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City of Austin Ordinance No. 20110922-087 establishes the requirements for residential tours and garages sales, as well as clarifies requirements for art production on residential properties.  Under this ordinance, art tour organizers must provide the dates of their tour, as well as the addresses of all participating residential properties to the Cultural Arts Division.

The City of Austin is committed to building a collection of high-quality public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of citizens and visitors. This policy outlines the process through which artwork proposals are reviewed and accepted or rejected by the City of Austin. Download the City of Austin Artwork Donation & Loan Policy (PDF).

To determine eligibility for an economic development incentive, please complete an Inquiry Form.

Incoming International Delegations at the City of Austin

To receive assistance with an international delegation, please complete the Visiting Delegation online form. While the City does not provide funding for delegation travel expenses, we can help set up meetings with City staff and officials, local institutions or businesses.

Music on Hold

Music on Hold is one of the City's fun and unique ways of showcasing Austin’s great music—usually in sixty seconds or less. Anytime someone calls into the City telephone system and placed on hold, they will be listening to a well-curated playlist of Austin music. Music on Hold showcases Austin’s fantastic and diverse music, and it gives our citizens a little something to listen to while waiting.

If your band is interested in having a song featured on Music on Hold, please contact Stephanie Bergara at 512-974-7804.

Music Proclamations

The City of Austin is incredibly proud of our local music culture, and every Austin City Council regular meeting includes live music to kick off the session. These selected performers are also bestowed the honor of a “Proclamation Day” with an official certificate and their band name permanently included in the City calendar. These musicians will have their own City of Austin “Day” for the rest of their lives, and many have annual celebrations of their day with fans and supporters. Please contact Stephanie Bergara for more information.

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