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[00:00:05]

SO I LIKE TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER

[CALL TO ORDER]

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE AUSTIN MUSIC COMMISSION.

TODAY IS JULY 12TH.

WE ARE ONLINE LIKE TO, UH, START OUR MEETING, UH, WITH THE NEW,

[MUSICAL PERFORMANCE]

UM, TRADITION THAT WE STARTED HERE AT THE MUSIC COMMISSION.

AND I THINK IS GREAT.

I'M VERY PROUD OF, UM, SHARING SOME OF THE BEAUTY AND MAGIC THAT EXISTS IN OUR CITY.

UM, AND THE, THE MUSICIANS THAT, YOU KNOW, PUT IT ON AND MAKE IT HAPPEN THAT FULFILL, FILL OUR LIVES WITH SO MUCH JOY AND CREATE SO MUCH OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO EXPLORE OURSELVES, REFLECT ON OUR OWN, OUR OWN SITUATIONS.

SO THANK YOU.

UH, IS IT EILEEN, EILEEN? I LIVE MY APOLOGIES AND, UH, BE BEATRICE SANTA ANA.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO START WITH A LIEN.

IS THAT OKAY? SO THEN COULD YOU, OH, I CAN.

I CAN'T SEE MYSELF OR HEAR MYSELF AT ALL.

I MEAN, AM I THERE? WHO'S THAT SPEAKING B YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

OKAY.

I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T SEE MYSELF.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON TO ME.

MAYBE I TRIED THAT.

I GOT IT SAID SOMETHING ABOUT TURNING OFF MY ANDY, MY CALL BEFORE GETTING AUDIO.

THAT'S WHAT IT SAID.

IT'S ALWAYS, IT'S ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE, UH, IN THIS WORLD.

I CAN'T REALLY CAN'T WAIT FOR US.

I CAN SEE MYSELF, BUT IT SAYS ONLY, I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T THINK WE'RE SEEING YOU, BUT, UM, LET'S START WITH ELAINE AND LET'S SEE IF WE CAN MAYBE FIGURE YOU OUT AFTERWARDS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, EILEEN.

UH, WHY DON'T YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF? UM, YOU KNOW, JUST WHERE WE CAN WAIT, WHERE YOU CAN FIND YOUR STUFF OR WHAT YOU'RE WORKING ON, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO SHARE THESE, FEEL FREE TO DO THAT.

WELL, I'VE BEEN IN AUSTIN SINCE 92 AND, UH, PLAYING THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, THE THEREMIN FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS AND YOU DON'T PLAY IT, YOU PLAY IT WITHOUT VISIBLY TOUCHING IT.

IT RADIATES ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS THAT YOU PLACE YOUR HANDS WITHIN A CONTROL PITCH AND VOLUME.

YOU HAVE A FOUR AND A HALF OCTAVE RANGE.

UM, I COULD GO INTO SO MUCH ABOUT THE HISTORY AND THE INSTRUMENTS, REALLY AMAZING.

I SUGGEST THAT IN YOUR SPARE TIME, GO AHEAD AND DO A LITTLE RESEARCH.

IT'S REALLY AMAZING.

IT'S A HUNDRED YEAR OLD INSTRUMENT.

ITS ANNIVERSARY WAS LAST YEAR.

UM, YOU KNOW, UM, MY LAST PERFORMANCE LAB PERFORMANCE WAS WITH THE AUSTIN CINEMATIC SYMPHONY WITH, UH, PETER BAY CONDUCTING RIGHT BEFORE LOCKDOWN.

SO THAT WAS A REALLY, IT WAS GOING TO BE A LAST PERFORMANCE BEFORE LOCKDOWN.

THAT WAS, UH, PRETTY FORTUNATE.

AND I WAS ALSO ABLE TO DO SOME STUDIO WORK WHILE, UH, IN QUARANTINE.

BUT SINCE WE'RE LIMITED ON TIME, I'LL JUST GET A LITTLE PAPER HERE.

THIS IS MY INSTAGRAM'S HERE.

INVISIBLE APE, INVISIBLE EIGHT, AN ALIEN ADLER, NO RELATION TO THE MAYOR, AS FAR AS I KNOW ON THE INSTAGRAMS. AND, UM, UH, I'M JUST KINDA CRAWLING OUT, YOU KNOW, FROM A LITTLE, WHOLE CREATIVE HOLE AND STARTING TO WORK ON WRITING SOME MUSIC TO SING IN PERFORMANCE, SING AND PLAY THURMAN AT THE SAME TIME AND HOPEFULLY GET BACK INTO HAVING A FULL BAND.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU GUYS HAVING ME HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE TO TALK.

SO I'LL PUT A PERIOD THERE UNLESS I GOT MORE TIME OR IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS.

NO, THAT'S, THAT'S GREAT.

UH, WE GOT THE INSTAGRAM.

WE'LL FOLLOW YOU AFTER THE MEETING.

UM, YEAH.

DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE? UH, IT'S A LITTLE OUTDATED.

I'M A LUDDITE TRYING TO CATCH UP INTO THE DIGITAL WORLD.

IT'S A THURMAN FOR THE MASSES.COM.

THAT WAS BASED OFF A PROJECT THAT I PUT UP A LONG TIME AGO, WHICH IS A COMPILATION OF MYSELF PLAYING WITH ABOUT 10 DIFFERENT MUSICAL GENRES AND JOURNEYS THAT I HAVE WITH THE THERAPY AND TO SHOW THE THURMAN AS A DIVERSE, UH, VIABLE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

SO LITTLE OUTDATED, SOON TO BE UPDATED.

I'VE MOVED TO THE INSTAGRAMS AND THE FACE THING.

SO IT'S SLOWLY GETTING THERE.

HEY, WE'RE HERE FOR ALL THIS SHOCKER REALIGNING.

WE'RE ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE.

EXCELLENT.

I DO WANT TO SAY, UH, THE VIDEO THAT YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO SHOW.

UH, I DID IT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, UH, WHEN, UM, WE WERE, UH, HAVING A HUNDRED DEGREES WEATHER ALL THE WAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER.

SO IT'S MY HEAT MADNESS VERSION OF SUMMERTIME COMMISSIONERS.

REMEMBER TO MUTE AND YOU CAN WATCH THE PERFORMANCE ON ATX 10, BUT YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE IT ON THE WEBEX

[00:07:27]

ON MY END.

IS THAT IT? OKAY, THERE WE GO.

YEAH, THAT WAS IT.

IT WAS JUST A QUICK COMING AT YOU THERE.

THAT WAS, THAT WAS REALLY, YEAH, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

NINA SIMONE WAS IN INCREDIBLE ARTISTS THAT HAD INCREDIBLE IMPACT ON THE ENTIRE PLANET.

SO THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

THANK YOU FOR, FOR SHARING THAT.

YEAH, NO, SUPER COOL.

I'VE GOT A QUICK QUESTION.

I MEAN OUR ALIEN.

UM, SO I, I WAS WATCHING, UH, SOME, UH, THINGS ABOUT YOU THAT ARE ON, UH, YOU KNOW, AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET.

AND ONE THING THAT WAS REALLY INTERESTING TO ME IS HOW FLEXIBLE REALLY WITH FAIRMAN IS A GENRE WISE.

DID YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THAT? UH, I DO AGREE.

IT REALLY DEPENDS ON THE PLAYER BECAUSE ORIGINALLY THE THURMAN WAS DEVELOPED AS A CLASSICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AND THEN IN THE FORTIES AND FIFTIES, IT BECAME LIKE HORROR MOVIE MUSIC, LIKE UFO'S AND GO SOUNDS WOO.

AND I REALLY THINK IT DEPENDS ON THE PLAYER.

LIKE FOR ME, I LOVE ALL MUSIC AND I'D LIKE THE CHALLENGE OF, YOU KNOW, UH, AS A SINGER, I COULDN'T ALWAYS GET INTO ALL GENRES AND PERFORM, BUT EVERYBODY'S WILLING TO LET IT THERE AND PLAY PLAYER COME IN AT LEAST ONCE.

SO LIKE I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THAT AND TRIED ALL DIFFERENT TYPES OF MUSIC FROM TOHONO TO JAZZ, TO BLUES, TO ROCK AND ROLL.

LIKE I LOVE MUSIC AND I LOVE TRYING TO ADAPT THE THURMAN INCORPORATED INTO IT AS ALMOST, UM, A PART OF THE BAND TO SHOW THAT IT'S A VIABLE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.

SO I THINK IT DEPENDS ON THE PLAYER.

A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE TO FOCUS CLASSICALLY OR MORE PSYCHEDELIC OR JUST PREFERS IT DEPENDS ON THE PLAYER.

SO.

COOL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THAT WITH US TONIGHT.

THAT WAS REALLY, REALLY INTERESTING.

BEAUTIFUL.

I DIDN'T REALIZE YOU WERE A VOCALIST ALSO, SO THAT WAS REALLY COOL TO SEE THAT THE THURMAN'S LIKE MY SECOND VOICE, SO.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AWESOME.

AWESOME.

I THINK YOU REPRESENT DISTRICT TWO.

AM I RIGHT? ABSOLUTELY.

DISTRICT TO DISTRICT TUBE IS OVER THERE ABOUT 15 YEARS.

YEAH, BUT THAT'S WHAT SCOTT THAT'S WHAT'S UP.

THANK YOU.

UH, LAUREN GOLD FOR BRINGING AN ALIEN ADELAIDE TO US.

OKAY.

WE'RE GONNA, WE GOT A LOT GOING ON TONIGHT, SO WE'RE GONNA, WE'RE GONNA SAY PEACE TO YOU, EILEEN AND HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD EVENING, YOU KNOW, STAY UNTIL THEN.

