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Cultural Arts Division
Learn from the city how public art happens and how the downturn is affecting local creatives
"...The city's Cultural Arts Division is delivering a double-barreled blast of informative..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cultural Affairs Division
Vincent Kitch off to head the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs in Seattle
"...years of working for the city of Austin on arts and cultural issues and heads to Seattle to serve..."

March 11, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

City Offers Arts Venue Aid ASAP
Cultural Arts Division's Art Space Assistance Program will award $200,000 in grants to creatives in need this summer
"...and funded for this fiscal year. That said, the Cultural Arts Division now has $200,000 that it's ready to..."

June 30, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

City Arts Funding: The Resolution
Council approves FY 19 arts funding, ponders its next move
"...The three-act drama about city arts funding that opened Sept. 13 came to a calm..."

Oct. 8, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

City Arts Funding Tempest
Unexpected Cultural Contracts cuts cause concern
"...storm clouds continued to hang low over the city's Cultural Arts Division. The release Thursday of funding amounts for..."

Sept. 17, 2018 Arts Post

The Arts Funding Matrix: Reloaded
Arts Commission's FY 19 funding adjustments head to Council
"...After recipients of city cultural support reacted strongly to deep cuts in funding for..."

Oct. 2, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: Arts Commission Special Meeting
Commission seeks creatives' input on city staff's recommendations
"...staff's response to the Mayor's Omnibus Resolution. Tonight, the Arts Commission wants your thoughts on those rockets' red glare...."

Aug. 2, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

City Arts Funding: The Resolution
Council approves 2019 funding, ponders next move
"...The three-act drama about city arts funding that opened Sept. 13 came to a calm..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Groups
A dozen culture providers have been very nice, according to the NEA
"...The National Endowment for the Arts has made its annual impersonation of St. Nick and..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

City Arts Funding
A new clash over what arts groups are legally entitled to bed tax funds
"...presentations at schools across Central Texas. Sounds like a cultural enterprise worthy of our tax dollars, right? Kirk Watson..."

April 9, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Arts Bullets
Physical Plant Theater's first Garden Party raised more than $8,000, Ann Hume Wilson has been appointed associate director of the Blanton Museum of Art, Blue Lapis Light is exhibiting – and auctioning off – bras and breastplates for angels, and the city unveils a new mural at the Pan Am / A.B. Cantu Recreation Center
"...mural project was commissioned through the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division's Art in Public Places program and funded..."

June 4, 2004 Arts Feature

Austin Arts Survey
Answer a few questions, and you might help the city ramp up its arts programming
"...cost you all of 10 minutes. Just head to, and answer the questions from the Cultural Affairs Division...."

Nov. 14, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Pro Arts Collective's production of "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" brings all the emotion of the Rodney King beating and its aftermath rushing back
"...production of Anna Deveare Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, ProArts Collective brings it all rushing back, not just our..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

This Is Who We Are #13: Pro Arts Collective's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
A daily affirmation of Austin's creativity from the Chronicle archive
"...production of Anna Deveare Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, ProArts Collective brings it all rushing back, not just our..."

June 1, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

What's Austin's Creative Capacity?
Final results of city's survey of creatives to be reported on
" our town these days? The city of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division hears you – or has heard you...."

Nov. 4, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Getting Help for Art Venues ASAP
June 29 meeting tells artists how to tap $200K in space aid
"...took the city some time, but this week the Cultural Arts Division is rolling out its Art Space Assistance..."

June 27, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Rancho Alegre Fundraises to Save Their Conjunto Festival During AmplifyATX
Cut from city arts funding, Alegre aims to raise 35k this week
"...effects of a change in how the city distributes Cultural Arts funding paid for by local hotel taxes...."

Feb. 28, 2023 Music Post by Chad Swiatecki

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: A Year Later
Twelve months after Mayor Steve Adler rolled out his plan to save live music and the arts, what's happened?
"...had brought together members of the Music Commission and Arts Commission – itself a rare thing – to stand..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Shape of Things to Come
What will the arts in Austin look like in 10 years? CreateAustin has a good idea – in fact, it has 10.
"...corners of the community gathering to chat about Austin's cultural landscape as they'd like to see it 10 years..."

March 7, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

FotoATX: Pics and the City
This new arts festival celebrates Austin as seen through the lenses of local photographers
"...A collaboration between the Cultural Arts Division, PrintAustin, the Museum and Cultural Arts Centers..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback – Omnibus: Destination Unknown
Vetting City Hall's recommendations to Mayor Adler's arts Omnibus and unveiling Sound on Sound Fest's Renaissance location and debut lineup
"...touches on everything from land use regulations and bolstering cultural tourism to increasing musicians' income through local licensing initiatives...."

July 1, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Thinking thinkEAST
How Fusebox has engaged stakeholders in the planning process
"...previous experience doing anything like this, how has the arts organization engaged the community in designing the development called..."

April 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Opie on Top
AFF to honor Ron Howard's extraordinary contribution to filmmaking
", we’re not referring to Howard the actor’s lasting cultural contributions via his pint-sized scamp Opie on The Andy..."

July 14, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Protect and Preserve
How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?
" area that the city had declared an official "cultural district." A fair amount of hoopla surrounded the designation..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Cindy Widner

Naked City
" news, the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services office's Cultural Arts Division is reminding all applicants that the application..."

April 20, 2007 News Feature

Would You Like to Swap a Vowel?
City Council gets into its A-E-I-O-Us
"...we'll see how those two competing interests are resolved. Cultural Arts SNAFU..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Planet Plan It
You can help plan the arts' future in downtown Austin's extreme makeover at a Community Charrette on May 14
", it seems prudent to ask: Where do the arts fit into all this? You can not only find..."

May 13, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The city wants you as a Cultural Contracts Program peer review panelist, Michelle Schumann competes in Canada, and Uncle Cuddles gets a gig
"...Cultural Contracts Seek the Proud, the Few..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

CreateAustin: Mapping our future, artswise
Help determine what Austin's cultural scene will look like in the future by getting involved with CreateAustin
"...What do you think Austin's cultural scene will look like in the future? More to..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Public Notice: Bridges to Forever
The theme for the coming week is public input
"...Design. Tuesday, June 23, noon-1:30pm at the Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River. Learn more about FBCs, and RSVP..."

June 19, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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