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Assistance for Austin’s creative class

Friday, March 8, 2019 by Tai Moses

If you’re a member of Austin’s struggling creative class, you might want to sit up and pay attention to this one: The city’s Cultural Arts and Music & Entertainment divisions have fired up a joint funding initiative to help protect and preserve local music, arts and performance spaces. The Creative Space Assistance Program was created to provide direct financial support – in the form of up to $50,000 each – to creative organizations that face temporary or permanent displacement due to rent hikes, the need for facilities improvements or to defray the costs of moving to a new venue. Priority will be given to groups with immediate and critical needs. Nonprofits serving historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. Learn more at upcoming informational meetings on March 19 and 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Austin City Hall in the Boards and Commissions Room. CSAP’s complete guidelines can be found here.


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