Cultural Alliance Blog

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Posted on 02/18/15
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.
Posted by Nicole Allen on 02/16/15
Led by a coalition of advocacy organizations, including the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, a cohort of arts and culture leaders from across the Commonwealth submitted an arts and culture policy agenda to the Department of Community and Economic Development, intended to guide policy decisions over the next four years.
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 02/13/15
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.
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 02/13/15
The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) is fielding the 2015 PA Nonprofit Salary and Benefits Survey, gathering information on salaries and benefits from Pennsylvania nonprofits in all sectors of service. Cultural Alliance members are invited to participate for free at the Members/Clients rate.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 02/17/15
On Tuesday, March 24, advocates from across the country will descend on Washington, DC, for National Arts Advocacy Day. If you can’t make the trip, GroundSwell and the Artistic Rebuttal Project are hosting the Second Annual Go Forth by Phone at the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (City Hall, Room 116) from 12:00-2:00pm.
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 02/12/15
​We're partnering with Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia to introduce you to some of the exciting arts and cultural professionals working on behalf of our sector. This month's interview is with Suzanne Maruska, visitor services assistant and interim shop manager at the Fabric Workshop and Museum.
Posted by Michael Norris on 02/11/15
The Cultural Alliance is pleased to announce that two current board members have stepped into new leadership roles within the organization. Gail Harrity, President and COO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has been named Chair of the Alliance's Board of Directors. Harrity succeeds David Devan of Opera Philadelphia, whose term has ended due to limits mandated by the Alliance's bylaws. Leslie Anne Miller, Esq., has been named Secretary of the Board, succeeding Virginia Sikes, whose term has also ended.
Posted by Michael Norris on 02/11/15
In addition to the Cultural Alliance's own leadership transition, 2015 has already seen several other shifts in executive leadership affecting the cultural community.
Posted by Joseph Croft on 02/10/15
February is the month of love. In that spirit, let's show some love to our newest Cultural Alliance members: Philomusica of Delaware Valley, People's Emergency Center, and Institute of Classical Architecture and Art: Philadelphia Chapter.
Posted by Alison Zeidman on 02/10/15
Ever wondered what it's like to work at the Cultural Alliance? We'll introduce you to members of our staff! This month the spotlight is on Kelsey Leljedal, who works on our Consumer Marketing team.