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Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4th, is Election Day! Make a plan to get out and vote between 7am – 8pm. Your vote can make a big difference in Pennsylvania - Be there on Election Day!

Listening Tour Recap

On October 28, the GroundSwell team joined members of the cultural community at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for a Listening Tour hosted by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. We discussed the impact of arts and culture on the City of Philadelphia, and what the next Mayor and City Council need to do to ensure that our community continues to thrive.

Tonight is the Third and Last Debate!

Tonight at 7pm the gubernatorial candidates will square off in their last debate in Pittsburgh. The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is working to ensure that the debate will include questions relating to arts and culture, and we are continuing to encourage the candidates to develop cultural policy agendas.

Cultural Alliance Joins Statewide Coalition to Encourage Gubernatorial Candidates to Develop Cultural Policy Agendas

The Cultural Alliance has been working with cultural agencies from around the state to ensure that arts and culture is part of the discussion during the gubernatorial campaign.

Save The Date: 2014 Annual Member Meeting & Reception

Join your colleagues, supporters of the arts and cultural sector and the board and staff of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance for our Annual Member Meeting & Reception on October 20, 2014. This year's meeting will be held at The Franklin Institute and will feature the release of our 2014 Portfolio report, generously supported by PNC.

Make arts and culture part of the debate!

This fall the gubernatorial candidates will participate in three debates throughout the Commonwealth and we are working to ensure that arts, culture and other quality of life issues are included in the discussion.

Michelle Obama Takes a Stand for Arts in Schools

On Wednesday, July 16, First Lady Michelle Obama gave the keynote address at the Grammy Museum’s Jane Ortner Education Award luncheon and made one thing clear: arts education must be a top priority in our schools.

Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week

Did you know? August 9-16 is Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week 2014!

Save Federal Cultural Funding! [Updated]

Budget season is in full swing in the U.S. Capitol and while there were many wins for arts and culture at the City and State levels, there have been significant cuts proposed for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Legislative Update

This year's budget process has been quite the roller coaster, and with all of the back and forth it has been hard to keep up, so we are here to break down exactly how the city, state and national budgets will impact arts and culture in the coming year.