Pump Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable artists studios spaces, resources and galleries to emerging and established artists in the greater Austin area.










Relocation History:

  • Left home of 13 years on Shady Ln due to city CODE
  • The Pop structures on Pleasant Valley were rejected by city, Pump pulled out of project to focus on sustainable option with Almost Real Things
  • Everything on market is impossible without significant financial means


Artists and Creative Spaces are finding it hard to stay in Austin

  • Most art spaces are not ideal or equipped to fulfill needs of creatives
  • There is a lack of space to occupy
  • They are unable to keep up with rising rents
















In the meantime…. Current successes:


  • Directly/Contributed to placing 7 artists in studios, continue to manage waitlist of 200+ for studios
  • Programming at Cloud Tree April-December (FY ends in September)
  • Blue Starlite office space (with community meeting room, 2 artist residencies)
  • Planned: 9 pop-up, month-long, performances and events in gallery, rental of space, artist meet-ups


Next Step Options:


  • Rent temporary to test model, creative space assistance program, 12 million bond