2013 Annual Meeting: Leadership in Action

On Monday, September 30, over 550 cultural and civic leaders gathered at the Independence Seaport Museum to celebrate another great year for Philadelphia’s arts and cultural community and to connect with friends and colleagues. 


STAMP Offers Philly High Schoolers Free Access to 12 City Museums

More than 250 high school students gathered at the African American Museum in Philadelphia for the launch of STAMP, a new Cultural Alliance program that provides teens age 14 to 19 with free access to 12 of Philadelphia's top museums. 

Inquirer: Please Touch Museum Defaults on Debt

In an article in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, Peter Dobrin reports that the Please Touch board approved a decision to stop making annual debt payments on the $60 million in bonds that it issued to fund its move to Memorial Hall. UPDATE: Please Touch Musuem has issued a statement.

Salary Survey Exposes Lack of Diversity in Cultural Sector

John McInerney, the Cultural Alliance's Vice President of Marketing and Communications has a post up on Artsblog where he delves into AFTA's Local Arts Agencies Salaries, 2013 survey.

Saying Goodbye to Rick Lester of TRG Arts

Rick Lester, the Chief Executive Officer of TRG Arts, passed away on Saturday, July 20. He will be remembered fondly by the arts and culture community.

Cultural Alliance President Tom Kaiden Stepping Down in July

Philadelphia, PA – After 12 years with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the last 3 as President, Tom Kaiden will be stepping down at the end of July to accept a new position as the Chief Operating Officer of the Alexandria (Virginia) Conference & Visitors Association.

Brandywine River Museum names new director

Thomas Padon, the Vancouver Art Gallery's assistant director and director of its international partnerships, has been named director of the Brandywine River Museum, the museum announced Friday.

How many arts & cultural organizations are there in the Philadelphia Region? LOTS.

What's the total number of arts and cultural organizations in Greater Philadelphia? Are there more than there used to be? Is it getting a little too crowded?

Comin' Out from Cali: Renowned Huntington Library Visits Heirs of Franklin, Rosenbach

Staff and members of California's famous Huntington Library were in town to see exceptional exhibits at The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Rosenbach Museum and Library.