About Us

Our region is defined by its creative sector, by the organizations, people and creative expression that make this one of the most exciting cities and regions of the world. We work on behalf of that community, providing tools, research and resources for the field.

Our mission: We lead, strengthen and give voice to a diverse cultural sector that is making Philadelphia a world-class region to live, work and play.

Since the early 1970's, we have played a key role in the cultural life of the region, helping to establish the Philadelphia Cultural Fund; re-establishing a stronger Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (OACCE); and leading the successful statewide battle to defeat the proposed “arts tax” in 2009. 

Today, the Cultural Alliance leads, strengthens, and gives voice to more than 400 member organizations who generate over $3.3 Billion in economic impact for the region. We provide core services and research for our members, advocacy for the field, and programs that directly market the sector to the public.