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2016 Annual Member Meeting & Reception

The 2016 Annual Meeting & Reception "Embracing Diversity" was held at Union Transfer and was attended by nearly 500 members of the Philadelphia arts and cultural community.

This year's keynote addressed was given by Monica Montgomery, Strategic Director of Museum Hue on the topic of Embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  She outlined how to be a reflective DEI cultural practitioner and tangible tips for embracing diversity in your organization.  You can read excerpts from her speech here.

We also want to share ways you can get involved with ongoing Cultural Alliance initiatives

  • Join our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Affinity Group - October 26 : We invite arts and culture professionals, artists and administrators to help us shape how our diversity, equity, and inclusion work advances. Please join us for our kickoff and information session. To register visit
  • Become a Bloomberg Arts Internship Program Worksite : A partnership between the Cultural Alliance, WorkReady Philadelphia and Bloomberg Philanthropies, will provide rising seniors at Philadelphia public high schools a six-week summer internship at some of our city's leading nonprofit cultural institutions. Apply to be a worksite for next year's program at /bloomberg-worksite-application
  • Arts Education Fair - November 16 : An opportunity for teachers, recreation center coordinators, and other community group leaders to learn more about the arts education opportunities offered by local cultural institutions. For more information and to register, check out
  • Support Prosperity : If you appreciate our research reports and want to make sure that we can use them for the greatest impact in our region, consider supporting the next Prosperity report. Prosperity is the definitive source for understanding the economic impact of the cultural sector. All gifts of $25 or more will be listed in the report. Show you value this research. Donate today!
  • View photos from the event on our Facebook Page