Advocacy & Cultural Policy

Blog Post
Posted February 16, 2015
Led by a coalition of advocacy organizations, including the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, a cohort of arts and culture leaders from across the Commonwealth submitted an arts and culture policy agenda to the Department of Community and Economic Development, intended to guide policy decisions over the next four years.
Blog Post
Posted February 6, 2015
On Wednesday, February 4, Philly.com published an opinion piece by Robert W. Patterson critiquing Philadelphia's investment in the arts and culture sector. Today, we are pleased to report that they have published a short response from our President, Maud Lyon--but, we had more to say. Read below for Maud's full response to the issues brought forth in Mr. Patterson's article, and let us know your thoughts on Twitter @philaculture.
Blog Post
Posted February 5, 2015
In the release of his FY2016 federal budget request on Monday, President Obama has proposed a $2 million increase for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Blog Post
Posted January 15, 2015
During the inauguration for Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday, January 20, the Wolf Inaugural Committee will present an exhibition of artwork to showcase the state's creative talents.
Blog Post
Posted January 14, 2015
Thank you to everyone who participated in today's #MLKDayChat on Twitter, especially our partner who came to us with the idea, Generocity!
Blog Post
Posted January 14, 2015
Each year, the Nonprofit Finance Fund organizes a State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey to collect information on financial health, program demand, and challenges. This year, we'd like to see all of our Cultural Alliance members participate!
Blog Post
Posted December 29, 2014
2014 was a busy one for us. Looking back, here are some of our favorite moments!
Blog Post
Posted December 10, 2014
Phillyfunguide.com and GroundSwell are partnering on a special promotion for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 19th, 2015!
Blog Post
Posted December 4, 2014
In 2013 we asked our GroundSwell advocates to rally behind the medicaid expansion and urge Governor Corbett to take the Federal medicaid expansion. This week Governor Corbett's alternative medicaid plan began open enrollment.
Blog Post
Posted November 7, 2014
The Cultural Alliance has partnered with the Mayor's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) to provide city employees access to Funsavers half-price discounted tickets. City employees will receive offers in their monthly city newsletter, and offers will be promoted on OACCE's website at creativephl.org/funsavers.
Blog Post
Posted November 6, 2014
On Tuesday, November 4, Pennsylvanians elected Tom Wolf to serve as the 47th governor of Pennsylvania. The Cultural Alliance has had a great relationship with the Corbett Administration, especially Mrs. Corbett who serves as the Chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and we look forward to working with the Wolf Administration during the transition period and when he takes office in January.
Blog Post
Posted November 3, 2014
Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4th, is Election Day! Make a plan to get out and vote between 7am – 8pm. Your vote can make a big difference in Pennsylvania - Be there on Election Day!
Blog Post
Posted October 29, 2014
On October 28, the GroundSwell team joined members of the cultural community at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for a Listening Tour hosted by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. We discussed the impact of arts and culture on the City of Philadelphia, and what the next Mayor and City Council need to do to ensure that our community continues to thrive.
Blog Post
Posted September 29, 2014
Tonight at 7pm the gubernatorial candidates will square off in their last debate in Pittsburgh. The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is working to ensure that the debate will include questions relating to arts and culture, and we are continuing to encourage the candidates to develop cultural policy agendas.
Blog Post
Posted September 23, 2014
The Cultural Alliance has been working with cultural agencies from around the state to ensure that arts and culture is part of the discussion during the gubernatorial campaign.
Blog Post
Posted August 8, 2014
Join your colleagues, supporters of the arts and cultural sector and the board and staff of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance for our Annual Member Meeting & Reception on October 20, 2014. This year's meeting will be held at The Franklin Institute and will feature the release of our 2014 Portfolio report, generously supported by PNC.
Blog Post
Posted August 4, 2014
This fall the gubernatorial candidates will participate in three debates throughout the Commonwealth and we are working to ensure that arts, culture and other quality of life issues are included in the discussion.
Blog Post
Posted July 31, 2014
On Wednesday, July 16, First Lady Michelle Obama gave the keynote address at the Grammy Museum’s Jane Ortner Education Award luncheon and made one thing clear: arts education must be a top priority in our schools.
Blog Post
Posted July 30, 2014
Did you know? August 9-16 is Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week 2014!
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