Community Cultural Plan

Community Cultural Plan Annual Report 2016

Full Community Cultural Plan

Cultural Plan Executive Summary

Cultural Plan Brochure

On November 17, 2015, City Council voted unanimously and with much enthusiasm to adopt the Community Cultural Plan. Now, in our second year of implementation, we are beginning to see progress on our shared vision for culture:

Together, we will craft Boulder’s social, physical, and cultural environment to include creativity as an essential ingredient for the well being, prosperity, and joy of everyone in the community.


Announcing: the 2018 Community Cultural Plan “Refresh”

It is important that the Cultural Plan remain useful: a pertinent, effective tool for use by city staff and the community.  To ensure this, staff of the Office of Arts and Culture will conduct a “refresh” this year.  This process of engagement and research will ask four questions:

  1. What is working that we should reinforce?
  2. What is not working that we should fix?
  3. What new projects should we start?
  4. What did we not imagine three years ago?

To help us refresh the Community Cultural Plan, keep an eye on this page.  And, make sure you are receiving our newsletter.


Media Coverage

Experiments in Public ArtColorado Public Radio, October 24, 2017

He’s on the Cop’s Radar, But SMiLE Happily Remains Boulder’s Anonymous Street Artist, Colorado Public Radio, April 3, 2017

New National Endowment of the Arts Report Ranks Boulder As Third In Country For Artists Per Capita, City of Boulder Press Release, October 3, 2016

Matthew Mazzotta, Harm to Table, Westword, August 27, 2016

Boulder to increase grants for artists, cultural groups by 50% in 2017, Daily Camera, November 22, 2016

Boulder City Council approves arts grants for 8 organizations, Daily Camera, April 05, 2016

A Boulder Way to Cultivate Art and Culture, Innovation Blueprint 3.0, January 31, 2016

Boulder will award $380,000 in grants to arts and culture groups, Daily Camera, December 09, 2015

Boulder council supports arts plan, Daily Camera, November 18, 2015

Boulder Approves Cultural Plan Seeking $2 Million-A-Year Budget For Arts, Colorado Public Radio, November 18, 2015

Boulder artists push for plan to fund, support public art, Daily Camera, November 16, 2015

Boulder’s Community Cultural Plan, KGNU, October, 31, 2014