City of Austin Economic Development Department (EDD) Cultural Arts Division
04/26/21 - for events occurring in April, May, June, 2021.
Grants of up to $3,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations, groups, and artists for arts programming in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support activities and events for local residents as well as for tourists and visitors. The program supports activities and projects in all disciplines that provide quality arts and cultural programming to the Austin community and its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ).
Community Initiatives is a quarterly funding program that provides funding for community-based arts events that celebrate Austin’s culture of creativity, and encourage collaboration, innovation, accessibility, and cultural tourism.
The purpose of the program is to reinforce the artistic and cultural industry representing an important component of the economy of Austin and to celebrate and promote Austin as an exciting, vibrant and diverse cultural destination for visitors and tourists throughout the world. To that end, direct support of events and activities related to the improvement, application and broad accessibility and marketing of the arts are the guiding principles for the investment of these funds.
Goals for Allocation of Funds :
For FY 21, the Arts Commission has set aside funds to support Community Initiatives applicants seeking to broaden access or accommodate audiences with disabilities. The four top-scoring applicants who indicate that they will provide expanded ADA access during their proposed event will be provided additional support for expenses related to expanding accessibility at their proposed events.
GrantWatch ID#: 164662
Maximum request of $3,000.
Applicants who wish to provide access to all audiences by providing sign language interpretation, assisted listening devices, closed captioning or other services may be eligible for up to $500 of unmatched funding to cover the costs of providing accessibility services for their audiences.
- For applications submitted by January 25, 2021, proposed events will occur in April, May, and June 2021.
- For applications submitted by April 26, 2021, proposed events will occur in July, August, and September 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop2.asp?donorid=2203&rfpid=1945
To change your mailing address or organization name in vendor registration log into your Vendor Registration Account at http://www.austintexas.gov/financeonline/account_services/account/login.cfm.
For more information email Anne-Marie McKaskle-Davis, Cultural Funding Specialist Senior at Annemarie.McKaskle@austintexas.gov, or call 512.974.7854.
Virtual Open Office Hours – no appointment necessary!
Meeting ID 912 1807 0093
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month
10 am to 12 pm
For general inquires or assistance, please contact the Cultural Arts Funding Program staff:
- Jesús Pantel, Cultural Funding Supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 974-9315
- Sarah Corpron, Cultural Funding Specialist: email@example.com, (512) 974-7989
- Peggy Ellithorpe, Cultural Funding Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 974-7978
- Kameko Branchaud, Cultural Funding Specialist: email@example.com, (512) 974-9312
City of Austin
Cultural Arts Funding Program
5202 East Ben White Blvd Suite 400
Austin TX 78741
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