Dallas — This week the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs begins public discussions on a new cultural plan, the first since 2002. The OCA and members of the arts community would like you to join in for what will hopefully be lively discussions about the future of the arts in our city, representing and supporting more diversity, including geographically.
Below is the news release from the Office of Cultural Affairs, with times and locations for the discussions, and links to the survey and ways to get involved:
The City of Dallas, through its Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), is embarking on a year-long process to create the Dallas Cultural Plan—the first since 2002—which will analyze the city’s cultural priorities, determine how Dallas residents experience the arts and culture in their daily lives, and strategically guide how the City supports these activities throughout Dallas.
Dallas already has an amazing arts scene and community – it has grown tremendously with something to do, see, and experience artistically every day. Now, let's keep arts and culture growing across the city.
WE NEED YOU!
We can't do it without input from YOU.
Help us kick off the Dallas Cultural Plan!
Join us at any one of our four kickoff events being held across the city. During these public conversations, in a variety of activities, you will learn about the Dallas Cultural Plan process and share your thoughts, hopes and dreams for Dallas’ cultural future. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this exciting opportunity to shape the future of arts and culture in Dallas!
We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event. Parking at all events will be available and free. If you cannot attend a kickoff meeting, additional community meetings will be held throughout Dallas in October at our neighborhood Cultural Centers and other locations.
- Monday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. at the Dallas Museum of Art
- Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. at the Dallas Children's Theater
- Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m. at the at the Walnut Hill Recreation Center
- Saturday, Sept, 30, 10 a.m. at Southwest Center Mall / Red Bird Mall
And in the meantime:
Tell Us What You Think
You can participate now by sharing your thoughts in our survey. Your input in this survey will help us understand the diversity of arts and cultural activity occurring in Dallas and in your neighborhood.
Don’t miss your chance to participate in this exciting opportunity to shape the future of arts and culture in Dallas. You can sign up for general updates, volunteer at events, or learn more about ways in which you can participate.