Kelly Lee: Increasing Access to Arts Education, Job Opportunities for Artists and Cultural Experiences in Philadelphia

August 1, 2020


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Kelly Lee is the chief cultural officer for the City of Philadelphia, appointed by Mayor Jim Kenney. She leads the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, which closes the gap in access to quality cultural experiences and creative expression through the support and promotion of arts, culture and the creative industries; connects Philadelphians to enriching, arts-infused experiences; links local artists and cultural organizations to resources and opportunities; and preserves the City’s public art assets.

A Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania graduate, Ms. Lee serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia History Museum, Please Touch Museum, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She serves on the advisory boards of Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Old City Community Fund, PHL Diversity, Arts and Business Council, and Penn Museum and the City of Philadelphia Music Industry Task Force.