How Research Can Benefit Community-based Arts Organizations

Interested in research resources for your community arts organization? Here are some reports and services the Cultural Alliance offers.

Webinar Recap: Better Together - Loyalty, Collaboration, and Community in Philadelphia

The Cultural Alliance and TRG Arts teamed up in May to present a free webinar on the key findings and takeaways from our 2014 Patron Loyalty Study. If you missed the presentation, you can watch a video of the webinar and download a copy of the original report.

Recap: #ArtsGrowthChat

Thanks to everyone who participated in our #ArtsGrowthChat! We covered a lot of ground over a variety of the issues and questions raised by the latest research report from the William Penn Foundation (Capitalization, Scale, and Investment: Does Growth Equal Gain?) and our own 2014 Portfolio report, and we'll definitely be thinking of ways that we can keep the discussions and discovery going offline.

Join the #ArtsGrowthChat on Wednesday, February 18

The latest research report from the William Penn Foundation (Capitalization, Scale, and Investment: Does Growth Equal Gain?) examines how 160 Philadelphia cultural groups are coping with the challenges of maintaining and expanding operations despite the current philanthropic environment. Join us on Wednesday, February 18, for a Twitter Chat from 1-2pm to discuss some of the issues raised by the report.

New William Penn Foundation Study Highlights Criteria for Sustainability

The latest research report from the William Penn Foundation ("Capitalization, Scale, and Investment: Does Growth Equal Gain?") examines how 160 Philadelphia cultural groups are coping with the challenges of maintaining and expanding operations despite the current economic environment—marked by decreased corporate and foundational support—and ever-increasing competition from the growing number of organizations.

Response to Philly.com Opinion Piece: Arts a Key Building Block in New Economy

On Wednesday, February 4, Philly.com published an opinion piece by Robert W. Patterson critiquing Philadelphia's investment in the arts and culture sector. Today, we are pleased to report that they have published a short response from our President, Maud Lyon--but, we had more to say. Read below for Maud's full response to the issues brought forth in Mr. Patterson's article, and let us know your thoughts on Twitter @philaculture.

Is There a Gender Gap in Arts & Culture Leadership?

That's the question that one American University MA Candidate, Arts Management, seeks to answer. Jessica Ferey is working on a thesis capstone project focusing on the gender gap of top leadership positions in arts and cultural institutions, and is conducting the "Equalarty" survey to gather data.

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

Take the State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

Each year, the Nonprofit Finance Fund organizes a State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey to collect information on financial health, program demand, and challenges. This year, we'd like to see all of our Cultural Alliance members participate!

Top 10 Cultural Alliance Moments of 2014 (In No Particular Order)

2014 was a busy one for us. Looking back, here are some of our favorite moments!

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