About the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

​​The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture was established in 1985 to champion and sustain the City's arts and culture community to make Phoenix a great place to live, work, and visit.  

 Our Committment

The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture believes in fair treatment, access, and opportunity fo​r all individuals. Our equity strategy aims to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of marginalized groups from the Office of Arts and Culture programs and to strengthen equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts and culture sector for all Phoenix residents.​​

The City of Phoenix fully endorses and supports the concept of equal business and employment opportunities for all persons, regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, genetic information, martial status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Download the City of Phoenix's Statement of Commitment for City Customers

 Today the Office

  • manages an award-winning public art program that works in neighborhoods with local, national, and international artists to create a more beautiful and vibrant city;

  • invests nearly $1 million annually in grants to nonprofit arts organizations to ensure cultural services and opportunities are accessible to Phoenix residents of all ages;

  • oversees eight cultural facilities, including the Gallery @ City Hall that is dedicated to displaying rotating exhibitions from the City's municipal art collection;

  • promotes arts learning for youth and professional development opportunities for individual artists and administrators to help sustain a healthy cultural workforce; and

  • participates in national studies​ and administers field research to make a strong case for the arts and demonstrate their economic, social, practical, and educational benefits. ​

​The Office of Arts and Culture is generously supported by the City of Phoenix General Fund, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



The Office of Arts and Culture is a proud member of Americans for the Arts, Grantmakers in the Arts, and the Phoenix Community Alliance.