WE'VE GOT LOTS TO TALK ABOUT THAT YOU CAN LEARN A LOT

[00:10:01]

TONIGHT, SO, YOU KNOW, IF YOU CAN'T STAY TO THEM, UH, AND THANKS AGAIN.

WE, UH, NEXT UP WE HAVE, UH, VIA TERES SANTA ANA, IF YOU COULD, UH, IF YOU COULD.

YES, WE COULD SEE, BUT YOU CAN'T SEE ME.

NO, WE CAN SEE YOU.

OH, OKAY.

OKAY, COOL.

THANK YOU.

NEED A PERSON JUST SENT, BUT I DON'T TELL ME GET SET UP AND EVERYTHING.

I'M LIKE, OKAY.

SO NOT TECH SAVVY AT ALL.

HEY, JUST GIVE ME THE MIC AND I CAN SING, YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHAT'S UP.

THAT'S WHAT'S SO WHY DON'T YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UM, YOURSELF, UM, QUICKLY, WHAT DISTRICT YOU REPRESENT? SO I DON'T HAVE TO GO LOOK ON MINE OR ANYTHING.

IT JUST TELLS WHAT DOES SHE GET FROM AND TELL US A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE YOU, UM, OH, DISTRICT, I THINK THEY WERE LOOKING FOR, UM, BOTH OF THEM ARE FOR TWO.

OKAY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

I DIDN'T REALIZE.

ALL RIGHT, COOL.

APOLOGIES.

I DIDN'T HEAR YOU.

I SENT YOU BOTH FROM TWO.

I DIDN'T REALIZE.

OKAY.

TWO, TWO, OKAY.

TO DO, UM, I'M FROM BORN AND RAISED HERE, AUSTIN, TEXAS, BORN AND RAISED.

I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT.

I'M GLAD TO SAY THAT I'M HAPPY.

UM, LIVED HERE ALL MY LIFE AND, UM, I REPRESENT WHAT'S MOST DEEP IN MY HEART IS THE HAHN OAKLAND SONG.

CAUSE I GREW UP WITH THAT WITH MY PARENTS, MY FAMILY, WE ALL LISTENED TO ALL THAT.

MY, MY DAD'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY AND MUSICIANS.

SO MUSIC IS IN OUR BLOOD.

UM, I DO OTHER GENRES ALSO.

I DO LATIN HIP HOP.

UM, I DID COUNTRY AND, UH, YOU KNOW, UH, MARIACHI IS PART OF, YOU KNOW, MORE MEXICAN, TRADITIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC.

UM, I DO MOST, I DO A LOT.

I DO THE BLUES, I'VE WRITTEN SONGS.

I HAVE SONGS KEPT COPYRIGHTS.

I HAVE RIGHT TO 10 SONGS.

I'M WORKING ON MORE, BUT, UM, I DO BLUES COUNTRY.

HAHNEL THAT AND HIP HOP A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING THAT I'VE WRITTEN MY OWN SONGS.

AND I'M HAPPY TO SAY THAT.

THAT SOUNDS AMAZING.

THAT SOUNDS AMAZING.

WHAT A DIVERSITY OF SOUNDS THERE, BUT THEY ALL CONNECTED.

IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

UM, DO YOU HAVE A, YOU HAVE A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN FIND YOU OR YOU WANT TO SHARE IT AFTER YOU'RE SAYING, UH, RIGHT NOW? WELL YOU MEAN PHYSICALLY OR WHAT DO YOU MEAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA? OR WHAT DO YOU MEAN? LIKE, JUST EITHER, EITHER WAY, EITHER WAY.

IT'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE, YOU KNOW, WHERE PEOPLE CAN CHECK YOU OUT ONLINE OR, YOU KNOW, PERSONALLY, I'M ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

I GO BY B IS THE LETTER B SANTA ANA, MY LAST NAME, SANTA ANA, TWO WORDS, AND ALSO LIKE LIE BEFORE HIS LIFE THINGS I'M WORKING ON GETTING BACK INTO THE MUSIC SCENE.

I WAS DOING FANFARE FANFARE THE LAST THREE YEARS, EXCEPT LAST YEAR WHEN THE PANDEMIC KATE OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, THAT WAS A BIG LOSS FOR EVERYBODY IN THE INDUSTRY.

I DIDN'T DO THAT.

SO THEY'RE DOING IT LATER THIS YEAR THAN USUAL NEXT WEEKEND, BUT I WON'T BE IN TOWN FOR THAT.

BUT I MEAN, UM, IF YOU LOOK FROM MY PAGE, I USUALLY PUT, UM, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S GOING ON, BUT RIGHT NOW I'M JUST STARTING TO GET BACK INTO IT AGAIN, AFTER EVERYTHING KIND OF STOPPED.

AND I WAS AT THE STUDIO LAST NIGHT WITH MY MUSIC PRODUCER, GOOGLE GOOD AT ALL, NIGHTMARE, AUDIO PRODUCTION.

AND I JUST WORKED ON A SONG THAT WE'VE FINISHED.

I HAD BEEN WORKING ON IT.

WE PRETTY MUCH GOT IT WHERE WE'RE GOING TO RELEASE IT.

WE'RE GOING TO RELEASE IT AS A SINGLE.

AND THEN I'VE GOT ANOTHER SONG I'M WRITING FOR MY PARENTS, THE COUNTRY SOCCER.

MY FATHER PASSED AWAY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND I WROTE THAT FOR HIM.

BUT, UM, I'M WORKING ON JUST DIFFERENT PROJECTS RIGHT NOW, BUT MOSTLY FOCUSING ONE SONG AT A TIME AND THE SINGLE IS GOING TO BE COMING OUT SOON.

IT'S B IT'S A REMAKE OF HIM.

I'M JUST GOING TO SAY IT'S A SINATRA FAMILY SONG, BUT IT'S NOT THE MALE.

IT'S A FEMALE AND SINATRA THAT I DID AS SONG THAT SHE HAD DONE BACK IN THE DAY.

BUT REBOOT OF IT, OR I GUESS YOU COULD SAY, HOW HAVE YOU SAY THAT SOUNDS AMAZING.

LET'S UH, LET'S SEE WHAT YOU GOT.

IS IT A VIDEO? ARE YOU GOING TO PERFORM LIVE? IT'S A VIDEO THAT I TURNED IN AND THIS IS WHEN I PERFORMED WITH, UH, SANTIAGO HUMANA'S UH, LUCKILY MAN, THIS WAS THERE THAT NIGHT.

I WAS INVITED TO PERFORM WITH SOME OF THE, I WAS IN HIS BAND OR, UM, HERE AT THE COLISEUM HERE IN AUSTIN.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S GET IT.

[00:18:14]

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, THAT'S SOME SERIOUS CRAB PERFORMING WITH SANTIAGO JIMENEZ, SO INCREDIBLE BOYS.

THAT WAS GREAT.

UH, SO FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SURE WHERE DISTRICT TEAM IS AT SOUTHEAST AUSTIN, SO THAT IT'S MOSTLY SOUTH IS 71, MOSTLY EAST OF I 35.

SO WHAT, WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD ARE YOU FROM? AND DISTRICT TWO INDIAN HILLS IS THEIR RELIGION ORIGINAL NAME.

UM, I GREW UP HERE, UM, IT'S LIKE EAST OF WILLIAM CANNON.

BEFORE PLEASANT VALLEY IN THE, I KNOW I 35 WHEN CANNON THERE'S BIG HEB BARRON, BEFORE HE GETS WHAT IT'S CALLED INDIAN HILLS ORIGINALLY WAS INDIAN HILLS.

THEY DON'T REALLY CALL IT THAT AS MUCH ANYMORE, BUT I LIKE GOING TO BED.

UM, LET'S UM, MY FRIEND CASEY RAMOS CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES SAID DISTRICT TWO IS WORK PEOPLE THAT LOVE AUSTIN.

OBVIOUSLY THERE'S ALSO A WEALTH OF MUSICAL TALENT THERE.

WE'RE SO LUCKY TO HAVE HAD ALIEN AND, UH, BE SENT TO ANNA AND HER TONIGHT, UH, BE A TOURIST.

IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO GO, IT WASN'T THE TEJADA MUSIC.

WHAT ARE SOME GREAT VENUES HERE IN TOWN THAT YOU COULD POINT THEM TO, TO GO LISTEN TO MUSIC, TEJANO MUSIC ERA? UM, UNFORTUNATELY NOT AS MUCH AS BEFORE.

THEY'D KIND OF JUST, YOU KNOW, DIED DOWN MOSTLY HERE IN AUSTIN.

I WOULD SAY IF THEY HAVE SPECIAL EVENTS THAT THE GOLDEN SEASONAL IS THE STAGE THAT I WAS AT ON THAT VIDEO, THE COLISEUM ON H 12.

THAT'S WHERE THAT IS.

AND THAT ONE HAS THEY BRING IN THE BIGGER, LIKE, UM, INTERNATIONAL

[00:20:01]

BANDS, LIKE FROM A LOT OF THEM FROM MEXICO OR, OR, UM, SOUTH AMERICA.

UM, THAT'S A BIG PLACE NOWADAYS.

THAT IS A GREAT VENUE, LIKE AT THIS GREAT STAGE, LIKE TWO, THREE AS LONG AS TWO OR THREE FLOORS.

UM, THAT'S THE COLISEUM, THE COLISEUM ON EIGHT, 12.

THAT'S ONE PLACE THERE'S UM, OKAY.

CORRAL, IF YOU WANT TO GO, THEY HAVE OKAY.

CORRAL SOUTH BOSTON AND SIMEX WHEREAS, OKAY.

SOMEONE ELSE IS REFERRING.

SOMEBODY IN MIGHT HELP.

