Cutural Alliance partners with Art-Reach to promote accessibility calendar in new commercial

The Cultural Alliance, in partnership with Art-Reach, has produced a new 30-second commercial highlighting programmatically accessible cultural events in the region available through

John McInerney presents the findings of Research into Action to the Canadian Arts Council

Representatives from arts councils from across Canada met in Vancouver, BC November 25-27, 2009 on the occasion of the Canadian Public Arts Funders (CPAF) Annual General Meeting. During their discussions, the CPAF members were joined by Alan Brown, a leading cultural researcher, and John McInerney, the Vice-President of Marketing and Communications at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, who presented the findings from the Cultural Alliance's recent publication Research Into Action: Pathways to New Opportunities.

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.

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. 

Research Into Action: Pathways to New Opportunities

This Cultural Alliance report offers specific insights into how the Philadelphia region's diverse population engages with the arts.

Editorial: Another reason to resist the arts tax

Philadelphia Daily News
September 23, 2009

Summer Fun on Phillyfunguide

Are your events on Phillyfunguide? Don't miss a chance to promote your event to hundreds of thousands of consumers this summer on our newly redesigned website. It's always free to submit and our network is growing!

Interview: Chip Conley

The Cultural Alliance welcomed Chip Conley – founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, author of PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow, and self-confirmed arts enthusiast – as our keynote presenter at "Alliance Day 2009: Get Your Mojo from Membership" on May 7. The Alliance spoke with Conley recently about the hotel industry, the economy, and of course, arts and culture. Read the full interview.

Cultural Alliance Releases SPARK, a Short Film on Phila.'s Museums (and Museum-Lovers)

SPARK is a powerful and emotional short film about humans, and the profound impact that Philadelphia's museums and cultural institutions have on their and hearts and minds. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Glenn Holsten, the film features interviews with arts lovers, cultural leaders, and civic leaders including Derek Pitts, Lily Yeh, Peggy Amsterdam, and Gail Harrity. The film debuted at the American Association of Museums Conference in Philadelphia on May 1, 2009.

High tech offsets opera's low budget

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 23, 2009