PECO Named to 2014 BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts

Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading national nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has named PECO (a Cultural Alliance partner) to the 2014 BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts. PECO was one of 10 U.S. companies honored for their exceptional commitment to the arts through grants, local partnerships, volunteer programs, matching gifts, sponsorships and board membership.

Phillyfunguide Partners with OACCE to give City Employees Access to Funsavers

The Cultural Alliance has partnered with the Mayor's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) to provide city employees access to Funsavers half-price discounted tickets. City employees will receive offers in their monthly city newsletter, and offers will be promoted on OACCE's website at creativephl.org/funsavers.

Get Ready for the 15th Annual Peoplehood Parade and Festival!

Spiral Q Puppet Theater with The Paul Robeson House, and Friends of Clark Park presents the 15th Annual Peoplehood Parade and Festival on Saturday, November 15th at 50th and Walnut. Peoplehood is a celebration of community, creativity, joy, can-do attitudes, and courage to act on your convictions.

DO-GOODER Spotlight: AHHAH

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 Arts Holding Hands and Hearts (AHHAH)!

The Roots Gives Back to Philly School

When they are not selling out concerts, hosting picnics, or serving as the official house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots are raising money for their alma mater, The Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA).

First Person Arts Festival Returns

Get ready - the only festival of its kind in the world, the 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival kicks off today. Featuring powerful personal stories from leading national artists and everyday people, the festival will run November 4 – 15, and take place in various venues throughout the city.

#PHL PUBLIC ART

GroundSwell is committed to showcasing how the arts positively impact our communities, and Philadelphia’s vast collection of public art is an integral part of the Philadelphia landscape that enhances our surroundings and is part of the fabric of the city! Each week we will spotlight one of the great pieces of public art that lives in our city. Today, we spotlight Philadelphia’s “Symbiosis” sculpture by Roxy Paine.

Join the conversation: How do Arts and Culture Influence the Philadelphia Economy?

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is partnering with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce on their new campaign "Roadmap for Growth for the City of Philadelphia: 2015-2020." This campaign seeks to develop a growth agenda for the city that promotes job creation and economic prosperity through 2020. As the Philadelphia cultural sector has a $2.8 billion economic impact on the city's economy and generates close to 30,000 jobs, we at the Cultural Alliance believe it is imperative that we take part in this discussion about the future of Philadelphia.

#PHL PUBLIC ART

GroundSwell is committed to showcasing how the arts positively impact our communities, and Philadelphia’s vast collection of public art is an integral part of the Philadelphia landscape that enhances our surroundings and is part of the fabric of the city! Each week we will spotlight one of the great pieces of public art that lives in our city. Today, we spotlight “A Love Letter For You” composed by Steve Powers.

Penn Museum Launches New Free Program for 7th Graders

On Tuesday, October 21, the Penn Museum announced a new partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), and Mastery Charter Schools.

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