Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy

Project Added: August 19, 2021
Project Point of Contact: arts@phila.gov
Sculpture in the middle of a downtown area. Sculpture is dark grey and features various body parts

Government of the People, 1976, by Jacques Lipchitz. Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia. Photo by Matthew Godfrey.

Arts-and Intersections:

Economic Development

Collaborators:

Location:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Region:

Mid-Atlantic

Genre/Discipline:

Community arts

Population Density:

Urban

Large Intended Impact Area:

Locality/Town/City

Foundations:

OVERVIEW

Philadelphia created the first percent-for-art program, which requires developers to commission public art for their projects. In 2001, percent-for-art commissions totaled $2.8 million.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Philadelphia created the first percent-for-art program, which requires developers to commission public art for their projects. In 2001, percent-for-art commissions totaled $2.8 million.

PROJECT EVALUATION

Currently not available.