Arts Education

Blog Post
Posted March 4, 2015
Mighty Writers is a dedicated to teaching Philadelphia kids how to think and write with clarity in order to achieve the highest level of success in school and in the work world. To date,the nonprofit served over 1,000 Philadelphia students through daily afterschool programs, nightly classes, scholarship programs, college preparatory courses and more, and they are are getting ready for the their next endeavor, opening a bilingual center at 1025 S. 9th Street in the heart of the Italian Market, dubbed El Futuro
Blog Post
Posted February 26, 2015
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 This legislation push which was last completed in 2002, through the No Child Left Behind Act is aiming to reform the outdated policies and improve k-12 education.
Blog Post
Posted February 18, 2015
Thanks to everyone who participated in our #ArtsGrowthChat! We covered a lot of ground over a variety of the issues and questions raised by the latest research report from the William Penn Foundation (Capitalization, Scale, and Investment: Does Growth Equal Gain?) and our own 2014 Portfolio report, and we'll definitely be thinking of ways that we can keep the discussions and discovery going offline.
Blog Post
Posted February 18, 2015
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.
Blog Post
Posted February 12, 2015
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.
Blog Post
Posted February 6, 2015
On Wednesday, February 4, Philly.com published an opinion piece by Robert W. Patterson critiquing Philadelphia's investment in the arts and culture sector. Today, we are pleased to report that they have published a short response from our President, Maud Lyon--but, we had more to say. Read below for Maud's full response to the issues brought forth in Mr. Patterson's article, and let us know your thoughts on Twitter @philaculture.
Blog Post
Posted February 5, 2015
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).
Blog Post
Posted December 29, 2014
GivingTuesday.org is gathering stories about #GivingTuesday 2014 experiences, so we thought we'd share ours!
Blog Post
Posted December 17, 2014
The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at Project 440.
Blog Post
Posted December 9, 2014
The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at After School Activities Partnership (ASAP)!
Blog Post
Posted December 5, 2014
Chester Charter School for the Arts is turning the traditional school curriculum on its head. Empowering more than 400 students through arts and culture, the school is cultivating tomorrow’s leaders using a creative approach.
Blog Post
Posted December 1, 2014
GroundSwell is committed to showcasing how the arts positively impact our communities, and Philadelphia’s vast collection of public art is an integral part of the Philadelphia landscape that enhances our surroundings and is part of the fabric of the city! Each week we will spotlight one of the great pieces of public art that lives in our city. Today, we spotlight Philadelphia’s “Clothespin” sculpture by Claes Oldenburg.
Blog Post
Posted December 1, 2014
Thank you to the Philadelphia Inquirer for publishing our op ed on #GivingTuesday and STAMP!
Blog Post
Posted October 31, 2014
The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM)!
Blog Post
Posted October 30, 2014
GroundSwell is committed to showcasing how the arts positively impact our communities, and Philadelphia’s vast collection of public art is an integral part of the Philadelphia landscape that enhances our surroundings and is part of the fabric of the city! Each week we will spotlight one of the great pieces of public art that lives in our city. Today, we spotlight Philadelphia’s “Symbiosis” sculpture by Roxy Paine.
Blog Post
Posted October 23, 2014
Are you an artist, teacher, or community member looking to apply for the 2015 Picasso Project Grant? Visit Black and Nobel Bookstore (1409 W. Erie Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140) today 4:00 – 5:30PM for workshop assistance on how to apply for the grant.
Blog Post
Posted October 22, 2014
On Tuesday, October 21, the Penn Museum announced a new partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), and Mastery Charter Schools.
Blog Post
Posted October 22, 2014
The Weinberg Family Internship Fund is a Donor-Advised Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation. The Fund is offering grants to support nonprofit organizations to provide internship stipends to qualified undergraduate and/or graduate college students. The intent is to provide support for students who might otherwise need to seek paid employment in another industry.
Blog Post
Posted October 20, 2014
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