary production history?  Identify your key constituencies and provide information about your service to them. 
  • In what ways have you maintained a responsive approach to the needs of your key constituencies?  
  • Who holds power in your organization and how do they represent your community? 
  • In what ways are the voices from the community amplified and involved in the creative direction of your project?    
  • What are your proposed activities and how is your proposal relevant to the current social and cultural needs of the community?   
  • In what ways is intersectionality a key component of your activities?   
  • Describe the non-financial ways that your community supports your creative work, and how that support has short and long-term impact on your success. 
  • Describe the ways that your community financially supports your creative work and how that support has had a short and long-term impact on your success. If your community does not financially support your creative work, please explain why.    
  • Describe the ways your creative work invests in your community. Include information on the systemic and long-term benefits your programming has for the community.   
  • Does your proposal include specialized programming or accommodations for individuals with disabilities?  
  • Does your proposal include specialized language access accommodations or programming for non-English speaking communities? 
  • How will the requested funding help you expand your programmatic reach and amplify Austin’s diverse arts and cultural sector? 
  • How will you use these funds to produce your events? 
Application Materials

Upload the following required documents to the Elevate Application. Acceptable file formats include: .csv, .doc, .docx, .odt, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, .wpd, .wpf, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .svg, .tif, .tiff. Max file upload: 10MB 

Glossary of Important Terms

Here are just a few important definitions for helpful reference in understanding goals and priorities. For a full list of definitions please see the glossary of terms and definitions beginning on page 20 of the Additional Program Details (PDF, 372 KB). 

 

Creative Business 

A creative business is an individual or a group whose primary activities are arts and culture based, and does not have a 501c non-profit status. Creative businesses with annual operating budgets below $500,000 can apply as an individual or arts group in Nexus and Elevate. 

 

Cultural Displacement 

Cultural displacement occurs through changes in the aspects of a neighborhood that have provided long-time residents with a sense of belonging and allowed residents to live their lives in familiar ways.    

As the scale of residential change advances, and shops and services shift to focus on new residents, remaining residents may feel a sense of dislocation despite physically remaining in the neighborhood. This may also reflect the changing racial or ethnic character of the neighborhood—not just its class composition.  

  

Cultural Erasure 

Cultural erasure is when, because of cultural displacement, key aspects of neighborhoods that allow both current and future residents to feel at home go missing. Current and future residents lose access to opportunities in the neighborhood and the scale of change erases key aspects of the neighborhood that allows residents to feel at home. Content was developed in collaboration with the City of Austin's Equity Office and industry resources. 

 

Fiscal Sponsor 

A nonprofit corporation with 501(c) status that applies for financial support on behalf of another organization or individual in order to enable the latter to receive the benefits of tax-exempt status. There are several forms that fiscal sponsorship can take, but in every case, the fiscal sponsor takes responsibility for external parties that the funding will be utilized for tax-exempt, charitable purposes as defined in the internal revenue code. 

 

Intersectionality 

The term intersectionality was coined by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw to highlight the overlapping vulnerabilities that are at play in shaping the life chances of some of society's most vulnerable populations, for example: women who are poor, of color, or who are undocumented.   
 
Intersectionality describes the many ways in which various forms of discriminations can intersect, creating special vulnerabilities for some. Vulnerabilities related to systemic and institutional racism are an integral part of intersectionality.  

 

Application Scoring

Applications will be reviewed and scored by a panel. Applicants will only receive points that apply to their project. Up to 100 points available: Operations – Up to 45 Points, Cultural and Social Impact – Up to 55 Points 

View Elevate Panelist Training Materials

Operations
Criteria Available Points

Mission and Key Constituencies 

What is your mission, vision, and primary production history? Identify your key constituencies and provide information about applicant’s service to them. 

For the purposes of this program, key constituencies that will be prioritized are community groups that are at immediate risk of cultural erasure and displacement within Austin and/or have been institutionally marginalized and under-funded by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division. 

Mission, vision, and production history will be used to verify this answer. Individual applicants and creative businesses, please provide creative mission, artistic vision, and production history for this response. 

