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…