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Arte Sana
Arte Sana is a nonprofit agency for underserved survivors of gender and racial violence that promotes healing and empowerment through the arts and community education.

ArtonArt - Texas arts calendar
Look up art events statewide by date or by city

The Arts Coalition
To increase the visibility of the arts to the citizens of San Antonio. This site also serves as the electronic arts welcome wagon to those who visit San Antonio from all over the world.

The Association of American Cultures
To represent the concerns of people of diverse populations in the United States in regard to the preservation and creative vitality of their respective cultural identity through the arts.

Austin Chronicle: Arts Listings

DiverseArts Production Group
Home of Austin Jazz and Arts Festival, DiverseArts Little Gallery, Clarksville Jazz Sessions, word/jazz Performance Series, Austin Downtown Arts Magazine, and Austin Blues Family Tree Project. Multicultural Professional Multidisciplinary Art for Austin.

The Greater Austin Creative Alliance
An arts service organization with job/class/audition info for performers; event listings, ticketing, marketing, and advocacy services for organizations. Since 1974.

La Pena- Latino Arts in Austin
Purpose is to support artistic development, to provide exposure to emerging local visual artists, musicians, poets and other performing artists, and to offer Austin residents the full spectrum of traditional and contemporary Latino art.

Polycosmos

SmART-Austin
We engage the collaborative process to fund, create, exhibit and donate large-scale interactive art installations to the city of Austin and surrounding areas.

Southwest Performing Arts Presenters
A consortium of presenting organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Member organizations range from small presenting groups in local communities to university and municipal presenters mounting full seasons of events.

Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education
Serving as a common voice for the advancement of quality fine arts education for all students in Texas.

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCAnet)

Tips on Art
Sharing tips. Advancing art. Expanding minds. We are better together.

Upstart
Public access television, media arts outreach and education in Bastrop.

VSA arts of Texas
Making cultural arts accessible to people with disabilities.

Visual Arts

Austin Film Society

Austin School of Film / Motion Media Arts Center
A non-profit independent film, art, and technology center that supports every aspect of production from idea to distribution.

Austin Visual Arts Association

Capital City Scribes
A non profit organization dedicated to the purpose of sharing in the appreciation of and the education in the art of calligraphy, fostering both community and personal growth through the art of beautiful writing.

Cherrywood Art Fair

Eyes of Faith - Photographic Interest Group
Our mission is to grow as photographers, inspiring and challenging each other to see the world through the eyes of faith. 1) Novice to professional 2) Film and digital 3)Still and motion media 4) Open to all!

The Jones Center for Contemporary Art: Arthouse
The mission of Arthouse is to promote the growth and appreciation of contemporary art and artists in Texas. Through its exhibitions and programs, Arthouse helps nurture artists' careers and deepen public understanding of contemporary art.

Texas Fine Arts Association
At the Jones Center for Contemporary Art

Texas Society of Sculptors

Waterloo Watercolor Group

Women and Their Work
A statewide non-profit founded to promote greater recognition of women's contribution to cultural life; to provide financial and technical support for artists; and to present innovative performances and exhibitions.

Women Printmakers of Austin
An organization dedicated to promoting excellence and diversity for women in the field of Fine Art Printmaking. Our objectives are to encourage and support women as printmakers and increase public awareness of the process and history of printmaking.

Music

American Recorder Society - Austin Chapter
The mission of the American Recorder Society is to promote the recorder and its music. The Austin chapter does this locally by sponsoring monthly oportunites to play music together, which are open to the public.

Austin Chamber Music Center

Austin ChordRangers
Affiliate chapter of SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America), for male singers of all ages who enjoy singing a cappella four-part harmony chords, both in a chorus and in quartets.

Austin Civic Orchestra

Austin Civic Wind Ensemble

Austin Classical Guitar Society

The Austin Flute Club
An association of people of all ages, from different schools and professions who are interested in the flute.

Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Dedicated to encouraging the performance and appreciation of all genres of traditional music and dance.

Austin Jazz Workshop

Austin Lyric Opera

Austin Music Foundation
The AMF's mission is to ignite, unite, and revolutionize our local music community by providing innovative programs & services to the musical community in Austin.

Austin Saengerrunde
We promote German Singing/Tradition in the Central Texas Area thru Men/Women/Children/Mixed Choirs, concerts and social activies. Adult choirs practice on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Saengerrunde Hall.

The Austin Singers
A fifty-voice chorus founded in 1995. This volunteer ensemble rehearses weekly and typically presents two or three concerts per season.

Austin Songwriters Group
A non-profit group dedicated to educating and developing aspiring songwriters.

