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    The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is a department of the City of Columbia whose mission is to create an environment where artists and cultural organizations thrive by advancing and supporting the arts for the benefit of the citizens of Columbia. 

    In addition to initiating or supporting a variety of arts and culture programs, the OCA administers the city’s Percent for Art program, which allows for 1% of the cost of new city construction or renovation over $1 million to be used for site-specific public art, as well as overseeing funding programs for local arts and cultural organizations. 


    Contact Information

    The Walton Building

    Office address – The Walton Building: 
    300 S. Providence Rd.
    Columbia, MO 65203

    Mailing address:
    P.O. Box 6015
    Columbia, MO 65205

    Phone: 573.874.6386
    Fax: 573.443.3986
    OCA@como.gov

     

    Sarah Dresser

    Manager

    573-874-7512
    sarah.dresser@como.gov 

     

    Elise Buchheit

    Program Specialist

    573-874-6387
    elise.buchheit@como.gov

     

    Kristina Wolf

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    573-874-7311
    kristina.wolf@como.gov