About Community Initiatives
Community Initiatives provides support for smaller community arts projects and activities that celebrate Austin’s culture of creativity and that encourage collaboration, innovation, accessibility, and cultural tourism that develop throughout the year. This program is currently closed.
Community Initiatives funding actively seeks to provide members of historically underrepresented communities, which can include identities such as Black or African-American, Arab-American, Asian-American, Hispanic or LatinX, Pacific Islander, Indigenous Nations, LGBTQIA, or a person with a disability, with equitable access to funding opportunities. Applicants who are members of Historically Underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply
Community Initiatives is open to 501c organizations, individual artists and other unincorporated organizations residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. Proposed activities must involve the marketing, production, presentation, and funding of a live public performance or exhibition open to both residents and tourists.