Austin City Council Approves $3.5m for Creative Worker Relief Grants of up to $2000 - Applications Accepted August 17 - 28, 2020


 (City of Austin)


Austin Creative Worker Relief Grants 

Application Opens: August 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 
Application Closes: August 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 
Austin City Council approved Resolution No. 20200604-040 on June 4, 2020 to designate $3.5 million for the Austin Creative Worker Relief Grant. Austin’s individual creatives and industry support staff that have experienced an economic hardship due to COVID-19 may apply for a $2,000 grant to offset expenses like rent, bills, and groceries. 
The grant program is designed to provide immediate and equitably-focused grants to individual creatives and industry support staff in Austin. For purposes of the Austin Creative Worker Relief Grant, “creative worker” will be defined as an individual whose current or primary occupation is or has been within arts, music, film, fashion, museums, preservation, and more. This includes both practicing artists and associated personnel within the creative industries.  
For technical support and application status, contact Austin Better Business Bureau by email or by phone 512-318-2683. 
For eligibility questions and assistance completing an application, contact Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts by email or by phone 512-588-9971. 
Visit to view guidelines, eligibility requirements, and preview the application.