The Dallas Cultural Plan is HERE!

Read the draft of the Dallas Cultural PlanThe Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs along with the Lord Cultural Resources team including BC Workshop, HR&A Advisors, and Idyllic Interactive is pleased to present the Dallas Cultural Plan.  The Plan and an updated Cultural Policy were unanimously adopted by the Dallas City Council on November 28, 2018.

This Cultural Plan and Policy are the culmination of a yearlong cultural planning effort, which included in-depth regional, national and international research, engagement across every zip code and district in the city, analysis of City plans and collaboration with Dallas residents, artists, organizations, City staff and leaders.

*UPDATED – FINAL DOCUMENTS*

Cultural Plan – Summary 
El Resumen Executivo y la Hoja de Datos en Español
Cultural Plan – Full Text
Cultural Plan – Appendices
Cultural Policy

PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF DOCUMENTS ARE LISTED BELOW:
(October 2018) PREVIOUS Draft of Cultural Plan
(Octubre 2018) El Bosequejo del Resumen Executivo y la Hoja de Datos en Español
(October 2018) PREVIOUS Draft of Cultural Policy
(October 2018) PREVIOUS Draft of Cultural Plan Appendices

(September 2018) PREVIOUS Draft of the Dallas Cultural Plan
(Septiembre 2018) El Bosequejo del Resumen Executivo y la Hoja de Datos en Español
(September 2018) PREVIOUS Draft of the Cultural Policy of the City of Dallas

Thank you for joining us at the Feedback and Activation Workshops throughout the city:

Thursday, Sept 6th – Bachman Lake Library 
Friday, Sept 7th – Dallas Museum of Art 
Saturday, Sept 8th – Redbird/Southwest Center Mall 
Monday, Sept 10th – Hampton-Illinois Branch Library
Monday, Sept 10th – Moody Performance Hall 
Tuesday, Sept 11th – Fretz Park Library
Tuesday, Sept 11th – Latino Cultural Center or online at: https://zoom.us/j/609993893
To view a recording of the Webinar, CLICK HERE

What’s In the Plan? 

Nearly 9,000 Dallas residents have engaged in this process to develop over a hundred initiatives and strategies under these six priorities:

Equity: Support the broadest range of art forms and creative producers, considering inclusivity, diversity and neighborhood impact to direct resources equitably to artists and organizations.
Diversity: Celebrate and promote the diversity of Dallas, while striving to improve diversity of programming, staff and organizational leadership across the cultural sector.
Space: Provide, create and incentivize the creation of spaces and places to encourage and allow arts and culture in Dallas to thrive and grow citywide.
Support for Artists: Establish a supportive arts ecosystem that nourishes the creative and innovative energy of Dallas artists.
Sustainable arts ecosystem: Model sustainability to the arts and culture community through OCA’s facilities and encourage and support the development of future sustainability in the broader arts and cultural sector.
Communications: Promote culture as a fundamental driver of the city of Dallas. Ensure awareness at local, national and international levels of Dallas’ cultural offerings through enhanced communication.

What is a Cultural Plan?

A cultural plan is an inclusive process that engages residents, artists, arts organizations, and other sectors to identify cultural needs, opportunities, and resources.  It allows a city to think strategically about how to use its resources to help communities achieve their goals.

Why a Cultural Plan for Dallas?

Dallas already has an amazing arts scene and community.  The Dallas Cultural Plan 2018 will:

  • Analyze the city’s cultural priorities
  • Determine how Dallas residents experience culture in their daily lives
  • Plan how the city can continue to stay arts-friendly

How Was the Dallas Cultural Plan Developed?

The year-long process was designed to be:

INCLUSIVE: virtual and in-person engagements were be held throughout the city– allowing Dallas residents to participate in the ways that are most comfortable.

TRANSPARENT: the digital home of the plan (here) will be constantly updated with engagement information, presentations, virtual and in-person engagement opportunities.

SUSTAINABLE: the plan will include economic impact and feasibility to ensure support and further grow the arts in Dallas.

The Dallas Cultural Plan 2018 had three phases:

  • Research and Engagement:  Residents of Dallas can have their voice heard about the future of arts and culture in Dallas. 
    • TO READ THE PHASE 1 REPORT CLICK HERE
    • TO VIEW THE PHASE 1 PRESENTATION CLICK HERE  
    • TO VIEW THE PHASE 2 FINDINGS PRESENTATION CLICK HERE.
  • Understand and Assess: DCP2018 will be in your neighborhood. Join the conversation.
  • Draft + Refine:  Did we get the plan right?  Join OCA in verifying the direction of arts and culture for Dallas.
    • TO READ THE DRAFT DALLAS CULTURAL PLAN CLICK HERE
    • TO READ THE DRAFT CULTURAL POLICY OF THE CITY OF DALLAS CLICK HERE