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Richardson Cultural Arts


Richardson Cultural Arts Website The City of Richardson launched a new website April 1, 2014 that serves as a one-stop shop for information on local arts groups and events. features calendar listings, links to local arts groups and the option to search for a particular type of event. The website is updated by the City and the 29 groups that receive grants through the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission. It also contains information from the City’s partner organizations, such as Richardson ISD, Plano ISD and UT Dallas.

“The new website allows visitors to learn about the many arts events going on in Richardson in a single place,” said Assistant City Manager Shanna Sims-Bradish. “We expect Richardson residents will find to be a valuable tool in planning local outings and supporting our many arts groups.”

The website is one of the first projects originating out of the strategies identified in the Cultural Arts Master Plan, developed by the City and Lord Cultural Resources in 2013. The master plan is designed to serve as a guide to help strengthen the arts community in Richardson by building synergies among the various performance arts groups and enhancing existing arts in the area.

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Public Art Master Plan

The City of Richardson will be developing a Public Art Master Plan in 2014 to help support the City’s Cultural Arts Master Plan. The Public Art Master Plan will provide a ten year plan for acquisition, site selection, funding and maintenance of public art throughout Richardson. Input from the community is a key component of the development of a Public Art Master Plan. To find out how you can be involved or for more information on this project:

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To ask questions or request more information regarding the Cultural Arts Master Plan (CAMP) please e-mail  

Welcome to Richardson Arts Online. Richardson's residents and businesses are provided with many opportunities for enjoyment of our local performing arts. The City of Richardson is committed to maintaining a superb quality of life for it's residents.

The City strongly supports cultural arts within the community by providing Financial Assistance to local arts groups through an arts grant program. Richardson has its own Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Community Band, Theatre Centre, Repertory Company Theatre, Chamber Music Society, Visual Art Society and a number of Ballet troupes and other Dance Groups. Explore Richardson Arts today!

Richardson Arts Groups
A page filled with useful links to different groups in Richardson.

Arts Commission Agendas
Agenda for the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.

Arts Funding & Grants
The City of Richardson provides two kinds of funding grants for local cultural arts. Arts Group Funding Grants are part of a group's yearly budget and support regular/ongoing productions. In addition, as a one year pilot program, the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission is offering an Arts Initiative Grant for special opportunities that are not included in an organization's normal budget process or regular programming.

Please contact Assistant City Manager Shanna Sims-Bradish if you need any additional information at or at 972-744-4210.

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Last updated: 12/12/2014 1:48:20 PM