Arts & Culture Assessment

In 2011, the Wichita Falls community engaged in a process to develop its first community cultural plan, culminating in the Arts and Cultural Plan for Wichita Falls (the Cultural Plan), which was released in 2012. The goal was to develop a comprehensive framework to guide development of arts, culture and the creative economy. Since its adoption, the Cultural Plan has served as a roadmap for the cultural community, city government, philanthropy, community agencies and others in elevating the role of arts and culture in serving the residents of Wichita Falls.

This assessment report was commissioned in 2019 to consider essential questions related to the Arts and Culture Plan for Wichita Falls. After eight years of implementation, it is time to reflect on what has been accomplished, what is yet-to-be-done, what are the current priorities — and to generally take stock of the arts and cultural life of the community and its potential future. Click the image below to read.