THE IMEX ALSO, THERE ARE DIFFERENT PLACES.

THEY JUST BRING IN DIFFERENT SHOWS.

UM, DEPENDING, YOU KNOW, UM, JUST LIKE I SAID, I WISH WE HAD MORE LIKE PECAN STREET FESTIVAL.

SOMETIMES THEY HAVE, YOU KNOW, MUSIC THEN, YOU KNOW, WHEN THAT COMES AROUND TWICE A YEAR, FIESTA GARDENS LEAGUE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING MORE THAN YOU GOING TO FEEL THE GARDENS.

AND THEN THE MACK CENTER IS ONE PLAYGROUND.

SO DEMENTIA MACK CENTER.

THAT'S A GREAT PLACE.

THOSE ARE ALL GREAT SUGGESTIONS.

I WOULD DEFINITELY ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY LISTENING, GET OUT, DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND GET OUT AND LISTEN TO DIVERSE FORMS OF MUSIC.

UM, WE HAVE TWO AMAZING ARTISTS HERE TONIGHT, BUT MIGHT NOT ALWAYS POP UP ON YOUR RADAR LAST YEAR.

UM, LAST MONTH FROM DISTRICT ONE, WE HAD A CP LOONEY AND SHARMEEN SHARMAN GREEN.

PLEASE.

ALSO LOOK, THOSE, THOSE GUYS UP TOO.

WE WERE REALLY LUCKY TO HAVE THEM SPEND SOME TIME WITH US.

SO THANKS SO MUCH.

I ALSO JUST WANT TO REMIND YOU LADIES, LIKE EVERYTHING SOUNDS GREAT ON THE LIVE STREAM, LIKE THE TECH HERE IN WEBEX, LIKE THE SOUND'S NOT THERE AT ALL, REALLY IN THE VIDEO, IT LOOKS WEIRD.

IT LOOKS EXCELLENT ON THE LIVE STREAM.

SO THAT'S WHAT THAT'S WHAT GOES INTO THE RECORDING.

SO THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT, UH, NEXT MONTH WE'LL HAVE DISTRICT THREE.

I BELIEVE THAT'S, UH, COMMISSIONER LIMO.

YEP.

ALL RIGHT.

SO YOU'RE UP.

WE'RE EXCITED.

OKAY.

THANKS.

I MEAN, I MADE SO MUCH SENSE.

I GUESS WE FIGURED THAT OUT LAST TIME, BUT IT'S JUST GOING IN AN ORDER, HUH? 1, 2, 3.

I'M LIKE SITTING THERE AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, OH, THERE IT IS.

SOMETIMES IT'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.

RIGHT.

ANYWAY.

THANKS.

Y'ALL THANKS SO MUCH.

UH, BEATRICE IN A LANE, UH, I NEED TO SEE A MASHUP BETWEEN, UH, MAYBE WE CAN DO A MASS SHIP.

ALL THE ARTISTS THREE YEARS.

THERE'S SOME TYPE OF COLLABORATION.

Y'ALL DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY MADE MY DAY.

THANK YOU.

I GUESS SOMEBODY AT HIP HOP, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO CONNECT.

WE GOT TO SEE WHAT'S UP.

I DIDN'T HEAR YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

Y'ALL SO NOW WE INTO THAT SECTION OF THE MEETING WHERE WE HAVE

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

CITIZENS COMMUNICATION AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE ONLY HAVE ONE PERSON ON THE LIST OF MY, IS THAT CORRECT? KIM? YES.

OKAY.

WE HAVE ANA MASEO, UH, GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS.

OKAY.

IT LOOKS LIKE, UH, IT LOOKS LIKE SHE DIDN'T CALL IN.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO THE APPROVAL OF

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ]

MINUTES.

EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE PART OF THE MEETING.

UM, DOES ANYONE HAVE EDITS, HAD A CHANCE TO CHECK OUT THE, UH, THE MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING? THE ONLY THING I SEE IS SHARMANE GREEN.

IT LOOKS LIKE CHARM IN GREEN.

IT LOOKS LIKE THREE WORDS INSTEAD OF ONE.

AND THE OTHER IS, I THINK THERE'S A SPACE BETWEEN THE OLD EAGLE EYE OVER THERE, MAN.

GOOD, GOOD, GOOD KIDS, MAN.

ALL RIGHT.

ANYBODY ELSE? NOTICE ANYTHING? OKAY.

MOTION TO APPROVE.

OKAY.

ANYBODY WANT A SECOND MOTION? CHRIS EMO COMMISSIONER LAMAR.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE.

ALL OPPOSED.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT MOTION IS GOING TO CARRY ON OUT.

OKAY.

SO NOW WE'RE GOING TO GET IT TO THE SECTION OF THE MEETING FOR THOSE THAT MAY BE THEIR FIRST MEETING, WHERE WE HAVE JUST J CHAIR'S REPORT.

[2. CHAIR’S REPORT]

UH, FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW, MY NAME IS SHAKA.

I AM THE CHAIR OF THE MUSIC COMMISSION LAST, UH, LAST MONTH I WAS TALKING ABOUT SEXUAL FREEDOM AND JUNETEENTH, UM, BECAUSE IT WAS JUNE, UM, THIS MONTH AS WE'RE GETTING READY TO DISCUSS, UM, A LOT OF INITIATIVES THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON AND GOING THROUGH AND HASHING OUT, UM, OVER THE LAST YEAR PLUS AND THE MUSIC COMMISSION, I WANTED TO JUST TOUCH ON THE CONCEPT OF EQUITY, BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF

[00:25:01]

A LOT OF DISCUSSION THAT, AND THE CONVERSATION I'VE BEEN PUSHING, NOT ONLY IN THE MUSIC COMMISSION, BUT OUTSIDE OF THE MUSIC COMMISSION AND ALSO IN, FOR OVER 11 YEARS.

UM, I THINK THAT THERE ARE SOME GREAT GROUND BREAKING THINGS HAPPENING AND SOME GREAT GROUNDWORK HAS BEEN LAID, BUT WE STILL HAVE TO, UM, DEEPEN OUR UNDERSTANDING OR APPRECIATION OF WHAT EQUITY CAN, CAN BRING TO A SCENE AND TO A, TO A CITY LIKE AUSTIN.

SO I WANTED TO TOUCH ON THREE SPECIFIC, UM, DEFINITIONS THAT WE HEAR A LOT.

WE HEAR THE WORDS, DIVERSITY, WE HEAR THE WORDS EQUITY, AND WE HEAR THE WORDS INCLUSION.

SO I JUST WANT TO TALK, TOUCH ON THAT REAL QUICK AS WE MOVE INTO, UM, UM, OUR, OUR AGENDA AND THE THINGS THAT WE'RE GONNA PRESENT IN THAT.

UH, SO DIVERSITY, WHAT DOES DIVERSITY MEANS? IT MEANS MULTIPLE IDENTITIES, RACIAL CLASS, GENDER, ET CETERA, REPRESENTED IN A COMMUNITY, A GROUP AT NETWORK OR COMMISSION.

THAT'S WHERE WE ALL WERE COMMISSIONED.

UM, WE HAVE TWO MORE WOMEN THAT HAVE JOINED THE MUSIC COMMISSION SINCE I'VE, SINCE I'VE BEEN A PART OF IT.

WE HAVE ANOTHER MEMBER FROM THE LATIN X COMMUNITY.

DIVERSITY, AS YOU SEE IS INCREASING WITHIN THIS GROUP.

UM, WE ARE MOVING TOWARDS A MORE REPRESENTATIONAL BODY THAT REPRESENTS A MORE, A GREATER, A GREATER SENSE OF WHAT OSS DAWSON MUSIC COMMUNITY LOOKS LIKE.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

THERE ARE DEFINITELY SOME CHALLENGES HERE, UM, STILL WITHIN THIS GROUP IN TERMS OF DIVERSITY, BUT WE CAN AT LEAST VISUALLY SEE THAT THIS BODY IS BECOMING MORE REPRESENTATIVE AND WE LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY.

IT'S ABOUT REPRESENTATION.

UM, ALL THAT MAKES FOR, UM, JUST A GREATER, IF YOU WANT TO USE THE METAPHOR, STU YOU KNOW, A GREATER, MORE FLAVORFUL STU, UM, IT MAKES FOR A MORE INCLUSIVE CONVERSATION, CONVERSATIONS, EQUITY CONSTANTLY AND CONSISTENTLY RECOGNIZING AND REDISTRIBUTING POWER.

I'M GOING TO SAY THAT AGAIN, EQUITY CONSTANTLY AND CONSISTENTLY RECOGNIZING AND REDISTRIBUTING POWER.

OKAY.

SO WHERE HAS THE POWER EXISTED? UM, IN THE PAST AND AUSTIN MUSIC WHO HAS RECEIVED THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH BY AND LARGE, SINCE THIS, SINCE 1991, WE CAN GO BACK THERE.

WHEN THE CITY TOOK ON THE MONIKER OF THE LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL, WHO HAS BEEN LEFT ON THE SIDELINE, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO ACTIVELY DO TO CHANGE THAT THROUGH POLICY? THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN DISCUSSING OVER THE LAST YEAR.

UM, THERE'S BEEN A DISCUSSION OFF ONLINE ACTUALLY, UM, WHERE SOMEBODY DESCRIBED SOME OF THIS DIALOGUE AND CONVERSATION THAT WE WERE HAVING AS GRANDSTANDING OR THAT IT WAS AN IMPEDIMENT TO PROGRESS, BUT I DISAGREE WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL AND SAY THAT THIS CONVERSATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CONVERSATION, THE EQUITY CONVERSATION, NOT JUST IN MUSIC, BUT IN ALL SPACES IN AUSTIN, AS A GOVERNMENT AND JUST AUSTIN AS A COMMUNITY.

