The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) works to enhance the vitality of the city and the quality of life for all Dallas citizens by creating an environment wherein arts and cultural organizations thrive and people of all ages enjoy opportunities for creative expression and the celebration of our community’s multicultural heritage.
The mission of the OCA is to establish a cultural system that ensures all Dallas citizens and visitors have an opportunity to experience the finest in arts and culture.
The OCA is a division of the City Manager’s Office. It fosters support, partnerships, and opportunities for Dallas citizens, visitors, artists, and arts and cultural organizations. The Director of Cultural Affairs, Jennifer Scripps, is responsible for the implementation of the City’s cultural policy and programs. The director reports to the Assistant City Manager for Quality of Life, Arts, Culture and Libraries.