Individual artists as well as arts organizations have a powerful place in shaping the city of Dallas. To that end, the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) has embarked on a “micro-residency” as a part of its cultural planning process. Join us Monday, April 23rd, 6:30-8pm, to hear from residency participants about their experiences and recommendations for continuing to integrate the arts into City practices.
The participating artists and departments are:
*Kael Alford & Office on Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs
*Artstillery & The Dallas Public Library
*Iv Amenti & the Department of Park and Recreation
*Justin Childress /Gray Garmon & The Department of Code Compliance
*Melissa Gonzales & the Department of Planning and Urban Design
* Constance White & the Office of Environmental Quality
About the micro-residency program:
This truly unique, immersive experience has embedded an artist in six City departments to:
*Identify ways that artists might assist City agencies in achieving their goals (i.e.safer streets, more clear signage, etc.)
*Increase integration of arts, culture, and design with City activities,
*Recognize opportunities for cross-collaboration between multiple City departments and the OCA
*Formulate and propose strategies for the creation of a formalized (ongoing) residency program.
The artist residency is a crucial part of the Dallas Cultural Planning strategy development process. It will establish a shared understanding of the ways that City departments work as well as the artists process and break down silos by providing practical ways for them to work toward shared goals.
Led by the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the Dallas Cultural Plan 2018 will provide the vision, implementation strategies, organizational structure, funding requirements and policy framework and result in a fully supported vibrant cultural community and an updated cultural policy for the city. The cultural planning team includes Lord Cultural Resources in association with BC Workshop, Idyllic Interactive, and HR&A.