CultureWire

CultureWire is the Alliance's blog for arts & culture news, resources, opportunities and more. Get the best of CultureWire in your inbox bi-monthly by opting in to receive newsletters in your philaculture account settings. 

Recap: 2019 Cultural Cabinet Spring Reception

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05/17/19

On May 15 we welcomed over 75 individuals, including civic and business leaders as well as representatives from Philadelphia's cultural sector, for our seventh annual Cultural Cabinet Spring Reception to celebrate the tremendous work accomplished in and for our region's cultural sector. The reception was held at the Historic Oaks Cloister in Germantown.

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National Philanthropy Day: Nominate a Donor or Volunteer

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Kelli Paul
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05/17/19

The Cultural Alliance asks you and your organization to consider nominating an individual for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day in November. The Cultural Alliance and AFP are working to strengthen our partnership to enhance our service to arts and culture fundraisers. This award is a great way to show one of your donors or volunteers that they’re valued. It also is a great way to make sure that arts and culture are included in the larger picture of philanthropy in our region.

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Member Spotlight

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Lauren Gilmore
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05/16/19

Historic Germantown is a consortium of 18 cultural, historic and green sites located in Philadelphia’s “Old German Township,” now the neighborhoods of Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Germantown. They work collaboratively to share knowledge and resources to help sustain these places, and promote diverse stories and histories that inspire and educate residents, students and visitors, all contributing to the cultural and economic development of the community. For more information, visit the Cultural Alliance blog.

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Meet an Alliancer: Amy Blumberg

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04/22/19

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 Amy Blumberg, our Bloomberg Arts Internship Manager!

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We Now Offer Options to Reach New and Diverse Audiences!

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Christine Dancey
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04/19/19

Helping your organizations reach target audiences is our expertise. Many of you are already familiar with our digital marketing platforms, Phillyfunguide and Funsavers, which reaches the general population interested in attending art and culture programs in the Greater Philadelphia area.

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Member Spotlight

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Lauren Gilmore
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04/18/19

For 26 years, Asian Arts Initiative has served as an important community anchor providing artists and community members both the physical and creative space to explore complex and topical issues through art. Since their founding in 1993 to address rising racial tensions following the wake of the Rodney King trial verdict and the Los Angeles uprisings, Asian Arts Initiative continues to service their mission to create community through the power of art. Over the years, they have experienced and witnessed the transformative power of art to not only bring diverse groups together, but to bring healing, dialogue, and inspire action towards a more just and equitable society. Today, Asian Arts Initiative provides a wide array of programming to serve artists, youth, and our broader community of Asian/Americans to advance racial equity using art as the driving force of change. To learn more, check out our blog or visit their website and follow them on Instagram/Facebook (@asianartsphilly)!

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The 2019 Cultural Leaders Breakfast

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04/17/19

On April 9, over 120 guests attended the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's second annual Cultural Leaders Breakfast at the newly renovated Vue on 50. Focused on cultivating board diversity, this year's event featured a keynote address by Juan Otero, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Comcast NBCUniversal, and presentation by Daria Torres, of the Torres Walls Group, on the Equity Maturity Model.

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Creating Touchstones: Cultural Alliance Workshop with Karen Singer

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04/17/19

 

On March 22, a group of 10 fundraisers met at the workshop of Karen Singer Tileworks for a mini-retreat. The group talked about the pressures of fundraising and why they got into it in the first place. They toured Karen’s workshop, learned some basic techniques for working with clay and created a “touchstone” tile, something to sit on their desk that reminds them of the heart of their work.

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Spring Ahead with Discounts on Phillyfunguide and Funsavers Ad Packages

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Christine Dancey
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03/20/19
Phillyfunguide is the largest events calendar in the Greater Philadelphia Region!

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. 

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Coming This Fall: The Inaugural Delco Arts Week!

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Michael Norris
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03/20/19

National Arts Advocacy Day on March 5 had a special meaning this year for our members and friends in Delaware County: it was the day that plans for this fall’s first-ever Delco Arts Week were announced at a special reception and press briefing at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford.

U.S. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5), whose district includes all of Delaware County, spoke at the press briefing and highlighted the many positive economic and community benefits that arts and culture brings to the county.

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