UM, WE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY IN OCTOBER, UH, TO MOVE TOWARDS A M 50% OF THE FUNDING OF THE LIVE MUSIC FUNDING, GOING TO A BIPAP COMMITTEE FOR THOSE THAT DONORS KNOW WHAT THAT IS.

IT'S THE BLACK INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF COLOR.

THAT'S, THAT'S A COMMUNITY THAT HASN'T BEEN HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED HAS BEEN HISTORICALLY NEGLECTED AND MARGINALIZED IN AUSTIN.

WE VOTED ON IT UNANIMOUSLY HERE.

I'M PROUD OF THAT VOTE.

UM, SO WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO CONSISTENTLY AND CONSTANTLY RECOGNIZE, RECOGNIZE, AND REDISTRIBUTE POWER THROUGH THE DECISIONS WE MAKE IN THE MUSIC COMMISSION AND OTHER COMMISSIONS THROUGHOUT AUSTIN TO SOLVE THIS INCREDIBLE OVERSIGHT, UM, THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING OVER GENERATIONS, INCLUSION, THOUGHTS.

HE IS, AND PERSPECTIVES OF ALL INDIVIDUALS MATTER WHEN DECISIONS ARE MADE ALL PERSPECTIVES MATTER, THOUGHTS, IDEAS, AND PERSPECTIVES, ALL INDIVIDUALS MATTER WHEN DECISIONS ARE BEING MADE.

BUT WHEN EQUITY IS PRIORITIZED, THE VOICE AND PERSPECTIVE OF THOSE MOST HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED MATTERS MOST WHEN EQUITY IS PRIORITIZED, THE VOICE AND PERSPECTIVE OF THOSE MOST HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED MATTER.

MOST THEY ARE ELEVATED.

THEY ARE BROUGHT TO THE FRONT AND GIVEN THE NECESSARY SPACE TO BE FULLY REALIZED AND TAKE INTO ACCOUNT.

THEY ARE ELEVATED AND BROUGHT TO THE FRONT AND GIVEN THE NECESSARY SPACE TO BE FULLY REALIZED AND TAKING THAT INTO ACCOUNT.

THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO SHARE BEFORE WE GO INTO OUR DISCUSSION THIS EVENING.

UM, WE, UH, WE MOVED, UH, USUALLY WE DO AN OLD BUSINESS FIRST, BUT WE MOVED THE NEW BUSINESS BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT TO DISCUSS TONIGHT.

WE MOVED THAT TO THE FRONT.

UM, HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH THE NEW BUSINESS AND INTO THE OLD BUSINESS, IF NOT, THEN WE WILL TO, YOU KNOW, CONTINUE THAT OLD BUSINESS DISCUSSION IN THE NEXT MEETING.

I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT, UM, THIS DISCUSSION TONIGHT.

I HOPE YOU ALL.

UH, UH, SO LET'S GET INTO IT

[3a. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation on Austin Creative Nonprofit Relief Grant by Laura Odegaard, Cultural Arts Division and Sehila Casper, Program Compliance Coordinator, Heritage Tourism Division.]

THREE, A DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE ACTION FOLLOWING PRESENTATION ON AUSTIN CREATIVE NON-PROFIT RELIEF GRANT BY LAURA ODEGAARD CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION AND SHEILA CASPER PROGRAM COMPLIANCE

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COORDINATOR, HERITAGE TOURISM DIVISION.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

UM, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

PERFECT.

UH, THANK YOU, CITY HALL STAFF.

UM, SO GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS LAURA ODEGAARD AND I AM WITH THE CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENTS.

AND I AM ONE OF THE STAFF MEMBERS, UM, THAT IS MANAGING THE LATEST AND GREATEST, UH, RELIEF GRANT FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND THIS ONE IS THE ARTS AND CULTURE NON-PROFIT RELIEF GRANT, UM, AND IT JUST LAUNCHED TODAY, THE PRESS RELEASE AND THE WEBSITE JUST WENT LIVE TODAY.

SO I'M EXCITED TO BE HERE WITH YOU TONIGHT, UH, TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT AND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, SO YOU ALL PROBABLY KNOW THIS, BUT, UM, JUST TO RECAP, THIS IS A $2 MILLION POT OF MONEY, AND THIS CAME FROM A RESOLUTION THAT COUNCIL VOTED ON ON JUNE 10TH.

UM, AND IT WAS FUNDED BY PART OF THE CITY'S AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN OR ARPA, UM, ALLOCATION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS IS JUST A BROAD OVERVIEW OF THE TIMELINE FOR THIS GRANT PROGRAM.

UM, AS I SAID TODAY, THE PRESS RELEASE AND THE WEBSITE WENT LIVE.

THE APPLICATION PORTAL ITSELF IS GOING TO OPEN ON WEDNESDAY AT 10:00 AM.

AND THEN THIS THURSDAY, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TWO WEBINARS.

THERE'S GOING TO BE AN ENGLISH WEBINAR AT 11:00 AM AND THEN A SPANISH WEBINAR AT 1:00 PM.

UM, THE APPLICATION PORTAL IS NOT FIRST COME FIRST SERVE IT'S OPEN FOR THREE WEEKS AND IT WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 10TH OR AUGUST 2ND, SORRY.

UM, AT 5:00 PM.

UM, AND THEN APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THEIR DECISION, WHETHER THEY'RE APPROVED OR DECLINED WITHIN 10 DAYS, AND FUNDING WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THESE NONPROFITS BY THE END OF AUGUST.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, UM, ONE OF THE BIG DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PREVIOUS ROUNDS OF NON-PROFIT FUNDING AND WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS, UM, IT'S SPECIFICALLY FOR ARTS AND CULTURE, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, IT'S KIND OF THE BIGGEST ONE.

UM, ALSO IT'S A ONE-TIME FLAT UNRESTRICTED GRANT OF $20,000.

SO PAST RECEIPTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR, FOR THIS GRANT WHEN YOU APPLY FOR IT.

UM, IT'S SCORED APPLICATION IS SCORED AGAINST AN UPDATED MATRIX THAT WAS VETTED BY THE EQUITY DEPARTMENT OR THE EQUITY OFFICE AND THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT.

UM, AND IF A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION RECEIVED FUNDING FROM ANY OF THE PREVIOUS ROUNDS OF GRANTS, THEY'RE STILL ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THESE ARE KIND OF THE THREE BIG CHANGES.

UM, IT'S NOT REIMBURSEMENT DRIVEN.

SO, LIKE I SAID, YOU DON'T HAVE TO PROVIDE RECEIPTS WHEN YOU FILL OUT THE APPLICATION.

UM, THIS IS GOING TO MAKE IT A LOT EASIER FOR ORGANIZATIONS TO APPLY FASTER TO REVIEW SCORE.

UM, AND IT ALSO TAKES AWAY THAT BARRIER THAT THAT KIND OF KEPT, UM, THAT KEPT THE REIMBURSEMENT OF SALES AND REVENUE AND DONATIONS, UM, WHICH EVERYONE WAS SUFFERING FROM LAST YEAR.

SO IT TAKES THAT BARRIER OUT OF THE EQUATION COMPLETELY.

UM, THE SECOND BIG THING TO NOTE IS THAT THIS GRANT PROGRAM, UM, A HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE AWARDS ARE GOING TO BE BASED ON AN ORGANIZATION SCORE.

UM, AND SO THERE IS NOT A LOTTERY.

THIS IS, UM, ALLOWS US TO HAVE MORE TRANSPARENCY, SUPPORTS THOSE WITH MOST URGENT NEED.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, UM, ESPECIALLY TO THE CHAIR'S POINT, IT ALLOWS US TO LEAD WITH EQUITY FIRST.

UM, THERE IS NOT A CAP ON THE ORGANIZATION'S STAFF SIZE TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS.

I THINK LAST TIME WE HAD A STAFF SIZE CAP, UM, AND THEN FINALLY, IT'S, UH, IT'S A PRETTY SIMPLE APPLICATION ITSELF, UM, ORGANIZATIONS, THEY ONLY HAVE TO UPLOAD THREE DIFFERENT DOCUMENTATIONS, UM, MOST RECENT NINE NINETIES CERTIFICATE OF FORMATION AND THIRD DETERMINATION LETTER.

UM, SO, AND THE WHOLE THING COULD THEORETICALLY JUST BE FILLED OUT ON YOUR PHONE.

I'M SO HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS GRANT PROGRAM, BUT JUST WANTED TO, TO SHARE SOME HIGH LEVEL INFORMATION WITH YOU ALL TONIGHT.

SOUNDS AMAZING.

UM, I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT.

UH, IT SEEMS, SEEMS VERY SIMPLE AND EASY TO APPLY.

I HAVE A QUESTION, UM, FOR THOSE ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE A FISCAL AGENT, THAT'S NOT AN ARTS AND CULTURE NONPROFIT, UM, HOW DOES THAT, HOW DID THEY FIT INTO THAT PICTURE OR DO THAT? THAT'S A, THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION.

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SO FOR THIS GRANT PROGRAM, IT IS ONLY FOR 5 0 1 C3 ORGANIZATIONS AND 5 0 9 A ORGANIZATIONS.

SO YOU HAVE TO BE A NONPROFIT IN ARTS AND CULTURE, NONPROFIT, YOURSELF TO RECEIVE THESE FUNDS.

OKAY.

AND I GUESS IF THERE'S NO OTHER QUICK, I WAS CURIOUS IF WITH, DID THAT COME UP IN CONVERSATION? DID YOU GUYS TALK ABOUT THAT POSSIBILITY AT ALL, AS LIKE, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME VERY POTENT ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE NOT NON-PROFIT.

