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Red River Merchants Association

The Red River Cultural District is a creative community providing authentic Austin experiences through diverse local music, art & food for every fan & guest.

aka Red River Cultural District   |   Austin, TX   |  https://redriverculturaldistrict.org

Mission

The Red River Cultural District (RRCD) is a world-wide cultural tourism destination for authentic live music, food and drink experiences in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. The District is managed by the Red River Merchants’ Association, a coalition of over forty local small businesses in the District – including not only live music venues, food, hospitality, lodgings, lifestyle & entertainment businesses, but also the Austin Symphony Orchestra, First Baptist Church, German-Texan Heritage Society & Waterloo Greenway.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Cody Ross Cowan

Main address

PO Box 16601

Austin, TX 78761 USA

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EIN

81-0822676

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Banding Together ATX

Banding Together ATX is an emergency relief grant program intended to support Austin’s live music community including the music, service, hospitality, and creative sector workers that rely on regular programming and continual income to survive. The program's focus is on addressing food insecurity for under- and unemployed workers for these sectors during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers
Unemployed people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Music Makes Austin 2018

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Red River Merchants Association

Board of directors
as of 05/03/2023
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Board chair

Tyson Swindell

Mohawk

Term: 2019 - 2020

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes