No News is Bad News. Join the SA Current Press Club.


While perusing the internet this weekend I came across an interesting article in the Austin Chronicle (“Shape of Things to Come,” March 7) about CreateAustin, a five-to-10-year cultural-investment blueprint. CreateAustin consultant Bill Bulick boiled down the 120 pages of recommendations into “10 Big Ideas” — a to-the-point list of concepts such as consolidating various city arts programs into one office of cultural affairs, encouraging neighborhood-based grassroots cultural development, and increasing access to business and technical development tools.

This got me wondering … how is San Antonio’s 3-year-old Cultural Collaborative coming along? According to our Office of Cultural Affairs website, the plan is almost 80-percent implemented — including an Arts Education staff person, the good-and-growing, and small-business assistance through the City’s economic-development office. But plenty of items are partially implemented (better marketing) or awaiting action (board diversity training). Of course we still have seven years to go. And another TCC-supported idea, a performing-arts center, goes before voters in this May’s election. How do you think TCC is doing? Email me at

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

February 24, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation