Our mission is to advance, connect, and advocate 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.
History // The Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) was established in 2010 as a community-based, multidisciplinary organization to strengthen Austin’s entire creative community. This fulfilled one of the top three recommendations of the City’s CreateAustin Cultural Master Plan. This top priority included the formation of a Creative Alliance with increased technical assistance and business development services for artists. ACA was established via the transformation of an existing arts service organization, Austin Circle of Theaters (ACOT), which had been operating since 1974.