State Releases Museum Funding Study

On November 14 the Pennsylvania General Assembly's Legislative Budget & Finance Committee released its report on state funding of museums, which had been commissioned in June by a resolution in the Senate (SR-268).

Cultural Alliance staff members join Team Peggy to help fight cancer

A group of current and former Cultural Alliance staff joined other friends and family of Peggy Amsterdam at the 2010 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk on September 12, 2010. "Team Peggy" raised over $11,000 to support cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where the Cultural Alliance's late President received treatment and participated in a clinical trial.

PNC Arts Alive Program Announces $1 Million in grants funding Innovation

Twenty-seven regional arts groups with fresh ideas for increasing arts access were awarded grants of a combined $1 million last month by The PNC Foundation through the PNC Arts Alive program, a program that is a national model for corporate investment in the arts.

Philadelphia storms Providence, RI

Twenty one marketing and development staff of Greater Philadelphia's cultural institutions attended the 2009 National Arts Marketing Project Conference in Providence, RI October 30 - November 2 through the Engage 2020 Leadership program.

Pennsavers launches for University of Pennsylvania

Pennsavers is a new customized Funsavers created for the University of Pennsylvania community. This new project is part of a larger partnership between the University of Pennsylvania and the Cultural Alliance that celebrates Penn's academic theme this year: Arts and the City Year.

Work Smarter: Getting the most from the Pennsylvania Cultural Data Project

If your main reason for entering data into the Pennsylvania Cultural Data Project (PACDP) has been to generate funder reports, you may be missing out on ways to use your organization's data to satisfy other reporting needs. This article will show you how PACDP data can be used to generate organization-specific annual, trend, and comparison reports as well as sector-wide research and advocacy reports.

PA's Budget Impasse Comes to a Close - For Now...

(October 12, 2009) - After months of painful debate, Governor Ed Rendell signed two bills into law late Friday night - one on taxes, and one on spending - that would finally bring Pennsylvania its long-awaited FY10 state budget of $27.8 billion.

Arts & Culture in Pennsylvania's FY2010 Budget

(October 9, 2009) Pennsylvania’s FY2010 budget has some good news and some bad news for the Commonwealth’s cultural community. 

State governments, like all sectors of the economy, have been hit hard by the national recession, and Pennsylvania is no exception.  Declining revenues and a difficult economy forced the state to create a leaner FY2010 budget, down $500 million from FY2009’s total of $28.3 billion.  This has led to cuts in many areas, including arts and culture.  This article outlines the status of arts and cultural funding in the recently-adopted FY2010 budget. 

Editorial: Another reason to resist the arts tax

Philadelphia Daily News
September 23, 2009

Rally in Media to Support PA Communities

Join Public Citizens for Children and Youth, the Media Arts Council, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and many other civic organizations in a Rally to Save Pennsylvania Communities.