Cultural Engagement

Blog Post
Posted November 25, 2014
While most people are still catching extra hours of sleep on Saturday mornings, Sheila Washington is already up and prepping the garden at the Haddington Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. As the President of the Friends of the Haddington Library, Washington organizes volunteers to revitalize the acre and a quarter of land that the library sits on, and transform it into a garden it is now filled with roses, azaleas and lilacs. The garden became the pride of the neighborhood when it was recognized by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with the Community Greening Honoree Award in 2011.
Blog Post
Posted November 20, 2014
Recently, our friends at The Wallace Foundation released two very interesting reports that give insight into building arts audiences.
Blog Post
Posted November 19, 2014
The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at Project HOME.
Blog Post
Posted November 14, 2014
Join GroundSwell at Lenfest Plaza in front of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Saturday, November 22 to star in the GroundSwell promotional video! The video will feature five distinct scenes that represent what GroundSwell stands for: cultural engagement, clean parks, arts education, community performance and the strength of our movement.
Blog Post
Posted November 13, 2014
Ars Nova Workshop(ANW) works to to elevate the role of jazz, improvisation, and experimental music in contemporary culture by serving as a facilitator between artists and their audiences in order to inform, inspire and challenge the listeners.
Blog Post
Posted November 12, 2014
On October 10, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) held its fifth annual Philly Photo Day. Come out tonight to see the collection of photos captured by Philly residents. The opening reception kicks off tonight from 6 – 8pm at the Crane Arts Building, located on 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Blog Post
Posted November 11, 2014
In honor of Veterans Day we have compiled a list of arts related activities happening around the city that celebrate the brave men and women who have served our country. Check out some of the events around the city in observance of Veterans Day.
Blog Post
Posted November 7, 2014
Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading national nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has named PECO (a Cultural Alliance partner) to the 2014 BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts. PECO was one of 10 U.S. companies honored for their exceptional commitment to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorships and board membership.
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 7, 2014
Spiral Q Puppet Theater with The Paul Robeson House, and Friends of Clark Park presents the 15th Annual Peoplehood Parade and Festival on Saturday, November 15th at 50th and Walnut. Peoplehood is a celebration of community, creativity, joy, can-do attitudes, and courage to act on your convictions.
Blog Post
Posted November 6, 2014
The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at Arts Holding Hands and Hearts (AHHAH)!
Blog Post
Posted November 5, 2014
When they are not selling out concerts, hosting picnics, or serving as the official house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots are raising money for their alma mater, The Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA).
Blog Post
Posted November 4, 2014
Get ready - the only festival of its kind in the world, the 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival kicks off today. Featuring powerful personal stories from leading national artists and everyday people, the festival will run November 4 – 15, and take place in various venues throughout the city.
Blog Post
Posted October 30, 2014
GroundSwell is committed to showcasing how the arts positively impact our communities, and Philadelphia’s vast collection of public art is an integral part of the Philadelphia landscape that enhances our surroundings and is part of the fabric of the city! Each week we will spotlight one of the great pieces of public art that lives in our city. Today, we spotlight Philadelphia’s “Symbiosis” sculpture by Roxy Paine.
Blog Post
Posted October 27, 2014
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is partnering with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce on their new campaign "Roadmap for Growth for the City of Philadelphia: 2015-2020." This campaign seeks to develop a growth agenda for the city that promotes job creation and economic prosperity through 2020. As the Philadelphia cultural sector has a $2.8 billion economic impact on the city's economy and generates close to 30,000 jobs, we at the Cultural Alliance believe it is imperative that we take part in this discussion about the future of Philadelphia.
Blog Post
Posted October 24, 2014
GroundSwell is committed to showcasing how the arts positively impact our communities, and Philadelphia’s vast collection of public art is an integral part of the Philadelphia landscape that enhances our surroundings and is part of the fabric of the city! Each week we will spotlight one of the great pieces of public art that lives in our city. Today, we spotlight “A Love Letter For You” composed by Steve Powers.
Blog Post
Posted October 22, 2014
On Tuesday, October 21, the Penn Museum announced a new partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), and Mastery Charter Schools.
Blog Post
Posted October 22, 2014
Come one, come all. Small But Mighty Arts is calling all Philly artist to their Creative Genius Happy Hour Thursday, October 23, at Aloosh Hookah Bar Restaurant (3600 Lancaster Ave.) 5:30-7:30pm.
Blog Post
Posted October 20, 2014
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