Up to 15 Points 

History of Service  

In what ways have you maintained a responsive approach to the needs of your key constituencies? Your answer should include: 

  • Your work or practice has a specific history in direct service to key constituencies 
  • Your founding history and community service goals 
  • Description of how the applicant has directly improved access to opportunities for key constituencies
Up to 10 Points 

Cultural Leadership

Who holds power in your organization and how do they represent your community? Your answer could include:  

  • Executive and creative leadership  
  • Board of Directors and/or Advisory Board 
  • Creative Advisors 
Up to 15 Points 

Community Voice 
In what ways are the voices from the community amplified and involved in the creative direction of your project? Your answer may include:  

  • How stages of the project will include opportunity for input by the community. 
  • How community is involved in the development of the project. 
  • Operationalized equity work within an organization. 
  • Any successes as a representative of community voices. 
Up to 5 Points 
Total 45 Points 
Cultural and Social Impact
Criteria Available Points

Cultural Activities Relevance and Responsiveness 

What are your proposed activities and how is your proposal relevant to the current social and cultural needs of the community? Your answer could address: 

  • Tourist accessible activities that you produce 
  • Description of proposed activities, participant(s), etc. 
  • Working with diverse communities 
  • How equity work is centered in your proposal 
Up to 15 Points 

Intersectionality and Inclusion 

In what ways is intersectionality a key component of your activities?  

  • The City values intersectionality. 
  • The term intersectionality was coined by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw. Intersectionality is where race, class, gender, and other vulnerabilities overlap. It describes the many ways in which various forms of discriminations can intersect, creating special vulnerabilities for some. See Additional Program Details (PDF, 372 KB) for the full definition of Intersectionality. 
Up to 5 Points 

Community Relationships 

Describe the non-financial ways that your community supports your creative work, and how that support has short and long-term impact on your success. 

Examples of non-financial community support include but are not limited to:  

  • Volunteers  
  • Mentorships or Partnerships  
  • Collaborations with Community Members/Leaders  
  • Audience Participation  

Describe the ways that your community financially supports your creative work and how that support has had a short and long-term impact on your success. If your community does not financially support your creative work, please explain why.   

Examples of financial support include but are not limited to:  

  • Cash Donations  
  • Paid Services  
  • Ticket Sales  
  • Donations of Goods 
Up to 5 Points 

Opportunity Creation / Community Benefits 

Describe the ways your creative work invests in your community. Include information on the systemic and long-term benefits your programming has for the community.   

Examples of investment into the communities can include but are not limited to: 

  • Leadership Roles 
  • Jobs 
  • Social Services 
  • Career Development 
  • Networking 
  • Education 
  • Mentoring or Partnerships 
  • Providing free or low-cost spaces 
  • Other (describe) 
Up to 10 Points 

Accessibility 

  • Does your proposal include specialized programming or accommodations for individuals with disabilities?  
  • Does your proposal include specialized language access accommodations or programming for non-English speaking communities?  
  • The panel will consider how these options are represented in your budget.
  • Accessibility accommodations that are “upon-request only” are admirable but will not be considered a specialized service 
Up to 10 Points 

Programmatic Reach 

How will the requested funding help you expand your programmatic reach and amplify Austin’s diverse arts and cultural sector? Your answer could address: 

  • Marketing / Audience Development 
  • Information on how funding will directly support the diversity of the City's cultural/arts community 
Up to 5 Points 

Budget 

How will you use these funds to produce your events? Your answer could address: 

  • Explanation of expenses in production of activities 
  • Uploaded Budget Form should be reflective of this narrative 

Panelists will review this response in addition to the uploaded Budget Form to review the applicant's financial history and financial practices. 

Up to 5 Points 
Total Up to 55 Points 

 

Grant Awardee Commitments

In addition to application proposals, the following information will also be required.  

Reporting Requirements

A final report is due within thirty days of the final activity date. Workshops on how to complete your report will be made available and supporting materials can be found in the Contractor Library.    

The report will require but is not limited to:  

  • Proof of award monies expended  
  • Audience data  
  • Proof the funded activities were executed   
  • Proof that marketing requirements were met 
Funding Timeline

Elevate operates on an annual cycle: 

The program application opens to the public on May 23, 2023. Applications are reviewed for eligibility. Eligible and complete applications are scored during a panel review process. Award amounts of approved applications are then determined using a funding matrix.   

