Creative Entrepreneur Cohort for Visual Artists!

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The Creative Entrepreneurial Cohort (CEC) is for “VISUAL” professional artists looking to develop their artistic endeavors into sustainable businesses. The CEC will focus on increasing arts business acumen, defining marketing strategies, and fiscal stewardship.

Because most workshops will be in the evening hours or on weekends, Artists should be available between 6-9 pm on Wednesdays for online or on-site meetings from mid-August to early December. Artists should be available to exhibit during Austin Studio Tour weekends in November (Nov  4-5, 11-12, and 18-19).

Selected artists are expected to have time to put into this program. CVA anticipates each artist will commit to spending 8-10 hours per week on program activities between August and November. Some participants will need to spend more time in preparation for the Austin Studio Tour.

The CEC includes $500 per participant that can be spent on business expenses identified and incurred during the program.

*Cohort content includes:

Professional Paths and Defining Business Goals | Talking about your Art, Messaging, and Intent | Arts Branding and Sales| Maintaining Business Operations | Accounting and Bookkeeping | Intellectual Property | Business Management and the Artistic Practice | Connecting to Your Community

Eligible applicants must be:
  • Residents of Austin or surrounding counties of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Llano, Travis, and Williamson who are able to attend in-person training sessions in Austin.
  • Practicing artists currently working professionally and/or looking to make their artistic and creative endeavors into a sustainable business venture.
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‘All application materials are due by Friday, June 30. Applications received after this time may not be considered. There is no fee to apply.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing your application, please call our partner, Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, at 512-459-8252 or’

Juneteenth Special Concert

The Historic Victory Grill and Capitol View Arts welcome back celebrated and rising NYC and Austin-based jazz vocalist Joshua Banbury, for a special concert with his trio on Juneteenth 2023 at 8 pm, during their Juneteenth Happay hour.
In a celebration of the legacy of African American music, his set will feature tributes to Texas music luminaries such as Victoria Spivey, Blind Lemon Jeerson, and Eddie Durham, as well as other legendary artists who have graced the stage of The Historic Victory Grill, like Tina Turner Billy Hiloday and BB King.
Joshua is a native Austinite and has recently been a featured soloist with The New York Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and The Baltimore Symphony.
In addition, he has been invited to present recitals at The Phillps Collection, National Sawdust, The Carver Museum, The Historic Victory Grill, Soho House Austin, D.C. Strings, and the Alexandria Symphony. He is currently the artist in residence at The Square House Project in East Austin and at The Historic Victory Grill.
In addition, he was a fellow with the American Lyric Theatre, the nation’s premiere program for opera composers and librettists, from 2020-2021. L.A. Opera, Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, and Fort Worth Opera have presented their original operas. Joshua graduated from The New School and The Austin School for Performing and Visual Arts.
He is looking forward to his debut concert at The Apollo Theatre on November 4th, later this year. 

Bringing Artistic Expression To Communities In Austin

Austin has a rich culture of music and art that has made it a flagship for enthusiast from around the world. We look to not only preserve that culture but also expand it to disenfranchised artists and communities

Proud Partnerships

Capitol View Arts could not have the success that we’ve experienced without the help, support and collaboration of some of our proud partners. 

Getting involved as an Artist or wanting to be part of something great

We encourage artists and those who want to assist our organization to reach out and express your interest. There are various opportunities to further your craft and build on your artist profession. From our online marketplace, to helping artists understand local grants; our services expand to meet the needs of our local artists where they are in their individual progressions.

Capitol View Arts : About Our Name

If you open the side door of Austin’s Historic Victory Grill, you’ll see a perfect, beautiful view of the Texas Capitol. We have often wondered how many performers and patrons of the Victory Grill throughout the years have gazed at this spectacular site and had thoughts of equality, freedom, and change.

We thought the representation of this Capitol view was befitting to an organization whose mission is not only to improve the lives of artists and residents on the east side, but also to offer the Austin community a chance to preserve past history and experience new and exciting transformations as our city continues to grow.

Black Austin Matters| Black Artists Matter

Secure Way To Buy Art and Support Local Artists

Capitol View Arts now offers a new and secure way for anyone to support established and rising Austin artists of color.

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