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City launches Thrive grant for arts orgs

Thursday, October 13, 2022 by Tai Moses

The Economic Development Department is launching a new arts grant intended to offer “focused investment to sustain and grow local arts organizations that are deeply rooted in and reflective of Austin’s diverse cultures.” Thrive grants ranging from $80,000 to $150,000 will be going to 30+/- organizations that are registered 501(c) and “have a five-year history of cultural/arts programming” in the Austin area. The funding “is for general operating support, project support, and institutional improvements.” As EDD Director Sylnovia Holt-Rabb explained, “These new grants are the product of 36 months of hard conversations, listening and learning, incorporating valuable feedback, and willingness to embrace the change that will allow Austin expand its future as a world-class creative capital for all.” Find out more at Nov. 21 is the deadline to submit an app.

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