Lindsay So is an arts administrator who is passionate about helping arts and culture and non-arts sectors serve as effective allies for one another. Her experiences in the field have shaped her community-minded approach to developing cultural programs and solutions to benefit Philadelphians.
Lindsay joined the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) in 2013 as the Research and Policy Associate, and currently serves as the Assistant Director. In this role, she provides oversight and guidance for all OACCE programs, works to integrate arts, culture and creativity into City activities, and leads staff in the implementation of arts education, community arts, and creative industry initiatives.
Prior to OACCE, Lindsay worked as the Manager of Fiscal Sponsorship with CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia; developing the organizational systems for CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, the city’s first Comprehensive Fiscal Sponsorship program and model of its kind in the country dedicated to the fine and performing arts and heritage and humanities fields.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Master’s in Arts Administration from New York University and Drexel University, respectively. She is a member of the American for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Council, and the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation Board of Directors. She has presented at conferences and written on topics relevant to the non-profit arts sector including the value of data and evaluation, the role of culture in community development, and cultural equity.