  • May 23, 2023 - Application opens   
  • June 30, 2023 - Application deadline   
  • August 2023 - Panel reviews begin   
  • September 2023 - Notification of award decision 

 

Elevate Grant Panel Schedule

Grant Panel Schedule

August schedule for the Elevate Grant Panel Review

Organization Panel 1 - Day 1 (Wednesday, August 23, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.

 

Time 

Application ID 

Applicant Name 

10:00 AM Central Time*   Morning Session Begins

Morning 

017057-P2Y3Y2 

THINKERY 

Morning 

017034-Q7L9K4 

BRAVE Communities 

Morning 

016938-H0X3Y8 

FUSEBOX FESTIVAL 

Morning 

016910-R4W0S9 

Made Media Group 

Morning 

016909-C7J6Q7 

Clifford Antone Foundation 

Morning 

016843-N8G8Q4 

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum 

Morning 

 

BREAK 

Morning 

016837-F4N3M9 

Future Front Texas 

Morning 

016818-T3C3C8 

ConnectHER 

Morning 

016813-T8F6Y5 

Big Medium 

Morning 

016809-H8S3F5 

Austin Texas Musicians 

Morning 

016801-Y8Y7Y6 

Red River Cultural District 

Morning 

016783-F9P4P4 

TALA 

Noon 

 

LUNCH 

1:00 PM Central Time*   Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 

016755-T8Z6D5 

Anthropos Arts 

Afternoon 

016735-G8G5N5 

ISHIDA Dance Company 

Afternoon 

016733-F6Q9S6 

TEXAS FOLKLIFE 

Afternoon 

016713-Z0H4S3 

THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN 

Afternoon 

016701-Y9G0R6 

Beat 4 Beat 

Afternoon 

016697-F8V6D9 

Austin Classical Guitar 

Afternoon 

016642-K2Y1C0 

Motion Media Arts Center

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016613-X9B8W5 

Arts on Alexander 

Afternoon 

016585-W9T0X4 

Texas Book Festival 

Afternoon 

016584-C1B0T6 

Ground Floor Theatre 

Afternoon 

016577-F4F8T5 

CAPITOL BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION or KMFA Classical 89.5 FM 

Afternoon 

016571-J5M9J0 

ZACHARY SCOTT THEATRE dba ZACH THEATRE 

Afternoon 

016554-V3Y3V1 

Texas After Violence Project 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016490-L4G4G3 

Penfold Theatre Company 

Afternoon 

016454-C4W1R3 

Hyde Park Theatre 

Afternoon 

016437-K2L6M3 

Forklift Danceworks 

Afternoon 

016391-T9G4M8 

Austin Creative Reuse 

Afternoon 

016378-B8J5C0 

line upon line 

Afternoon 015191-J5W7X4 Sonic Guild
Organization Panel 1 - Day 2 (Thursday, August 24, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.

Time 

Application ID 

Applicant Name 

10:30 AM Central Time*   Morning Session Begins

Morning 

016371-S8K1V2 

Austin Bat Cave 

Morning 

016366-W1S8X7 

Waterloo Greenway 

Morning 

016355-M1V2R8 

Texas Early Music Project 

Morning 

016350-R0Q8S3 

American Short Fiction 

Morning 

016331-N0H7G2 

aGLIFF 

Morning 

016329-B6H8L0 

Gilbert & Sullivan Austin 

Morning  016305-B7F8N6  KOOP RADIO, KOOP 91.7FM 

Morning 

 

BREAK 

Morning 

016325-Z0S5H4 

AUSTIN SHAKESPEARE 

Morning 

016301-K9G4F4 

Paramount and Stateside Theatres 

Morning 

016294-N8F9D5 

Austin Film Society 

Morning 

016284-F2W1R0 

Austin Playhouse 

Morning 

016267-P3P4J0 

Art Spark Texas 

Noon* 

 

