White smiling man with short dark hair

Patrick Fisher (he/him)

CEO 412.391.2060 x225 Joined the Arts Council in June 2023

Primary focus: Visioning and planning, mission fulfillment, scaling impact, resource stewardship

You might know me from: My former work with Erie Arts & Culture and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. You may also recognize me as someone often documenting arts events.

Artistic Practices: I approach my role as an arts administrator through a creative lens and as an artistic process. Additionally, photography and long-format essay writing.

Astrological sign: Aries

Best concert I've ever attended: 2010 Harvest of Hope Festival in St. Augustine, Florida. The festival was an annual fundraiser for a non-profit organization that provides financial, educational, and service-oriented aid to migrant farm workers all over the country. The line-up that year included so many bands that were on heavy rotation at that time in my life. Billy Bragg, The Mountain Goats, Anvil, 7 Seconds, Dead Prez, Paul Baribeau, Kimya Dawson, Torche, Strike Anywhere, Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith, Defiance Ohio, Algernon Cadawallder, and so many more.

Where you might spot me: Indulging in vegan baked goods at Allegro Bakery on the weekends, walking my two three-legged dogs in the Strip District, conducting studio visits with artists, attending as many arts and community events as a week can permit