Dallas’ Arts & Culture Ecosystem Map

We need your help to map the places you go to create, experience, or learn about arts and culture in Dallas. This is a living map and will grow over the course of the Dallas Cultural Plan 2018 as residents and stakeholders tell us about your arts experiences. Places we hear about the most will grow larger on the map.

To add the places you visit click the link below to answer a few quick questions. Take the survey as many times as you want, but please only tell us about one location each time.

Please note, this activity is not optimized for mobile. Please participate in this activity via desktop device. 


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How Does It Work?

So what exactly is the mapping telling us? Locations appear larger when they’ve been identified by multiple people as a place they visit to create, experience, or learn about arts and culture in Dallas. Smaller (or missing) locations aren’t unimportant by any means, we just haven’t heard about those places yet!

Hover over each location to see what it is, how many people have told us they visit that location, and what neighborhood it is in. Locations in the same neighborhood have the same color in order to help understand the relationship between arts and cultural activity and place in Dallas.

What about all of the other information we asked you to share?

We used that information to update this map over the course of the Dallas Cultural Plan 2018 to help understand where resources exist, if certain types of activities are concentrated or dispersed throughout the city, and where there may be gaps in access to cultural venues.  This data fed into the Cultural Plan Typologies.

What are the Cultural Plan Typologies?

In order to understand how similar, or dissimilar, Dallas neighborhoods are when it comes to accessing cultural assets, the team used the data from the map above and arts experiences funded by the City in Fiscal Year 2016-2017 to create the 2018 Cultural Plan typologies (a set of categories, classifications, or types of information based on commonalities or shared traits.)  The map of Cultural Plan Typologies and  a description of each is located here and via the link below.

Cultural Plan Typologies – Map and Descriptions

Additional detail on the typologies can be found on pages 39-48 of the Dallas Cultural Plan.