The Austin Arts Commission has called a special meeting for Aug. 2 to invite the community to discuss the recently released Music and Creative Ecosystem Stabilization Recommendation.

The meeting is at 6 p.m., Aug. 2, at the Off Center, 2211 Hildalgo St.

Those interested in addressing the commission may sign up for a 3-minute slot at the start of the meeting.

The report is the result of Mayor Steve Adler’s Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, introduced in February, that set out an array of resolutions to address affordability and other issues threatening Austin’s music and arts communities.

The mayor’s resolution directed city staff to come up with recommendations for action.

“We need specific, concrete, and quick action, because Austin can’t keep losing musicians, music venues, artists, and performance space and remain the city that we love,” Adler wrote earlier this month.

In June, the city’s Economic Development Department — which oversees the cultural contracts program, the city’s means of supporting non-profit arts organizations through hotel bed tax money — delivered a 68-page report to the city council, detailing 10 priority recommendations

You can read or download the report here.

The Music Commission has already held a series of meetings to review the report and solicit music community feedback, much of which has focused on music business specifics such as event permitting and land use code.



The Off Center, Photo courtesy the Rude Mechs.