Cultural Affairs Commission

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Cultural Affairs Commission

FY2020-21 Arts & Events Grants Applications will open at 8 am on Feb. 5, 2021 and close at noon on March 31, 2021.

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. The purpose of the Commission is to make annual arts and events funding recommendations to Council during the regular budget process. 

Arts and events funding recommendations made by the Commission are funded through the City’s Convention & Tourism Fund, collected hotel occupancy tax receipts. Financial support of arts and events for use of tax receipts is outlined in Texas Tax Code Chapter 351.

The Mission of the Cultural Affairs Commission is to support arts and culture within the City of Plano by encouraging innovation in diverse programming, education, and community outreach.

The following goals have been set forth by the Commission in support of their overarching mission:

  • Encourage recognition of Plano as an arts destination
  • Encourage awareness of the arts in underserved communities
  • Encourage art initiatives and events that enrich Plano's multicultural communities
  • Encourage community outreach and education, and participation in the arts

Related Documents

FY2020-21 Cultural Affairs Commission Calendar (PDF)
FY2020-21 Grant Manual (PDF) - Read Before Applying

FY2021-22 Grant Training Sign-up
FY2021-22 Grant Manual - Available Feb. 5, 2021
FY2021-22 Major Arts & Events Online Grant Application - Available Feb. 5, 2021
FY2021-22 Small Arts PDF Grant Application - Available Feb. 5, 2021


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

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