Programs Overview

We provide opportunities for artists to create, exhibit, and discuss their work.


The East and West Austin Studio Tours (EAST and WEST) are free, annual, selfguided art events spanning two weekends in November and May.

The Texas Biennial is a geographicallyfocused, independent survey of the contemporary art in Texas.

Canopy is an arts complex that houses nearly 60 artists as well as galleries and creative retail.

The Tito’s Prize is a $15,000 award and solo exhibition for one Austinbased artist.


The LINE Residency is a six week opportunity for local artists to experiment and create in a new environment.

Art Swap gathers artists, collectors, and appreciators to exchange their art and enjoy a community breakfast on the grounds of the Elisabet Ney Museum.

Big Medium’s International Exchange programs seek to promote crosscultural understanding through art, enrich artistic practices, and increase connections to Texas artists.

Big Medium umbrellas various artists and organizations through our Sponsored Projects program.