Cultural Arts Study

On behalf of the Prince George’s County Planning Department, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, we are pleased to make available for viewing and download the Prince George’s County Cultural Arts Study.

To view community meetings held during the study process, please click on the Past Meetings tab above. 

We would like to extend our thanks to those who joined us for the Virtual Community Meetings. Your insights and feedback were valuable in the development of this study.

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Description

The Prince George’s Cultural Arts Study is a collaboration between the Planning Department, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Prince George’s County, and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council.

Purpose

  • To develop strategies and recommendations for integrating cultural arts activities into the County’s economic development and land use planning strategies.
  • To build upon, strengthen, and invest in the people, places, communities, and ideas that define art and culture within Prince George’s County.
  • Look at the impact that cultural arts have on and will have on the economy of the County. Guidance in the development of this study can come from various significant planning and background work that exists within Plan 2035, the Office of the County Executive, Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities.
Background 

On April 16, 2020, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission released the Prince George’s Cultural Arts Study solicitation for consulting services to assist in developing strategies and recommendations for integrating cultural arts into the County’s economic development and land-use planning strategies. The closing date for this solicitation was May 14, 2020. The Commission entered into a contract with Lord Cultural Resources, who, over an eighteen-month period, developed a study working with the Prince George’s County Planning Department, the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council in the development of the final Prince George’s County Cultural Arts Study.

Click here to view Community #1 Q&A

Story Map

Take a moment to explore the Prince George’s County Cultural Arts Study Story Map—a combination of maps, photos, and content related to the Prince George’s County Cultural Arts Study in one web-based experience. 

Objectives
To structure the key components of the study with a specific focus on utilizing cultural arts as an economic driver for the county.
To explore how art, culture, and entertainment can play a role in shaping the lives of Prince George’s County residents and the communities in which they live.
Identify policy changes that need to occur to ensure that cultural arts are included across all sectors.
To ensure Art and Culture is included throughout the County’s infrastructure as ways to advance cultural goals and creative placemaking.
To increase opportunities for public art, community art projects, and infrastructure support for artists.
Identify opportunities for diverse and intergenerational residents to take an active role in arts and culture programs and recreational activities.
To utilize art as a game changer, urban revitalization strategy that will assist in changing the quality of life in our communities across the County.
Timeline

Kickoff Meeting: July 22, 2020
Community-wide Stakeholder Engagement Meetings:

  1. October 24, 2020
  2. January 28, 2021
  3. February 18, 2021
  4. March 25, 2021 (Student/Youth Focus)
  5. April 8, 2021
  6. June 9, 2021

Draft Review of Proposed Recommendations by the Community: December 2021

Publication of Final Cultural Arts Study: July 2022

Q&A Resources & Meetings

Community Workshop #1 Resources

The following people/organizations have volunteered to host Community Circles:

  • We would be willing to host a community arts forum in Riverdale, MD.

Partnerships

  • https://www.artspace.org/ is an idea for artist affordable housing.
  • Prince George’s County Library system also has production space that more of the county should partner with and promote.

Community resources available in Prince George’s County

  • Youth Activities/Meeting: The Office of the Poet Laureate offers opportunities for teen poets. Also, Dialect Prince George’s operates the Prince George’s Youth Poet Laureate Program.
  • Teen and adult poets may visit www.pgahc.org/poet-laureate for information of poetry events and opportunities.
  • Multilingual Engagement: We need more outreach to immigrant populations – celebrate multilingual heritage. Remember that immigrant includes Latinx, but also Caribbean, West African, South Asian, Brazilian, etc.

Meetings

Thursday, November 18, 2021 – Virtual community meeting to present the draft Prince George’s County Cultural Arts Study to county residents and stakeholders. 

  • Event Video: Just in case you missed it or would like to review it. 
  • Presentation (PowerPoint Slides): The visual material that was presented at the meeting.

Jueves 18 de noviembre de 2021 – Reunión de la Comunidad Virtual del Estudio de las Artes Culturales del Condado de Prince George’s: Borrador final del informe.

Wednesday, June 9. 2021 – Community Meeting: The Hispanic/Latino Community and the Arts: See video

Thursday, April 8, 2021 –  Virtual Community Meeting on Arts and Connectivity

Thursday, March 25, 2021 – Virtual PGCCAS Teen Forum

Thursday, February 18, 2021 – Virtual Community Meeting on The Role of the Arts in Creative Placemaking

Thursday, January 28, 2021 – Virtual Community Meeting on The Impact of Cultural Arts on Economic Development:

Saturday, October 24, 2020  Virtual Community Kickoff Meeting was held on 

  • Take the PGCCAS survey in English or Spanish. (Available through June 25, 2021 )
  • View/download PGCCAS Community Meeting Presentation
  • View PGCCAS Community Meeting Video

Contact Us

Vanessa Akins

Special Program Coordinator