The value of liberal arts (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Imagine a world without arts and culture. All of the institutions that provide education and culture, critical outlets for American families, would disappear - there would be no visual or performing arts, museums, galleries, historic sites, or parks. Creativity, which has been the heart of America, would lack the public arenas where dreams, ideas, history, and identity can be shared. Nourishment for the soul would wither.

STAMP: The Starter's Guide

The STAMP Teen Council made a fun how-to guide on visiting museums! Our friends at Philly In Focus and Expressway Productions worked with our the Council and The Barnes Foundation to produce "STAMP: The Starter's Guide," a short video on museum etiquette and how to use your STAMP Pass.

Congratulations to Portside Arts Center!

Yesterday, on Pennsylvania Arts Advocacy Day, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) awarded Portside Arts Center with the inaugural "Best of the Best" award for their incredible work in providing after-school arts education to children in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.

STAMP Update: 6-Month Recap

On October 4th, 2013, we launched STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program with a blow-out party at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Within the first week of the program, we had already surpassed our goal of 1,000 teens enrolled by the end of the first year, and the sign-ups haven't slowed down! Currently, nearly 8,000 teens are enrolled in STAMP, which gives Philadelphia residents ages 14-19 free access to 12 of the city's top museums and attractions.

Do-Gooder Spotlight: Teen Arts Council of PA

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 the Teen Arts Council of PA!

Tell City Council: #RestoreArtsFundingPHL on Philadelphia Arts Advocacy Day

April 22nd is the first-ever Philadelphia Arts Advocacy Day and we need arts supporters from across the region to show their support!

Education Week Lists Dennis Creedon as One of Their "Leaders to Learn From"

The Assistant Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia was recently highlighted in an Education Week article which focused on Creedon's passion for arts education.

City Seeks Next Youth Poet Laureate


Advocating for Arts and Culture in Greater Philadelphia

Meet some of your fellow arts advocates who will be joining us at our Arts Advocacy Day Phone Bank on March 25th!

Meet Our Arts Advocacy Day Phone Bank Partners!

Get to know our Arts Advocacy Day Phone Bank partner, Creative MontCo, who will be hosting our Montgomery County phone bank on March 25th.