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Register 02.09.2012

How can we make Philadelphia the best possible place to work, play, learn and live creatively?

TIME: 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Join the conversation.
Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy invites you to join us for our 2nd Annual Town Hall meeting on Thursday February 9th at WHYY from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Space is limited, so RSVP and help us set the agenda now!


It's a conversation worth having.
Last year’s Town Hall meeting at the Center for Architecture was attended by over 140 artists, arts and culture workers and supporters. We discussed ways the City and the field could promote, unite and invest in the creative sector and had a great time meeting and learning about you. We took your feedback and used it to help shape our Creative Philadelphia Vision Plan, as well as develop new programs and initiatives that we are excited to share with you on the 9th.

Need a conversation starter?
Our new report Creative Vitality in Philadelphia: A 2010 Update highlights key trends in the creative sector including information on the strength of the sector compared to national benchmarks as well as data on creative sector employment and creative degrees. Completely unfolded, the back of the report reveals a poster illustrating the importance of culture and creativity to our neighborhoods in shaping our unique Philadelphia identity. To request a hard copy, please contact Additionally, our Vision Plan details the mission, goals and activities of our office.

Measuring our progress.
The OACCE released Creative Vitality in Philadelphia, A Three-Year Index: 2006-2008 in December 2010, a report that helped to define and further understand the creative sector using readily available, inexpensive data on employment and community participation. This report also served as the OACCE’s conversation starter with Philly’s creative workforce, an important step that has helped us develop relationships, identify opportunities and address issues within the sector.

Creative Vitality in Philadelphia 2010 Update and the Town Hall are made possible with support from the William Penn Foundation.

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