Come & Take It Live
"...What do they all have in common? Well, each one has made hugely valuable contributions to the city's creative scene. And because of that, each is being honored by the Austin Creative Alliance at the North Door tonight...."
"...When the Austin Creative Alliance isn't busy connecting members of our arts, film, music, and other creative communities; providing them with services; and promoting them to the rest of the city, it takes time to recognize others who do that good work, too. Thus, the ACA Honors, the third round of which will be handed out Tuesday at the North Door...."
"...That was followed April 2 by the first meeting of a new entity called Create Space Austin, at which three dozen people in the performing arts community came together to start crafting solutions to that scene's loss of venues. (See the accompanying article, "Barn Raising.") And this coming week, the Austin Creative Alliance, the membership service organization for all the city's creatives, gets into the act with a public report titled "Leveraging Austin's Boom Into Opportunity for Arts, Culture, and Creativity." Drawing on input gathered from four Creative Sector Summits that ACA convened over the prior 15 months, the report details four projects that could provide critical infrastructure for the creative sector in the years to come..."
"...But after 10½ years, Taormina is about to get her life back. As of April 30, she's retiring as head of the Austin Creative Alliance, the organization that, under Taormina's stewardship, grew out of ACoT...."
"...Excise the "interim" from Marcy Hoen's job title. The board of the Austin Creative Alliance was evidently so taken with her leadership of the organization during the past eight months that it has decided to keep her as executive director permanently..."
"...Not that I'm seriously expecting anyone reading this in Austin to do his taxes this weekend, but it's worth noting that once we get past SXSW, we'll be less than a month away from Uncle Sam's annual day of revenue reckoning, and, for those of you in the creative sector who haven't yet filed your return, next Wednesday could be a big help to you. The Austin Creative Alliance has partnered with Foundation Communities, the local nonprofit that provides affordable housing and support services for low-income individuals and families, to make March 20 Austin Creatives' Day at the organization's Community Financial Center, 2600 W..."
"...The 12 candidates on hand (the only absentees were Place 5 challengers John Duffy and R.A. "Bo" Prudente) faced the largest turnout for a candidate forum this season – 120 to 140 people, estimated Austin Creative Alliance Executive Director Marcy Hoen..."
"...With arts and live music venues increasingly being displaced by rising rents and rapid development, the Austin Creative Alliance has just taken a big step to address the issue – a $100,000 step. The ACA is rolling out what it's calling a Creative Infrastructure Initiative, funded by a $100K gift from financial services advisor Roy Mullin...."
"...In this year's historic expansion of the City Council, the creative sector wants to be sure that its role in Austin's economy and quality of life are understood are taken seriously. So the Austin Creative Alliance, Austin Music People, and the Austin Technology Council have teamed to sponsor their own series of candidate forums...."
"...The Austin Creative Alliance, Austin Music People, the Austin Film Society, and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts of Central Texas are sponsoring the event, which starts at 6pm, though you'll have a chance to lubricate yourself and chat up fellow creatives in a half-hour happy hour at 5:30pm...."
"...Equally here and now is the fact that the disc was produced and compiled by John Riedie, who landed on the cover of the Chronicle April 15 as Austin Creative Alliance CEO...."
"...In 2016, Gender Portraits received funding from Austin Creative Alliance, and Riley went to work with a small crew to organize the first Gender Unbound Festival and create a hub for stories that reflect their own lived experiences. Because art, Riley believes, is a vehicle that can change the way folks think of themselves and also normalize their experiences. [image-2-right]..."
"...I've been pondering the contradictions of affordability more acutely since I spent a Saturday afternoon (Sept. 7) with more than 100 Austinites spinning contemporary variations on Blind Alfred Reed's Depression-era tune, "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?" The "Affordability Summit" was sponsored by Liveable City, the Austin Creative Alliance, HousingWorks, Public Citizen Texas, and the Sustainable Food Center..."
"..."Their place is a wonderland," says Marcy Hoen, interim executive director of the Austin Creative Alliance. "Everybody who goes there wants to live there..."
"...Hosting the 2011 Art Week Austin, Art Alliance Austin is taking advantage of the exceptional convergence of special arts events this month, including the annual Fusebox Festival and Umlauf Garden Party, the Texas Biennial, and the Austin Museum of Art's triennial "New Art in Austin" exhibition. The events span April 27-May 1, with a special arts summit co-sponsored by Art Alliance Austin, AMOA, Fusebox, and Texas Biennial on April 30..."
"..."Clarifying that is important because we don't need to protect bars and nightclubs," says Rebecca Reynolds of Music Venue Alliance Austin (MVAA). "It's profitable to run a bar; it's not profitable to run a music venue..."
"...The birds are out, the weather isn't yet scorching, and the city is coming alive after some damp and dreary winter days, which can only mean that we're overdue for some outdoor festivities. Art Alliance Austin's annual Art City Austin will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, turning the Downtown blocks of Cesar Chavez between Guadalupe and Lamar into a huge open-air gallery for more than 100 artists from around the country..."
"...Paul Beutel (Austin Theatre Alliance) -- administrator, critic, actor..."
"...Late Nite Catechism, Austin Theatre Alliance..."
"...Robison's first big hire is Mindy Raymond, the outgoing executive director of industry trade association the Texas Motion Picture Alliance, who has signed on as the director of marketing and development. She found out about the proposal through AFS treasurer Gary Newsom, and saw it as "a natural transition from what I've been doing with the TXMPA." [image-1-right]..."