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See the City of Austin's Guidelines for the Nexus Grant
This document has additional details for the grant programs run by the Cultural Arts Division: Thrive, Nexus, and Elevate. In it, you will find information that pertains broadly to all three programs. This includes (but is not limited to) details on funding sources, eligible activites and expenses, panel processes, contractual requirements, and a glossary of terms.
Submittable serves as an online platform designed to gather grant applications, foster communication with applicants, assess content, and oversee the decision making process
This is a fillable document available for you to use as a template while completing the narrative questions in the Nexus application.
This resource offers a Before Application FAQ, a copy of the Nexus Eligibility Quiz, a breakdown of each section of the application, details on the scored application questions, and information on all required supporting documents.
This is a fillable contract required for all applications using a Fiscal Sponsor for the Nexus Grant.
What is a Fiscal Sponsor? What should I look for in a Fiscal Sponsor? What are the requirements for Fiscal Sponsors in the Submittable Grant Platform?
CAD grants often require Worksamples from applicants. This is an optional template developed by City of Austin staff to support your application process.
You can only be awarded one HOT grant per year. Knowing which grant you are most eligible for it the most important step for starting your application!
This guide aims to provide helpful tips and insights to assist you in crafting a successful grant application. It is generalized for all the grant programs administered by Create Austin (The Long Center) and run by the Economic Development Department.

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