The public is invited to attend a community town hall meeting regarding the review of the Cultural Funding and related programs provided by the Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department of the City of Austin. As we consider the increasing number cultural funding applications, flattening Hotel Occupancy Tax receipts, and the City’s commitment to equity and inclusion, community participation is critical in framing recommendations to chart a path forward and provide responsive and inclusive cultural services to our residents and visitors to the city.
ACC Eastview Campus | Multipurpose Hall (MPH) 8500
3101 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
The town hall meeting has one central goal – to hear directly from residents, so that we better understand the challenges – and opportunities – associated with the city’s cultural resources and making them more available to more residents. This meeting will be facilitated by MJR Partners, a Texas-based team of arts management professionals and arts practitioners, who will help identify and plan for adjustments in our work that aligns with The City of Austin Strategic Direction 2023.
Spanish translators will be provided at the meeting. The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable Modifications and Equal Access to communications will be provided upon request. Free onsite parking will be available. Please contact Alberto Mejia at Alberto.Mejia@austintexas.gov or (512) 974-7875, with questions or concerns.
More information on MJR Partners, their scope, key phases of the Review process, and tentative timeline can be found here.