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Community Members Review Cultural Arts Master Plan
Posted Date: 2/21/2013 2:30 PM

Cultural Arts Master Plan MeetingThe Richardson Arts Commission gathered feedback at a public meeting Tuesday on the City’s first-ever Cultural Arts Master Plan. The document will 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 facilities in the area.

About 80 people attended the meeting, which was led by members of the Arts Commission and a consultant from Lord Cultural Resources, a firm that is helping develop the master plan. The meeting included a history of the plan, presentation of priorities identified in the draft and an opportunity for public feedback.

The master plan draft identifies six priorities:

  • Applying Richardson’s focus on innovation to the cultural arts
  • Creating cultural clusters in the City
  • Fully utilizing the potential impact of the Arts Commission
  • Cultivating a new generation of cultural arts participants
  • Planning an effective cultural tourism strategy
  • Raising awareness of citywide cultural arts offerings
The Arts Commission and consultant will use feedback gathered at the public meeting to update the draft before it is presented to the City Council in April. The draft plan is available to view on the City’s website at