Advocacy & Cultural Policy

Blog Post
Posted November 11, 2013
On Saturday, November 9th, 17 GroundSwell volunteers joined the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to pitch in on the Mantua Civic Association's neighborhood-wide "Bulbs not Bullets" tulip planting and beautification campaign. We had volunteers of all ages, from grade schoolers to grandparents, and several neighborhood residents ended up joining in as well!
Blog Post
Posted November 8, 2013
Dupree Studios, located at 3617 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, has been owned and operated by local artist James Dupree since 2005. In December 2012, the City of Philadelphia seized the deed of Dupree Studios and granted acquisition to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority in accordance with Pennsylvania Eminent Domain Code.
Blog Post
Posted November 4, 2013

Tomorrow is election day, and while it's been a quiet election cycle, there are important local races throughout Southeastern PA.

Blog Post
Posted October 30, 2013

A new report by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG) shows that the nonprofit theatre industry contributes nearly $2 billion to the US economy and attracts almost 37 million attendees. Theatre Facts 2012, an in-depth report that examines the attendance, performance and overall fiscal state of the nonprofit professional theatre industry, finds that theatre is on an upward trajectory and is rebounding from the belt-tightening of the recession. 

Blog Post
Posted October 30, 2013

Join artists and advocates as we welcome well know writer, speaker, and cultural activist, Arlene Goldbard.

Blog Post
Posted October 30, 2013

Speed Read features Philly names from local media, arts, sports and politics, who speed rapidly through Dr. Seuss books in a fun and frequently funny contest, all to raise funds to buy new books for kids in need. This year’s event is Thursday evening, November 7th and it takes place at the Union League in Philadelphia. 

Blog Post
Posted October 18, 2013

Join the Philly Land Bank Alliance at City Council on Monday, October 28th at 10am.

Blog Post
Posted October 16, 2013

Join White Pines Productions tonight, October 16th, as they host a presentation on how the arts can be utilized to save our educational system.

Blog Post
Posted October 14, 2013

Philadelphia Public Schools can apply for grants of up to $5,000 for projects created to increase arts education opportunities for students.

Blog Post
Posted October 10, 2013

GroundSwell needs your help reaching out to our elected officials to let them know that the arts and culture sector is vital to our city.

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.

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