Agenda: Wellness

Greater Philadelphia excels both in the education of doctors and the treatment of patients, and educating those doctors through the arts is an emerging practice that gets to the root of healthcare: improving doctors’ diagnostic abilities and helping physicians fight their own burnout.

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Hosts the First Citywide Medical Story Slam

Cultural Alliance Releases Agenda: WellnessExploring the Intersection of Art and Medicine

Advocacy Update: Tax Reform

Thank you to all of the arts and culture advocates who spoke out on tax reform late last year. With that process finished and the final bill available, some may have questions over its lasting impact on our sector. By far, the best resource that the Alliance's advocacy team has found on the tax bill is the National Council of Nonprofits' analysis of the final legislation, updated in early January. That document can be found on its website.

Advocacy Update: Tax Reform

By now, you've likely heard about the proposed tax reform plans put forth by the House and the Senate in Washington, DC. While they differ in some ways, the negative effects they would have on our sector, and on nonprofits across the country, are the same: first, both plans encourage partisanship amongst nonprofits, especially churches; second, both plans seriously disincentivize charitable giving. Visit our blog to learn more.

All About Our Art-Reach Partnership Around #FedFundsMatter

For the past 10 weeks, our team at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance has been partnering with Art-Reach to provide Philadelphia with a fun and informative resource on the Phillyfunguide: the #FedFundsMatter Right Here in Philly editorial.

Agenda: Prosperity

Southeastern Pennsylvania’s cultural organizations and their audiences have a combined impact of $4.1 billion on the region’s economy.

Arts and culture is a powerhouse of economic impact in our region.

It brings investment and jobs. It is a cornerstone of our tourism industry and of the region’s growing reputation as a vibrant, diverse and creative place to live.  The cumulative impact of performing arts, historical museums, visual arts, public art and gardens, libraries  and other organizations is profound – and that impact is growing.

Cultural Alliance Awards $11,500 to Pre-K Arts Programs

PHILADELPHIA – September 6, 2017 – Two programs that have successfully infused early learning with arts and culture in ways that spark young children’s creativity will receive awards this fall as part of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s Arts and Pre-K Excellence Awards.

Cultural Alliance Awards $11,500 to Pre-K Arts Programs

PHILADELPHIA – September 6, 2017 – Two programs that have successfully infused early learning with arts and culture in ways that spark young children’s creativity will receive awards this fall as part of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s Arts and Pre-K Excellence Awards.

Tell Your Legislators to Support Funding for the PA Council on the Arts

The Cultural Alliance and our advocacy partners are asking you and other arts advocates across the state to take two minutes to make these phone calls today, as the final budget bill must be passed by both houses of the General Assembly and signed by the Governor by Friday, June 30.

Recap: 2017 Cultural Cabinet Spring Reception

On May 15 we welcomed nearly 90 individuals, including civic and business leaders as well as representatives from Philadelphia's cultural sector, for our fifth annual Cultural Cabinet Spring Reception to celebrate the tremendous work accomplished in and for our region's cultural sector.

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