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.

Click here to read the release on the draft version of the Plan.


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


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 or (510) 238-2136