Member Spotlight

For 26 years, Asian Arts Initiative has served as an important community anchor providing artists and community members both the physical and creative space to explore complex and topical issues through art. Since their founding in 1993 to address rising racial tensions following the wake of the Rodney King trial verdict and the Los Angeles uprisings, Asian Arts Initiative continues to service their mission to create community through the power of art. Over the years, they have experienced and witnessed the transformative power of art to not only bring diverse groups together, but to bring healing, dialogue, and inspire action towards a more just and equitable society. Today, Asian Arts Initiative provides a wide array of programming to serve artists, youth, and our broader community of Asian/Americans to advance racial equity using art as the driving force of change. To learn more, check out our blog or visit their website and follow them on Instagram/Facebook (@asianartsphilly)!

Member Spotlight

Leeway Foundation
Denise Brown, Executive Director
http://leeway.org

The Leeway Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports women, trans and gender nonconforming artists and cultural producers working at the intersection of art and social justice in Greater Philadelphia and offers two public grants annually. They are committed to the sustainability of artists lives and the lives of their communities, and it is for this reason that they partner with arts organizations to offer residency opportunities to existing grantees. Throughout the year, Leeway also presents free skill-building workshops and public events that elevate our grantees and the work we exist to support. Learn more about them and how you can help them celebrate their 25th anniversary on our blog!

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.

98 Local Arts Groups Received Over $90,000 in Grants at Oct. 9 Ceremony

Philadelphia, PA--On October 9, 2015, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance distributed $94,754 in Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Project Stream grants at an award ceremony held at PECO’s Energy Hall.

Arts and Parks Unite for Mayoral Candidates Forum at Free Library

2014 Portfolio

The 2014 Portfolio is the Cultural Alliance’s largest analysis of the sector to date, covering the activities of 473 cultural groups in the most recent fiscal year and trend data from 298 organizations covering 2009 to 2012.

Arts & Cultural Participation in Greater Philadelphia (2013)

Arts and Cultural participation data is based on analysis of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's Audience Analytics program, a database of over 1.4 million households collected from over 150 organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region. The attached map shows the level of arts and cultural participation in Greater Philadelphia by county and zipcode boundaries.

History Organizations in Philadelphia & Other Major Cities (2013)

Not surprisingly, as the birthplace of the United States, Philadelphia's rich historical tradition is reflected in its cultural organizations. The region ranks near the top of all Metro areas when it comes to the number of history organizations, number per capita, and in the percentage of all arts & cultural organizations that are history organizations. Using data from the National Center for Charitable Statistics, the attachment looks at historical organizations and their place within the larger cultural communities in 20 Metro areas across the country.

Number of Arts & Cultural Organizations in Greater Philadelphia (2012)

Q: How many arts & cultural organizations are there in the region?

Arts Funding by Philadelphia and Some Peer Cities Updated (2013)

How does Philadelphia compare to other cities in funding the arts? (Updated for 2013)

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