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October is Austin Creates! month

Friday, October 2, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

The city’s Economic Development Department and Parks and Recreation Department have officially declared October to be “Austin Creates!” month. According to an announcement from the city, the proclamation recognizes that the “arts, culture, and creative industries” are an “important economic force in Austin, accounting for over $4.35 billion in economic activity and almost 49,000 jobs.” Both departments do their part to support those industries, according to the city. EDD provides funding for 260 artists, nonprofits and related initiatives through its Cultural Arts Division, while PARD operates nine museums and cultural centers through its Museums and Cultural Programs Division. Nonetheless, they are going above and beyond in October, which coincides with the national Arts and Humanities Month, by promoting special events throughout Austin all month long.

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