LUNCH 

1:20 PM Central Time*   Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 

016237-C7P1Z3 

Writers League of Texas 

Afternoon 

016228-N8L6R8 

Armstrong Community Music School 

Afternoon 

016209-X3J2X3 

Chorus Austin 

Afternoon 

016204-X9D7P4 

Austin Chamber Music Center 

Afternoon 

016199-F0M8Y9 

GTHS 

Afternoon 

016198-B5R0T4 

Austin Scottish Rite Theater 

Afternoon 

016157-T3B6J4 

Austin Opera 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016147-B0L2M7 

Conspirare Inc 

Afternoon 

016142-W6K1V4 

Zilker Theatre Productions 

Afternoon 

016135-T7K6N9 

Austin Celtic Assn 

Afternoon 

016130-P7L1N0 

Pump Project Art Complex 

Afternoon 

016111-G4Z0N1 

Art From the Streets 

Afternoon 

016110-Y8V8X6 

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016097-G3G0J2 

TAPESTRY DANCE CO 

Afternoon 

016071-H3B0F8 

Austin Soundwaves 

Afternoon 

016070-L7Z2R1 

SAGE Studio & Gallery 

Afternoon 

016062-W4B9M8 

CENTER FOR WOMEN & THEIR WORK 

Afternoon 

016058-R3W6G6 

Austin Music Foundation 

Afternoon 

016048-S9M1R0 

Blue Lapis Light 

Individual and Creative Business 1 - Day 1 (Thursday, August 24, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.

 

Time 

Application ID 

Applicant Name 

10:00 AM Central Time*   Morning Session Begins

Morning 

017072-L7X9N4 

Casa Costura 

Morning 

017063-S6J2J9 

Batik by Design 

Morning 

017060-S1C5Z2 

Tammie Rubin Artist 

Morning 

017056-S9N0K1 

Fearless Squirrel Productions LLC 

Morning 

017038-D9P2T1 

ZM3 Live Productions 

Morning 

017030-K0Q4L4 

Karen Kocher 

Morning 

 

BREAK 

Morning 

017014-D1J8X0 

Blue Cow Studio 

Morning 

017013-C4S7L0 

p1nkstar 

Morning 

017004-Q4S9H5 

Kiara Harris 

Morning 

016996-Q4F2C0 

Awesome Art! 

Morning 

016968-D8G2T3 

Christina Cicchelli 

Noon

 

LUNCH

1:00 PM Central Time*

 

Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 016960-Y2R8P7  Regine Malibiran 

Afternoon 

016954-X8N3V3 

Rakhee Jain 

Afternoon 

016942-W2D3H2 

Jasmine Beatty 

Afternoon 

016890-X8Q2L9 

AUSTIN VISUAL ARTS ASSN 

Afternoon 

016857-W6Z3L6 

The Mall 

Afternoon 

016840-P9W4M1 

Juan Christian King Tedhams 

Afternoon 

016836-W6R2J4 

Jean Jacques Barrera 

Afternoon 

016823-L5G6M8 

The Projecto 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016798-Y9W5Q0 

Casie Luong Music (CLM) 

Afternoon 

016776-G0W9B1 

Lindsey Millikan 

Afternoon 

016774-L3R8R7 

Eterno Scroll 

Afternoon 

016765-V1Z5C0 

Malika Boudissa 

Afternoon 

016749-Z5X8N8 

Kevin Johnson 

Afternoon 

016745-G7H0H7 

Modesta Trevino 

 

Individual and Creative Business 1 - Day 2 (Friday, August 25, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.

Time 

Application ID 

Applicant Name 

10:00 AM Central Time*   Morning Session Begins

Morning 

016740-G0K6J2 

Carmen Alvarez 

Morning 

016691-X6Y3W9 

Mariana Paredes Pelaez 

Morning 

016634-P3M7G0 

Darcie Book - Day 2 

Morning 

016594-V6B7Y8 

LNS Crew Productions 

Morning 

016572-M8S0P5 

KB Brookins 

Morning 

016565-S4M8B4 

Nicó 

Morning 

 

BREAK 

Morning 

016526-H3H7M9 

Ceia G. 

Morning 

016479-C6Z9F9 

Khristián Méndez Aguirre 

Morning 

016380-F5G6D5 

Javier Jara 

Morning 

016353-F2F1M2 

Buenos Diaz Music 

Morning 

016334-H3W6P0 

Neighborhood Molino 

Morning 

016225-F1Z7M0 

Mary Jane Garza 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

12:15 PM Central time*   Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 

016153-C4J7C6 

Torko Rover

Afternoon 

016129-V1G4D6 

Mercury McKnight 

Afternoon 

016120-M8H9Z0 

Leila Bela 

Afternoon 

016106-K7F9Z5 

Yuliya Lanina 

Afternoon 

016067-F3F4R5 

Blackfruit 

Organization Panel 2 - Day 1  (Friday, August 25, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.

