is the Austin Music Co-op?
first of its kind!
The Austin Music Co-op was formed by SIS Promotions and the Austin
Music Coalition to help unify musicians in Austin, TX. The Co-op
is not just a place to live, but also a forum for community and
ideas. This city is a music mecca. Together, musicians can get
informed and organized. We can help the city and the citizens
make Austin more conducive to a healthy, exciting, and lucrative
career in music.
The Co-op is located
at 5413 Guadalupe Street in a one-level, three-wing building near the
Hyde Park neighborhood. There are 23 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and lots
of common space. The common areas include a full kitchen, dining/lounge
area, laundry room, sun patio, garden, fenced in yard, and office facilities
with a copy center. There's high-speed Internet and wi-fi, easy access
to campus and downtown bus lines, and much more. The setting encourages
creativity and supports musicians' efforts to write, record and rehearse.
The Austin Music
Co-op is sustained by the residents' active responsibility. This is
an equal opportunity and community living program in which residents
become members. Every member does 1-6 hours of weekly chores, such as
participating in member meetings, helping to organize events, sharing
the cooking, and living harmoniously in exchange for reduced costs of
of Living at the Austin Music Co-op:
Affordable housing option with numerous utilities and amenities included.
• Opportunity to live with like-minded individuals in a shared common
• Convenient location near UT and downtown.
• Ample music networking opportunities.
• A network for local and regional music opportunities and musician
• Active participation in your living situation.
• Access to the Austin Music Coalition as a springboard for organizing
performances, benefits or activities.
More Features and Benefits:
• Unique sense of community.
attention to member comparability.
• Safe, secure, and friendly community.
• Vibrant and diverse central Austin location.
• Walking distance from Austin restaurants and stores.
• Only a quick bus ride to downtown and University of Texas.
• Bus line runs right in front of the Co-op.
• Control over the use of your rent money.
• Opportunities to network and make connections with your co-op neighbors
and touring musicians.
• A sense of pride in your living environment.
In keeping with
co-operative principles of open membership, we welcome members of all
backgrounds, beliefs, and ages (as long as you are over 18). Apply now
to become one of the 23 founding members!
1. What is a housing co-op?
2. What does it mean to live in a housing co-op?
3. How can I apply to live at the Austin Music Co-op?
4. Does the Austin Music Co-op provide emergency housing services?
5. How does the Austin Music Co-op screen applicants for housing?
6. When will rooms at the Austin Music Co-op be available?
is a housing co-op?
A housing co-operative is an association of people who have
chosen to share homeownership as a group, rather than live individually.
Members share equally in all privileges and responsibilities, agree
on democratic control by the membership, and mutually share the benefits
of co-operative activity.
does it mean to live in a housing co-op?
Being a co-op member means having control over your housing.
It also means taking responsibility to manage your co-op well. If you
join, you will be expected to pay a monthly housing charge, attend members'
meetings, join a committee or the board, help with maintenance, and
occasionally help organize social or community events. In exchange,
you will have a substantially reduced cost of living and the chance
to be part of a cool community!
3. How can I apply
to live at the Austin Music Co-op?
Before applying, be sure you want to spend some
time and energy with the co-op. All members have 1-6 hours worth of
weekly duties. These guidelines are part of the principles
which all co-operatives put into practice: open membership, democratic
member control, economic participation, independence, co-operative education,
Most co-ops have waiting lists of people who would like to move in.
These lists are particularly long for people who need subsidized housing.
The standard wait to get into a housing co-op is between three months
and three years.
the Austin Music Co-op provide emergency or temporary housing?
The Austin Music Co-op does not provide emergency housing,
although overnight guests are allowed. Additionally, the Co-op does
have a hostel-style dorm room with beds available by the night for musicians
traveling through Austin on tour. Meals are included in the per-night
5. How does
the Austin Music Co-op screen applicants for housing?
To apply for housing in the Austin Music Co-op, you must complete
a short Membership
Application. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve
basis and will be reviewed by the membership committee. You can download
the form online, or pick it up at one of many locations around town.
will rooms at the Austin Music Co-op be available?
Once initial operations are established, the Austin Music Co-op
expects to have a 3 – 6 month waiting list. Only 23 rooms are available,
so now's the time to get approved. Apply now to be a founding or future
member of the Austin Music Co-op!
For more information about the Austin Music Co-op fill
out our online
contact us at:
Austin Music Co-op
5413 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78751