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Performing Arts Organizations Sign Letter in Support of the Cultural Fund and the Office of Arts and Culture

May 5, 2020

Last week, Mayor Kenney announced a revised budget, one that proposes eliminating an entire agency—the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy—in one stroke cutting $4 million dollars as well as the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, which distributed over $3 million to hundreds of city arts organizations last year.

In response, Theatre Philadelphia has called on the greater theatre community to join together in signing a collective letter urging all City Council Members to oppose cuts to arts funding. The letter, authored by Paige Price of Philadelphia Theatre Company, has been signed by leaders from nearly 100 performing arts organizations in 7 districts thus far. We will be updating this document as leaders continue to sign.

Theatre Philadelphia, our cultural organizations, and our audiences will continue to advocate for the preservation of the Office of Arts and Culture, the Cultural Fund, and the city’s arts funding.

View the letter and the signatures here.