SO I WAS JUST CURIOUS IF THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT YOU GUYS DISCUSSED.

YEAH.

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS PART OF, PART OF THE CONVERSATION AS WE DEVELOPED THIS PROGRAM.

UM, I THINK ULTIMATELY BASED ON COUNCIL'S DIRECTION, UM, YOU KNOW, BRANCHING OFF FROM THE PREVIOUS TWO ROUNDS OF NON-PROFIT FUNDING, THIS ONE THEY WANTED TO BE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE NON-PROFIT, UM, DESIGNATIONS.

I THINK ADDITIONALLY, YOU KNOW, $2 MILLION IS A GOOD, IS A GOOD CHUNK, UM, CHUNK OF MONEY, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT IS A LIMITED POT OF MONEY.

UM, AND SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO SUPPORT A HUNDRED ARTS AND CULTURE NONPROFITS WITH THIS.

UM, WHEN YOU, WHEN YOU ALLOW FOR EVERYONE THAT'S, UM, FISCALLY SPONSORED BY, UH, IN ARTS AND CULTURE NONPROFIT, THEN, UM, WE KIND OF, WE, WE GET, WE GET A REALLY BIG POOL, SO HOPEFULLY THERE'LL BE OTHER, UM, AREAS THAT, THAT THOSE GROUPS WILL BE ABLE TO TAP INTO, UH, FUNDING FUNDING WISE IN THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU.

DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY.

THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.

UM, THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY, UH, QUESTIONS? YEAH, I HAVE A QUESTION CHAKA.

UM, I'M JUST WONDERING, YOU KNOW, I ADMITTEDLY DON'T KNOW HOW MANY, UH, DESIGNATED NON-PROFITS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE.

THERE ARE IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN CURRENTLY, BUT I JUST WONDER IF THERE ARE 125 NONPROFITS AND THERE ARE A HUNDRED OPPORTUNITIES.

UM, HOW CAN PEOPLE FOLLOW THE TRANSPARENCY IN REGARD TO THE DETERMINING FACTORS FOR CHOOSING THOSE NONPROFITS? SURE.

I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT QUESTION COMMISSIONER.

UM, SO ON THE WEBSITE, IT ACTUALLY HAS A BREAKDOWN OF, UM, OF THE SCORING MATRIX ITSELF.

AND SO THERE ARE THREE KIND OF HIGH-LEVEL CATEGORIES FOR IT.

UM, THE FIRST ONE IS EQUITY AND THAT IS BROKEN DOWN BY THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE BOARD, AS WELL AS THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OR PERSON IN A LEADERSHIP POSITION.

UM, THE SECOND IS THE ORGANIZATION ITSELF.

SO NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES, UM, THEIR ANNUAL REVENUE POPULATION SERVED, UM, AND IF THEY OPERATE A VENUE OR CREATIVE SPACE, THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT COUNCIL HAD WANTED TO INCLUDE.

SO IF I'M IN ARTS AND CULTURE, NONPROFIT HAS A VENUE THEY'LL RECEIVE MORE POINTS.

UM, THEN THE THIRD CATEGORY IS URGENCY.

AND SO, UM, THERE ARE POINTS ASSOCIATED WITH HOW THE ANSWER QUESTIONS AROUND WHAT THE EFFECTS WERE ON THEIR ORGANIZATION OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

UM, IF THEY'VE RECEIVED OR HAVEN'T RECEIVED FUNDING BEFORE.

SO IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED FUNDING BEFORE, YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO GET MORE POINTS FOR THAT QUESTION.

UM, AND THEN THE LAST PART OF URGENCY IS IF THEY'VE RECEIVED THE SHUTTERED VENUE, UM, THE FEDERAL GRANTS, UM, MONEY.

SO BASICALLY ALL OF, ALL OF THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS, UM, ADD UP TO A HUNDRED POINTS.

UM, AND, AND THEN WE'RE, WE'RE STARTING FROM THE TOP.

AND SO THE ORGANIZATIONS WITH THE HIGHEST POINTS ARE GOING TO BE THE FIRST TO BE AWARDED.

UM, AND THEN WE'LL JUST GO DOWN THE LIST LIKE THAT.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

AND ARE THEY THIS FUNDING AND I'M SORRY IF YOU SAID THIS AT THE BEGINNING AND I MISSED IT, BUT IS THIS COMING FROM AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDS? OKAY.

YES.

UH, AND HOW, UM, LIKE HOW BROADLY WOULD AN ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANIZATION BE DEFINED, LIKE IF IT WAS AT AN ORGANIZATION THAT SERVES ARTISTS OR MUSICIANS IN SOME WAY, UM, WOULD THAT BE AN ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATION? SO, SO WE HAVE A BROAD DEFINITION, UM, ON THE WEBSITE AND IT'S BASICALLY, BASICALLY THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SHOULD HAVE SOMETHING IN THEIR MISSION STATEMENT ABOUT ARTS AND CULTURE, BUT WHAT THAT MEANS IS REALLY, REALLY BROAD, HOW WE'RE DEFINING IT.

SO, UM, IT CAN BE AN ORGANIZATION WITH PROGRAMMING THAT PROMOTES OR DEVELOPS ART IN ANY MEDIUM.

SO WHETHER THAT'S VISUAL ARTS, MUSIC, UM, PERFORMING ARTS, LIKE DANCE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, UM, IT CAN INCLUDE, UH, PRESERVATION.

UM, SO

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, UM, YOU KNOW, SO WHEN YOU THINK OF LIKE MUSEUMS OR THEATERS, EVEN LOCAL ACCESS RADIO STATIONS OR TV STATIONS, ALL OF, ALL OF THAT COUNTS AS AN ARTS OR CULTURAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, AS LONG AS THEY HAVE THAT IRS, UM, DESIGNATION OF THE 5 0 1 C3 OR 509 A, ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? IF NOT, I WOULD SAY IF WE CAN JUST GET, UM, AGAIN, LIKE HOW PEOPLE, IF PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS OR WANT TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT IT, WHAT'S THE BEST PLACE FOR THEM TO GO FOR THAT? SURE.

SO, UM, I'M SURE, UH, KIM AND ERICA WILL PROBABLY FORWARD YOU THE PRESS RELEASE THAT HAS ALL THE LINKS TO ALL OF THE THINGS.

UM, BUT FOR ANYONE LISTENING TONIGHT, YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO ATX RECOVERS.COM.

UM, AND THEN THERE'LL BE, UH, ONE OF THE FIRST LINKS FOR THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE ARTS AND CULTURE NON-PROFIT RELIEF GRANT PAGE, AND THEN THERE'S THE FAQ'S AND YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR, UM, AND STARTING ON WEDNESDAY, THERE'LL BE THE LINK TO APPLY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

I, UH, I CAN'T WAIT TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THIS.

I'M EXCITED.

SO THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR PRIORITIZING ARTS AND CULTURE NONPROFITS IS HUGE, REALLY IMPORTANT.

THANK YOU.

UM, OKAY, SO NOW THAT WAS ACTUALLY A PRETTY QUICK, THANK YOU LO UM, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO

[3b. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation on Creative Space Assistance Program FY21-22 by Kim McCarson, Economic and Business Liaison, Music &]

THREE B UM, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION FOLLOWING PRESENTATION ON CREATIVE SPACE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

22 BY KIM MCCARSON ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS LIAISON MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION.

HELLO, I AM KIM MCCARSON AND, UH, ECONOMIC, UH, BUSINESS AND, UM, UH, LIAISON, UM, FOR THE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION.

SO I'M ABOUT TO GIVE YOU THE PRESENTATION WHERE THE CREATIVE SPACE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, AND THESE ARE UPDATED GUIDELINES.

SO THESE ARE PROPOSED GUIDELINES, UM, AND, UH, WE ARE USING THIS PRESENTATION AS AN EXERCISE TO COLLECT FEEDBACK.

SO COULD YOU, UH, NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE PURPOSE, UM, OF THE, UH, OF THE C-SAT PROGRAM IS TO, UH, HELP ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE FACING TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DISPLACEMENT, OR ARE PERMANENTLY OR PREVIOUSLY DISPLACED.

SO THE PURPOSE HASN'T CHANGED, THIS IS THE SAME AS WHAT YOU GUYS HAVE SEEN BEFORE.

AND THE, UM, THE PROGRAM IS FOR $1 MILLION FOR FISCAL YEAR 22, AND THAT STARTS OCTOBER AND GOES THROUGH SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER 21, TALK TO A SEPTEMBER 22.

SO THE AWARDS WILL BE FROM 5,000 TO $50,000 AND, UM, PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY, UH, FUEL REMEMBER LAST ROUND, WE ADDED, UM, THE INDEPENDENT ARTISTS SEEKING SUPPORT FOR SHORT TERM AND A MONTH TO MONTH COMMERCIAL LEASES.

SO THOSE WILL REMAIN.

SO IF YOU COULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE AND, UH, WE HAVE THE ARTS FOCUSED NONPROFITS, WHICH IS THE SAME AS BEFORE AND, UH, SELECT FOR-PROFIT CREATIVE BUSINESSES.

AND THESE OF COURSE ARE ACCORDING TO THE DEFINITIONS IN THE GUIDELINES, WHICH WILL, UH, PUT THOSE UP IN JUST A MINUTE AND THEN THE PROPERTY, UH, THAT'S UH, IN QUESTION THAT'S BEING APPLIED FOR, HAS TO BE IN THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS OR ETJ, EXTRA TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION, NEXT SLIDE.

SO YOU'VE, UH, FAMILIAR PROBABLY WITH THESE DEFINITIONS, THE LIVE MUSIC VENUE.

