Regional Employment in the Cultural Economy (2010)

How many people are employed doing artistic and cultural work at for-profit and nonprofit businesses in Greater Philadelphia?

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?

Health Care Reform: What it means for you.

On September 14 the Cultural Alliance in partnership with Gallagher Benefit Services hosted an informational meeting on Health Care Reform and its impact on our member institutions, cultural sector employees and the nonprofit community. You can learn more about Health Care Reform's impact by downloading the presentation and FAQ document.

Creative Workforce Grants Available in Philadelphia

Philadelphia's Office Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, in conjunction with the Department of Commerce, announced a new grant program to support job creation in the creative sector.

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

Future Leadership Program Applications due October 2

Philadelphia has been chosen as one of six cities to partner with National Arts Strategies to host their new Future Leadership Program. Future Leadership is a pilot program for mid-career arts, culture, and preservation professionals that will help refine leadership skills in preparation to take on top executive positions over the next five to seven years.

Membership: Speaking With a Collective Voice

This year, the pressure on cultural groups to make ends meet has never been greater. Organizations are justifiably looking at every budget expense—including spending on dues and memberships—to see where to trim costs. Here’s why being part of the Cultural Alliance’s membership is so important to the region’s cultural sector and to your organization right now.

Cultural Alliance to award $225,000 in stimulus grants for job preservation

The Cultural Alliance with funding from National Endowment for the Arts, will award grants totaling $225,000 to support arts jobs in Philadelphia through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program ("ARRA").