For Austin's Creative Ecosystem
Programmed and Produced by the Long Center
Empowering Austin's Arts and Creativity
At the heart of Austin lies a dynamic, thriving arts scene that defines its spirit. Programmed and produced by the Long Center, Create Austin exists to empower and unite this vibrant creative community, fostering an equitable ecosystem of supportive innovation and inclusivity. The Long Center is all about celebrating Austin’s arts and talent. And now, with Create Austin, we’ve built a special place that offers tools and resources just for Austin creatives.
Join the Movement
Austin’s arts scene is expansive, diverse, and ever-evolving. Be a part of the movement that seeks to uplift, support, and strengthen this community. Whether you’re an artist, an organization, or someone who believes in the power of arts, Create Austin is your platform.
Help Us Create Your Creative Consortium
What We Do
Grant Administration Support:
Partnering with the City of Austin to facilitate grants, ensuring artists and organizations have the financial backing they need to bring their visions to life.
A space where arts organizations can pool resources, share ideas, and amplify their collective voice. Here, collaboration is not just encouraged, it’s the way of life.
Our Partnership with the City of Austin
Create Austin is proud to work hand-in-hand with the City of Austin, spearheading the administration of several key cultural funding initiatives. We’ve been entrusted to ensure that artists, musicians, educators, and organizers have the resources they need to keep Austin’s creative spirit alive and thriving.
Empowering Austin’s Artistic Pulse
Create Austin’s Creative Consortium is a fresh endeavor born from active listening and collaboration with Austin’s diverse creative voices. Our aim? To bolster the strength, reach, and energy of Austin’s vibrant arts and cultural landscape.
About Create Austin
Emerging from the Long Center’s vision, Create Austin is our commitment to strengthening Austin’s diverse creative communities and cultural groups. It’s not just about offering services; it’s about building bridges and fostering growth. By drawing on the expertise and dedication of our team, we aim to extend valuable resources and spark collaboration. Dive in deeper and get acquainted with the individuals who make Create Austin thrive.
In the News
The Long Center for the Performing Arts is moving ahead with planning for a proposed pilot program that would offer shared services and expected cost savings for small, cash-strapped arts organizations around the city.
The Long Center for the Performing Arts appears almost certain to be named as the organization that will handle the application process and payments for recipients of grants from the city’s long-awaited Live Music Fund.
Executives with the Long Center for the Performing Arts want the facility to serve as an administrative hub for local arts groups, providing shared services that could lower costs and eventually bring in major corporate donations to benefit member organizations.
The city will begin taking applications for the Live Music Fund in April, after City Council approved two resolutions Thursday clearing the way for the awarding of grants to musicians and event promoters.