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About Us

Mission

The A&R Foundation is a Texas nonprofit entity whose mission is to turn creative
passions into sustainable businesses by providing independent musicians and creative
arts businesses access to tools, resources, and education on entrepreneurship.

Vision

At the A&R Foundation, we believe everything that exists within the creative industry begins and ends with the artist. Our goal is to give all creatives a fair chance at capitalizing on their potential as entrepreneurs. 

Our vision is to make Texas’s creative ecosystem the most-stable in the country by developing and nurturing its most-critical resource, the artist. We aim to achieve this through our values of passion in what we do, transparency in how we do it, and putting our community at the core of it all.

Founded in 2022…

The A&R Foundation was founded in 2022 as a non-profit organization, providing services to independent musicians in Austin, TX. Since then, our mission has been to turn creative passions into sustainable businesses by providing creative entrepreneurs access to tools, resources, and education on entrepreneurship.

The A&R Foundation is governed by a board of directors who have a wide range of experience in creative business, public relations, finance, nonprofit management, fundraising, human resources, and entrepreneurship. The day-to-day operations of The A&R Foundation are carried out by the organization’s executive leadership, who have a combined 50 years of experience in working with artists at all levels of the creative industry.