The People’s Budget Office: Year 3

  • location LOVE Park
  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • completion date

    July 01, 2023

About the Project 

Budget season is here, and your voice is needed! Come to the People’s Budget Office at LOVE Park to learn about The City of Philadelphia’s proposed budget and add your line item. Your funding priorities will shape the People’s Budget and be shared with Philadelphia’s City Council and the City’s Budget Office.

The People’s Budget Office is a public art installation at LOVE Park where residents can co-create this year’s People’s Budget. Visitors can engage in hands-on activities, watch budget proceedings, and attend engaging events that cover urgent issues, including public schools, criminal justice, taxes, art, environmental justice, parks and recreation, libraries, and more.

During the duration of the installation, resident artists Erik Ruin, Arshayla Robinson, Maria Möller, josh graupera will host the budget office and contribute creative interpretations of the budget. Events will be open to the public throughout the duration of the installation. The installation is family-friendly and will have activities for children to adults to learn about the importance of the city’s budget. City Council’s budget hearings will be screened on-site on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The People’s Budget Office is by artist Phoebe Bachman with Mural Arts Philadelphia. Contributing artists include Blanche Brown, Sam Rise, Erik Ruin, Arshayla Robinson, Maria Möller, josh graupera, Pamela Chuang, Root Catalyst, and Oscar Gresh.

Artist Team

Phoebe Bachman

Blanche Brown

Pamela Chuang

Alex Epstein, Root Catalyst

josh graupera

Oscar Gresh


Samantha Rise

Arshayla Robinson

Erik Ruin

LOVE Park, 1600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Open Dates
April 7 – May 20
Tuesday & Wednesday 10-5 pm, Saturday noon-4 pm

The People’s Budget Office will be open on additional days for programming. Please refer to @peoplesbudget4philly’s Instagram for up-to-date information.


Get Involved
Submit your FY24 budget priorities to the People’s Budget Office, or host a budget-related event while it is open: fill out the form here.

Learn more about the Budget 

The People’s Budget Resource Center provides an up-to-date listing of events, hearings, and information associated with the Philadelphia’s City Budget process.

Over the last few years, grassroots organizations across the country have been organizing People’s Budgets that demand the city provides resources we all deserve. In Philadelphia, some organizations who are advocating for a just budget include: Alliance for a Just Philadelphia, Tax the Rich PHL, Reclaim Philadelphia.

Budget documents and reports 



City of Philadelphia


City of Philadelphia Budget Office
Philadelphia Revenue Project
Councilmember Kendra Brook’s Office
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation