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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by Kali Bramble

Council expands Healthy Streets into Living Streets

City Council expanded possibilities for Austin’s residential street spaces this past Thursday with the unanimous passage of a resolution initiating the Living Streets program. The program, sponsored by Council Member Paige Ellis, will allow for Austinites to interface with residential…

Monday, October 25, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Adler wants Music Commission to be ‘more creative’ with $2.3M Live Music Fund

Mayor Steve Adler wants the new Live Music Fund that is supported by hotel tax revenues to produce a city-financed music venue, record label or some other business entity to train Austin music professionals in the coming years. In an…

Thursday, October 14, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Council pushes Music Commission for further review of funds to promote industry growth

City Council has asked the Music Commission to take another look at the proposed guidelines for the new Live Music Fund, with some on the dais questioning whether the program fits the intent of Council action taken two years ago…

Thursday, October 7, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Covid relief for musicians expected by December, with Live Music Fund taking shape

Local musicians impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic are expected to receive federal relief funds by December, thanks to alterations to a pair of music funding programs recommended by the Music Commission. As of last month, city staffers had been concerned…

Monday, September 27, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts Commission decides on Covid relief funds, hears concerns on equitable contract funding

The Arts Commission has given City Council its recommendations for how best to use federal Covid-19 relief dollars planned for creative arts organizations before the end of the year, with staff still examining how to restructure hotel tax-funded contracts and…

Thursday, September 16, 2021 by Chad Swiatecki

Music Commission’s oversight could further delay emergency funds for musicians

The Music Commission has asked city staff for more input and involvement in how a pair of financial assistance programs for Austin musicians will be carried out, with an emergency aid fund tied to Covid-19 possibly delayed three weeks as…

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