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City launches two new programs for local artists

Monday, March 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

The city has announced two new cultural funding programs for local artists: Capacity Building Program and Cultural Heritage Festivals Program. The Capacity Building Program is open to nonprofit arts organizations located in Austin or its extraterritorial jurisdiction, and funds can be used to support things such as management, governance, financial resources and administrative systems. The Cultural Heritage Festivals Program is open to nonprofit organizations located in Austin or its ETJ. In order to qualify for this program, project activities must involve the marketing, production, presentation and funding of a culturally specific festival open to both residents and tourists. Interested applicants should visit www.austintexas.gov/department/cultural-funding to read the program guidelines and eligibility. Deadline for Capacity Building applications is March 23; deadline for Cultural Heritage Festivals applications is March 30. Both programs come from the city’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department.

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