SO IF YOU QUALIFY AS A LIVE MUSIC VENUE FOR THIS PROGRAM, THEN YOU'RE AN ESTABLISHMENT WHERE LIVE MUSIC PROGRAMMING IS THE PRINCIPAL FUNCTION OF THE BUSINESS, AND YOU WOULD HAVE FIVE OF THE EIGHT FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS.

UM, YOU HAVE DEFINED PERFORMANCE AND AUDIENCE SPACE.

YOU WOULD HAVE A MIXING DESK, PA SYSTEM LIGHTING RIG A BACK LINE, AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING, A SOUND ENGINEER, A BOOKER, A PROMOTER STAGE MANAGER PERSONNEL.

UM, HE CHARGED A COVER CHARGE, UH, TO MUSIC PERFORMANCES, EITHER TICKETING OR AT THE FRONT DOOR.

UM, YOU MARKET EVENTS THROUGH SHOW LISTINGS, UM, OR ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS OR PRINTED, UH, YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION WOULD CON COINCIDE WITH PERFORMANCE TIMES, AND YOU HAVE, UH, LIVE MUSIC PROGRAMMING AT LEAST FIVE NIGHTS A WEEK.

IF YOU'RE A PERFORMANCE VENUE OR THEATER, THEN YOU'RE AN ESTABLISHMENT WHOSE PRINCIPAL FUNCTION AND MISSION IS TO PRESENT LIVE

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PERFORMANCES, PLAYS, LIVE MUSIC, FILM SCREENINGS, ET CETERA.

AND IF YOU ARE A MUSEUM OR ART GALLERY, YOU'RE A FACILITY WHOSE PRINCIPAL FUNCTION AND MISSION IS TO EXHIBIT, UM, UH, PRESENT AND SELL OR SO ARTISTIC WORK, UM, A VARIETY OF MEDIA.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OTHER THREE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT THE MONEY CAN BE USED, UM, EITHER RENT, STIPEND, UH, GAP FINANCING FOR PROPERTY ACQUISITION.

SO OF PORTION OF THE COST OF PROPERTY THAT YOU MIGHT BUY COULD BE PAID UP TO $50,000 OR OTHER SPACE-RELATED NEEDS LIKE FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS THAT COULD BE ADDING BATHROOMS. IT COULD BE, UH, REBUILDING A STAGE OR DISPLACEMENT RELATED EXPENDITURES, LIKE, UM, MOVING COSTS, FOR EXAMPLE, OR EVEN A PRE-DEVELOPMENT PLAN OR AN ARCHITECTURAL PLAN, OR SAY, YOU'RE GOING TO BRING THE ELECTRICAL UP TO CODE IN YOUR THEATER, AND YOU NEED AN ELECTRICAL PLAN FOR THAT.

THAT WOULD BE THE KIND OF THING THIS CAN PAY FOR NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO I'M GOING TO SPEND A LITTLE TIME TALKING ABOUT WHAT'S NEW.

SO, UH, HERE ARE SOME CHANGES THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT FOR THE NEXT ROUND.

UM, IN THE PAST, YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT THIS GRANT HAS BEEN A REIMBURSABLE GRANT, WHICH MEANS THAT IF YOU HAVE RENT STIPEND, THEN, UH, THE AWARD YOU WOULD SEND IN, UM, UH, A RECEIPT SAYING THAT THEY HAD PAID THE RENT FOR THAT MONTH, AND THEN THEY COULD GET REIMBURSED.

SAME THING FOR LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS.

IF YOU DID SOME PROJECT WORK, YOU WOULD SEND IN YOUR RECEIPTS AND YOU COULD GET REIMBURSED FOR THAT.

UM, THIS TIME WE'RE LOOKING AT, UH, COMING OUT OF A PANDEMIC OF A VERY DIFFICULT TIME, UM, OF GIVING SOME MONEY UP FRONT, INSTEAD OF DOING A REIMBURSABLE AND THEN HAVING A SCHEDULE LIKE, YOU KNOW, MAYBE A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE UP FRONT, AND THEN A FEW MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD, ANOTHER PERCENTAGE OF YOUR WARD, FEW MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD, ANOTHER PERCENTAGE, ET CETERA, UNTIL, UM, THE FINAL REPORT IS DUE.

AND TYPICALLY, UH, WE WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE 10%, UM, PAID UPON RECEIPT OF THAT FINAL REPORT.

UM, THE RENT STIPEND CALCULATION IN THE PAST IS, HAS TYPICALLY BEEN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OLD LEASE AND THE NEW LEASE.

UM, AND THIS YEAR WE'RE LOOKING AT BASING IT ON A PERCENTAGE OF THE CONTRACTED BASED RENT.

UM, WE ARE ESTABLISHING A, AN AWARD OF $5,000.

UM, WE FOUND IN THAT THAT, UH, A $1,200 AWARD, IF THERE'S NO WARD FLOOR MIGHT NOT BE VERY IMPACTFUL.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT COULD BE A LOT OF PAPERWORK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FOR SOMETHING OVER THE COURSE OF A YEAR THAT MAY NOT HAVE A LOT OF, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF IMPACT.

SO, UH, THE NEW RECIPIENT BONUS IS SOMETHING WE'VE ALWAYS HAD.

AND BASICALLY IF YOU HAD RECEIVED A CREATIVE SPACE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDS IN THE PAST, THEN, UM, YOU KNOW, YOU WOULDN'T GET THE NEW BONUS POINTS, BUT BONUS POINTS WOULD BE GIVEN TO PEOPLE WHO HAD NEVER WON THIS AWARD BEFORE.

SO WE'RE EXTENDING THAT TO, IF YOU HAD ONE, UM, ANY OF THE LEAF PROGRAMS LIKE THE LIVE MUSIC VENUE PRESERVATION FUND, OR THE LEGACY BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT, THE SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT, THE NONPROFIT CREATIVE RELIEF GRANT THAT LAURA WAS JUST INTRODUCING TO YOU.

SO BASICALLY IF YOU RECEIVED ANY OF THOSE AND YOU, YOU MIGHT NOT GET THE 10 POINTS, THE 10 BONUS POINTS, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO A FEW MORE THINGS CHANGES, UM, SOME NEW SCORING CRITERIA FOR EQUITY.

UM, SO WE'VE ADDED, UH, IF YOU'RE AN APPLICANT, IF APPLICANT REPRESENTATION OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, SO THE APPLICANT OR A MAJORITY OF THE OWNERSHIP OF THE APPLICANT, UM, IF THE APPLICANT IS A BUSINESS WOULD BELONG TO A SEGMENT OF AUSTIN'S HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATION THAT WOULD INCLUDE BLACK AFRICAN-AMERICAN, NATIVE AMERICAN, ASIAN, HISPANIC, LATINO, MIDDLE EASTERN, AND PACIFIC ISLANDER.

UM, ANOTHER CHANGE WOULD BE A, WE USED TO HAVE PROJECT READINESS AND ORGANIZATIONAL STABILITY AS A SELECTION CRITERIA.

AND, UH, WE WERE TAKING THAT ONE OUT AND PUTTING IN COMMUNITY BENEFIT.

AND THE REASON IS THAT WE FOUND THAT PROJECT READINESS WHEN IT'S TIED TO, UM, ECONOMIC THINGS.

LIKE, I MEAN, HOW MANY LOANS YOU GOT TO MAKE YOU READY FOR THIS PROJECT OR FUNDING THAT YOU RECEIVED, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, UM, COULD BE A BARRIER TO UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES WHO MAY HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT OF, UH, FUNDING SOURCES LIKE THAT.

UM, SO WE DECIDED TO PUT IN A COMMUNITY BENEFIT AND AS A SELECTION CRITERIA INSTEAD, UM, AND THEN FINALLY THE PROCESS FOR SCORING AND PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.

AND THAT WOULD BE, WHO'S DOING THE SCORING.

WHO'S REVIEWING THE APPLICATIONS, WHO'S IMPLEMENTING

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THE PROGRAM, GETTING THE CHECKS OUT.

SO THESE THINGS ARE STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION AS WE'RE GETTING FEEDBACK FROM, UH, FROM THE VARIOUS GROUPS AND, UM, DETERMINING WHAT OUR STAFF CAPACITY IS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND SO HERE'S MY CONTACT INFORMATION.

UH, SO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU CAN ALWAYS CONTACT ME, BUT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE QUESTIONS NOW, SINCE WE'RE AT THE END OF THIS PRESENTATION, AND WE'LL OPEN IT UP TO THAT AND ERICA WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THAT AS WELL.

AND THEN SYNOVIA IS ALSO HERE.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT, AND SHE'S ALSO HERE.

ALL RIGHT.

I DON'T WANT TO SAY BEFORE I OPEN UP TO QUESTIONS THAT, UM, THIS IS VERY MINDFUL, VERY THOUGHTFUL.

I CAN REALLY TELL THAT YOU ALL HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THESE CONVERSATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN HAPPENING.

UM, AND I'M IMPRESSED BY, UM, THE CHANGES AND THE, UM, WHERE THE DIRECTION OF, OF, OF THIS GRANT AND THE, IN THE PAST WILL.

NO, SHE JUST, UH, DISCUSS, SO ANY QUESTIONS, ANY THOUGHTS I JUST HAD TO ONE, CAN YOU, YOU MAY HAVE SAID IT, BUT CAN YOU GIVE US A SENSE OF THE TIMELINE THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT SINCE SOME OF THE, UH, LIKE THE SCORING, ET CETERA, ARE STILL IN PROCESS? AND THEN SECOND, IS THERE A, UH, UH, WHEN YOU SAY PREVIOUSLY DISPLACED, IS THERE THAT DEFINED IN ANY WAY? WHAT, UH, HOW FAR BACK THIS PREVIOUS GOAT? YEP.

