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ACA Moves into Temporary Home at the Long Center for Performing Arts
Membership services continue as usual while ACA explores options
for permanent headquarters
AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 6, 2012 – The Austin Creative Alliance (ACA), a membership and advocacy organization with the total view of the creative sector, today announced its relocation to a temporary headquarters at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, who have generously offered office space for the next few months. All membership services will continue to operate as usual.
Recent rent raises at the past headquarters on Tillery Street has moved ACA to find an alternative office space. ACA will use this time to explore the best options for a permanent home and save money to enrich some of their current programs.
“The Long Center is proud to work with the Austin Creative Alliance, and we welcome them with open arms, ” said Jamie Grant, Long Center Executive Director/CEO. “As Austin’s Creative Home, it makes perfect sense for the Long Center to host organizations that are doing such amazing work in the local creative community. What makes the Long Center and the Austin Creative Alliance stronger, makes the entire Austin Community stronger.”
Membership Services at the Long Center:
Membership services will operate out of the Long Center at 701 W. Riverside Drive, 78704.
For drop-in member visits, park in the 15-minute zone in the circular drive, and enter the Rollins Theater lobby.
Check in with the reception desk inside on the right if you have not called ahead. You can still reach the Austin Creative Alliance at 512-247-2531
“We are extremely thankful to the Long Center for offering accommodations, and excited for new possibilities!” said Marcy Hoen, Executive Director, Austin Creative Alliance. “Their entire team has been incredibly welcoming and generous. We look forward to our time here with them and we are excited for further collaborations.”
About Austin Creative Alliance:
The Austin Creative Alliance strives to advance, connect and advocate for Austin’s arts, cultural and creative communities in order to nourish and strengthen the character, quality of life and economic prosperity of Central Texas. ACA provides direct services to 65 emerging arts groups and 416 member organizations and individuals in the region. Learn more at www.austincreatiealliance.org.
About the Long Center
The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts (Long Center) is a world-class, sustainably built cultural centerpiece located along Lady Bird Lake with spectacular views of Austin’s downtown skyline. The Long Center is Austin’s iconic cultural hub and community gathering place, showcasing, inspiring and nurturing the best in professional creative expression.
For more information, please visit www.TheLongCenter.org or call 512.474.LONG (5664) for ticket information.
Is an arts nonprofit the right business model for your creative vision? Join Austin Creative Alliance and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts for a discussion of how to form a nonprofit corporation in Texas and achieve IRS charitable designation. The seminar will cover:
- What is a charitable organization? Is it right for your purpose?
- Filing procedures
- Tax exempt organization responsibilities
- Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
- Bookkeeping and Tax Issues
- Organizational meetings
The session will be led by Erin Rodgers, staff attorney at Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts.
This workshop is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP
Tuesday, August 21st at the Victory Grill
The Austin Creative Alliance is now excepting scholarship applications for Leadership Austin’s Emerge Program. Click here to download the emerging arts leader scholarship application. For more information about Leadership Austin’s Emerge Program Click Here
Scholarship Application Deadline is September 14th to the ACA Offices
Emerge Program Application Deadline is August 20th to the Leadership Austin Office
Tuesday, July 17
Wednesday, August 15
The 2012 Annual Auditions will be held at Scottish Rite Theater on Sunday, August 26th from 9am to 4pm. This is a great opportunity for actors to be seen by directors, producers, and leaders of both theatre and film organizations throughout Central Texas.
Actors of all ages, ethnicities, and physical ability are encouraged to participate. Showcase your talent and meet others in the Austin arts industry!
Deadline to register is
July 27th, 2012 Now EXTENDED to August 17th
If you are a producer, director, agent, or casting director of film or theater productions and you would like to attend the Auditions please RSVP here.
Get ready for upcoming Austin Creative Alliance annual auditions with an audition workshop led by Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella. Prep your audition monologue to gain confidence, detail and intensity.
Registered Companies Participating:
Penfold Theater, Sight Ain’t Seen Productions, Austin Theater Project, Capital T Theater, Bastrop Opera House, The City Theatre, Austin Shakespeare, Austin Summer Musical for Children, Kayo Productions, VORTEX Repertory Company, Baby Girl Productions, The Highland Lakes Players, LuckyChaos Asian American Theatre, Theatre en Bloc, Brave Arts International, Crank Collective, Gaslight Baker Theatre, Punchkin Repertory Theatre, Abby Productions, Shrewd Productions, Paradox Players, The Exchange Artists
Casting Directors and Agents
Iguanadonald Motion Pictures, Muffled Bark Productions, Iron Dragon Productions, Better Archangel Pictures, Blue Paper Film Works, University of Texas Department of Radio Television and Film, and filmmakers Leah Griffin, Lauren Kinsler, Dan Knight, Britta Lundin, Geoff Marslett, PJ Raval, Amanda Gotera, Nathan Efstation, Trip Nguyen, Evan Roberts, Kyle Seaquist, Jing Yang, Patrick Smith, Mark Blumberg, Minh Trin, Simon Quiroz, Miriam Aziz, Erica Pallo
FREE presentation and discussion
Join arts researcher Clayton Lord as he discusses Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art, a new book that examines the ways theatre artists, administrators, patrons and funders value and evaluate the art they make and consume.
Be among the first to hear the results of a two-year, nationwide research study called “Measuring the Intrinsic Impact of Live Theatre” that looked at 18 theatre companies across the country, 58 productions, over 20,000 survey responses—all in an effort to increase the field’s understanding of what seeing a piece of theatre actually does to someone emotionally, intellectually and empathetically.
Along with the final report on that national study, the conversation will also include a discussion of the 24 interviews with artistic leaders and patrons included in the book about the changing relationship of artists and audiences.
This research, a comprehensive and expansive attempt to understand and quantify the impact of a piece of art on an individual (and the impact of that individual on the art), has the potential to really change the conversation about evaluating art.
Friday May 18
10 am to 12 pm
This event is free, and we hope you will join us.
Space is limited, please RSVP.
Located at the Austin Film Society’s Screening Room
1901 East 51st Street Austin, TX 78723
Light snacks provided after the talk
We make art because we believe it makes better human beings.
We make art because we believe it makes being human better.
So why do we spend so much energy quantifying the economics
of what we do and so little quantifying the impact?
2027 Anchor Lane
Austin, TX 78723
Wednesday, April 25