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Arlington Arts and Culture Plan as approved by the Select Board.

Arlington Arts and Culture Action Plan Matrix


A copy of the Cultural District designation letter can be viewed here.

Background

Arlington's Department of Planning and Community Development is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the Arlington Commission on Arts and Culture (ACAC), and others to launch a Town-wide cultural planning process.

The project deliverable is an arts and culture action plan that aims to strengthen and grow arts and cultural opportunities in Arlington, leading to a thriving arts and cultural life for all. This project will also help the Town implement the historic and cultural resource area goals outlined in the Master Plan and bolster efforts to create a Cultural District from Arlington Center to East Arlington.  Access the Arts and Planning Toolkit here.

Partner Roles

- The Town of Arlington Department of Planning and Community Development is overseeing all MAPC work and is a lead partner in promoting ACAC working group meetings and public meetings.
- MAPC staff with expertise in land use, data analysis, and community engagement are working together to collect, analyze, and synthesize data about the arts and cultural assets and needs in Arlington. MAPC staff will plan and facilitate ACAC working group meetings and public meetings over the course of the project.
- The ACAC will provide lead support with outreach and engagement for focus groups with different segments of the Arlington community, and provide will input on the draft Arts and Culture Action Plan.

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