AUSTIN, Texas - The City of Austin Economic Development Department launched the Nexus Grant program on Tuesday, setting aside a total of $250,000 to support creative public projects.
"This grant will empower Austin’s creative community by showcasing their talents that shape our city’s cultural landscape," said Sylnovia Holt-Rabb, Director of the Economic Development Department, in a press release. "With Nexus, we intend to contribute to the cultivation of a thriving artistic ecosystem that inspires and uplifts Austin’s diverse and dynamic spirit."
The funding will be divided into 50 individual grants of $5,000 each to fund new and emerging local artists, small organizations and small art businesses.
In order to be considered for grant funding, applicants must have at least a one year history of cultural or arts programming within the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area, according to the press release. This includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.
- Attend Cultural Arts Virtual Open Office Hours on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon until August 15.
- Watch an awareness workshop: Nexus Grant Workshop in English Taller sobre la subvención Nexus en español
- Nexus Grant Workshop in English
- Taller sobre la subvención Nexus en español
- For application assistance, contact Almost Real Things at Hello@almostrealthings.com or by phone at 512-814-8318.
Applications are open now and available at austintexas.gov, and they will remain open until Aug. 15, 2023 at 5 p.m. CST.