Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy/The Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia

1 Dec 2016


Suzanne Lacy, Between the Door and the Street, 2013. Brooklyn, NY. Photo courtesy of Creative Time.

The City of Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) manages the largest and oldest public art program in the country, while The Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia seeks to improve quality of life for all Philadelphians by facilitating collaborations between the city's public, private, and non-profit sectors. As the municipal point of contact between the arts and cultural community and the city of Philadelphia, the OACCE oversees the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Public Art Program, and Art in City Hall, as well as the Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate Programs. In 2015, the Center funded Civic Practice, a yearlong discovery project to investigate the city government's ability to create civic dialogue through large-scale temporary public art.