Promote Your 2015 MLK Day of Service Event with Phillyfunguide and GroundSwell! and GroundSwell are partnering on a special promotion for this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 19th, 2015!

Letter: Open museum doors to more city teens

Thank you to the Philadelphia Inquirer for publishing our op ed on #GivingTuesday and STAMP!

The Garden Whisperer

While most people are still catching extra hours of sleep on Saturday mornings, Sheila Washington is already up and prepping the garden at the Haddington Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. As the President of the Friends of the Haddington Library, Washington organizes volunteers to revitalize the acre and a quarter of land that the library sits on, and transform it into a garden it is now filled with roses, azaleas and lilacs. The garden became the pride of the neighborhood when it was recognized by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with the Community Greening Honoree Award in 2011.

How Can Arts Organizations Expand Their Audiences?

Recently, our friends at The Wallace Foundation released two very interesting reports that give insight into building arts audiences.Two Cultural Alliance members, Fleisher Art Memorial and The Clay Studio, are highlighted in this report.

DO-GOODER Spotlight: Project HOME

The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's 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 Project HOME.

Cultural Alliance Invites Philadelphians to Support Teens Participating in Arts & Creativity, Invest in STAMP

Philadelphia, 2014—On Tuesday, December 2, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance will participate in the nationwide #GivingTuesday campaign to raise additional funds for STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program.

Let's Start a Movement: Be in the GroundSwell Video

Join GroundSwell at Lenfest Plaza in front of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Saturday, November 22 to star in the GroundSwell promotional video! The video will feature five distinct scenes that represent what GroundSwell stands for: cultural engagement, clean parks, arts education, community performance and the strength of our movement.


Ars Nova Workshop(ANW) works to to elevate the role of jazz, improvisation, and experimental music in contemporary culture by serving as a facilitator between artists and their audiences in order to inform, inspire and challenge the listeners.

Philly Photo Day Exhibition Opens Tomorrow!

On October 10, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) held its fifth annual Philly Photo Day. Come out tonight to see the collection of photos captured by Philly residents. The opening reception kicks off tonight from 6 – 8pm at the Crane Arts Building, located on 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

GroundSwell Guide to Honoring Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day we have compiled a list of arts related activities happening around the city that celebrate the brave men and women who have served our country. Check out some of the events around the city in observance of Veterans Day.