Creativity and culture are integral to Austin’s vitality, economy, and quality of life. In order to better plan for Austin’s culture and creativity, it is important to first understand where cultural and creative resources exist throughout the city and where there are gaps. The maps created through CAMP are a first step in taking stock of Austin’s cultural assets in an effort to ensure the arts and creative sector continue to be a significant player in Austin’s ongoing development. The information collected through CAMP will help the city better understand where important cultural and creative resources exist throughout the city, where there are gaps, and where to focus possible future efforts on cultural district planning, creative facilities development, and future cultural and economic development strategies that support Austin’s culture and creativity.
CAMP is happening within the larger context of the new 10-1 Council Districts, Imagine Austin and Creative Economy Priority Program implementation, CodeNext - the Land Development Code Revision, Capital Improvement Project Strategic Planning, Music and Creative Ecosystem Omnibus initiatives, and implementation of other cultural economic strategies by the City of Austin, the Austin creative sector, and the larger Austin community.