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Dallas’ Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates $891,170,549 in Economic Activity and Supports 33,554 Jobs Annually According to Americans for the Arts

Arts Industry Returns $97,232,000 in Revenue to Local and State Coffers The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $891,170,549 in...

Statement By The Director of Cultural Affairs On The Passing of Commissioner Sylvia Hougland

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to let you know that Commissioner Sylvia Hougland has passed...

Commission Meeting – June 15, 2017

Briefing Materials Agenda Public Art Voting Items Department Report            

Commission Meeting – May 18, 2017

South Lamar Public Art, Updates on FY18 Budget Development, Cultural Facilities Program, South Dallas Cultural Center Management...

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OCA's Mission

The Office of Cultural Affairs works to enhance the vitality of the City and the quality of life for all Dallas citizens by creating an environment wherein arts and cultural organizations thrive and people of all ages enjoy opportunities for creative expression and the celebration of our community’s multicultural heritage.

Our mission is to establish a cultural system that ensures all Dallas citizens and visitors have an opportunity to experience the finest in arts and culture.