Advocacy & Cultural Policy

Blog Post
Posted October 10, 2013

The Federal Government shutdown has closed several prominent tourist sites in the region, including Independence National Historical Park and the Liberty Bell Pavilion. Here's how to know what's closed, along with some suggestions for great stuff that's open.

Blog Post
Posted October 9, 2013

On Tuesday October 15, White Pines Productions will present Jim Brown of The Actor’s Fund who will speak about the launch of the Affordable Care Act options for artists and performers. The Tuesday presentation will afford ample time for audience questions, but to get you started, here are some fun facts about the Obamacare.

Blog Post
Posted October 9, 2013

On Monday, September 30, over 550 cultural and civic leaders gathered at the Independence Seaport Museum to celebrate another great year for Philadelphia’s arts and cultural community and to connect with friends and colleagues. 

 

Blog Post
Posted October 4, 2013

Thanks to our numerous community partners and fellow advocates, we collected so many school supplies for Cradles to Crayons that it took us two days to sort it all!

Blog Post
Posted September 26, 2013

The American Alliance of Museums is looking for the Great American Museum Advocate!

Blog Post
Posted September 16, 2013

Join arts educators and advocates for the Third Annual Arts and Education Symposium in Harrisburg, PA, on Wednesday, October 30th.

Blog Post
Posted September 13, 2013

Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., the superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, will address the arts and cultural community at our Annual Member Meeting and Reception on Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Independence Seaport Museum.  

Press Release
Posted September 4, 2013

Throughout September GroundSwell and Cradles to Crayons are partnering on a school supply donation drive to help local students get ready for the new school year.

Blog Post
Posted September 3, 2013

Throughout August, GroundSwell, The Spaces Between Your Fingers Project (SBYF) and Arts Holding Hands and Hearts (AHHAH) asked people around Greater Philly to send us postcards recording their favorite memories of summer in our region. We wanted to raise awareness about Alzheimer's while also bringing people together across generations and neighborhoods to capture what it was like to live in Greater Philadelphia up to 2013.

Blog Post
Posted August 27, 2013

The Future of Music Coalition, the Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center and Fractured Atlas are conducting a survey of US-based artists about their access to health insurance.

Press Release
Posted August 14, 2013

Throughout the month of August, Philadelphians are documenting and archiving summer memories as part of the symbolic battle against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Blog Post
Posted August 9, 2013

On August 8, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. called a press conference to warn that schools will be unable to open on time without assurances of an additional $50 million from the city.

Blog Post
Posted July 31, 2013

The Philadelphia Parks Alliance just released a guide to the Open Lands Protection Ordinance, which has been a law in Philadelphia for two years now. The Parks Alliance is aiming to raise awareness about the law and better help members of the public understand its implications on our city parks and green spaces.

Blog Post
Posted July 30, 2013

Philip W. Lovejoy of the Boston Center for the Arts had an opinion piece in yesterday's Boston Globe calling on the city of Boston to "invest more fully in artistic community" and to do more to retain artists and cultural administrators. 

Blog Post
Posted July 30, 2013

Public Citzens for Children and Youth (PCCY) is circulating a call for Philadelphia public education supporters to send a collective thank you letter to Dr. William J. Hite, Jr., and the School Reform Commission for restoring instrumental music programs in Philly public schools.

Blog Post
Posted July 26, 2013

Our August action campaign is in partnership with The Spaces Between Your Fingers project.  SBYF helps people of all ages author and preserve their memories through postcards as a creative, artistic way to symbolically combat the memory-loss of Alzheimer's and dementia. Cards are then archived in the SBYF "memory vault" at the Free Library of Philadelphia so the memories will never be lost.

Press Release
Posted July 24, 2013

It's been six months since the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance first launched GroundSwell. In honor of their work so far and to say thanks to supporters, GroundSwell is inviting the public to a summer happy hour in the 2013 PHS Pop-up Garden on Broad Street.

Blog Post
Posted July 15, 2013

The Arts Action Fund wants you to share why you love the arts!

Blog Post
Posted July 10, 2013

GroundSwell contributing members  who donate $25 or more have access to insider benefits and special perks throughout the year, including—for those who purchase before July 26th—four FREE tickets to see the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center on August 1st, 2013.

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