The Black Excellence Tribute is a live event in Austin, Texas, co-founded by Aaron Ross and Sanya Richards-Ross with the express purpose of celebrating the achievements of local, national, and international people of color. The event does this through dynamic storytelling using music, poetry, digital short stories, and impactful speaking. The event is designed to entertain, educate, empower, and encourage those inside and outside the Austin community to celebrate the best in their fellow man.
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.