Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Celebrates Annual Meeting & Arts Party 2023

Expanded “meeting” to celebrate Philadelphia musical talent and kick off inaugural Cultural Alliance Awards honoring Hal Real of World Cafe Live, Catherine Cahill of The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, and Project 440 

Upcoming Events at the Cultural Alliance!

Let’s start 2023 off with a bang! We are excited to bring you many events this season that will build upon your resiliency, creativity, and spring forth an artful future. Over the next few months, we will have programs that help you navigate the evolving hiring and retention practices; a workshop to assist with understanding and expanding your revenue potentials; a mayoral forum that will give you a voice to influence policy changes; and much more. Learn more about our upcoming events on our website!

As a reminder, as a member you receive special perks with these upcoming programs. If you are not a member, consider joining today! To learn more about membership at the Cultural Alliance, please contact Lauren Gilmore, Director of Member Engagement at

Introducing the Cultural Alliance’s RestART Initiative!

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has devastated the Arts & Culture Sector. From March 2020 through March 2021, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance estimates a total revenue loss of $371.7 million for the arts and culture sector in the Philadelphia region. You can read more about the impact the pandemic has had on our sector in the Fall 2021 COVID-19 Impact report.

Member Spotlight

One might think that remaining closed during the pandemic would mean quiet months. But for the team at Please Touch Museum (PTM), it’s been exactly the opposite. There is a ton of action behind-the-scenes as its team works to “Create the Future of Play” for the children of Philadelphia and beyond. With an eye toward reopening in 2021, PTM is reimagining much of its lower level in historic Memorial Hall with a new gallery, a forthcoming Makerspace and a total reinvention of its most beloved exhibit, The Market.  Read about just a few of the exciting projects that families can look forward to in 2021.  

Spring Ahead with Discounts on Phillyfunguide and Funsavers Ad Packages

Market smarter when you use Phillyfunguide & Funsavers!  Our comprehensive digital marketing suite is an affordable and effective tool that can help you with all of your promotional needs. We want to be a consistent part of your long-term marketing plans, so to get you started we are now offering some special discounts on Phillyfunguide and Funsavers advertising for a limited time*. Read more on our blog. 

Accessibility & Diversity Initiative

In July 2018, we set out to reduce barriers to participation, promote organizations of color and foster industry standards of inclusivity and diversity as part of our new Accessibility & Diversity Initiative (A/D Initiative).

Phillyfunguide Publishes List of Arts & Culture Organizations with Closures or Adjusted Hours During Papal Visit

Philadelphia, September 14, 2014 – In an effort to help arts and culture audiences plan for next week’s Papal Visit, and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance today released the results of a survey to Alliance members that were most likely to have their visitation hours impacted by the 2015 World Meeting of Families and Papal visit.

‘Patron Loyalty Study’ Reveals New Data on Museum and Performing Arts Audiences

2014 Patron Loyalty Study

The 2014 Patron Loyalty Study: Loyalty By the Numbers, examines the financial transactions (including tickets, memberships and donations) of almost a million Greater Philadelphia households, using seven years of data from 17 major cultural attractions in the region. One of the key findings of the report is that, despite the sector’s focus on developing new audiences, the erosion of current audience loyalty represents one of the most significant financial risk for cultural groups. The study found that less than 3% of patrons generated over 62% of total patron revenue. However, spending by this small but powerful group of patrons declined12 % throughout the study, driven by a decline in primarily donor activity/revenue.

Museums Now Free for Philadelphia High Schoolers

Philadelphia high school students are now eligible for one year of free admission to 12 of the city’s top museums and attractions thanks to STAMP: the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program, a new program announced today by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.