About the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In 1985, the Phoenix City Council established the Phoenix Art​s Commission to "preserve and enhance the natural beauty of Phoenix, its cultural and artistic heritage and to encourage the proliferation of the arts in all facets of the public and private sectors."  The creation of the commission marked the city's commitment to the key role art can play in building a better city. The program has since expanded to include​ the Office of Arts and Culture. 

Today, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture manages an acclaimed public art program​; administers a grants program; promotes arts learning​; conducts research; advocates for the arts and oversees the city's cultural planning​