OCA Delays Cultural Experience Project Trips Until 2021


In accordance with the City of Atlanta’s reopening guidelines and best practices as advised by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and peer health organizations, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) will delay offering our Cultural Experience Project’s on-site experiences until the second half of the school year.

As Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and other school districts in metro Atlanta grapple with the challenges of the upcoming school year, it is in everyone’s best interest to allow administrators and staff to focus on providing quality education to tens of thousands of students.

Following the completion of the first half of the school year, we will work with APS and our venue partners to evaluate how best to resume the Cultural Experience Project (CEP) program while adhering to what health guidelines may be at that time.

Since mid-May, our office has worked tirelessly with our many cultural partners on how to continue providing these beloved experiences to APS students. Like our cultural partners, we are concerned about the health and safety of students, teachers, chaperones, and colleagues during the world’s current health climate.

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs expects that by late fall we will have a better understanding of the situation and will make decisions regarding future trips in concert with APS and our cultural venue partners.