Cultural Alliance Blog

All the latest about the Cultural Alliance, our peers, our members, and our industry.


Posted on 07/30/15
On August 6, the Cultural Alliance will host "Rip-off, or Fair Use?", a copyright law workshop presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Ahead of that event, we want to give YOU an opportunity to share your thoughts on art appropriation, fair use, the "copyleft" movement and more. Join us on Monday, August 3 for a Twitter Chat from 1:00 -2:00 pm to discuss these topics and other issues around artists' rights.
Posted on 07/21/15
​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 Wesley Hershner, Visitor Services Assistant at the Barnes Foundation.
Posted on 07/14/15
Have you been following the #CAOntheScene hashtag? It's the best way to keep up with which arts & culture events our staff members are going to! Last month, you could find our staff at Walnut Street Theatre, Penn Museum, the annual Americans for the Arts conference and more. Follow us at and @philaculture on Twitter for more Cultural Alliance staff, member and sector news.
Posted on 07/14/15
On October 4, 2013, we launched STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program, which grants all Philadelphia teens, aged 14-19, free access to 15 museums and attractions. The goal for Year 1 of the program was to have 1,000 teens sign up, and we achieved this in the first week and the sign-ups continue to roll in! Now entering our third year of the program, we have more than 12,000 teens signed up for the STAMP pass and we are launching new additions to the program aimed at deepening engagement.
Posted on 07/13/15
It's a real hot one this summer! Luckily, our staff has plenty of ideas on how you can cool off in, around, and beyond Greater Philadelphia this season! For more fun ways to beat the heat (and top summer deals and ticket giveaways!), check out the PNC Arts Alive Summer Splash promotion running now through July 26 on!
Posted by Nicole Allen on 07/13/15
On July 1 Governor Wolf signed into law an amendment to the Child Protective Services Law that seeks to clarify and make more explicit provisions in the statute that require volunteers who work with children to obtain child abuse clearances and criminal history checks.
Posted on 07/13/15
After a highly successful run last year, we are getting ready to launch the Phillyfunguide and Funsavers Memberships and Subscriptions promotion, presented by PNC Arts Alive! The deadline to submit a discounted membership or subscription offer and participate in the promotion is Monday, August 17 at Noon.
Posted by Joseph Croft on 07/13/15
We are so excited to introduce you to our newest members: Circadium, Orpheus Club of Philadelphia, and SALT Performing Arts!
Posted on 07/09/15
Intercut Studios in Philadelphia has offered to create five-minute videos for interested Cultural Alliance member organizations, for just $250.
Posted on 07/02/15
The Philadelphia Foundation has announced a new nonprofit funding stream of Forman Family Fund grants to support Southeastern Pennsylvania nonprofits that offer in-school or out-of-school-time programs that provide training, education and exposure to photography, architectural drawing and architecture or the written arts.