Office of Cultural Affairs  Last month, six artists and artist-teams were given $1000 for a one-week ’embed’ with a Dallas city department: urban planning, environmental quality, immigrant affairs, etc. The ‘micro-residencies’ was an idea generated out of the city’s still-developing Cultural Plan. The artists’ post-embed proposals were often practical, helpful, low-cost and overwhelmingly instructive –…

Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs has been working on a new cultural plan. It’ll shape how the city makes decisions about arts projects over the next decade. And on Monday, Mayor Mike Rawlings held a public panel about it. In this week’s Artist Spotlight, we fill you in on the plan’s progress and highlights some…

David Fisher, assistant director of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs, said beer and wine likely affected the turnout Wednesday at the Wild Detectives for a discussion on the state of Dallas’ literary arts scene. The get-together is one of many such gatherings in the last few months that are part of the city’s 2018 Cultural…

  Attention all artists! Here’s your opportunity to have a hand in the actual development of the Dallas Cultural Plan! We’re inviting all emerging and established Dallas-based artists, arts educators, and designers to submit applications for a week-long, micro-residency within a department of the City of Dallas. Applicants should demonstrate a connection to the culture…

The Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs hopes to create a cultural plan that satisfies the masses. So, they’ve got to meet the masses where they live and find out how they can help. On Monday, the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs continued their exploratory mission to learn how Dallasites are engaging with arts…

It last happened 15 years ago, at the dawn of the 21st century. And that, says Jennifer Scripps, who runs the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs, was too long ago. Dallas has changed dramatically since 2002, when the city last drafted a Cultural Plan, its road map for the arts in the nation’s ninth largest…

This year, Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs is creating the city’s first cultural plan since 2002. A yearlong schedule of public events such as town halls, online surveys and meetings allows city leaders to hear from the people who mean the most: us. Here’s why each of us should take the responsibility of letting the…

Community Conversations is a series of neighborhood-centric events, that began on Tuesday, October 10th at the South Dallas Cultural Center. Since then, these events have been held in Oak Cliff,  at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, and North Dallas, at the Fretz Park Recreation Center.  There are several more opportunities to participate, as there are…

More than 200 Dallas artists, arts advocates and residents made their way to the DMA Monday night for the first of four kickoff events aimed at learning how Dallasites interact with arts and culture. The events are part of the City of Dallas’ efforts to revamp its cultural plan. “To continue our support and further…

The City’s cultural plan will provide a roadmap for increasing equity and access to art and culture for city residents. Dallas (September 12, 2017) – This month, the City of Dallas, through its Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), is launching a year-long process to create a cultural plan. The Dallas Cultural Plan—our first since 2002—will…