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The CulTÚArt Plan is a coordinated planning document that identifies strategies for 6 focus areas: Film, Centro de Artes, Art Funding Guidelines, Public Art, Downtown Cultural Plan, and Music Plan.

VISION

San Antonio will be internationally celebrated as a confluence of living arts & authentic cultures.
Our City will inspire local participation, inclusion & pride in all of its arts, and create economic conditions where artists & the arts thrive.


CUL-TU-ART Vision Sessions

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  1. Preserve and promote the authentic culture of San Antonio.
  2. Enhance accessibility of the arts and cultural programs.
  3. Create a rich environment for sustainable arts and culture to thrive.
  4. Keep and attract artists to our community.
  5. Encourage innovation and collaboration by practicing inclusiveness.

Cultural Equity

The Cultural Equity Statement was adopted by the San Antonio Arts Commission on November 21, 2018.

To support a full creative life for all, the San Antonio Arts Commission and Department of Arts & Culture commit to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable city.

Download: Statement of Cultural Equity (PDF)

 

PROCESS

Collection of Baseline Data:
Benchmarking other cities and funders to identify best practices in achieving Cultural Equity and establishing effective policies across the nation.

Survey:
After a review of partners, a research partner was selected to conduct a survey among 3 different segments: residents, visitors and art patrons. The Survey was distributed from 10/13 to 11/7. The results are posted in the Resources Section.

Work Sessions:
Visioning Sessions were conducted at the Creative Industry Luncheon on 10/11 and on 10/17 with the San Antonio Arts Commission.

Approve:
Approval of Plan Components

Implement:
Quarterly Reporting to San Antonio Arts Commission and City Council Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee

Date

Event

Host/Facilitator

12/19/17
9:00 a.m.

San Antonio Arts Commission Meeting
Culture Commons Gallery at Plaza de Armas
115 Plaza de Armas

  • San Antonio Arts Commission
  • Department of Arts & Culture

12/5/17
5:30 p.m.

Arts Funding Guidelines Workshop
Central Library Auditorium
600 Soledad

  • Department of Arts & Culture

12/2/17
9:00 a.m.

Cultural Planning Workshop
Ron Darner Headquarters
5800 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy
Enrique Barrera Multi-purpose Room

  • Department of Arts & Culture

11/21/17

San Antonio Arts Commission Meeting

  • San Antonio Arts Commission
  • Department of Arts & Culture

11/19/17

 

Surclovía

  • District 4 City Councilman Rey Saldana

11/18/17

 

AccessAbility Fest

  • disABILITYsa
  • at Toyota Field (D10)

11/18/17

 

SA Tomorrow -Brooks Area Community Workshop

  • Planning Department

11/16/17

 

District 8 Field Office Opening

  • District 8 City Councilman Manny Pelaez

11/16/17

 

SA Tomorrow - West Side Community Workshop

  • Planning Department

11/15/17

 

SA Tomorrow - MidTown Community Workshop

  • Planning Department

11/14/17

SAAC Art Funding Committee Meeting & Cultural Equity Workshop

  • Arts Funding Committee
  • Department of Arts & Culture

11/9/17

District 2 Northeast Field Office Opening

  • District 2 City Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw

11/5/17

City Council District 9 Self-dense class

  • District 9 City Councilman John Courage

10/25/17

San Antonio Arts Commission Visioning Workgroup

  • San Antonio Arts Commission
  • Francisco Gonima

10/23/17

City Council District 6 Town Hall Meeting

  • District 6 City Councilman Greg Brockhouse

10/23/17

Westside Arts Coalition Meeting

  • Westside Arts Coalition
  • Department of Arts & Culture

10/21/17

Mission Marquee Movie Night

  • District 3 City Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran
  • World Heritage Office

10/17/17

San Antonio Arts Commission (SAAC) Meeting

  • San Antonio Arts Commission
  • Francisco Gonima

10/11/17

Texans for the Art – Art Advocacy & Leadership Development Workshop

  • Texans for the Arts: Ann Graham & Cookie Ruiz

10/11/17

Creative Industry Luncheon & Cul-TÚ-Art Plan/Survey Kickoff

  • SA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Mayor Nirenberg
  • Dr. Steve Nivin
  • Francisco Gonima
  • Department of Arts & Culture

09/27/17

Review of Cul-TÚ-Art Survey

  • Research Now, Inc.
  • Department of Arts & Culture

Arts and Cultural Assets Map for the City of San Antonio

If you have any recommendations for other Arts and Cultural locations we have not included here, please send us an email at arts@sanantonio.gov or call us at 210 206-ARTS (2787), and we will be happy to consider your suggestions.

Cultural Interactive Map

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