The City of Austin offers a number of services and resources for artists, arts organizations, and creative sector businesses across many of the city’s departments. Whether you’re looking for funding for a project, need help getting your business off the ground, or are looking to open a cultural venue, make sure to check out our lists of resources the City of Austin provides to help find the right services for you.

Grants & Funding

The City of Austin offers grants and funding for a number of cultural uses, from funding for community initiatives and festivals to funding to support your organization’s operations. Take a look at this guide for a listing of the various cultural funding options the City offers.  

Opportunities for Artists

Are you an artist, musician, filmmaker, performer, or even all of the above? Make sure to check out these resources for upcoming artists opportunities, commissions, competitions, artist residencies and more. The City of Austin hosts a number of opportunities for artists to share and display their work throughout the year and this page lists the many programs that offer calls to artists to submit their work or apply.

Professional Development & Small Business Services for Artists

Artists and creatives are businesses too! Make sure to check out some of the professional development opportunities and small business services that cater specifically to artists and creatives. From career coaching to small business loans, these services help you get started as your own small business and can help you take your creative practice to the next level.

Creative Space Development

Curious about starting your own venue or creative space? Have a venue that needs some help with code compliance? Looking to band together with other creative spaces in your area? Check out some of the services available for creative spaces such as incentives, funding, and professional assistance on this page.

Looking for even more services for artists? Check out the Small Business Resource Directory for services on other local, state, and national agencies that support the arts.