YOU WANT ME TO TAKE THAT ONE? ALL RIGHT.

SO, UM, LET ME, UH, TAKE HOW FAR BACK PREVIOUS GOES.

SO, SO THIS, UH, PROGRAM STARTED UP, UM, IN, IS ALWAYS KIND OF LOOKED BACK AT 2016 AS ITS BENCHMARK.

UM, WHEN THIS INFORMATION WAS COLLECTED ABOUT, UH, WHAT THE STRUGGLES WERE AND THE, UM, OMNIBUS, UH, STAFF REPORT.

SO THE, UM, SO WE'RE LOOKING BACK STILL UNTIL, UH, 2016.

SO IF SOMEONE WAS DISPLACED TO THAT FAR BACK, THEY CAN STILL APPLY FOR THIS MONEY, UM, UNDER C-SAT.

AND WHAT WAS THE OTHER QUESTION? OH, THE SCHEDULE TIMELINE.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THE TIMELINE IN TERMS OF, UM, COLLECTING FEEDBACK OR, UM, YEAH, SO WHAT WE'RE THINKING IS JUST DEPENDING ON WHAT WE HEAR FROM YOU GUYS, UH, WE HOPE TO GET THIS LAUNCHED IN THE FALL IN NOVEMBER.

AND SO THE NEXT PRESENTATION YOU'LL BE HEARING IS FOR THE LIVE MUSIC EVENT PROGRAM, SO THAT OUR GOAL WOULD BE TO GO WITH THAT FIRST AND THEN FOLLOW UP WITH SISEP.

AND THEN, SO NOVIA WILL GO INTO OTHER PROGRAMS TO KIND OF CONSTANTLY ON AN, ALMOST LIKE A MONTHLY BASIS, HAVE NEW PROGRAMS LAUNCHING TO HELP SUPPORT THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY.

SO WE'RE, WE'RE REALLY HOPING FOR AROUND NOVEMBER TO LAUNCH THIS PROGRAM.

UM, SO THERE'LL BE A WHOLE REV, UH, ACTING DIRECTOR AT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

AND ONE THING THAT WE HEARD LAST TIME IS COMMUNITY FEEDBACK.

SO OUR GOAL IS TO ACTUALLY PRESENT TO ALL THE QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSIONS, UH, IN AUGUST TO HEAR FEEDBACK FROM THEM, AS WELL AS I BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO UPLOAD THIS ON ONE OF OUR PAGES TO GET FEEDBACK, BUT WE HEARD THAT BEFORE THAT, UH, PEOPLE WEREN'T ABLE TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK.

SO WE DEFINITELY WANT TO, UH, PRESENT TO ALL THE QUALITY OF LIFE COMMISSIONS ARTS COMPONENT WITHIN THEIR COMMISSION.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

THAT'S WHAT THIS IS.

WOW.

THIS IS REALLY MOVING FASTER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD.

UM, AGAIN, YOU KNOW, UM, PROF, I SEE SOME REAL REAL THOUGHT AND SOME CLEAR APPRECIATION FOR ALL THE FEEDBACK THAT HAVE COME IN THROUGH THE YEARS.

AND, UM, THIS IS ENCOURAGING TO ME AS A CREATIVE PERSON OF COLOR IN THIS CITY.

AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, IT GIVES ME HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CITY, UH, FOR, FOR PEOPLE THAT, YOU KNOW, UH, COME FROM THE BACKPACK COMMUNITIES, DIVERSE COMMUNITY.

SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

UM, LET'S, UH, LET'S LOOK AT THIS NEXT AGENDA

[3c. Discussion and Possible Action following presentation on the Live Music Fund Program by Erica Shamaly, Music & Entertainment Division Manager. ]

ITEM THREE C DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION FOLLOWING PRESENTATION ON THE LIVE MUSIC FUND PROGRAM BY ERICA SHAMLEY MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION MANAGEMENT.

SO THIS IS KIM AGAIN, AND I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO GIVE THIS PRESENTATION TOO, AND THEN WE'LL OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS AT THE END WITH ERICA AND SYNOVIA AND MYSELF.

UH, SO THIS PRESENTATION IS ON LIVE MUSIC FUND EVENT PROGRAM, AND THESE ARE PROPOSED GUIDELINES.

SO AGAIN, OUR PURPOSE IS TO COLLECT FEEDBACK,

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UM, ON THESE IDEAS ON NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, UH, MOST OF YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT, UH, THE LIVE MUSIC FUND WAS ESTABLISHED BY CITY ORDINANCE IN SEPTEMBER OF 2019, AND IS BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE VISITOR TASKFORCE BACK IN 2017.

UH, THE MONEY COMES FROM THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX AND THE LIVE MUSIC PROGRAM INTENDS TO SUPPORT LIVE AND VIRTUAL MUSIC SHOWS AND SPECIAL EVENTS THAT CAN BE MARKETED TO LOCAL AUDIENCE OF VISITING TOURISTS AND CONVENTION DELEGATES.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE PURPOSE IS TO ENCOURAGE, PROMOTE, IMPROVE, AND SHOWCASE AUSTIN'S DIVERSE LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY THROUGH SUPPORTING LIVE AND VIRTUAL MUSIC EVENTS AND, UM, THE INDEPENDENT PROMOTERS, PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS AND BANDS THAT PRODUCE AND PROMOTE LIVE VIRTUAL SHOWS, UM, MARKETING TO LOCAL AUDIENCES ARE, UH, ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

SO THE FUNDS, UM, ARE FROM 5,000 TO $10,000.

SO THERE'S A FLOOR OF 5,000 ON THIS, UH, GRANT AS WELL.

THE CONTRACT PERIOD IS FOR ONE YEAR, UH, AWARDS WILL BE PAID OVER A 12 MONTH PERIOD WITH 20% OF THE MONEY BEING DISTRIBUTED UPFRONT, AND THEN DRAWN DOWN MONTHLY BASED ON ELIGIBLE REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES LIKE RECEIPTS WITH THE FINAL 10% UPON RECEIPT OF THE FINAL REPORT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND, UM, YOU ALL WILL RECOGNIZE THIS.

UM, SO THE KEY ELEMENTS AND IN THIS PROGRAM ARE, UH, PRESERVATION ENRICHING THE PAST INNOVATION ENVISIONING THE FUTURE ELEVATION AND COLLABORATION, EMPOWERING THE PRESENT.

AND THESE ALL CAME DIRECTLY FROM THE MUSIC COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL.

UM, THE ALLOWABLE ACTIVITIES UNDER THE GRANT ARE LIVE AND VIRTUAL EVENTS BY LOCAL MUSICIANS, DISTRICT-BASED MUSICALS, BESSEL EVENTS, AND PAID MARKETING PLANS TO PROMOTE PROPOSED ACTIVITIES.

AND AUSTIN HAS A LIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE, ALLOWABLE EXPENSES OR THINGS LIKE PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES, UM, VENUE RENTAL, OFFICE, RENTAL INSURANCE, UH, SALARIES, CONTRACTOR PAY, MARKETING, COLLATERAL, ADVERTISING PLACEMENT, AND SOME SUPPLIES.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE PRIORITY IS BEING GIVEN TO INDEPENDENT LIVE MUSIC PROMOTERS.

AND THAT WOULD BE WHO HAVE STAFF OF THREE OR LESS.

UM, ALSO PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO PROFESSIONAL AUSTIN MUSICIANS WHO PERFORMED SOLO OR AS PART OF A LOCAL AUSTIN BAND.

ONLY ONE APPLICATION PER BAND WILL BE ACCEPTED AND PRIORITY IS ALSO GIVEN TO BLACK AFRICAN-AMERICAN NATIVE AMERICAN, ASIAN, HISPANIC, LATINO, MIDDLE EASTERN PACIFIC ISLANDER, LGBTQ PLUS FEMALE, IDENTIFYING DISABILITY COMMUNITIES AND OTHER HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES.

NOW WE HAVE SOME DEFINITIONS FOR INDEPENDENT PROMOTERS MUSICIANS AND BANDS.

SO WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THAT ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO A PROFESSIONAL AUSTIN MUSICIAN, AND I THINK, UH, MANY OF YOU COMMISSIONERS HAVE SEEN THESE DEFINITIONS BEFORE AS WELL.

UM, SO TO, TO BE, UH, TO QUALIFY AS A PROFESSIONAL AUSTIN MUSICIAN, YOU WOULD NEED AT LEAST WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS, UM, AT LEAST TWO YEARS OF DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THE APPLICANT IS REGULARLY PERFORMED AS A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN, SIX RELEASED RECORDINGS AND SIX PROMOTIONALLY RELEASED MUSIC VIDEOS, AND TO QUALIFY AS AN INDEPENDENT PROMOTER, YOU NEED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING.

YOU CAN'T HAVE MORE THAN THREE STAFF.

YEAH.

AT LEAST TWO YEARS DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THE APPLICANT IS CURATED AND PROMOTED SHOWS AND AUSTIN FEATURING LOCAL MUSICIANS.

AND YOU MUST NOT BE CONTRACTUALLY TIED TO A SINGLE VENUE TO ONE VENUE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE HAVE SEVERAL PROPOSED, UH, SCORING CRITERIA, UM, AND YOU'VE SEEN THIS ONE APPLICANT REPRESENTATION OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

SO THIS IS AN APPLICANT WHO BELONGS TO A SEGMENT OF AUSTIN DIVERSE POPULATION THAT HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN UNDER REPRESENTED.

AND IF YOU ARE A BAND OR AN INDEPENDENT PROMOTION COMPANY, THAT WOULD BE 51% OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BAND OR THE, UH, INDEPENDENT PROMOTION COMPANY.

