Arcata Strategic Arts Plan

The City of Arcata is in the process of creating the Arcata Strategic Arts Plan (ASAP).

The Community Development Department has been developing this plan since fall 2019 with the goal of supporting arts in Arcata equitably and sustainably. The ASAP will expand and formalize the City’s support for the arts, and guide the City’s engagement with local community partners in the arts.

Current Draft

Please click here to review the current draft of the strategic arts plan, and stay tuned for announcements on how local artists and community members can provide feedback and contribute new ideas to the planning process.


  1. "Hearing Ear" Data 
  2. Interview Transcript Excerpts 
  3. Cultural Assets Mapping 
  4. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) Analysis 
  5. City-Local Arts Agency Relationship (to be released with adoption of the Arts Plan)
  6. Public Arts Policy & Processes (to be released with adoption of the Arts Plan) 
  7. Project List 
  8. Public Engagement

Please take the survey on the ASAP here:

Find the compiled notes from the first Listening Session on the draft here, and the meeting recording here

If you have specific questions, comments, or thoughts on the ASAP, please email or call (707) 825-2100.

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