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Cultural Plan

About the Cultural Plan

This project is an update of the 2006 Cultural Plan and is being undertaken in collaboration with the Arts & Humanities Commission.

Goals for New Cultural Plan

Building upon past successes, research, and public input, the Arts and Humanities Commission has identified the following goals for the advancement of the arts and humanities. They are offered in celebration of the cultural diversity of our community and are designed to improve access to and awareness of the arts and cultural programs offered by the City and its partners.

Cultural Events and Performances

Expand Takoma Park’s reputation as a destination for the arts and humanities by providing and promoting programming that is diverse, multicultural, and accessible to all audiences regardless of age, ability, economic status, race, or country of origin.

Facilities and Venues

Expand opportunities to host cultural activities and events at existing or newly designed public facilities, while also advocating for the expanded use of private facilities.

Educational Programs

Facilitate access to educational programs that foster an appreciation for the arts and humanities, increase cultural awareness, and develop practical skills.

Capacity Building 

Work with local partners to facilitate workshops or training programs in business skills for artists and others in the creative community to help them succeed in their careers.

Public Art

Encourage and facilitate temporary and permanent public art installations throughout the community, expand the public art program, and provide increased opportunities for visual and performance artists.

Current Project Status

The plan has been finalized by the Arts & Humanities Commission and is to be presented to the City Council for consideration in Fall 2018.

“Scoochin’ down the Avenue Two by Two” by Stacey Cantrell (September 2018)

Project Details & Timeline

Budget & Funding Source

Budget: $2,500 plus staffing costs
Funding Source: FY19 City of Takoma Park Budget

Project Lead & Contact Info

Sara Anne Daines
Director of Housing & Community Development
Phone: 301-891-7224
Email: SaraD@takomaparkmd.gov

Past Cultural Plans

2006 Cultural Plan


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