Nexus Grant

Nexus Application Deadline: May 14, 2024 at 7 pm CST

The application window for Nexus was open from Tuesday April 16th, 2024 through 7pm CST Tuesday May 14th, 2024.
 
Award announcements will be finalized by the Cultural Funding Division in the coming weeks. Please check the City of Austin Nexus website for the most up-to-date information.

If you require technical assistance, please reach out to the Long Center’s Community Programs team at cityofaustingrants@thelongcenter.org.

If you have questions on the grant program guidelines, eligibility requirements, or application content, please reach out to culturalarts@austintexas.gov.

The Cultural Arts Division’s Virtual Office Hours are held on Zoom every Tuesday, 10am – 12pm, and from 10:30am – 4pm the Monday and Tuesday before an application closes.

The Nexus Grant allows Fiscal Sponsors if the Fiscal Sponsor submitted the application on behalf of their sponsored project. For more information, please see our Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship.

Resources for
Nexus Grant Applicants

If you require technical assistance on your application, please reach out to the Long Center’s Community Programs team at cityofaustingrants@thelongcenter.org.

If you have questions on the grant program guidelines, eligibility requirements, or application content, please reach out to culturalarts@austintexas.gov.

The Cultural Arts Division’s Virtual Office Hours are held on Zoom every Tuesday, 10am – 12pm, and from 10:30am – 4pm the Monday and Tuesday before an application closes.

If you want to employ a fiscal sponsor, they must be the one to submit this application. This means the awardee must have a fiscal sponsor arrangement in place BEFORE they begin the application process. Please see our Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship for more information.

The Economic Development Department brought on the organization Almost Real Things as a Community Amplifier for the Nexus grant. Learn more about this organization and their work here.

Events for Nexus Applicants

Almost Real Things Magazine: Artist & Community Social Hour

Wednesday, April 17 · 6:30 – 8pm CDT

City of Austin Economic Development: Nexus Grant Drop-In Application Help

Monday, April 29 · 5 – 8pm CDT

City of Austin Cultural Arts: Virtual Open Office Hours

Tuesdays until May 14 · 10am – 12pm CDT

Almost Real Things Magazine: Nexus Grant In the Know Workshop

Saturday, May 4 · 12 – 2pm CDT

Almost Real Things Magazine: ¡Entérate! Información general de subvención Nexus

Saturday, May 4 · 2:30 – 4pm CDT

City of Austin Economic Development: Nexus Grant Drop-In Application Help

Monday, May 6 · 5 – 8pm CDT

Almost Real Things Magazine: Let’s Apply Together! Grant Application Assistance

Saturday, May 11 · 1 – 4pm CDT

City of Austin Cultural Arts: Virtual Open Office Hours

Monday, May 13 & Tuesday, May 14 · 10:30am – 6pm

Almost Real Things Magazine: Let’s Apply Together! Grant Application Assistance

Tuesday, May 14 · 1 – 4pm CDT

Learn More About the Other City of Austin Grants That Create Austin Administers

Austin Live Music Fund

This fund was established by City of Austin and provides an ongoing budget for cultural funding programs for Austin’s music industry.

Elevate Grant

Grants for arts organizations, individual artists, and creative businesses that produce culturally vibrant and diverse artistic content.

Thrive Grant

Provides focused investment to sustain and grow arts organizations that are deeply rooted in and reflective of Austin’s diverse cultures.

Heritage Preservation Grant

Promotes tourism through historic preservation projects and activities inclusive of all stories rooted in history and heritage.

See the Impact of the Nexus Grant

Browse our calendar of local events that have been funded by grants – including Nexus – from the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department.

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Creativity should be prioritized in our city – creating vibrant neighborhoods, social impact, sustainable economics, and job opportunities. By working together, we can enrich the lives of all who live in and visit our vibrant city.

Frequently Asked Questions

To apply to one of the five grants administered by Create Austin, visit our Submittable Grant Management Platform. For more information on each program, you can explore our Resource Hub or visit the City of Austin website:

It is important to look at the city’s eligibility guidance for each program, to find the grant application closest suited to you or your organization. 

While most of the public resources available for 2023’s round of grant programs will be found through the City of Austin, Create Austin is working to produce a great number of additional resources to support future applicants, current grantees, and community networkers. These will include, but not be limited to: public training sessions on grant writing, engagement opportunities for community collaboration and feedback, and detailed guidance on application processes, timelines, and eligibility.

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As a contractor of the city, Create Austin is not responsible for the selection of grant awardees. Our role is administration and logistics – ensuring the grant funds are distributed and providing financial reporting back to the city.

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