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Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 slideshow

In February 2012, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) launched an exciting initiative to develop a cultural plan for Chicago. Released in October 2012, the plan created a framework to guide the city’s future cultural and economic growth. The 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan will be the centerpiece to continue to elevate the City as a global destination for creativity, innovation and excellence in the arts.  

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The Chicago Cultural Plan is now available for download on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes. Book published courtesy Birkdesign Inc.  Click here to download.


About The Plan

About The Plan

Learn about the history of the Cultural Plan.


Chicago Cultural Plan Executive Summary 2012 (PDF)

Executive Summary (PDF)

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Chicago Cultural Plan Infographic (PDF)

Infographic (PDF)

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City of Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 (PDF)

Cultural Plan (PDF)

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Chicago Cultural Plan Supplemental Materials (PDF)

Supplemental Materials (PDF)

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


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