Arts and Parks Unite for Mayoral Candidates Forum at Free Library

Keep up with Cultural Alliance Staff with Hashtag #CAOntheScene

Ever wonder what Cultural Alliance staff members do in their free time? Well, we check out arts & culture events, of course!

Second Friday Returns to Lancaster Avenue

People’s Emergency Center and community partners invite you to experience art, live music, food and much more during 2nd Fridays on Lancaster Avenue. Events take place in multiple locations on the avenue and nearby, 5:00 – 9:30PM.

April 15: Join GroundSwell, Philadelphia Parks Alliance and Generocity for an #ArtsParksChat

On Wednesday, April 22, GroundSwell, Philadelphia Parks Alliance and Generocity are co-hosting the Arts & Parks Mayoral Forum at the Free Library of Philadelphia. But before we hear from the candidates, we want to give you a chance to give your input on the arts & culture and parks issues facing the City of Philadelphia, and what we need from the next Mayor.

Philly on the Up and Up

Last week, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the thirty-two winners of the Cities Challenge, awarding $5 million in total to projects across the United States. Out of the twenty-six cities in which projects were awarded funding, Philadelphia had the highest concentration with seven winners. From making public art a draw to Election Day polls to creating an outdoor community living room, community-based art and social practice is on the rise in Philly, thanks to the Knight grants.

The Chatroom Series: Women in Arts + Culture

Jackie Goldfinger is a Barrymore Award-winning playwright, she has tackled many controversial topics in her productions and recently co-founded The Foundry, a playwriting lab that fosters support for emerging Philadelphia playwrights. Read more to learn how Jackie got her start in the arts, who she considers the most influential women in arts and culture, and why audiences sometimes have a tough time digesting some of her work.

The Chatroom Series: Women in Arts + Culture

This week, GroundSwell had the chance to interview Tierra Rich, Teaching Artist and Poet at Painted Bride Art Center and Memphis Academy. Read more to learn how Tierra got involved in the arts, why she loves the arts in Philadelphia, and her advice to girls looking to pursue a career in the arts.

Doors Open and Doors Closed

Hosted by Mural Arts, Moore College, and Next City, “Collectivity in the City” gave Philadelphia a chance to better understand artists’ connection to neighborhoods and the people who call them home

The Chatroom Series: Women in Arts + Culture

This week, GroundSwell interviewed Diane Foglizzo, Program Director of Girls Rock Philly, a volunteer run arts organization. Girls Rock Philly is dedicated to empowering girls and young women from the greater Philadelphia region through music education and activities that foster leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Read more to learn how Diane got involved with Girls Rock Philly, why she loves the arts in Philadelphia, and her advice to girls looking to pursue a career in the arts.

Join GroundSwell!

Last fall, the Cultural Alliance's GroundSwell team and Engagement Studios embarked on a journey to make a short video to highlight the GroundSwell movement.

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