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Help map Austin’s creative terrain

Thursday, August 11, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

The city’s Economic Development Department is calling on Austinites to participate in a project to “map the city’s creative and cultural assets,” according to an announcement from the city. The project, called the Cultural Asset Mapping Project (aka CAMP), is funded by money from the National Endowment of the Arts and ArtPlace America. The map ultimately will allow the city to take into account the cultural and creative resources of each City Council district in its planning and economic development efforts. The data will also help “address the growing crisis of affordable space for Austin’s creative community,” according to the announcement. A series of community meetings in each of the 10 Council districts will give people the opportunity to provide input and participate in “interactive mapping exercises.” The first meeting takes place in District 5 on Saturday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Manchaca Road Branch Library, 5500 Manchaca Road. More information is available here.

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