An Extraordinary Gift for Austin’s Kids

Impact Austin awards The Contemporary $80,600 for Art Education!

We are thrilled to announce that we were honored at Austin City Hall this week as a 2017 Impact Austin Community Partner. As the recipient of Impact Austin’s Culture Area grant, The Contemporary Austin was awarded $80,600 to support an expansion of Seeing Special Things, a multiple-visit program for underserved schools in Austin. This high-impact grant—the largest ever received for art education in the museum’s history—will expand the reach of the program to thousands of community members, extending the impact of our program to multiple generations and engaging new audiences in the cultural life of our city.