Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett


First Lady viewing art work in the city
The First Lady is a longtime supporter and advocate of the arts in Pennsylvania. She’s applied this passion on behalf of the commonwealth as a 10-year member of the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. In 2011, she was appointed chairwoman.

As chair, Mrs. Corbett oversees the council that fosters the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and broadens the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.

The First Lady believes that the arts are an invaluable part of every child’s education – helping to develop self-expression, teaching communication skills and building confidence. Introducing a young person to a safe environment filled with inspiration can have long lasting emotional, social and intellectual benefits.

She also recognizes the important role of arts and culture in revitalizing communities, improving quality of life and attracting visitors to our state’s world-class museums and attractions. In Pennsylvania, the arts industry supports more than 36,000 full time equivalent jobs and pumps approximately $1 billion into the state’s economy annually.

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