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Federal Funds for Local Arts, Latinapalooza, and More
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"...will receive $75,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the Our Future 35 Artist in Residence..."

May 24, 2024 Music Column by Carys Anderson

Croy and the Boys, Warpaint, a Metal Fest, and More Crucial Concerts
Recommended shows for the week
"...a result of support from the city of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division and Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural..."

May 24, 2024 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Relays, Rides, and Rasslin' Headline This Week's Community Events
Recommended happenings around town
"...down with the sickness. You know, the one that starts with C and never actually ends?   – James..."

March 22, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Council to Propose Resolution for City Co-Sponsorship of Free Live Music Events
Natasha Harper-Madison will suggest an initiative at Feb. 15 meeting
"...recreation access. She said that while players in the arts industry have the creative aspect of public events covered,..."

Feb. 14, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

Qmmunity: Booked and Busy
Pride in Black ATX starts a book club, and a new queer comedy competition gets funded
"...Dive, received a grant from the city of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division. Utilizing the Elevate Grant, host Ivy Le..."

Feb. 9, 2024 Column by James Scott

Carnaval to Chili Cook-Off: This Week's Recommended Community Events
A kickoff for Black History Month, Mean Girls trivia, a farewell to boobies, and more
"...through the George Washington Carver Museum? The East Austin cultural center houses four permanent Black history exhibits, which present..."

Feb. 2, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Terry Allen, ericdoa, and More Crucial Concerts
Essential Austin gigs in the coming week
"...setting. Thanks to a financial boost from the city’s Cultural Arts Division, jams are scheduled through August: first Sundays..."

Feb. 2, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Mondo Veterans and SpectreVision Announce New Collectibles Company Mutant
Reassembled team working on major poster and vinyl releases
"...interested in the toys and vinyl than the prints division. Within a year, it had laid off most of..."

Jan. 29, 2024 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Parks Board Recommends Zilker Plan Despite Misinformation-Fueled Outrage
Stakeholders respond to 5,000-seat amphitheater concerns
"...of money to the detriment of parks in other parts of town. But historically, nonprofit gifts to PARD (including..."

May 26, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

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

We Have an Issue: Putting It Down for Posterity
75 years after Partition, Neha Aziz excavates family history and firsthand accounts for a 10-part podcast series
"...10-part podcast series, Partition, an exploration of the tumultuous division of British India into India and Pakistan, informed by..."

Aug. 12, 2022 Column by Kimberley Jones

Public Notice: Brave New World
Remaking Austin, one highway and music club at a time
"...introduce and discuss the Austin Eco­nom­ic Development Corporation's Austin Cultural Trust and its real-estate-driven mission to preserve and create..."

Jan. 28, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Faster Than Sound: Should the Live Music Fund Go to Musicians or Venues?
While eligibility is worked out, Music Commission nails down “PIE” equity plan
", sound engineers, lighting, and talent. Music & Entertainment Division Manager Erica Shamaly explained that grant recipients could decide..."

Nov. 5, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

AFS Announces 2021 Feature Grant Recipients
Ten projects reflect talent and diversity in Texas film
"...also supported by the city of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division and the Texas Commission on the Arts...."

Sept. 7, 2021 Screens Post by Katherine McNevins

AFS Opens 2021 Short Film Grant Applications
Society will run webinars to help you apply
" addition to the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division and the Texas Commission on the Arts...."

Aug. 2, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Overlooked, Overheard Lets Us Hear the Sound of the City's Money Being Spent
Composer and audio artist Douglas Laustsen geo-tagged sites in the Govalle and Highland neighborhoods where local government's been at work
"...small speaker and audio player) – why would an arts-loving, music-teaching, poetry-promoting fellow like Laustsen decide that the bureaucratic..."

June 11, 2021 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Faster Than Sound: Sanctifying Saliyah
The electronic producer focuses inward on a striking sophomore EP
"...prerecorded and live content as supported by the Austin Cultural Arts Division...."

Dec. 4, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Focusing on Mental Health at the Capital City Black Film Festival
The online version of the fest becomes a celebration of healing
"...'Oh my gosh, how many other people in the arts are dealing with the same thing?'"..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

SoundSync Music Founder Nathalie Phan Finds "Time to Pivot"
"...workshops and webinars, most recently a city of Austin Cultural Arts Division-sponsored workshop titled "Time to Pivot." Hosted by..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Features Feature by Greg Stitt

For His Dance (Re)current Unrest, Charles O. Anderson Keeps Moving
Through the pandemic and other obstacles, the choreographer and UT teacher continues to adapt
"...against Black Americans. It was supposed to be about cultural appropriation. The furor over Beyoncé lifting movement by a..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

How to Celebrate Austin Museum Day 2020
In person and virtual events abound on the city' annual free museum day
" Austin Museum Day 2020 reveals itself to an arts-loving public...."

Sept. 15, 2020 Arts Post

Faster Than Sound: Austin Musicians Petition for Black Live Music Fund
Black Live Music Fund garners support, Bill Callahan previews Gold Record, and DJ Jester the Filipino Fist harassed in North Campus.
"...represented in the local music scene ... The City's Cultural Arts division supports countless programs and initiatives aimed at..."

July 31, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

A Budget Forged in Crisis Looks Toward Long-Term Opportunities
Resilience, rethinking, recovery
"...economically by COVID-19, perhaps the most troubled are the arts and culture groups whose city support comes from now-dormant..."

July 24, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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

Faster Than Sound: Body Rock Turns 10
Riders Against the Storm and Chorizo Funk’s decade-built dance institution endures, Monday City music meetings, and more
"...year back at the former venue. Panelists unpack the cultural go-to this evening, Feb. 6, 7-9pm, at the George..."

Feb. 7, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Blood Goes Big, Free Week Contracts
In the ATX music news: punk poetics by local septet Blood, January’s Free Week dates, and the Live Music Fund’s first feedback
"...On slow-building drudge "Intro," O'Brien layers cultural references in brutal delivery:..."

Dec. 27, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

AFS Announces Short Film Grant Recipients
Society breaks $2 million in assistance to filmmakers
"...Film Festival, Art Works, City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division and the Texas Commission on the Arts...."

Dec. 20, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Goodbye Prop B, Hello HOT Monies
Following the defeat of Proposition B, Austin music advocates brainstorm applications of the first city funding for commercial music
"...Shared by the Red River Cultural District, the image urged voting against Proposition B in..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Music Advocates Say Convention Center Expansion Key to Unlocking City Funds
Can the commercial music industry finally get a cut of the HOT action? Also: City protects venue employees from receiving sound citations and Austin rapper Hella Sketchy dies of overdose.
"...third-largest source of city tax revenue currently benefits nonprofit arts groups exclusively – the commercial music industry doesn't see..."

July 5, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Cutting Up on Tuesday
Queer nightlife gets a new clubhouse, SIMS Foundation faces spiked membership, Spoon’s greatest hits, and more
"...June 8 at a joint meeting of the city's arts and music commissions. More than 600 respondents provided input..."

June 28, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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