Your Support Enables Our Programming to Succeed. With the support of individuals and local businesses, we have provided multi cultural programing to the city of Austin for the last 15 years.

Your volunteer support and contributions can assist us in achieving our mission. Remember, all donations are tax-deductible, so please donate to our DiverseArts 2001-02 Capital Campaign. Or call (512) 477-9438 to find out more on how you can help.

Mission statement

DiverseArts is committed to present and document programs that feature various forms of expressive culture, focusing on African American music and culture in its various contexts, in and around Austin. Through our work, we hope to aid in the preservation of this rich cultural heritage, to provide quality cultural programs, to educate and to provide employment and exposure to those segments of the community which are vastly undeserved. As well, as a nonprofit, multicultural, multidisciplinary production cooperative, we hope to progress toward bridging cultural, ethnic, social and economic gaps between artists, arts institutions and their audiences.

Austin Jazz and Arts Festival What began 13 years ago as the Clarksville Jazz Festival is now Austin's largest jazz event and the centerpiece of the city's annual jazz programming calender. The Jazz Fest celebrates the diverse musical and cultural heritage of Austin, expanding the urban base of cultural and tourism activities to include the historic East Side of Austin. With jazz/blues at the heart of the festival, the event includes dance and spoken word performances, fine arts and crafts exhibits and sales, as well as community information exchange and educational children's programs. Performers include Texas and national touring artists, local legends and rising jazz stars.
Austin Blues Family Tree Project

The Austin Blues Family Tree Project maintains multimedia archives of materials documenting historically significant individuals active in, associated with, and/or knowledgeable about African American cultural history and blues-derived music in Texas. The Blues Family Tree archives contains quality black and white still-photographic documentary prints and negatives, documentary video tape and analog and digital audio tape. These materials provide an expanding body of resources for in-house and co-production projects for Web content, archival DVD/CD music releases, documentary films, audio recordings and radio programs. Preservation measures are necessary to insure the protection and survivability of these materials. Currently, we are in the process of converting recorded archival performances and oral history from analog to digital media.

Little Gallery @ GuadalupeArts DiverseArts Production Group presents the Little Gallery Series, a showcase for local visual artists to exhibit and sell their work. Like our other events, the shows at the Little Gallery bridge cultural gaps and offer opportunities to community artists while bringing Austin's art lovers high-quality visual works of art.
Word/Jazz Performance Series

Word/Jazz offers up a spoken word and improv music open mic that features an ever evolving all-star string of performance poets, musicians, and all around talented folks who create a night of spontaneous, collaborative combustion. Bring your poetry, tunes, an instrument, or just a willingness to jump in as you desire. Perform solo or round us up as your crew for the evening.

Austin Downtown Arts Magazine A monthly arts and culture magazine published by DiverseArts. Austin Downtown Arts spotlights established and emerging artists in the community, examines trends, and promotes visual, literary and performing arts. Austin Downtown Artsis on the scene withnews of the spaces, presentations and personalities that make up the core of Austin's burgeoning arts scene, from the widely recognized music industry to the growing visual and performing arts community. Each issue includes new fiction, poetry, essays and our picks for "not to be missed" art happenings.
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