Advocacy & Cultural Policy

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.

Press Release
Posted July 1, 2013

Philadelphia, PA – After 12 years with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the last 3 as President, Tom Kaiden will be stepping down at the end of July to accept a new position as the Chief Operating Officer of the Alexandria (Virginia) Conference & Visitors Association.

Blog Post
Posted July 1, 2013

Late in the day on Sunday, June 30th, Governor Tom Corbett signed a $28.4 billion budget for FY 2013-14 into law. The news for arts, culture and heritage is mixed—funding remained level for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and a new line item was added for the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; but PHMC General Government Support was decreased, and we did not see any significant increases in new funding for arts and culture this year.

Blog Post
Posted June 25, 2013

It's been about six months since we first launched GroundSwell, and we're taking some time to reflect—and celebrate! In honor of our work so far and to say thanks for your support, we're inviting you and your friends to join us for happy hour in the 2013 PHS Pop-up Garden on July 25th from 5-8pm*. GroundSwell is all about community and highlighting the people, places and organizations improving quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region, so what better place to gather than a vacant lot that's been transformed into a beautiful beer garden? Click here for more info and to RSVP!

Blog Post
Posted June 25, 2013

The PA State Education budget has been cut by $900 million in the last two years, forcing public schools across the state to make extreme cuts in extracurricular programs and staff, including complete elimination of the already diminished art and music programs that are so essential to our students and to cultivating the creative vitality of our region.

Blog Post
Posted June 17, 2013

We've been advocating at the city level to save the School District of Philadelphia from extreme budget cuts, but the education crisis isn't limited to just the city. Time is running out for our public schools—send an email to your State legislators today.

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