Cultural Alliance Blog

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Posted on 03/26/15
Mayor Nutter's proposed FY16 budget cuts funding for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, appropriating only $1.84 million. This represents an almost 40% decrease from the Cultural Fund's FY15 budget, slashing the PCF budget by $1.3 million, back to the level arts & culture advocates successfully restored it from last year. On April 7, Philadelphia Arts Advocacy Day, we need your support in asking City Council to make sure this drastic cut does not make the final budget.
Posted on 03/20/15
On Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the College of Physicians, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance hosted "Plugging In: Marketing in the Digital Age," a professional development event around using social media, web analytics, website strategy, digital advertising, and more.
Posted by Nicole Allen on 03/16/15
Now that President Obama, Governor Wolf and Mayor Nutter have presented their proposed budgets to the legislatures, we know where our cultural line items are starting off in the budget process. With at least another four months of budget negotiations before the legislatures and City Council, many of these recommendations may change. The Cultural Alliance and our partners across the country, state and city will continue to advocate for adequate funding and culture-friendly policies that will allow our cultural communities to continue to thrive.
Posted on 03/13/15
Mark your calendars for the next episode of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, the Emmy Award-winning television documentary series produced by civic entrepreneur Sam Katz.
Posted by Steve Gudelunas on 03/12/15
Building on the success of the 2014 PNC Arts Alive Holiday Spectacular and the 2015 Valentine's Day promotion, Funsavers will be offering a brand new spring promotion! Phillyfunguide and Funsavers will highlight great deals, special events, ticket giveaways and other activities from April 20th, 2015 through May 10th, 2015 (Mother's Day). Participation in the spring promotion is open to all Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance member organizations, as well as non-members.
Posted by Joseph Croft on 03/11/15
The snow has melted, the birds are chirping, and new organizations are joining the Cultural Alliance! We are so excited to introduce you to our newest members: Norris Square Neighborhood Project and Happy Hour Live, LLC.
Posted by Nicole Allen on 03/09/15
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 5:15-7:30 at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, GroundSwell, a program of the Cultural Alliance and the Parks Alliance will co-host a Mayoral Forum on issues relating to arts, culture, parks, recreation and other quality of life issues.
Posted on 03/09/15
This spring, we are pleased to announce an update to the Drexel University E-Learning benefits available to our members: Cultural Alliance members are now eligible for up to a 40% tuition discount toward a Drexel education earned online!
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 03/10/15
We've been in the news lately. Here's a round-up of articles you may have missed:
Posted on 03/09/15
Ever wondered what it's like to work at the Cultural Alliance? We'll introduce you to members of our staff! This month the spotlight is on Erin De Rosa, Program Coordinator.