CultureWire

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

Meet an Alliancer: B.J. Tindal!

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04/26/22
B.J. posing on a hill of orange rock. They are wearing a white top, jeans and a huge smile!

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 B.J. Tindal!

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Meet a Cultural Cabinet Funder: The Presser Foundation

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Abby Rolland, Grants & Communications Manager, The Presser Foundation
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04/20/22

The Cultural Cabinet was created to help protect and advance the momentum of our innovative research, advocacy and audience-engagement programs. Our Cultural Cabinet funders provide support to the arts and culture community, beyond individual grantmaking capacity. Learn more about being a Cultural Cabinet Funder Organization on our website.

The Funder: The Presser Foundation, a private, charitable foundation focused on music

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Member Spotlight

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Lauren Gilmore
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04/12/22
The Village's Ile Ife Park with murals and mosaics in the background and a blooming magnolia tree in the foreground

The Village of Arts and Humanities is a cultural treasure in the Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood of North Philadelphia, which uses art to envision and generate a thriving community where Black residents are leaders, stewards, and ultimate beneficiaries of reinvestment. The organization is a renowned model for ground-level work that blends art with social justice, neighborhood revitalization, and youth development. 

People travel from as far away as Gambia and Taiwan to visit The Village's Ile Ife Park, the crown jewel of its creative campus comprising art parks, murals, and sculptures created over 36 years by the hands and imaginations of artists and neighbors. Read the blog to learn more about its roots, unique approach to work, and what’s next for the organization.

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Apply to the Forman Arts Initiative Art Works Grants

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03/25/22

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance would like to share the following grant opportunity with you from the Forman Arts Initiative and the Philadelphia Foundation:

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Special Advertising Opportunity for Cultural Alliance Members

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02/15/22

Spring is just around the corner! As we gear up for the warmer weather and the spring arts and  culture season, we have a special opportunity for Cultural Alliance members. This year we have partnered with The Philadelphia Inquirer to increase visibility and equity for small and mid-size arts and culture organizations -- we have a special advertising rate, Spring Philly Arts, for the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Arts and Culture Spring Preview.

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2022 Bloomberg Arts Internship Application Announcement

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02/15/22

The Cultural Alliance is now accepting intern and worksite applications for the 2022 Bloomberg Arts Internship. Since 2015, the Bloomberg program has worked with more than 100 arts, culture and heritage organizations across Philadelphia to provide transformative summer internships to Philadelphia high school seniors. In that time, the Cultural Alliance has matched more than 300 talented young people with creatively engaging, meaningful internship opportunities. 

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Introducing the Cultural Alliance’s RestART Initiative!

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02/15/22

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has devastated the Arts & Culture Sector. From March 2020 through March 2021, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance estimates a total revenue loss of $371.7 million for the arts and culture sector in the Philadelphia region. You can read more about the impact the pandemic has had on our sector in the Fall 2021 COVID-19 Impact report.

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Member Spotlight

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Lauren Gilmore
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02/14/22
A young, Black boy, wearing sunglasses, who is part of the AWB Juniors Program

The Mission of Acting Without Boundaries (AWB) is to transform lives and build self-esteem in an empowered community of people with physical disabilities, through theater that celebrates ability. Through their five performing arts and disability awareness programs, AWB Juniors, AWB Seniors, AWB Melodies, AWB Masters and AWB Acting Lab, participants discover how to take risks and learn from mistakes in a safe environment which is free from judgement. AWB programming educates the community at large on what people with disabilities can do. Read more about Acting Without Boundaries in our blog!

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Member Spotlight

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Lauren Gilmore
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12/07/21
16+ Years of Dedicated Service; 1,200+ Performance Opportunities Created; 500+ Emergency Service Grants Awarded

Jazz Bridge Project assists Jazz and Blues musicians living in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area who face financial, health, housing and similar crises.  A registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, they also support musicians by providing paid performance opportunities through their live neighborhood concerts and special event presentations. Their concerts celebrate the Philadelphia Jazz & Blues tradition and build cultural awareness throughout the region. As a service organization in the arts and culture community, they are uniquely positioned to address the suffering resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite new challenges, they remain committed to assisting Jazz and Blues artists of all ages and backgrounds. Read more in our blog!

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Happy Retirement, Stuart Adair!

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10/11/21

After nearly 11 years at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Stuart Adair, Chief Officer for Finance and Administration, will be retiring at the end of October.

Stuart has played an integral role in the work of the Cultural Alliance (and the cultural sector) for more than a decade, and has done too many great things to list them all, but here are a few!

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