In many respects, the power behind the arts in Dallas has proven to be old, white, rich and male. A look at the boards that make up its elite arts organizations goes a long way toward proving that. But the city is changing, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Cultural Plan being…

The City’s cultural plan provides short and long-term strategies for increasing equity and access to art and culture for all Dallas residents – making Dallas a great City for the arts, and for artists. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2018 MEDIA CONTACTS: Jennifer Scripps, Director of Cultural Affairs – 214-670-3687 David Fisher, Asst. Director of…

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…