Amplify the Austin Creative Alliance

March 6th, 2014

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Save The Date, but Don’t Wait to Donate!

ACA is hosting a fundraising spectacular as part of Amplify Austin. We’ll be at the Spider House on the Patio on March 20th at 6pm. There will be live music and a few surprises.

Details to come!

But you don’t have to wait to donate. Schedule a donation now by going here.

If you haven’t heard of it.

Amplify Austin is a 24 hour givestravaganza in central Texas. Last year we raised almost 3 million dollars for local non-profits in one day. Our goal is four million this year. Its all organized by I live here, I give here and we couldn’t be happier to be involved.

What you do.

Go to the website on the 20th and make a donation, come to our event and make a donation there, or schedule your donation now. Your gift is amplified through an incentive pool and through exciting prizes when you give to us on Amplify Austin. Together we continue to make Austin and Central Texas a better place to live. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you!

ACA Holiday Hours

December 19th, 2013

ACA Offices will be closed Monday, December 23, 2013 – Sunday, January 5, 2014.

We will open again on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Happy Holidays!

ACA at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

December 19th, 2013

The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Stop by and say howdy!

The Christmas Bazaar is a great Holiday shopping event that allows you to experience Austin’s distinctive style and imaginative, handmade gifts. It is part Music festival, part art show, and a lot of fun. This year ACA is hosting a gift wrapping booth and we would love to see you out there. The money earned at the booth goes to the Alliance or the organization that is volunteering during that time slot.

If you can’t be there in person we would still like to promote your work. We are looking for back stock of posters to be used as gift wrap. We will come pick them up and would be happy to share your current upcoming events (flyers/post cards etc..) in exchange. Please email Anne-Marie McKaskle if you have materials you would like to donate.

Raising Creative: SaulPaul

October 25th, 2012

Help Austin Creative Alliance raise more creatives like SaulPaul

Join the Legion of Givers

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Raising Creative: Level – Jet Pack

October 12th, 2012

Join the Legion of Givers today!

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What does community mean to you?

October 12th, 2012

Raising Creative: John Pointer

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We’ve Moved!

September 4th, 2012

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

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 or call 512.474.LONG (5664) for ticket information.


Sharing Your Vision: Creating An Arts Nonprofit

August 8th, 2012

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

October Creative Mix-Up

July 24th, 2012

Join Austin Creative Alliance at Rio Rita as we discuss our findings from our Summer Focus Groups

Click here to download the ACA Focus Groups Summer 2012 Report

October 8h


Rio Rita

1308 East 6th Street

Austin, TX 78702

Let us know you are coming. RSVP Today!

Leadership Austin’s Emerge Program Scholarship

June 28th, 2012

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

Information Sessions

Tuesday, July 17

Emerge Info Session
Sponsored by HomeAway
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Pelon’s (802 Red River Street)
RSVP for July 17

Wednesday, August 15

Emerge Closing Happy Hour
Sponsored by Next One’s On Me (NOOM)
5:30 – 7:00 pm
J Black’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge (710-B W. 6th Street)
RSVP for August 15