 

Time 

Application ID 

Applicant Name 

10:00 AM Central Time*   Morning Session Begins

Morning 

017053-V6B8Y1 

Rancho Alegre 

Morning 

017028-G2R0D0 

ARCOS 

Morning 

016933-R6R5T5 

ALL RHYTHMS 

Morning 

016903-S6Z3Y7 

American Artists Project 

Morning 

016895-K5B0L0 

The Tiny Minotaur 

Morning 

016879-F3D5X3 

Black Makers Market 

Morning 

 

BREAK 

Morning 

016877-Z3H9X5 

Hot Rhythm Foundation 

Morning 

016830-W0W6T6 

Groundwork Music Project 

Morning 

016817-G7M8Q0 

Rude Mechanicals A Theatre Collective aka Rude Mechs 

Morning 

016800-B0W8W4 

Girls Rock Austin 

Morning 

016789-T5V9X5 

Kallisto Gaia Press 

Morning 

016752-C1V2V5 

The City Theatre Company 

Noon 

 

LUNCH 

1:00 PM Central Time*   Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 

016739-J4B8Z4 

Contracommon 

Afternoon 

016720-S2V6Q6 

Density512 

Afternoon 

016685-W9W7Z2 

PrintAustin Collective 

Afternoon 

016680-K8B1B3 

Inversion Ensemble 

Afternoon 

016675-V2Y2Z8 

Jarrott Productions 

Afternoon 

016658-Y6W2M2 

ATX Theatre 

Afternoon 

016653-G5S0Y4 

Austin Book Arts Center 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016632-B0C6P1 

AUSTIN METAMORPHOSIS DANCE ENSEMBLE 

Afternoon 

016624-M9X8M6 

Austin Civic Orchestra Society 

Afternoon 

016619-V4P3F0 

MASS Gallery, Inc. 

Afternoon 

016602-Q5X8M7 

New School of Music 

Afternoon 

016600-D4D3F7 

golden hornet project 

Afternoon 

016583-H0S4M4 

Artly World 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016578-N9B2B3 

VACAT 

Afternoon 

016575-G0F7V1 

Eastside Kings Foundation 

Afternoon 

016574-G3Z5C0 

ScriptWorks 

Afternoon 

016563-J4M4R9 

A Cappella Texas Chorus 

Afternoon 

016560-G2N1J9 

La Follia Austin Baroque 

Organization Panel 2 - Day 2 (Saturday, August 26, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.

 

Time 

Application ID 

Applicant Name 

10:00 AM Central Time*   Morning Session Begins

Morning 

016545-P3Q6T7 

Collide Arts 

Morning 

016536-T7L9D8 

Fisterra Studio 

Morning 

016502-C4B3B4 

Performa/Dance, Inc. 

Morning 

016496-Y2X1X0 

SAIVA 

Morning 

016464-P2N1K1 

AFTV5 

Morning 

016449-P8W2V5 

Co-Lab Projects 

Morning 

 

BREAK 

Morning 

016430-S3K0T7 

Austin Tango Society 

Morning 

016399-K7F9T7 

Austin Polish Society 

Morning 

016394-C4D1F7 

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company 

Morning 

016382-K5S5X9 

Panoramic Voices 

Morning 

016363-V7H2T2 

Texas Strings Camp 

Morning 

016362-G8X4X1 

The Alchemy Theatre 

Noon 

 

LUNCH 

1:00 PM Central Time*   Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 

016330-S8F8F4 

DORF 

Afternoon 

016326-N0Z0S8 

Austin Gay Men's Chorus 

Afternoon 

016322-Y2D6R3 

Prizer Arts and Letters 

Afternoon 

016302-C9G8T3 

LOLA - Local Opera Local Artists 

Afternoon 

016283-M6Q4Z4 

Austin Jewish Film Festival 

Afternoon 

016272-Y2V9R0 

The Stage Austin 

Afternoon 

016271-X3F4D5 

International Anointed Ministries 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016221-D5P9Y5 

Austin Symphonic Band 

Afternoon 

016202-K6B0L0 

SIPM 

Afternoon 

016173-V5J3H2 

Austin Jazz Workshop 

Afternoon 

016145-B7Z3N8 

Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre 

Afternoon 

016119-D0Q3J4 

Texas Comedies 

Afternoon 

016117-X0R0N7 

Agni Foundation for the Arts 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016086-M6J0Z9 

