Our Voice. Our Future

The Akron Cultural Plan


What’s the Akron Cultural Plan?

We know that diverse opportunities to experience arts, culture and the environment are the keys to creating a vibrant and prosperous community.

Together, Akron will be engaging in a city-wide, collaborative cultural planning process set to evaluate existing arts, cultural, and environmental resources while also examining the needs and desires of residents from across Akron’s 24 neighborhoods.

Its goal is to strengthen the City, advance cultural diversity, increase opportunities to create culture, and provide vibrant experiences for all residents and visitors.

This work is made possible thanks to the generous support of


A First for Akron’s Future

For the first time in its history, Akron will be engaging in a city-wide cultural planning process.

This cultural planning process will be an exceptionally collaborative one that will evaluate existing resources and examine the needs and desires of Akron residents—with lots of opportunities for residents across Akron neighborhoods to give ideas, perspectives, and feedback.

Get Involved Today!



As we work together to develop Akron's first cultural plan, we are so grateful for your perspectives. We literally couldn’t do this work without you. The more voices we have, the stronger our collective roadmap to the future will be.


Get Involved

Join Us for an Event

Find a date and place that works for you and join us at an event to share your thoughts!

Take The Survey

Take our short survey, and tell us what makes Akron unique and special.

Get Creative

Think about what makes Akron interesting, unique, a great place to visit, or a great place to call home, then send us those thoughts via photos, rendering, sketches, essays, short stories, ideas, tall tales and one-liners.

Go Social

Photograph Akron and share your images on Instagram using the hashtag #AkronCulturalPlan.

Use the description section to tell us how your image represents the unique aspects of Akron – how are we different from our neighbors, and what do we share with them? What reflects our history? What illustrates our future?


ADD thoughts to our Cultural EcoSystem Map

Use the interactive map below to share arts and culture experiences, existing public art in Akron, special stories in Akron, heroes from Akron (people of note and unsung heroes), historic landmarks in Akron, outdoor experiences, and seasonal events.

Need help? Here’s a quick how-to video.