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 2017-18 Arts & events applications will open for submission at noon on February 2, 2018 and will be due by noon on April 4, 2018. Training dates for applicants will be on February 21 and 22. Please contact the Staff Liaison for further information.