Located in a refurbished shipping container in Austin, Texas, SAGE (Supporting Artists' Growth and Entrepreneurship) Studio is a studio and gallery space that provides artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities the materials, space, and support to produce, exhibit, and sell their artwork. SAGE works with artists in two capacities. Our studio artists create their art in our East Austin studio, with the guidance of practicing artist facilitators. The goal for participating artists is to strengthen their artistic voice, build a cohesive portfolio of work for exhibition, and pursue a career as a professional artist. In addition to exhibiting the work of artists who create in our studio, SAGE also represents artists in the gallery who create their work outside the studio. These gallery artists can live locally, or may live and work elsewhere in Texas.
It is SAGE Studio's mission to increase the visibility of artists with disabilities within Austin’s vibrant arts community, enabling them to become meaningful contributors to the social, economic, and creative life of the community. In 2018, SAGE Studio was recognized by the Austin Chronicle as Austin's "Best Outsider Art Advocate."