Cultural Engagement

Blog Post
Posted February 4, 2016
Do you ever wonder what it’s like to review grant applicants? In partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is seeking volunteer panelists to evaluate proposals and help determine how nearly $400,000 is annually distributed to regional artists and organizations.
Blog Post
Posted February 1, 2016
With a $25,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) Germantown will undergo an arts-based civic engagement process led by Germantown United CDC and theater-based nonprofit Just Act.
Blog Post
Posted January 5, 2016
This year, the Cultural Alliance is launching Future: Forward, a new initiative to use strategic foresight in thinking about how our members and sector can prepare for the future in the next ten years and beyond. Here are some signals of change we've collected to think about how progress in diversity, inclusion and equity will impact the future of arts and culture.
Blog Post
Posted December 21, 2015
Both technical and non-technical volunteers to help build websites for nonprofits during the weekend of January 15-17, 2015
Blog Post
Posted December 18, 2015
On Wednesday, December 9 the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance hosted "DNC: What It Means for You" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Learn about the impact the convention will have on the city, and how members of the arts and cultural community can get involved.
Blog Post
Posted December 15, 2015
Rebecca Fabiano is a co-founder of Pop-Up Play, an organization that offers play experiences for young people, ranging from one day leadership events to week-long sessions, to full-on city-wide festivals.
Blog Post
Posted November 1, 2015
The organization won an award from the Juvenile Detention Center and Alternative Programs, launched pop-up libraries in Coatesville, and more
Blog Post
Posted November 1, 2015
Participating Art Ability artists express their creativity through painting, photography, sculpture, fiber arts, stained glass, jewelry and fine crafts. Through these creative modes of expression, artists are able to convey their talent, receive recognition for their work, and often further their progress in recovering from a life-altering illness or injury.
Blog Post
Posted November 1, 2015
In 2011, Emily Artinian founded Street Road, an experimental project in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. An evolution of Artinian’s family's real estate company, Street Road focuses on themes of property, land use, ownership and social space. This November, Street Road will work with young people from The Garage Community and Youth Center in Kennett.
Blog Post
Posted October 12, 2015
On October 9, 2015, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance distributed $109,754 in Project Stream grants at an award ceremony held at PECO's Energy Hall.
Blog Post
Posted October 9, 2015
Open Source is a citywide, outdoor exhibition of site-specific art created by leading contemporary artists. Mural Arts is bringing 14 extraordinary artists from around the world to Philadelphia, and they are working with us to create a new series of public artworks that explore and illuminate Philadelphia’s diverse urban identity.
Blog Post
Posted October 2, 2015
We invite you to volunteer a few hours and become a part of this memorable evening. We’ll need your assistance beginning at 3pm that afternoon as we set up and we'll kick off the night at 5:30pm at the Independence Seaport Museum.
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.
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