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Project Experience

Dallas Cultural Plan


In Summer 2017, the City of Dallas hired Lord Cultural Resources to lead development of a new cultural plan for the City of Dallas—the city’s first new cultural policy initiative in over a decade. Lord is leading a team comprising bcWorkshop, HR&A Advisors, and Idyllic Interactive to lead a city-wide process that reflects the breadth and depths of the Dallas community and results in a cultural plan to boost arts and culture—and the city’s vibrancy—for the next decade.

Central to the project is strategic, transparent and comprehensive community engagement process that has engaged all residents in all 14 districts, professionals across disciplines and sectors, funders, and City officials. Through convenings large and small, asset mapping and other interactive exercises, existing events with numerous partner organizations around the city, online surveys and an interactive website, and artist residencies in City departments, the team is gathering input and strategies to understand what is working, what isn’t and what solutions are needed for the future so that it can develop those into an effective plan with broad investment and participation. The plan will inform and support other City initiatives during development and once it is completed in Fall 2018.

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