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The City of Austin Small Business Program offers a comprehensive directory of small business resources offered by local, state, and federal governments and non-profit agencies. Our goal for the City of Austin Small Business Guide is to increase awareness and use of the programs that provide aid in the development of your business. Call 512-974-7800, email SmallBiz@austintexas.gov or visit our website www.SmallBizAustin.org for information about all our services and resources.

Website Phone Number Description
Accion 469.332.7111

Accion is a nonprofit organization that increases access to business credit, makes loans and provides training to enable entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive economic and social change. 

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation - Emergency Grants 212.226.0581

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. This program has no deadlines.

The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment.

The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

Applicants should be aware that this is a grant program, and that each application is considered on its merits within the criteria of the program. While we attempt to provide assistance to as many applicants as we can, the filing of an application is not, nor should it be perceived as, a guarantee of funding.

All ATX

All ATX is Austin's musician advocate, dedicated to their promotion, success and overall well-being. 

Alliance of Artists Communities 401.351.4320

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artists' residencies - a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.  This website is your one-stop guide to residencies for visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, scholars, filmmakers, community artists, architects, and more. 

Alliance of Artists Communities - Emergency Relief Programs 401.351.4320

In the event of an emergency, the Alliance can offer support for artists by connecting them with our diverse network of residency programs across the country.  By providing the time, space, and support that residencies offer, artists can focus on their work, reflect, and renew their creative practice during an especially challenging time. 

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works - Disaster Response & Recovery 202.661.8069

AIC's disaster response and recovery efforts include facilitating the National Heritage Responders (NHR) - formerly American Institute for Conservation - Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) - training; working through FAIC with the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield to help recover cultural and historic artifacts damaged by the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti; assisting in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy in late 2012; assembling guides and information; as well as partnering with other organizations and their disaster response and recovery efforts.

American Red Cross - Ready Rating 877.715.0123

The Red Cross Ready Rating program provides a framework designed to: 1) Help businesses, organizations, and schools become prepared for emergencies; 2) Help increase the level of preparedness among individuals and families; and 3) Encourage businesses, schools and organizations to help their local communities prepare for emergencies.

Art Alliance Austin 512.609.8587

Art Alliance Austin works collaboratively with artists, museums, independent curators, and galleries to create a diverse and powerful series of programming which highlights Austin as an emerging contemporary arts capital. 

ART.WORK AUSTIN 512.222.3934

ART.WORK is a local, cutting-edge collective of artisan entrepreneurs that operate in variety of industries.  Our studio in the heart of downtown Austin is intended to facilitate the "WORK" side of artwork during the week and the ART side of artwork on the weekends.  All week we are researching, learning, promoting, and closing deals, the ART.WORK studio is constantly electrified by our members' drive to elevate their work and careers to new heights.  Friday nights are Private Artist Showcases by RSVP only.

Artists' Charitable Fund 970.577.0509

Colorado based Artists' Charitable Fund assists American artists living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical / dental / eye-care bills. For example, the Fund has purchased a wheelchair, paid for eye surgery, provided funding for an artificial leg, paid partial medical expenses of several artists who have cancer, as well as other needs for medical assistance.

The Artists' Charitable Fund is recognized by the IRS as a 503(c) charitable organization and your donations are tax deductible.

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