Ballroom Marfa is a nonprofit cultural arts foundation based in Marfa, a remote town of 2,000 people in Far West Texas. Their contemporary art and performance space was founded by Fairfax Dorn and Virginia Lebermann in 2003 in a ballroom that dates to 1927. Funded by donations from individuals and foundations, Ballroom Marfa produces ambitious exhibitions; commissions extraordinary works that are site-specific and site-inspired; enables profound cultural happenings and connections; and shares the landscape of the Big Bend with a diversity of artists and musicians.
Fusebox Festival brings artists and audiences together to explore vital issues, ideas and new possibilities. Their ongoing investigation positions the arts at the center of local, national, and global conversations about contemporary life and culture. The 13th annual Fusebox Festival will present dozens of adventurous local, national and international artists across all disciplines in Austin, TX on April 12-16, 2017
Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Their pioneering approach, inspired by venture capital principles, helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $45,000, for a total commitment of up to $95,000 per project.
Golden Hornet Project, Inc. (now known as Golden Hornet) is an Austin, Texas based non-profit founded in 1999 by composer-bandleaders Graham Reynolds and Peter Stopchinski. Golden Hornet has premiered over 70 works by more than 60 composers rooted in wildly different musical backgrounds, with a special focus on composers who also play in bands. In 1999 this independent classical movement barely existed. Now it's thriving in cities around the world.