Classical Guitar Alive 

Afternoon 

016079-H2C0F2 

Ensemble VIII 

Afternoon 

016074-Z4F8H4 

AUSTIN VISUAL ARTS ASSN 

Afternoon 

016064-Q1F8H4 

Leap of Joy 

Afternoon 

016045-R0T0Q8 

Creative Action 

Afternoon 

016031-Z2V4C4 

Salvage Vanguard Theater 

Individual and Creative Business 2 - Day 1 (Friday, August 25, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.



 

Time 

Application ID 

Applicant Name 

2:00 PM Central Time*   Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 

016976-R3F6G9 

Itacate Cultural 

Afternoon 

017027-L0T0P3 

Dorian Layssard and Criancas De Capoeira Angola 

Afternoon 

017010-H8L5K3 

Latin Music Coalition Austin 

Afternoon 

017003-D6L7H1 

Passage Productions LLC 

Afternoon 

016985-J2B1J7 

Workout with Erica Nix 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016966-K8W7S5 

Managed By Dawn 

Afternoon 

016958-F1T7K3 

Radiant Child Media 

Afternoon 

016917-G0R1Z3 

Full Gallop LLC DBA Full Gallop 

Afternoon 

016883-C6J1Q7 

Tiger Den ATX 

Individual and Creative Business 2 - Day 2 (Saturday, August 26, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.

Time 

Application ID 

Applicant Name 

10:00 AM Central Time*   Morning Session Begins

Morning 

016844-C3C7B9 

Las Ofrendas DBA Frida Friday ATX 

Morning 

016835-R9Q1J9 

Fiesta Austin, LLC 

Morning 

016808-L7H8P3 

Chie Endo Photography 

Morning 

016803-B3T1S9 

Build Your Own Dreams 

Morning 

016792-F3B9D2 

Give One Studio LLC 

Morning 

016787-Y0V3V6 

Historical African Martial Arts Association 

Morning 

 

BREAK 

Morning 

016779-Q7G4P8 

Santa Cruz Theater 

Morning 

016775-L0H0N1 

Might Be Magic 

Morning 

016756-H3Q3Q6 

RichesArt Gallery 

Morning 

016710-D6X2P1 

Fallout Theater 

Morning 

016664-Y3T1W3 

3240 Entertainment Group LLC 

Morning 

016635-L3F2L5 

Austin Action Fest 

Noon 

 

LUNCH 

1:00 PM Central Time*   Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 

016631-V2G4B0 

In Tow, LLC 

Afternoon 

016625-P1X6L9 

Crescendo Creative Solutions 

Afternoon 

016579-L3K3Y9 

Socially Immersed 

Afternoon 

016573-F5L1K5 

augzoo 

Afternoon 

016478-C5C0R4 

The Levite Laboratory 

Afternoon 

016461-R9T9H4 

PJ Raval, LLC 

Afternoon 

016457-X7X7Q8 

VINYL Beauty Bar 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016453-G3X3L2 

East End Eclectic LLC 

Afternoon 

016440-Z4M7M1 

Cycles Production 

Afternoon 

016431-Z1B8J8 

MD studio 

Afternoon 

016422-B9M4N1 

PRIMAL WOUND LLC 

Afternoon 

016317-M4B8V2 

Karen Skloss 

Afternoon 

016316-X7K9S8 

Amy Bench 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016264-W4V7V4 

griotmedia 

Afternoon 

016232-G1W1G6 

Black Film Geniuses 

Afternoon 

016126-L7P1Q7 

ColdTowne 

Afternoon 

016090-W4Q4V5 

Strange Wisdom Entertainment, LLC 

Afternoon 

016084-K5T6P3 

Brown Boy Productions 

Afternoon 

016078-W0N2H4 

THE LOVE OF CHINA SCHOOL OF CHINESE DANCE 

Afternoon 

016039-N1X4F1 

Almost Real Things 

Afternoon  015218-M7B5B0 Colectivo IN SITU
Organization Panel 3 - Day 1 (Monday, August 28, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.

