Dallas Cultural Plan

Following a year-long process that engaged nearly 9,000 Dallasites across the city, the new Dallas Cultural Plan was unanimously adopted by City Council on November 28, 2018; the Plan provides a collective vision for the future of Dallas arts and culture. The full plan and supporting documents are linked below, or visit DallasCulturalPlan.com for more background and an archive of materials and data.

 Dallas Cultural Plan: Summary Booklet

 Dallas Cultural Plan: Full Version

Dallas Cultural Policy

Additional resources:

   Cultural Plan Neighborhood Typologies – interactive map

   Cultural Plan – Cultural Ecosystem Map

   Dallas Cultural Plan – April 2019 Implementation Update

Dallas Cultural Plan: What’s Next and Year One Review (November 20, 2019)

DCP: What’s Next and Year On Review (Powerpoint Presentation)

January 16, 2019
Steering Committee Update – Year 1, Q1

April 17, 2019
Steering Committee Update – Year 1, Q2

August 14, 2019
Steering Committee Update – Year 1, Q3
Steering Committee Handouts


The Office of Arts and Culture works to enhance the vitality of the city and the quality of life for all Dallas residents by creating an equitable environment wherein artists as well as arts and cultural organizations thrive; people of all ages enjoy opportunities for creative expression; and all celebrate our multicultural heritage.

Our mission is to support and grow a sustainable cultural ecosystem that ensures all residents and visitors have opportunities to experience arts and culture throughout the city.