Founded in 1983 by raúlrsalinas, Xicanindio poet and human rights activist, Red Salmon Arts (RSA) is a grassroots Native American/ Chicana/o based literary and cultural arts organization. RSA advocates a vision of arts programming as an instrument for community empowerment and transformation. RSA brings established, groundbreaking, and emerging writers, artists, cultural workers, scholars, and educators to the underserved Indigenous, Latina/o, and Black communities of South and East Austin,
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.