Entertainment & Events

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Council begins movement on stalled special events ordinance

Roughly four years after it was created, the city is moving forward with a new ordinance governing special events that, among other things, is intended to make the application process easier to navigate.At Tuesday’s work session, City Council received a…

Monday, July 24, 2017 by Lisa Dreher

Arts Commission encourages artist collaboration to save funding

The Arts Commission is encouraging collaboration among Austin artists not only for a sense of community but also to safeguard its cultural arts funding process.Commissioner Richard “Bears” Fonte said artists have double-dipped in the cultural arts fund by splitting into separate…

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

‘Agent of change’ remains static for now

With a brand-new manager of Austin’s Music and Entertainment Division, there’s not expected to be any upcoming action on the so-called “agent of change” policy that dominated the bandwidth of that office for the first six months of 2017.That’s in…

Friday, July 14, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Venue rent relief seen as goal of new incentives programs

As Economic Development Department staff worked on plans to update the city’s economic incentives program, the department’s top executive gave a preview earlier this week of how the creative economy could be helped in the coming years.At Monday’s meeting of…

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Red River improvements kicking off ahead of district-wide festival

The installation of three large public art projects and potential action to clean up a crime-ridden alleyway are two pieces of a campaign kicking off this week to improve the image of the Red River Cultural District.The effort brings together…

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Urban Land Institute considers future of Red River venues

Keeping live music venues alive in one of Austin’s most important creative districts will take a combination of innovative public policy, private investment dollars and cooperation of club owners that have long failed to work as a collective.That was the…

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