Cultural Alliance Blog

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Posted by Alison Zeidman on 04/23/14
Thank you to everyone who joined GroundSwell, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund to speak up for arts & culture on April 22nd, Philadelphia Arts Advocacy Day! Whether you signed our petition, helped us pack City Council chambers for our budget hearing testimony, or joined the #RestoreArtsFundingPHL campaign on Twitter, we were grateful to have your support. City Council needs to know that Philadelphians from every neighborhood care about the arts in Philadelphia, and your support goes a long way in helping us clearly demonstrate the impact we could have if Council restores the PCF budget back to its 2010 level of $3.2 million.
Posted on 04/17/14
Philadelphia is a case in point why, on so many levels, donors “invest” in nonprofit arts and culture organizations. Whether it is the Constitution Center or the Philadelphia Orchestra, these institutions promote tourism, help local merchants, create jobs, and grow the local economy. That’s to say nothing of how the arts can stir souls, broaden horizons, educate the heart and mind, and create new life opportunities.
Posted by Michelle N. Baxter on 04/10/14
This morning, the Friends of the Free Library and their supporters gathered at City Hall to advocate for the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Posted on 04/09/14
Franklin Forum is the premier, one-day educational and networking event for Development Professionals in the Philadelphia area. Drawing more than 400 individuals each year, the Franklin Forum offers new perspectives to development professionals and fundraising volunteers working on behalf of nonprofit organizations of all sizes and types.
Posted by Brittnie Knight on 04/08/14
Please join the Cultural Alliance as welcome our new members: Tangle Movement Arts, Grim Philly Twilight Tours, and the Copeland String Quartet!
Posted by Brittnie Knight & Michelle N. Baxter on 04/08/14
Join Drexel University’s Arts Administration Graduate Program in conjunction with Drexel's Arts Administration Graduate Association on April 28th for “Building Demand for the Arts: An Evening with Renowned Researcher Alan Brown.”
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 04/07/14
On October 4th, 2013, we launched STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program with a blow-out party at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Within the first week of the program, we had already surpassed our goal of 1,000 teens enrolled by the end of the first year, and the sign-ups haven't slowed down! Currently, nearly 8,000 teens are enrolled in STAMP, which gives Philadelphia residents ages 14-19 free access to 12 of the city's top museums and attractions.
Posted by Nicole Allen on 04/04/14
What do you call it when the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society join forces to host our first ever Flower Show Legislative Tour and Reception? ARTiculture of course!