Cultural Affairs Commission

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Cultural Affairs Commission

A Cultural Affairs Commission was established by the City of Plano, Texas in 1982 to ensure arts and culture are incorporated into the civic infrastructure of the City. Arts and events funding recommendations made by the Commission are funded through the City’s Convention & Tourism Fund, hotel occupancy tax.

The purpose of the Commission, established by City Council, is to make annual arts and events funding recommendations to Council during the regular budget process; the mission of the Cultural Affairs Commission and is to support arts and culture within the City of Plano by encouraging diverse programming, education, and community outreach; and specific goals set forth by the Commission are to encourage awareness of the arts in underserved communities, to encourage art initiatives and events that enrich Plano’s multicultural communities, and to encourage community outreach and education and participation in the arts.

The FY 2019-20 Arts & events applications will open for submission at noon on February 8, 2019 and will be due by noon on April 3, 2019. Training date for applicants will be on February 20th. Please contact the Staff Liaison for further information.

Related Documents

Training Sign-up
Grant Manual - Read Before Applying
Current Cultural Affairs Commission Calendar


  • 6 p.m.
  • The first Thursday of every month
  • Plano Municipal Center
    1520 K Avenue
    Plano, TX 75074

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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