Cultural Alliance Blog

All the latest about the Cultural Alliance, our peers, our members, and our industry.


Posted by Alison Zeidman on 07/21/14
You've been hearing a lot of great news from us in regard to the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) lately...and it just keeps getting better!
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 07/21/14
This week's featured member is American Public Gardens Association!
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 07/16/14
We're partnering with Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia to introduce you to some of the exciting arts and cultural professionals working on behalf of our sector. This month's interview is with Ricardo Torres, one of EAL:P's newest board members.
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 07/15/14
Philadelphia LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) just released a Request for Proposals to fund up to 8 creative placemaking projects in West and North Eastern Philadelphia, with grants of up to $7,500 each. The deadline to apply is September 5, 2014.
Posted by Nicole Allen on 07/14/14
Budget season is in full swing in the U.S. Capitol and while there were many wins for arts and culture at the City and State levels, there have been significant cuts proposed for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Posted by Nicole Allen on 07/14/14
This year's budget process has been quite the roller coaster, and with all of the back and forth it has been hard to keep up, so we are here to break down exactly how the city, state and national budgets will impact arts and culture in the coming year.
Posted by Britney Hines on 07/11/14
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Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 07/11/14
Come have a drink with the GroundSwell team at The PHS Pop-Up Garden. Enjoy an evening in the garden with other members of the community as we celebrate arts and culture. Summer in the city has never looked better!
Posted by Nicole Allen on 07/10/14
After a long wait, the PHS Pop Up Garden is now open and GroundSwell is taking over for an evening of celebration!
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 06/10/14
For the first-ever Philadelphia Arts Advocacy Day on April 22, we asked arts and culture supporters to tweet messages at City Council President Darrell Clarke calling for increased funding for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. The #RestoreArtsFundingPHL campaign resulted in 1,500 tweets reaching over 400,000 people on Twitter, and after nearly two more months of continued advocacy work both online and at City Hall, on June 19 City Council passed an amended FY2015 budget that includes a $1.3 million increase for the PCF grant program.