Philadelphia Cultural Fund Receives $1.3 Million Budget Increase

Plans Include Reinstating Youth Arts Enrichment Grants for Philly Students

PHILADELPHIA—June 20, 2014—Philadelphia's arts and cultural sector can officially claim a win on the FY2015 budget for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. On June 19, City Council approved an amended FY2015 city budget that includes a $1.3 million increase for PCF grantmaking, bringing its budget for grantmaking to $2.9 million and its total budget to $3.14 million. Mayor Nutter is expected to sign the budget into law within the next two weeks.

The Village: Learning Through the Arts Summer Program

Register now for this FREE summer arts program, which starts on June 30th and is offered by The Village of Arts and Humanities!

Featured Member: Art-Reach

This week's featured member is Art-Reach!

City of Philadelphia Names New Youth Poet Laureate

Soledad Alfaro-Allah, a student at Science Leadership Academy, has been named as the city's second Youth Poet Laureate.

Curtis Institute Launching ArtistYear This Fall

The Curtis Institute of Music is launching a new program this fall that encourages young people to engage in national service.

Recap: PCCY's Artful Action Day

On Thursday, June 5th, GroundSwell joined Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) and arts education advocates as they traveled to City Hall and Governor Corbett's Philadelphia office to express their concern for the state of arts education in Philadelphia.

Featured Member: Girls Rock Philly

This week's Featured Member is Girls Rock Philly!

Do-Gooder Spotlight: Art Partners Studio

The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's semimonthly 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 Art Partners Studio!


City Hall Artful Action Day

Join Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) on June 5th as they head to City Hall to express their concern with arts education in the School District of Philadelphia.

A Phabulous Night for Music

Philadelphia-area kids are set to perform at the Phillies game on Friday, May 30th, and the young musicians are sure to hit it out of the park.