Austin Music Office news - April 2019 —
September 30, 2020

Austin Music Office news – April 2019

Creative Space Assistance Program Eligibility Deadline Extended!

The Creative Space Assistance Program eligibility deadline has been extended to Friday, April 5. The program will provide direct support to qualifying creative organizations facing temporary or permanent displacement, or to those previously displaced. To build on the success of the 2018 Pilot—the Arts Space Assistance Program, which exclusively benefited arts nonprofits—2019’s Creative Space Assistance Program will provide grants to qualifying for-profit live music venues, performance spaces, and art galleries, in addition to arts-focused nonprofits.

This year’s program budget is $750,000. For more information, visit

City Hall Sessions: Preztigio

The City of Austin is incredibly proud of our local music culture. Live music is included at every regular City Council meeting. These selected performers are bestowed the honor of a “Proclamation Day” with an accompanying certificate.

The latest episode of City Hall Sessions features a performance and interview with local band, Preztigio. The band formed in 2013 by founding members Rafael and Jose when they were growing up as childhood friends. Preztigio’s mission is to influence our community and the world with a harmonic connection through their music.

Cultural Heritage Festival Programs Application Open

Applications are now open for the Cultural Heritage Festivals Program. The Cultural Heritage Festivals Program is open to incorporated, tax exempt, 501c nonprofit organizations residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. Individual artists and other arts organizations may apply under the umbrella of a 501c organization. Project activities must involve the marketing, production, presentation, and funding of a culturally specific festival open to both residents and tourists.

Deadline is 11:59 p.m. May 1.

Join in at the next Music Commission Meeting

The community is invited to join  the next meeting of the Music Commission on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street.

About Merideth Cox 239 Articles
Merideth is a music writer who has covered bands from her hometown in Colorado to London to Bangkok to Shanghai and finally back to Austin. Led Zeppelin changed her life. So did Dolly Parton. You can read her music reviews at

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