UM, THERE WILL BE A SCORING CRITERIA TIED TO EACH OF THESE BULLETS HERE.

SO PRESERVATION IS NEXT ACTIVITIES THAT ENRICH THE PAST AND UNDER OF UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES, INNOVATION, ELEVATION, AND COLLABORATION, COMPELLING

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PROJECT PURPOSE, WHICH IS TYPICALLY, YOU KNOW, UH, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THE FUNDS? UH, WHAT WILL YOU ACCOMPLISH WITH THESE FUNDS? UM, HOW WILL YOU FURTHER PROGRAM GOALS OF MORE RACIALLY EQUITABLE LIVE SHOWS AND AUDIENCES? UM, SO THAT WOULD BE YOUR COMPELLING PROJECT PURPOSE.

UH, THERE WILL BE SCORING, UH, TIED TO LGBTQ FEMALE IDENTIFYING OR DISABILITY COMMUNITIES.

AND AGAIN, THE 51% RULE AS ABOVE.

UM, DO YOU COMPENSATE PERFORMERS AND EVENT CONTRACTORS, UM, HAVING A MARKETING PLAN, HOW ARE YOU REACHING OUT TO NEW AUDIENCES AND A MARKETING PLAN FOR CULTURAL TOURISM? HOW ARE YOU REACHING OUT TO POTENTIAL VISITORS AND A PROJECT PLAN WITH PROPOSED BUDGET? NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, UM, AGAIN, WE HAVE SOME AREAS WHERE WE'RE, UM, SOLICITING FEEDBACK AND WE'RE, UM, DECIDING, UH, BASED OFF STAFF CAPACITY AND THOSE ARE THE PRELIMINARY ELIGIBILITY EVALUATION.

WHO'S GOING TO DO THAT PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF WHETHER YOU'RE ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE, UM, THIRD-PARTY PANELS.

UH, WHO'S GOING TO BE REVIEWING THE APPLICATIONS AND THIRD-PARTY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION, YOU KNOW, IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM AND GETTING THE MONEY DISTRIBUTED.

SO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE NEXT SLIDE IS ALL ABOUT THE LIVE MUSIC FUND BUDGET, AND I'LL LET SYNOVIA, UM, EXPLAIN THIS LINE TO YOU.

THANK YOU, KIMBERLY.

UM, BEFORE YOU IS THE LIVE MUSIC FUND PROPOSED BUDGET, THAT WAS PART OF THE CITY MANAGERS PRESENTATION ON LAST FRIDAY, BASED ON, UM, HISTORICAL TRENDS, UM, COLLECTIONS TO DATE, WE'RE PROPOSING A $2.5 MILLION, UH, FUND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED DIRECT TO, UH, UH, APPLICANTS NEXT YEAR, WHICH WILL HOPEFULLY IF THE COLLECTIONS COME IN AND AGAIN, THE TRANSFER IN IS BASED ON AN ESTIMATE.

AND SO WE WANT TO TRY TO KEEP SOME LEVEL OF FUNDING AVAILABLE IN THIS FUND.

AND SO THIS YEAR WE'RE GOING TO START OUT, UH, AT LEAST PROPOSED FOR NEXT YEAR AT 2.5, DEPENDING ON HOW, UM, THE TOURIST ECONOMY HAS PICKED BACK UP, THAT FUTURE NUMBER COULD CHANGE.

BUT AGAIN, TO BE CONSISTENT, NOT ONLY IN THE LIVE MUSIC FUND, BUT THE OTHER TWO FUNDS, WE ARE PROPOSING A $2.5 MILLION SPAN AND F 22, WHICH WOULD THEN LEAVE.

HOPEFULLY IF ALL THE FUNDS ARE COLLECTED A $2.3 MILLION BALANCE, WHICH YOU WOULD THEN USE IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR IN FYI 22, ALONG WITH SOME OF THE PROPOSED FUNDS.

SO THIS WAY YOU'RE ALWAYS SPENDING ACTUALLY NOT AN ESTIMATE, WHICH IS THE PREFERRED METHOD.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

SO NOVIA, UH, SO WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS INVOLVED HERE.

I HAVE A WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE CULTURAL FUNDING REVIEW PROCESS, WHICH THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF.

AND THEN THERE'S ALSO A COMMENT BOX THAT YOU CAN, UH, YOU CAN LINK INTO TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS.

SO FEEDBACK FROM THIS MEETING IS GOING TO BE CONSIDERED AND PUT INTO, YOU KNOW, GUIDELINES AND THE, UH, THE STAFF WAS GOING TO ALSO TALK TO A LOT OF OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT WE MENTIONED EARLIER THAT, UM, TO COLLECT FEEDBACK, TO GO INTO THE GUIDELINES AND THE DRAFT GUIDELINES WILL BE POSTED FOR PUBLIC INPUT A LITTLE LATER ON SAID, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME KIMBERLY DOT MCCARSON AND AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV.

IT'S THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE? SO AT THIS POINT, WE'LL TAKE SOME QUESTIONS OR ERICA SYNOVIA AND MYSELF AGAIN, I, I WANT TO SAY, YOU KNOW, I'M IMPRESSED BY THESE GUIDELINES AND THE PRIORITIZATION, NOT ONLY OF EQUITY, BUT ALSO OF MUSICIANS.

I THINK THAT'S A CLEAR STATEMENT WITH THIS, UH, WITH THESE GUIDELINES, UM, WE'VE, WE'VE, WE'VE PUSHED FORWARD PROPOSALS TO, TO HELP WITH VENUES.

AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT TODAY ABOUT NON-PROFITS, UM, BUT PRIORITIZING, UM, ARTISTS AND PROMOTERS, UM, WITH IDEAS, PARTICULARLY FROM UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES IS, IS, IS A GREAT, GREAT DECISION THERE.

APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, ERICA OR KIM, WOULD YOU GUYS LIKE TO GIVE SOME EXAMPLES

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OF HOW, YOU KNOW, A POSSIBLE APPLICANT AND HOW THEY CAN USE THE? SURE, SURE.

SO THE HOPE IS, IS THAT BY PUTTING THE GRANTS IN THE HANDS OF THE MUSICIANS, THEY CAN GO OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY AND START COLLABORATING AND CURATING NEW AND INTERESTING EVENTS.

THIS COULD BE AT ANY ONE OF OUR PLA YOU KNOW, PLENTY OF VENUES THAT WE HAVE HERE IN AUSTIN.

IT COULD BE AT A PUBLIC PARK, A NEIGHBORHOOD IT'S TO GIVE THE FUNDS THAT THEY PROBABLY HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF TO BE ABLE TO GO AND BOOK THAT RESIDENCY AT THAT ONE VENUE, OR TO, UH, DO THAT FESTIVAL THAT WEEKEND FESTIVAL THEY'VE ALWAYS FANTASIZED ABOUT, UH, IN ORDER TO BRING ALTOGETHER THEIR FRIENDS AND THEIR OTHER LOCAL MUSICIANS TO HIGHLIGHT A CERTAIN COMPONENT OF AUSTIN MUSIC.

AND SO ALONG WITH THIS, THERE WILL BE SUPPORT THAT WE WILL, YOU KNOW, CONNECT THE MUSICIANS WITH, UH, PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY TO HELP IF THEY NEED, UH, ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT ON HOW DO YOU BOOK SHOWS.

UM, IF THEY HAVEN'T DONE THAT BEFORE WE ALREADY HAVE RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH OUR WORKFORCE TRAINING, UM, PARTNERSHIPS AND THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO HELP PROVIDE THAT SUPPORT TO MUSICIANS THAT MAY NOT HAVE AS MUCH EXPERIENCE OR THEY COULD BE WORKING WITH VERY EXPERIENCED MUSICIANS IN THE CITY TO COLLABORATE WITH EACH OTHER, TO BRING A NEW TYPE OF EVENT TO A VENUE OR TO A PARK OR TO A PUBLIC FACILITY LIBRARY, YOU NAME IT AND WE'LL HAVE SUPPORT THROUGH THE AUSTIN CENTER FOR EVENTS AND, UH, DIFFERENT CITY ENTITIES TO HELP, BUT ALSO WITH OTHER COMMUNITY GROUPS.

SO THE GOAL IS TO HAVE IT BE A CAPACITY BUILDING, ORGAN, YOU KNOW, KIND OF A EXERCISE FOR MUSICIANS, BUT ALSO, UM, FOR THE MORE ESTABLISHED MUSICIANS THAT, UM, KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO GO BOOK.

THOSE SHOWS THAT THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN DREAMING ABOUT TO GIVE THEM THE CAPITAL THAT THEY MAY NOT HAVE TO GO AND GET SOME SHOWS ON THE BOOKS, A RESIDENCY OR WHATEVER THEY'VE BEEN THINKING SO THAT THEY HAVE THE POWER TO GO OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY AND BOOK THOSE SHOWS.

AND YOU MENTIONED THE DISTRICT BASED MUSIC EVENTS.

WHAT, CAN YOU ELABORATE A LITTLE BIT ON WHAT YOU'RE ENVISIONING? I WANT TO GO, OH YEAH.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT NEIGHBORHOODS.

WE WANT THESE SHOWS TO HAPPEN ALL OVER AUSTIN AT EVERY DISTRICT.

THAT'S A COUNCIL DISTRICT.

AND SO IT COULD BE THAT YOU'RE ACTIVATING VENUES THAT NORMALLY DON'T PLAY THAT KIND OF MUSIC.

AND YOU'RE KIND OF LIKE REACHING NEW NEIGHBORHOODS, NEW AUDIENCE, NEW FANS.

SO IT'S NOT ONLY MAYBE GOING TO YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD AND ACTIVATING A VENUE OR A PARK