 

Time 

Application ID 

Applicant Name 

10:00 AM Central Time*   Morning Session Begins

Morning 

017078-S9H1G7 

In The Dew of Little Things 

Morning 

016997-L6Q9G6 

Texas Nafas 

Morning 

016928-W6N5R6 

Unlisted Projects 

Morning 

016924-F2T0J2 

Beerthoven Inc 

Morning 

016907-C1K7G8 

The House of Songs 

Morning 

016894-G9T8T2 

SOCO Women's Chorus 

Morning 

 

BREAK 

Morning 

016886-S5L1F3 

East Austin Creative Coalition/EACC 

Morning 

016876-B0F5D4 

Kala Darpan 

Morning 

016869-X3F9F9 

Austin Intercultural Network 

Morning 

016866-S2B3R8 

Shakti Moves Dance Company 

Morning 

016858-M5W5T0 

Tejano Music Alliance of Texas 

Morning 

016832-C2L7W3 

Austin Foundation for Architecture 

Noon 

 

LUNCH 

1:00 PM Central Time*   Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 

016826-R4B6G9 

SPECTRUM THEATRE COMPANY 

Afternoon 

016807-X1V4H1 

Hyperreal Film Club 

Afternoon 

016759-Q6C6C7 

Deaf Austin Theatre 

Afternoon 

016732-S3T1Z8 

Indian Dance Endeavor of Austin

Afternoon 

016729-M7P1F1 

Austin Russian-speaking Theater Company (ARTC) 

Afternoon 

016687-S5P4T6 

HOPE Events Inc DBA HOPE Campaign 

Afternoon 

016684-V3C1Y9 

Deaf Film Festival 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016674-R3X0D4 

One Ounce Opera 

Afternoon 

016672-L4D4G2 

Lifelong Learning with Friends 

Afternoon 

016661-Y8L1Z6 

Willie Bernard Martinez-Brown 

Afternoon 

016655-T2J4T3 

Austin Museum Partnership 

Afternoon 

016623-T4Q7H3 

Blowcomotion 

Afternoon 

016605-H7H6R0 

Traditional Jewish Music foundation 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016599-X1Y5Q7 

Home Street Music 

Afternoon 

016595-C9T0B9 

Art 84 

Afternoon 

016576-H2R0J5 

River City Pops 

Afternoon 

016564-Q2P6L8 

Music Memories Austin 

Afternoon 

016522-Q0V0M6 

Austin Civic Wind Ensemble 

Organization Panel 3 - Day 2 (Tuesday, August 29, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.

 

Time Application ID  Applicant Name 
10:00 AM Central Time*   Morning Session Begins

Morning 

016516-R0J9B7 

Texas Music Museum Inc. 

Morning 

016494-Q6Q6T7 

AUSTIN NEW MUSIC CO-OP 

Morning 

016428-Y4Y2Q9 

Dance Waterloo 

Morning 

016424-G2P1W1 

Austin Baroque Orchestra 

Morning 

016381-L0G1X4 

Folklore y Ritmos de Panama, Rogelio McInnis, President 

Morning 

016376-K7H0Z6 

Epistrophy Arts 

Morning 

 

BREAK 

Morning 

016370-W7Y1M7 

Austin Tejano Music Coalition 

Morning 

016367-T2M2N2 

Austin Chamber Ensemble 

Morning 

016347-S1T6R2 

Russian Speakers Society of Austin 

Morning 

016342-H1N3D2 

Tetractys New Music 

Morning 

016339-C1M8Z4 

Austin Emerging Arts Leaders 

Morning 

016319-K9M4D1 

Song Rise Arts 

Noon 

 

LUNCH 

1:00 PM Central Time*   Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 

016311-C8W2G7 

Austin African American Book Festival 

Afternoon 

016299-T0M9R4 

Kairos Creative Arts Center 

Afternoon 

016288-Z5N7K1 

Small Wonders Entertainment 

Afternoon 

016257-M9K1R7 

May the 4th be with Y'all 

Afternoon 

016230-G6V3V4 

HONK!TX 

Afternoon  016289-C0W7L4  Early Era Collective 
Afternoon  016177-K4K7W9  Austin Unconducted 
Afternoon  016160-T4X1P1  LuluFest 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016196-F8T6D1 

We Luv Video Film and Cultural Center 

Afternoon  016172-K1Z9S0  Violet Crown Players (The) 

Afternoon 

016158-X6C3N4 

Uprise Circus 

Afternoon 

016156-L0Q5B4 

Exploded Drawing 

Afternoon 

016138-H4Q3C8 

La Fenice 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016137-T2M9G7 

Austin-Oita Sister City Committee 

Afternoon 

016118-Y7R9M5 

Austin Rainbow Theatre 

Afternoon 

016066-S5L8X8 

ASCI 

Afternoon 

016060-W2B4D9 

Inside Out Steelband 

Afternoon 

016051-X3H7T1 

Different Stages 

 

Individual and Creative Business 3 - Day 1 (Monday, August 28, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.

