The mission of the Dougherty Arts Center (DAC) is to support emerging through established artists who create, showcase, and experience the arts first hand. We envision the DAC as Austin’s cultural living room, where people of all ages, races, ethnicities, abilities, gender, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, nationalities, and religions gather to create community through the arts.
Since 1978, the DAC has thrived as one of Austin’s most cherished and affordable community arts centers,
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.