Austin Symphonic Band

Austin Symphony Orchestra

Austin Traditional Jazz Society

Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble

Capital City Men's Chorus
To inspire and entertain through collective pride and through singing diverse choral music.

Central Texas Bluegrass Association

The Chamber Soloists of Austin
Formed in 1987 to establish a resident chamber music group in the Austin community, offering high-quality chamber music at affordable cost.

Chorus Austin
Austin's civic vocal umbrella organization.

Conspirare
Seeks to draw all persons into the embrace of the musical arts by producing world-class choral/orchestral performances, by exploring musical innovation, and by engaging diverse audiences in extraordinary musical and educational experiences.

Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin

The International Festival-Institute at Round Top
An internationally acclaimed music institute for aspiring young musicians and distinguished faculty, with superb year round education and performance programs and a 200-acre campus.

La Follia Austin Baroque

River City Pops
An area show choir entertaining Austin audiences for over 20 years. Website contains information on the group and upcoming events and productions.

Symphony of Soul
A non-profit organization devoted to lifting the spirits of others by providing high quality musical presentations, free of charge, to those who are confined to institutions or who are isolated from mainstream society.

Tapestry Singers
Founded in 1987, Tapestry Singers provides women in the greater Austin area the opportunity to sing, regardless of skill level or experience.

Texas Choral Directors Association

Texas Music International
Founded in 1995 to explore multi-cultural themes in music and art and to help promote the music and folklore of Texas internationally.

The Texas Music Museum
Collects and preserves artifacts, documents and reference materials about the diverse traditions of Texas music and utilizes these collections in the presentation of exhibits, educational programs and performances.

Texas Music Office, Governor's Office

Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit corporation dedicated providing amateur musicians the opportunity to perform in a quality orchestral environment.

Dance

Austin Bellydance Association
Austin based, volunteer ran, not-for-profit organization devoted to the public support and education of Middle Eastern Dance and to creating an atmosphere of mutual support and socializing between teachers, dancers and fans.

Austin Body Choir
Twice a week we meet to dance. It is not a class. There are no instructors, no speaking; only music, movement, and people. We are a wide range of ethnicities, abilities, and ages, and you are welcome to join us.

Austin International Folk Dancers

Austin Scottish Country Dancers

Austin Square and Round Dance Association

Ballet Austin

Tapestry Dance Company
Austin's only professional multi-form company and academy. Tapestry's mission is to share the power of dance through performance and education.

Writing, Poetry and Theater

Austin International Poetry Festival

Austin Poetry Slam
Join the group for slam poetry every Wednesday. Poets compete usually for cash with three-minute performances.

Austin Shakespeare Festival

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

Different Stages
An Austin community theater company that produces several plays every season.

Earth and Sky Acting Company
A group of people not an organization. We are volunteers who are 100% committed to a positive human experience. A non-traditional casting company.

EASY Theatre
A nonprofit community theatre seeking actors, directors, writers, producers, technicians, designers, and teachers who work for the love of the craft and the art.

Gemini Ink
Nurtures writers and readers and builds community through literature and the related arts. (San Antonio)

The Greater Austin Creative Alliance
An arts service organization with job/class/audition info for performers; event listings, ticketing, marketing, and advocacy services for organizations. Since 1974.

Hyde Park Theatre
Develops writers, designers, directors, and actors from within the Austin community, while producing works by exciting new and established voices of the alternative theatre scene.

Poetry in the Arts
A literary nonprofit organization and publisher dedicated to the development of educational materials and programs, and to providing opportunities for poets to earn recognition through competitive awards and publication.

The State Theater Company
Creates and produces theatre performances, presentations, workshops, and meetings. The State also provides mentorship and shares its facilities on an annual basis selected arts groups.

Theatre Action Project
A nonprofit group serving Central Texas, the Theatre Action Project promotes socially relevant, interactive theatre and educational programming that ignites community dialogue, self-discovery and social change.

The Vortex Repertory Company
VORTEX has successfully produced hundreds of quality performances and is widely recognized as the pioneering leader in Austin's alternative theatre scene.

Women in Texas History
The portal for all things historical about women in Texas. A project of the Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundation for Texas Women's History.

Writers' League of Texas
Promotes the art of writing by supporting writers in their artistic and professional goals.

Zachary Scott Theatre Center
One of Austin's most vibrant and innovative arts organizations and Central Texas' oldest professional theatre.

Zilker Theater Productions
Producers of the annual Zilker Summer Musical at the Sheffield Hillside Theater, an Austin tradition for over 40 years

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