 

Time 

Application ID 

Applicant Name 

10:00 AM Central Time*   Morning Session Begins

Morning 

016993-S6L2J5 

Leela - An Indian Community Theatre 

Morning 

016906-B0Q2D8 

Recspec Gallery 

Morning 

016902-S9L0X7 

Guerrilla Reel Multimedia 

Morning 

016873-S9Q9C9 

Huapangos sin fronteras 

Morning 

016871-F7P9N9 

Ventana Ballet 

Morning 

016842-Q4L2S0 

Aryel Jackson 

Morning 

 

BREAK 

Morning 

016838-D0W0Y1 

The Electric Church 

Morning 

016795-S1Z2J8 

NOOK Turner 

Morning 

016786-D9R4G6 

Jasmin Patel 

Morning 

016785-N6R3Q1 

Antumbrae Intermedia Events + Installations 

Morning 

016770-C4G4N0 

BABE ATX 

Morning 

016769-L7G3H0 

Cat. 

 

 

LUNCH 

1:00 PM Central Time*   Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 

016766-D8X2Q7 

The Austin Belly Dance Convention 

Afternoon 

016748-J6R7F6 

Surem 

Afternoon 

016741-Y3K3H2 

A'lante Flamenco Dance Ensemble 

Afternoon 

016728-H3P4M6 

Luis Ordaz Gutiérrez 

Afternoon 

016695-D2P8V6 

Ethan Bernick 

Afternoon 

016669-L1D7G6 

ProyectoTeatro 

Afternoon 

016662-G0H3Y2 

Zhenya Rock 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016657-M6F9X6 

Saltillo Sister Cities Committee 

Afternoon 

016644-P7Y1T8 

Centroamericanto Fest 

Afternoon 

016552-J0F2M6 

Big Ole Queer Market 

Afternoon 

016544-J2R5X8 

jkjk 

Afternoon 

016524-G1T1Z5 

Summer Break Theatre 

Afternoon 

016470-J6F8J1 

New Manifest Theatre 

Individual and Creative Business 3 - Day 2 (Tuesday, August 29, 2023)


The recording of this session is available on the EDD YouTube Channel.

Time 

Application ID 

Applicant Name 

10:00 AM Central Time*   Morning Session Begins

Morning 

016439-H7P3T2 

Film Kids 

Morning 

016438-X0Z5Q9 

Upasna Kakroo 

Morning 

016429-J7H2N0 

Afrique Gninze 

Morning 

016420-S7S5F1 

Future Traditions Fest 

Morning 

016410-T5J6T0 

Cut and Deliver 

Morning 

016397-M3B7W0 

Indras Awarehouse 

 

 

BREAK 

11:15 AM Central Time*   Afternoon Session Begins

Afternoon 

016389-R6Z5G3 

AACP 

Afternoon 

016344-L0M4D8 

DBA Austin Troubadours 

Afternoon 

016273-F2R8Q7 

Grapes of Wrath 75 Project 

Afternoon 

016266-V5Q4J2 

Jbk universe llc 

Afternoon 

016179-N7V3S8 

Artistic Education Company 

Afternoon 

016175-F9Q3Y2 

Cirque Vida 

Afternoon 

 

BREAK 

Afternoon 

016161-M8G3W5 

Fat Bottom Cabaret 

Afternoon 

016159-R2L7T1 

Austin Dance India 

Afternoon 

016107-R3Y8N7 

The Texas Burlesque Festival 

Afternoon 

016093-J2N2F0 

Ballet Folklorico de Austin 

Afternoon 

016085-C4T3P6 

Athena Silversmith

Afternoon 014279-C9Q9J3 Seina Sleeper

 

*All panel times are subject to change