Cultural Engagement

Blog Post
Posted September 11, 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 “Sleeping Woman” by Stephen Berg and Tom Chimes.
Blog Post
Posted September 11, 2014
Beginning this fall, ACCESS Cardholders (Pennsylvania residents who monitor their government issued cash and food benefits with an EBT card) are invited to visit museums, science centers, gardens and historic sites at a deeply discounted rate. ACCESS cardholders can get admission to participating venues for just $2.
Blog Post
Posted September 11, 2014
Year 2 of STAMP is officially underway, and the more than 11,000 teens enrolled in STAMP can now use their STAMP pass at a total of 15 museums around the city. If you know a teen with a STAMP Pass, be sure they check out all the new museums and earn double STAMP Bucks points for each visit they make in September!
Blog Post
Posted September 9, 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 The Philadelphia Urban Creators (PUC)!
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Posted September 8, 2014
Nurturing Families, Strengthening Neighborhoods, and Driving Change in West Philadelphia is the mission of People’s Emergency Center (PEC). Responding to community needs and helping stimulate economic growth, create wealth and improve quality of life for all West Philadelphia residents, makes PEC this week’s community spotlight!
Blog Post
Posted September 4, 2014
The highly anticipated Dilworth Park opened this morning to much fan fare. After more than two years of construction, some construction delays and $55 million, Philly's "lively new centerpiece" is ready to be experienced by residents and visitors alike!
Blog Post
Posted September 3, 2014
Philly once again has its finger on the pulse of a new and exciting program. Earlier this year City Council passed a bill to allow bike sharing to come to Philadelphia and the city of Philadelphia agreed to work with the Bicycle Transit System to assure the delivery of a bicycle sharing system. Now, you can help decide where the best bike sharing stations should be located!
Blog Post
Posted August 27, 2014
The arts are alive in Mantua! A newly-released Drexel study focusing on the role of arts and culture in the West Philadelphia neighborhoods of Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, depicts a flourishing cultural ecosystem that faces challenges, but with the right tools, can thrive.
Blog Post
Posted August 26, 2014
If your cultural organization provides programming or resources for military personnel, veterans or military families, consider listing these opportunities in the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military – National Network Online Directory.
Blog Post
Posted August 25, 2014
This week's Featured Member is Abington Art Center!
Blog Post
Posted August 18, 2014
Saturday, August 16th marked the first annual Lancaster Avenue Day hosted by Lancaster Avenue 21st Century Business Association (LA21). The summer festival featured live art, face painters, drums, spoken word and even horse rides.
Blog Post
Posted August 15, 2014
Calling all musicians, today is the day to show Philly you’ve got talent!
Blog Post
Posted August 14, 2014
Make your way down to the National Museum of American Jewish History this Friday, August 15th for all day free admission.
Blog Post
Posted August 14, 2014
The Food Trust’s Night Market Philadelphia Street Food Festival is back and is bringing over 80 vendors and entertainers to Lancaster Avenue tonight! Night Market will span from 35th to 39th on Lancaster Avenue from 6:00-10:00pm.
Blog Post
Posted August 7, 2014
We love a good pop-up park, but the new Frankford Pause is a game changer. Debuting in Spring 2015, Frankford Pause, a pop-up hot pink park will be built on a vacant lot next to the Margaret – Orthodox Station.
Blog Post
Posted August 5, 2014
On October 4, 2013, we launched STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program, which grants all Philadelphia teens, aged 14-19, free access to 12 museums and attractions. The goal for Year 1 of the program was to have 1,000 teens sign up, and we achieved this in the first week and the sign-ups continue to roll in! As we head into our second year, we are pleased to announce that more than 11,000 teens from neighborhoods across Philadelphia have signed up for a STAMP Pass!
Blog Post
Posted August 4, 2014
The 2nd annual Philadelphia One-Minute Play Festival is back, Monday August 4th and Tuesday August 5th at 8pm.
Blog Post
Posted August 2, 2014
The BlackStar Film Festival made its triumphant return to Philadelphia on Thursday and this weekend is the perfect time to get in on all of the action.
Blog Post
Posted July 30, 2014
Shakespeare in Clark Park always delivers, and this year it’s taking it up a notch with a 100-person outdoor battle scene.
Blog Post
Posted July 28, 2014
Always on the cutting-edge and ready to try something different, FringeArts has announced the lineup for the 2014 Neighborhood Fringe.
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