Mission

Austin Creative Alliance advances, connects and advocates for Austin’s arts, cultural, and creative communities in order to strengthen and protect the character, quality of life, and economic prosperity of our region.

Vision

An Austin where creativity fuels innovation, economic growth and community.

Values

Innovation
The Alliance uses social media and web pages to distribute and collect information and other advancement in technology in furthering its mission. By involving youthful Board members, by sponsoring a hundred new nonprofit arts start-ups, and by working with Mission Capital, Texans for the Arts, Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations, and other arts/creative organizations, the Alliance sustains freshness and vitality in carrying out its mission.

Collaboration
By its nature, the Alliance is a convening of different stakeholders in the arts, culture, and creative community. Consensus is the preferred approach to decision-making on the Board of Directors. We partner with other groups such as on the Creative Trust project, we coordinate with other groups and individuals on scheduling our programming, and we cooperate with stakeholders on joint projects such as the Red River Cultural District.

Inclusivity/Diversity
The Alliance strives to represent a broad range of creative types, a broad range of cultures, and a broad range of demographics. Diversity is not just about representativeness, however -- it's also about inclusivity, which is achieved through the active involvement of diverse members in carrying out the mission of the Alliance.

Integrity
Given the breadth of the creative community and diversity of interests, it is important that the Alliance remain impartial in allocating resources and that no favoritism be shown one stakeholder over another. And given the resources managed by the Alliance, the Alliance follows the highest non-profit standards in financial practices by submitting itself to annual independent audits. Beginning in FY16, the Board will begin performing an annual self-evaluation.