The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation, spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks.
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On January 26, 2009, Dallas Arts District was created. Operating under the umbrella of Downtown Dallas, Inc., a nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate for downtown Dallas, Dallas Arts District acts as an advocate, steward and representative on behalf of the Dallas Arts District. In addition to serving the needs of those in the neighborhood, Dallas Arts District also assumed the responsibilities of the former Arts District Alliance (created in 1984 as the Arts District Friends) – educating the larger community about the benefits and resources of the district.
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The Dallas Arts District enhances the value of the city’s creative and economic life by engaging artistic, educational and commercial neighbors through excellent design, practices and programs.
Transform the Dallas Arts District into a dynamic destination for Dallasites and tourists, powered by the imagination of regional and international artists, with integrated and exemplary artistic, residential, cultural and commercial life.
Dallas Arts District is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and is funded by grants, voluntary membership dues, sponsorships and donations.
Collaboration, Education, Community, Inclusion and Innovation
The Dallas Arts District is also the headquarters of the Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN). GCDN is a federation of global centers of arts and culture that fosters co-operation and knowledge-sharing among those responsible for conceiving, funding, building, and operating cultural districts. It is an initiative of the New Cities Foundation, the Dallas Arts District, and AEA Consulting.