Cultural Funding Grants Manager

There are presently no open calls for applications.

Welcome to the Submittable Portal for the City of Austin's Cultural Funding Programs - Administered by Create Austin

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Create Austin is an extension of the Long Center for Performing Arts. It is operated by their Community Programs Department and serves as a third-party administrator for five cultural funding initiatives run by the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department. 

This webpage is for Austin area residents interested in applying to one of the five City of Austin's Cultural Funding grant programs, which are funded with municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT). Hotel Occupancy Tax is collected statewide from hotels and other tourist-related accommodation providers to support and promote the very cultural activities that attract tourism and conventions to our cities. These programs are:

For more detailed information on each grant program, please click on the program you are interested in above. On the Create Austin website - you will find a Resource Hub with documents to support your application.

To begin an application, please click 'Apply' and take the short eligibility quiz. If you are eligible, you can continue with the application. If you have any questions about your application, please email

Notes for Austin Live Music Fund Applicants

Entering an EIN: Submittable gives the option for organizations with an Employee Identification Number (EIN) to enter it before they begin their application. However, this is not a required step! If you do not have an EIN, you can easily choose to skip straight to the Eligibility Quiz. See the image below for instructions: