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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.  





Chicago Cultural Plan Executive Summary 2012 (PDF)

Executive Summary (PDF)

Download the Executive Summary.

City of Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 (PDF)

Cultural Plan (PDF)

Download the Full Cultural Plan.

Chicago Cultural Plan Infographic (PDF)

Infographic (PDF)

Download the Cultural Plan Infographic.

Chicago Cultural Plan Supplemental Materials (PDF)

Supplemental Materials (PDF)

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About The Plan

About The Plan

Learn about the history of the Cultural Plan.

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Year One – By the Numbers (PDF)

Year One – By the Numbers (PDF)


Arts Abstract 2012-2015  The Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Plan

Arts Abstract 2012-2015
The Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Plan






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


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