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Belonging in Oakland: A Cultural Development Plan

Read the Plan

Read the release on the City's first cultural plan in 30 years

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Launched in April 2017, the citywide plan process included a research and discovery phase as well as a robust community engagement phase with a series of 14 meetings throughout Oakland, a survey of Oakland residents and the creation of a Cultural Asset map. The completed plan was adopted by Oakland City Council in July 2018.

Documents:

Cultural Plan Appendices

  1. Oakland Cultural Plan - Oakland's Arts and Cultural Economy

  2. Cultural Asset Map Methodology
  3. Community Engagement Report
  4. Cultural Planning Process: Literature Review and References

Resources

Mayor's Artist Task Force on Affordable Housing and Workspaces

West Oakland Specific Plan Chapter 8.3 entitled "Fostering the Creative Economy & Cultural Arts Community" begins on page 357

Downtown Specific Plan Chapter 4.8 (page 88) of the Plan Alternatives Report is on Arts & Cultural Heritage

Contact Us

Roberto Bedoya, Cultural Affairs Manager, at rbedoya@oaklandnet.com or (510) 238-2136