Celebrate Black History Month with GroundSwell

Celebrate Black History Month with GroundSwell
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 02/26/15
On Wednesday it was announced that the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to consider three dozen amendments to "The Student Success Act" (HR 5), a bill to reauthorize federal education programs. The full house is expected to vote on the bill tomorrow, and we need your help to make sure this legislation is improved upon and benefits the arts education community. This legislation push which was last completed in 2002, through the No Child Left Behind Act is aiming to reform the outdated policies and improve k-12 education.
Posted by Emily Mayer on 02/25/15
In anticipation of Next City’s event “Collectivity in the City” on March 16th, we’re highlighting the amazing art-as-social practice work of Amber Art and Design.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 02/20/15
It may be bitterly cold, but the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy’s announcement of the Performances in Public Spaces program this week was an early sign that spring is indeed on its way! The inaugural grantees for this exciting new program Recipients will receive funds to cover all costs associated with presenting performances in select parks and plazas across the city. Grantees include: Rock to the Future, Ars Nova Workshop at Bartram’s Garden, and Philadelphia Folksong Society at Saunders Park.
Posted by Emily Mayer on 02/18/15
From a rec center in North Philly to a shopping mall in Kazakhstan to a track field in Paris, the ten-minute Sundance-commissioned short film “The World Is As Big or As Small As You Make It” has made the local teen organization Do Remember Me the subject of national internet hype.
Posted by Nicole Allen on 02/16/15
Led by a coalition of advocacy organizations, including the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, a cohort of arts and culture leaders from across the Commonwealth submitted an arts and culture policy agenda to the Department of Community and Economic Development, intended to guide policy decisions over the next four years.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 02/17/15
On Tuesday, March 24, advocates from across the country will descend on Washington, DC, for National Arts Advocacy Day. If you can’t make the trip, GroundSwell and the Artistic Rebuttal Project are hosting the Second Annual Go Forth by Phone at the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (City Hall, Room 116) from 12:00-2:00pm.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 02/06/15
Initiated by local residents and supported by community leaders and organizations, the Mantua Greenway Project is an effort to transform an overgrown and littered strip of land on Mantua Avenue, into a green space.
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 02/05/15
In the release of his FY2016 federal budget request on Monday, President Obama has proposed a $2 million increase for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).