Advocacy & Cultural Policy

Blog Post
Posted February 10, 2014
Join leading community music education organizations on Monday, February 17th for this free day-long event!
Blog Post
Posted February 10, 2014
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is pleased to announce that it has named Nicole Allen its new Director of Policy and Community Engagement. Allen had served as Senior Legal Services Coordinator for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a program of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia.
Blog Post
Posted February 4, 2014
On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Pennsylvania State Governor Tom Corbett delivered his FY 2014-15 budget address before a joint session of the PA General Assembly.
Blog Post
Posted January 30, 2014
Meet Public Citizens for Children and Youth, our 2014 GroundSwell Award Winner. We interviewed PCCY's Director of Arts Education, Gretchen Elise Walker, to find out what advocacy means to PCCY.
Blog Post
Posted January 27, 2014
Registration is now open for Museum Advocacy Day and Arts Advocacy Day.
Blog Post
Posted January 23, 2014
Fresh off of winning the 2014 GroundSwell Award, Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)'s Picasso Project is giving out some awards of their own this Monday, January 27th at World Cafe Live.
Blog Post
Posted January 22, 2014
Thank you to all those who were able to join us on Monday, January 20th for our 1-Year Anniversary & MLK Day of Service Celebration! If you weren't able to make it, check out the highlights!
Blog Post
Posted January 22, 2014
Last Friday, President Obama signed into law the $1.1 trillion dollar spending package passed earlier in the week by the House and Senate, which includes $146 million for The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)!
Blog Post
Posted January 17, 2014
News just broke that the Pennsylvania State Voter ID requirement was struck down this morning. "[The Voter ID Law is] invalid and unconstitutional on its face as the provision and issuance of compliant identification does not comport with liberal access and unreasonably burdens the right to vote," Commonwealth Court Judge Bernhard McGinley ruled, adding, “Voting laws are designed to assure a free and fair election; the Voter ID Law does not further this goal.”
Blog Post
Posted January 13, 2014
The Cultural Alliance is beginning to work on the fourth edition of Portfolio, our highly regarded research report that sets out to document the breadth, diversity, and health of Southeastern Pennsylvania's nonprofit cultural sector and we want to be sure that you are included.
Blog Post
Posted January 9, 2014
Join us January 20th for our 1-Year Anniversary Party & MLK Day of Service Celebration, where The Bearded Ladies Cabaret will be doing a special performance!
Blog Post
Posted January 7, 2014
Since our launch in January 2013, GroundSwell actions and events have included:
Blog Post
Posted January 2, 2014
Here's some more info about Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) - Picasso Project:
Blog Post
Posted January 2, 2014
Here's some more info about PHS (Pennsylvania Horticultural Society):
Blog Post
Posted January 2, 2014
Here's some more info about AHHAH (Arts Holding Hands and Hearts):
Blog Post
Posted January 2, 2014
Congratulations to our three nominees: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Public Citizens for Children and Youth - Picasso Project (PCCY), and Arts Holding Hands and Hearts (AHHAH).
Blog Post
Posted January 2, 2014
January 20th, 2014 marks 1 year since we first launched GroundSwell to "do something good for a change" in Greater Philly, and it's also the 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service! Join us at RUBA Club (414 Green Street, Philadelphia)* to celebrate GroundSwell and party the night away after your day of service projects and volunteer work!
Blog Post
Posted December 18, 2013
The Boyd Theatre was known as the Sam Eric when it closed its doors in May 2002. Now a passionate group of advocates are seeking help from the community to restore this Philadelphia landmark.
Blog Post
Posted December 12, 2013
We're throwing a party to celebrate our first birthday! Save the date for the GroundSwell 1-Year Anniversary Party & MLK Day of Service Celebration on Monday, January 20th, 2014 at the RUBA Club (414 Green Street, Philadelphia). Spend the day volunteering on a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service project, then come party with us!
Blog Post
Posted December 11, 2013
Phillyfunguide.com and GroundSwell are partnering on a special promotion for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 20th, 2014!
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