Heritage & Cultural Arts

The Heritage and Cultural Arts Division fosters meaningful connections through engaging programs, memorable experiences, and inspiring spaces that celebrate our diverse community and rich heritage.

This division provides support to the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission, operates the Dublin Heritage Park and Museums, oversees the Public Art Program, produces Special Events and Festivals, and coordinates a variety of Cultural Arts classes for all age groups. Current Heritage and Cultural Arts division special projects include:

Cultural Arts Needs Assessment Study

The City of Dublin is in the midst of Cultural Arts Needs Assessment study that will inform future arts programming and facilities decisions. People who live, work or regularly attend programs in Dublin were asked to provide input via an online survey.  Results of the study and recommendations will be presented to the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission on September 6 and to the City Council on October 13. 

Arts Space Grant Pilot Program

Nonprofit arts organizations and other small arts groups are encouraged to apply for free use of selected City of Dublin facilities during the 2016-17 year as part of a pilot program. Applicants may also apply through this program to use space at the Dublin High School Center for the Performing Arts and Education.  Applications are due September 15, 2016. Applicants must send a representative to a Mandatory Information Meeting on September 9, 2016.  Please review the Arts Space Grant pilot program details and apply online.

Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center

The City of Dublin is partnering with Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area and museum exhibit design specialists to develop a new history center at the Camp Parks Visitor Center.  Exhibits will show how Camp Parks helped transformed Dublin from its rural roots to the City it is today, and how the people who lived and served here were personally transformed.  The Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center is expected to open Spring 2017.

Get Involved

Heritage and Cultural Arts programs offer many opportunities for you to get involved, from voicing your opinions at Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission meetings to volunteering at special events and museums.  Artists and arts organizations based in Dublin or providing services here are encouraged to submit information for our Cultural Arts Resources database.  Staff uses the database to provide information about local cultural arts resources to the public and to notify artists and organizations as creative opportunities arise.