The GroundSwell Happy Hour is Back!

This year, GroundSwell is partnering with the Fairmount Park Conservancy to bring the GroundSwell Happy Hour to the Oval!

The happy hour starts at 6--let us know you're coming here!

#CAOntheScene Round-up - July Edition

Have you been following the #CAOntheScene hashtag? It's the best way to keep up with which arts & culture events our staff members are going to! Last month, you could find our staff at Walnut Street Theatre, Penn Museum, the annual Americans for the Arts conference and more. Follow us at facebook.com/philaculture and @philaculture on Twitter for more Cultural Alliance staff, member and sector news.

STAMP Update: Year 3 Launch!

On October 4, 2013, we launched STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program, which grants all Philadelphia teens, aged 14-19, free access to 15 museums and attractions. The goal for Year 1 of the program was to have 1,000 teens sign up, and we achieved this in the first week and the sign-ups continue to roll in! Now entering our third year of the program, we have more than 12,000 teens signed up for the STAMP pass and we are launching new additions to the program aimed at deepening engagement.

Here's How Cultural Alliance Staff Beat the Summer Heat!

It's a real hot one this summer! Luckily, our staff has plenty of ideas on how you can cool off in, around, and beyond Greater Philadelphia this season! For more fun ways to beat the heat (and top summer deals and ticket giveaways!), check out the PNC Arts Alive Summer Splash promotion running now through July 26 on Phillyfunguide.com!

Submit a "Visual Artist of the Year" Nomination for the Philly Geek Awards!

This year's Philly Geek Awards will once again include a Visual Artist of the Year category!

STAMP Launches Teen Internship Program with WorkReady, Bloomberg Philanthropies

In partnership with the WorkReady summer internship program, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's STAMP teen program has received a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to connect 25 rising high school juniors with summer job opportunities at 16 arts and culture institutions.

#CAOntheScene Round-up – June Edition

Have you been following the #CAOntheScene hashtag? It's the best way to keep up with which arts & culture events our staff members are going to! Follow us at facebook.com/philaculture and @philaculture on Twitter for more Cultural Alliance staff, member and sector news.

Parks for People

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the School District of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Water Department and local communities are banding together to transform once dilapidated schoolyards and recreation centers into beautiful outdoor, green, play spaces.

Do - Gooder Spotlight: Norris Square Neighborhood Project

The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about artists and cultural organizations working to better their communities. In this month's newsletter we are giving a shout-out to our friends at Norris Square Neighborhood Project.

Enjoy the arts in parks!

Finally, summer days have returned make sure you get outside and enjoy all the beautiful outdoor spaces that Philadelphia has to offer. Whether you're looking for a park to relax and enjoy Shakespeare or want to learn more about community farming at a local garden, there is something in every neighborhood that reflects arts & culture and parks and public spaces.

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