Starting tomorrow over 500 teens will take over Philly, for a four day long poetry festival, starting Wednesday, July 16, experience the best young poets flexing their voices, during Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam.
The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation has selected Philadanco as the winner of the 2014 George Bartol Arts Education Award. This prestigious award is given to an organization that displays meaningful exposure and participation of the arts, and maintains high artistic standards for its faculty and students.
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.
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!
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.
Enroll America, a non-profit focusing on maximizing the number of Americans enrolled in health coverage, has taken a specific interest in working with artists and cultural freelancers to help them sign up for health coverage. If you are looking for information about health insurance please read the information below.
Yesterday, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia announced their newest initiative to bring Bikeways to South Philly making the neighborhood streets more walkable, bikable and overall enjoyable.