Arts Education

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 9, 2013

More than 250 high school students gathered at the African American Museum in Philadelphia for the launch of STAMP, a new Cultural Alliance program that provides teens age 14 to 19 with free access to 12 of Philadelphia's top museums. 

Press Release
Posted October 2, 2013

Philadelphia high school students are now eligible for one year of free admission to 12 of the city’s top museums and attractions thanks to STAMP: the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program, a new program announced today by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

Blog Post
Posted September 16, 2013

The application process for a new year of PNC Arts Alive grants is now open!  PNC Arts Alive grants are available to visual and performing arts organizations and are intended to help them expand audience participation and engagement.

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

When families are living in poverty and there isn’t enough income for groceries or rent, it is a challenge to pay for all the clothes, shoes, books and supplies a child needs to be ready for school. Child poverty is currently at its highest level in 50 years, and with budget cuts affecting schools throughout Pennsylvania, young students need support and resources now more than ever.

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 15, 2013

The People Helping People Foundation, Washington Square Civic Association and Society Hill Civic Association are calling for volunteers to help fix up McCall Elementary School (325 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia) on August 19th and 27th.

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 August 7, 2013

The Dream Flag Project is an art and community-building program which originated in Bryn Mawr in 2003. Students in grades K-12 from across the globe are invited to participate by first studying the dream poetry of Langston Hughes, and then writing their own dream poems on decorated cloth swatches. Strung together and publicly displayed, the dreams are intended to send a message of hope, and highlight the shared dreams and aspirations of our youth.

Blog Post
Posted August 5, 2013

GroundSwell received a nice piece of mail this morning—a thank you note from Musicopia for the donations collected during our musical instrument drive in February!

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 23, 2013

The Space Between Your Fingers project is a group of young writers and artists who work with seniors (primarily those living with Alzheimer's and dementia) to record their most cherished memories on postcards.* Copies of the postcards are sent to their children and grandkids, and also archived in a "memory vault" at the Free Library of Philadelphia to ensure that they'll never be lost.

Blog Post
Posted July 15, 2013

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

Blog Post
Posted July 12, 2013

Remember our Philadelphia READS Community Night event in partnership with the Penn Museum? Well, we just found out two of the literacy organizations who attended, Tree House Books and First Book Philadelphia, made plans to join forces that very night!

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