The Contemporary Austin aims to create a cultural center of gravity in Austin for a variety of experiences linked to contemporary art. We offer many dynamic opportunities for artists.
Talks and Events
The Contemporary Austin brings internationally renowned curators, artists, and art professionals to Austin for engaging talks and programs related to current exhibitions and a range of contemporary art subjects.
See all upcoming events here!
The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group program builds a community and network of critical support for working artists dedicated to growing their artistic practices. Monthly sessions focus on traditional group art critique to provide peer feedback for a new body of work and current work in progress. Participating artists receive two critiques. Further opportunities for focused feedback and professional growth include one-on-one studio visits with co-leaders and grayDUCK gallerist. A portion of sessions include gaining relevant professional development and discussing the work artists do when not making artwork. Topics addressed may include writing an effective artist’s statement, applying for grants and residencies, marketing your work, public speaking, sustaining a holistic creative life, and more.
Visit our Crit Group webpage to learn more about the program, including application details, important dates, and more.
Membership is an accessible way to be on the front lines of contemporary art and culture in Austin while providing essential support to The Contemporary Austin's exhibitions, public programs, and educational opportunities.
Artists are eligible for a 30% discount on Individual memberships. Please contact Nadine Pennypacker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512 458 8191 x 141, or visit one of our locations to retrieve discount code. Proper credentials, such as ID, CV, or website address will be verified.