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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Cultural Arts Division offers helping hand to applicants
The city’s Cultural Arts Division has scheduled an information workshop to help applicants interested in receiving funding for the fiscal 2020 round of the Community Initiatives Program, which provides support for small community art projects that celebrate local culture. The session will take place noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Cultural Arts Division office on East Ben White Blvd. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet and will learn how to complete each section of the online application including the application form, proposed budget and narrative. The program is open to nonprofit organizations, individual artists and other unincorporated groups in the Austin area. Those who have traditionally received Community Initiatives funding include members from communities such as black or African American, Arab American, Asian American, Hispanic or Latinx, Pacific Islander, Indigenous Nations, LGBTQIA, or people with disabilities. Full program information is available here.
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