Cultural Engagement

Blog Post
Posted August 12, 2015
Have you been following the #CAOntheScene hashtag? It's the best way to keep up with which arts & culture events our staff members are going to! Follow us at facebook.com/philaculture and @philaculture on Twitter for more Cultural Alliance staff, member and sector news.
Blog Post
Posted July 14, 2015
This year, GroundSwell is partnering with the Fairmount Park Conservancy to bring the GroundSwell Happy Hour to the Oval! The happy hour starts at 6--let us know you're coming here!
Blog Post
Posted July 14, 2015
Have you been following the #CAOntheScene hashtag? It's the best way to keep up with which arts & culture events our staff members are going to! Last month, you could find our staff at Walnut Street Theatre, Penn Museum, the annual Americans for the Arts conference and more. Follow us at facebook.com/philaculture and @philaculture on Twitter for more Cultural Alliance staff, member and sector news.
Blog Post
Posted July 14, 2015
On October 4, 2013, we launched STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program, which grants all Philadelphia teens, aged 14-19, free access to 15 museums and attractions. The goal for Year 1 of the program was to have 1,000 teens sign up, and we achieved this in the first week and the sign-ups continue to roll in! Now entering our third year of the program, we have more than 12,000 teens signed up for the STAMP pass and we are launching new additions to the program aimed at deepening engagement.
Blog Post
Posted July 13, 2015
It's a real hot one this summer! Luckily, our staff has plenty of ideas on how you can cool off in, around, and beyond Greater Philadelphia this season! For more fun ways to beat the heat (and top summer deals and ticket giveaways!), check out the PNC Arts Alive Summer Splash promotion running now through July 26 on Phillyfunguide.com!
Blog Post
Posted June 23, 2015
This year's Philly Geek Awards will once again include a Visual Artist of the Year category!
Blog Post
Posted June 11, 2015
In partnership with the WorkReady summer internship program, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's STAMP teen program has received a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to connect 25 rising high school juniors with summer job opportunities at 16 arts and culture institutions.
Blog Post
Posted June 11, 2015
Have you been following the #CAOntheScene hashtag? It's the best way to keep up with which arts & culture events our staff members are going to! Follow us at facebook.com/philaculture and @philaculture on Twitter for more Cultural Alliance staff, member and sector news.
Blog Post
Posted June 4, 2015
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the School District of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Water Department and local communities are banding together to transform once dilapidated schoolyards and recreation centers into beautiful outdoor, green, play spaces.
Blog Post
Posted June 1, 2015
The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about artists and cultural organizations working to better their communities. In this month's newsletter we are giving a shout-out to our friends at Norris Square Neighborhood Project.
Blog Post
Posted May 29, 2015
Finally, summer days have returned make sure you get outside and enjoy all the beautiful outdoor spaces that Philadelphia has to offer. Whether you're looking for a park to relax and enjoy Shakespeare or want to learn more about community farming at a local garden, there is something in every neighborhood that reflects arts & culture and parks and public spaces.
Blog Post
Posted May 27, 2015
Spruce Street Harbor, Dilworth Park, The Porch @ 30th Street and many others have become downtown destinations, bringing people together to enjoy open space and engage in the city. Now the designers behind these iconic spaces are working with the residents of Roxborough to build their own community hub.
Blog Post
Posted May 26, 2015
If you care about the impact that arts & culture organizations and individual artists have in our communities, help us provide funding for them! In partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance administers two grant programs, and we're currently recruiting panelists.
Blog Post
Posted May 13, 2015
Tomorrow is Election Day, and despite the many accolades that the Philadelphia region has received over the past several months, we face significant challenges to being a place that we can all be proud of. From the school funding crisis to the objectively high poverty rates, there are many complex problems to be solved, and we hope the people who are elected will know and understand the great tool that arts and culture can be in addressing these issues.
Blog Post
Posted May 1, 2015
As people hit the streets to demand justice for Freddie Gray, art and artists are making a difference to provide healing. Art has always served as a catalyst of social change and community mobilization, and in the movement against police brutality people are using graphics, dance, and music to provide healing and make their voices heard.
Blog Post
Posted April 30, 2015
We've been in the news lately. Here's a round-up of articles you may have missed:
Blog Post
Posted April 22, 2015
GroundSwell and the Philadelphia Parks Alliance will co-host a Mayoral Forum on Arts and Parks in the Montgomery Auditorium at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Registration begins at 5pm. Forum from 5:45-7:30pm.
Blog Post
Posted April 20, 2015
Today, April 20, is the last day to register to vote and the last day to pre-register for the Arts & Parks Mayoral Forum and we want to make sure you do both! For Pennsylvanians, today is the last chance to register to vote in the May 19th primary.
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