Calling all Visual Artists, Filmmakers, and Performers!
This is your chance to Make Art, Take Action, and Get Paid! Our ensembles are brave spaces for you to share your thoughts and beliefs and to make powerful art that speaks to important issues in our Austin community and world.
Creative Action is committed to social justice and inclusiveness. We strongly encourage applications from youth of color, LGBTQ+ & non-binary folx, and differently-abled people.
Color Squad is a collective of teen artists that design and implement public art that addresses a need in the community. The collective was voted Best Muralist in Austin in 2019 in the Austin Chronicle’s Best Of poll.
Past projects have included a prominent community mural in East Austin in partnership with Six Square and Cap Metro, a large-scale mural at the Central Texas Food Bank, a community mural in Lott Pocket Park in partnership with GirlForward Austin, a multi-wall mural on Lamar and Barton Springs, and our newest murals at four Cap Metro bus stops around Austin focusing on sustainability.
For more information contact Lindsay Palmer, Color Squad Director, email@example.com.
Seeds of Community
1203 Barton Springs Rd.
Juntos Somos Austin/Together We are Austin
Lott Pocket Park, 1174 Curve St.
Let's Feed Our Neighbors
This mural was created as a commission for the Central Texas Food Bank. Before creating this piece, the teens studied food access and inequality in the greater Austin area through service learning projects and volunteering, as well as workshops from the local chapter of Food Not Bombs, and Food for Black Thought.
More about the inspiration for this piece by Color Squad member Louisa “The biggest themes I wanted people to take away from this piece was solidarity, accessibility, and outreach. I created the sun rays in the background to represent expanding food security throughout Texas. I wanted the fresh produce to make up the Texas outline to highlight and support the idea of ‘Feed our Neighbors.’ I wanted to highlight the hopeful end goal of the food bank which is to make sure everyone has access to a healthy food source.”
Map Your Roots
2921 E. 17th St., Building B