Creative Experience Recap: Line Upon Line

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TweetOnce the clock struck 5:30 I powered down my computer, packed up my bag and headed out.  I braved the traffic of central Austin, crossed the parking lot that was I-35 and wound my way through the neighborhood streets of the East Side to finally arrive at our haven: Gourmand’s Neighborhood Pub.  Even though I […]

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Nursery Crimes Delivers on Crime Noir

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TweetOn a brisk evening in late November Chinatown (the 1974 classic film with Jack Nicholson) met childhood bedtime stories.  Come on, what a fantastic idea:  a crime noir reimagining of the classic nursery rhyme Little Bo Peep, brought to life by Austin’s own Last Act Theatre Company.  It just stands as even more proof of […]

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September 2013 Q Rental Subsidy Application Review

TweetTonight we gathered to review more than 15 applications for the Q Rental Subsidy Grant. This process is difficult as we get so many deserving artists. We rely on the time and talent of many of the people who are intrinsically connected to the performing arts in Austin, Texas. It’s a tough job but we […]

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How has the Creative Fund helped the Artist Community?

TweetIn an amazing video produced by board member Hank Morris and Creative Fund member Andy Graham hear how the contributions of our members have helped support our amazing local artist community. All I can say is that I am blown away. Let’s keep this momentum going! ~Emily

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Therapy is Good for Everyone – Even Zeus!

TweetLast night the Creative Fund hosted a Creative Experience around Tutto Theatre’s production of Zeus in Therapy. The performance, the set design, the lighting – again made me realize just how important our contribution is to these artists. The show last night renewed my spirit and energy toward building a stronger more sustaining organization. We […]

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Holier Than Thou – A Creative Experience

TweetCreative Fund members and friends joined Saturday night for another stellar performance from Austin’s own Poison Apple Initiative (POI). Supposing a reunion of reality show competitors, the energetic cast and thoughtful yet witty script had the audience in hysterics. Written by POI’s artistic director Bastion Carboni, “Holier Than Thou” was recently awarded one of The […]

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Newly Named Creative Hour Takes Off with a Bang!

TweetFeeling the momentum this morning as I reflect on last nights Creative Hour. There was sense of buzzing energy and passion as people came to connect over the performing arts. Hosted by our friends at Aviary Lounge, the place was packed with members and non-members alike. Some from as far as Brooklyn! We enjoyed a […]

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May 2013 Q Rental Subsidy Awardees

TweetTrouble Puppet Theatre, “Cruel Circus” April 29-May 25 Salvage Van Guard   Mr and Mrs Danger Productions, “Blood, Sweat, and Cheers” May 30-June 9 Salvage Van Guard   Breaking String Theatre, “Three, or the Sound of the Great Existential Nothingness” July 26-Aug 16 The Off Center   Penfold Theatre, “Red” Sept 12-29 Trinity Street Theatre […]

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An Artist’s Perspective

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TweetQ Rental Subsidy Grant: An Awarded Artist’s Perspective “We have never, save for the exception of our latest project, received outside funding; each project we at PAI have done has been on the back of the last one and, in our first 2 years, this has been a totally doable sort of thing. However, as we grow as […]

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A Creative Experience: Solo Symphony

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TweetOur Creative Experience took us to the ballet in a unique production that highlighted the movement behind the music. One of the Creative Fund’s Q Subsidy Grand Awardees, Solo Symphony by Forklift Danceworks, was an absolute delight. The dance, created by choreographer Allison Orr, showcased the intricate, dance like movements that Peter Bay performs as […]

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