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Community Cultural Arts Plan

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In the recent Arts and Economic Prosperity Study, Ocala and Marion County showed a $3 return for each $1 spent on Cultural Arts activities in our community which speaks to the economic impact the cultural arts have on the community.

With funding support from the Marion Cultural Alliance(MCA) and the National Endowment for the Arts(NEA), the Community Cultural Arts Plan will bring together stakeholders, community members and City leaders to implement an overarching, coordinated, 10-year strategic Community Cultural Arts Plan.

This plan:

  • Identifies existing cultural resources
  • Includes an evaluation and recognition of progress made to date
  • Determines the “State of the Ocala/Marion County Arts”
  • Identifies needs
  • Provides recommendations in several cultural arts areas including the proposal of three cultural arts districts, proposes consideration of a dedicated funding policy that will be economically viable, and proposes the creation of a separate Cultural Affairs Department in 2021.

Click here to learn more about the Community Cultural Arts Plan.